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  • Image of a demonstration in Ripoll to reject the attacks, on August 26, 2017 (by Gerard Vilà)

    Spanish intelligence helped mastermind of 2017 attacks become imam, say reports

    ACN | Barcelona
    18 July 2019 11:36 AM

    Secret services recruited Abdelbaki Es Satty as informant in exchange for not deporting him

HIGHLIGHTS


Barcelona's Sagrada Família surrounded by smog on July 1, 2019 (Nazaret Romero/ACN)

Barcelona looking into charging vehicles to enter city center

Local authorities are considering following example of places like London by asking drivers to...
Sónar+D attendees interact with some exhibitions physically and through their phones in the 'immersive' area of the festival. (Photo: Pau Cortina)

Cigarette-eating fungi and sound-engineered plants on display at Sónar+D

The technology wing of the electronic music festival shows off hundreds of mind-bending...
Image of a deadly car accident in Fornells de la Selva, Girona, in June 2018 (by Aleix Freixas)

Police urge 'caution' on the roads despite 16% fall in fatalities

Some 86 people lost their lives in accidents between January 1 and July 15, compared to 102 in...

CATALAN TRIAL


Protesters take to the streets on October 2, 2017, the day after Spanish police cracked down on referendum voters (by ACN)

A guide to the (several) Catalan independence trials

Which courts are handling them, who the defendants are, and what they're charged with
Members of International Trial Watch presenting their report on July 9, 2019 (Pol Solà/ACN)

International observers' platform finds rights infringements in Catalan trial

ITW's preliminary report on case against independence leaders in Supreme Court cites repression...
Jailed Catalan leaders Quim Forn, Raül Romeva, Josep Rull, and Dolors Bassa (by ACN)

UN calls for release of four jailed Catalan politicians

Forn, Romeva, Rull, and Bassa “arbitrarily" detained, says United Nations Working Group

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Some relatives of victims of the August 17, 2017 terror attacks in Catalonia leaving flowers one year on on La Rambla (by Pere Francesch)

Spanish intelligence tracked terrorists 5 days before 2017 attacks, say reports

One cell member cut short sentences to avoid raising suspicion in phone conversations tapped by...
King Felipe VI sigining the decree naming Pedro Sánchez president of Spain on July 2, 2019 (Casa Real)

Spanish court blocks Catalan parliament petition to abolish monarchy

Motion passed by majority of MPs called institution “outdated and anti-democratic”
The Catalan foreign minister, Alfred Bosch, during his trip to the United States on July 17, 2019 (by Jordi Pujolar)

Foreign minister tells UN official of government's 'full commitment' to global goals

Alfred Bosch meets with chief of UN's Global Campaign Center, expressing concern over what can be...

SOCIETY


Image of the demonstration to protest against the latest supposed gang rape in Manresa, on July 16, 2019 (by Laura Busquets)

Latest gang rape incident leads to protests in Manresa

Four men held in custody without bail after allegations they assaulted 17-year-old girl in...
Medical helicopter service at Reus' Hospital Sant Joan on July 16, 2019 (Núria Torres/ACN)

New night medical helicopter service launched

Patients in critical condition in remote areas anywhere in the country can now quickly be...

BUSINESS


Chinese multinational Jade Bird to open new headquarters in Barcelona. (Photo: Jade Bird)

Chinese multinational Jade Bird chooses Barcelona for new European hub

The company, which manufactures fire alarms, will create around 15 jobs in the city
Travelers in line at the Vueling check in desk at El Prat (Àlex Recolons/ACN)

Record number of passengers fly through Barcelona airport in June

El Prat receives 5.1 million passengers, 6.2% than in 2018
Representatives of the striking Iberia staff arriving to a mediation meeting in 2018. (Photo: Nazaret Romero)

Airliner Iberia staff announce Barcelona airport strike for July 28 and 29

Summer holiday protests called to bring attention to overworking of staff

MOST POPULAR


Forn, Romeva, Rull, and Bassa “arbitrarily" detained, says United Nations Working Group

Confidential communications between the Catalan government and its delegations abroad intercepted, say TV3 and eldiario.es

Secret services were in touch with Abdelbaki Es Satty via email until August 17 incidents and knew about the cell's movements, according to ‘Público’ newspaper

CULTURE


A screenshot of Rosalía's 'F*cking Money Man' videoclip

Rosalía's latest single in Catalan passes 10 million views on YouTube

F*cking Money Man confirms singer's success on video sharing platform where she has most watched...
Mounting works of the Sónar before the music festival in Fira Montjüic. (Photo: Pau Cortina)

Sónar electronic music festival will go ahead after judge ruling

Request of the striking riggers to have the assembly work of another company halted rejected

LIFE & STYLE


Bicing public shared mobility bikes at Barcelona's Arc de Triomf. (Photo: Nazaret Romero)

Best shared mobility services to get around Barcelona

Between motorbike rental, car rental, and short-term cycling, Barcelona has plenty of great urban...
Vida festival-goers on the path leading to the 2018 concert sites (Gemma Sánchez/ACN)

July: what to do in Catalonia

Check out our suggestions for having fun and staying cool this summer
Barcelona Pride preparations in the sun. (Photo: Cillian Shields)

‘We are family’: Barcelona celebrates Pride 2019

50 years after Stonewall riots, 100,000 people celebrate sexual and gender diversity in the...

SPORTS


A La Liga football ahead of kickoff. (Photo: Reuters)

Football industry generates over €2 billion annually in Catalonia, study finds

The sporting sector accounts for 1.21% of the country’s GDP, and employs 32,471 people
Antoine Griezmann unveiled as a Barcelona player. (Photo: FC Barcelona)

Barcelona announce the signing of French ace Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid dispute the money owed to them for the release clause in the player’s contract