News from El Punt Avui

New Caledonia votes “No”

56.4% of population vote for unity with France, far below the 75% predicted by polls. French PM to travel to archipelago today, to begin dialogue.

Altsasu: Hundreds turn out to oppose far right and Rivera

“Get them out!” It was with this cry that residents of the Navarre town of Altsasu received the attendees of a far-right event organized by Ciudadanos, with the PP and the ultra-right wing VOX party....

Despite recent injury, Messi to travel to Milan

Lionel Messi has been included in the Barcelona squad which will travel to Italy to face Inter Milan tomorrow. Having fractured his arm in a bad fall at the Camp Nou 17 days ago, he returned to training...

EUROPE

Sicily: Nine family members die due to heavy rain

Ten people died this Saturday night, in the Palermo region of the Italian island of Sicily, when the river Milicia burst its banks after persistent heavy rain. Nine of the dead belonged to the same family,...

art

Reflecting on the future at Macba

“We think we are in the present, but the truth is tomorrow is here, and everything that surrounds us and that we do now is creating tomorrow’s future.” This is the premise of the exhibition ‘Al...

Girona get second win on the run against Valencia

Girona got a second consecutive win under their belt yesterday after they beat Valencia by a goal at the Mestalla stadium. Midfielder Pere Pons struck in the 48th minute to score the only goal of the match,...

tourism

Foreign visitors to Catalonia went up in September

Catalonia welcomed some 2,005,260 foreign visitors in September, 0.3% more than last year, according to Frontur figures published by the National Statistics Institute. The rise breaks the downward trend...

PSC and Podemos call for budget talks to continue

A day after Catalan president Quim Torra ruled out any possibility of an agreement to support Spain’s Socialist government’s budget for 2019, due to the heavy jail terms demanded for the imprisoned...

Mobiles in the classroom

Education department commissions report on guidelines for use of mobile phones in schools, with most teachers calling for a regulatory framework

Prosecutors call for maximum sentences

Prosecution accuses political prisoners of leading an unarmed rebellion and asks for 25 years for Junqueras