News from El Punt Avui

Police fail to ban silent protest outside church

For three months, people have gathered daily outside the Sant Pau de Tarragona church, in a silent manifestation demanding freedom for Catalan political prisoners. The location is not random, and was chosen...

R-4 accident cost €860,000

Tuesday derailment happened near 2011 accident

Calvet attributes the Vacarisses accident to the lack of investment

International

Tension around election of Interpol president

The election of the new president of Interpol has once again sparked diplomatic tension between the United States and Russia. South Korean Kim Jong Yang, who was publicly supported by the US, beat the...

YEMEN

About 85,000 children have died in the last 4 years

About 85,000 children under 5 have died of hunger since hostilities intensified in the Yemen war almost 4 years ago according to a report released by Save The Children. The NGO, estimates that 84,701 children...

spain

Garamendi replaces Rosell as head of the CEOE

Antonio Garamendi, the president of Cepyme, was elected president of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE) for the next four years. The Basque businessman is taking over from the Catalan,...

Society

UPC to launch the nanosatellite Cat-1

The NanoSat laboratory at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) designed and developed the Cat-1 nanosatellite, which is expected to be launched next week from India. It is a 10 cm sided cube that...

Society

Double assault charge reduced to sexual abuse

A Lleida court has sentenced two men to four years and six months in prison for having sexually abused a woman as she left a club in Vielha in August 2017. The public prosecutor was asking for fifteen...

The White Album was released 50 years ago today

Today it’s exactly half a century since the Beatles’ two-side LP, The White Album came out. Still reeling from the 1967 release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, White took them a step beyond...

Marchena resigns to judge 1-O trial

Judge agreed by PSOE and PP withdraws; ruling over 1-0 now falls to rebellion judge not moderate Martínez Arrieta

politics

Court’s competence questioned as language rights also violated

As well as questioning the impartiality of judge Manuel Marchena, the defence teams for political prisoners Jordi Sànchez, Jordi Cuellart, Oriol Junqueras, Raül Romeva, Jordi Turull and Josep Rull, yesterday...