News from El Punt Avui

Public service strike called

More than 250,000 employees called to strike on December 12

There will also be stoppages in the fields of healthcare and education

national

Guardia Civil accused of illegal detention

Three agents of the Guardia Civil have been summoned to give statements before a judge, following an alleged illegal detention, during the referendum on self-determination last year. Lawyers for a man...

united states

Wildfires continue to ravage California

Three wildfires continue to rage in California. The largest, dubbed “Camp Fire”, has claimed 23 lives, whilst over 100 people remain unaccounted for. Butte County Sheriff, Kory Honea, said yesterday...

EUROPE

200,000 people attend far right march in Warsaw

Poland celebrated the centenary of the return of its independence yesterday, whilst divisions are running high in the country. Warsaw mayor Hanna Grontkiewicz banned a far-right wing march planned for...

Shock as Barça lose to Betis at the Nou Camp

The return of Leo Messi post-injury was not enough to stop a brilliant display by Real Betis, at the Nou Camp last night. Barcelona lost 3-4, despite two goals from Messi and another from Arturo Vidal....

society

Municipalities united against legal prostitution

Legalising prostitution is legalising inequality, according to a network of over 100 Catalan municipalities, represented yesterday by female mayors and councillors, who spoke out about prostitution and...

Budget: Lesser of two evils

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Iglesias and Colau appeal to PDeCAT and ERC to approve next year’s Spanish budget, to avoid elections which could hand power to PP, Ciudadanos and Vox

Khashoggi case a hot topic between leaders in Paris

The case of the Saudi journalist killed last month at Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul was an undercurrent at the commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War, this Saturday in Paris....

POINT MADE

No easy way out

At yesterday’s Podemos party event, the only person who dared utter the words “political prisoners” was Pablo Iglesias. Everyone else showed their skills in linguistic subterfuge and took winding...

Police protest in Barcelona

Some 1,500 Spanish officers march calling for better pay, while counter demonstration organised by CDR group is charged by Catalan police