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international

Slaughter at meeting of Islamic scholars in Kabul

At least 40 people died yesterday and another sixty were injured by an explosion at a meeting of Islamic scholars being held to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in Kabul (Afghanistan)....

Coutinho hands Barça fitness boost

Barça were back in training after four days off yesterday and there was positive news on their return: the presence of Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian joined the group for training and his participation...

society

Local councils contribute most to third sector

16% of the funding received by social organisations comes from local sources, with town councils contributing the most, far more than provincial and county councils. Contributions are not always in the...

Turull case gets dismissed

The public prosecutor’s office had filed a complaint against the former minister for transferring assets to his wife before 1-O

Japan

Nissan boss arrested for tax evasion

One of the most powerful and prestigious executives in Japan was arrested yesterday for alleged financial misconduct. Carlos Ghosn has already been interrogated by the police at the request of the Japanese...

Culture

Marta Angelat to receive Butaca theatre prize

Actress and director Marta Angelat will receive the Anna Lizaran Butaca prize on Monday at a gala at the Cultural Center of Sant Cugat del Vallès. Angelat’s first role as an actress came in 1972 in...

France

The ’Yellow Vests’ call for a protest in Paris

The “yellow vests” protests against the increase in fuel taxes continued yesterday. Chantal Lapuerta, one of the spokeswomen for this movement, which is organized from all around the country via social...

Local businesses to reign on day after Black Friday?

Local businesses want to take advantage of the drive and popularity of Black Friday, which is to take place next Friday 23 this year, to assert themselves. Retail.cat, a small business holders’ association,...

Colau takes on Franco

Ada Colau’s government will vote on the revocation of several medals awarded to Franco and six of his closest aides, in a plenary this January

Heavy rains batter Girona and Empordà, causing travel chaos

This weekend was marked by flooded fields, fallen trees and electrical poles, rivers bursting their banks and houses cut off from civilization due to the accumulation of rain water in the Alt Empordà,...