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  • 18-Jun-19 TV News in 100 Seconds: ‘Amnesty asks for release of jailed activists’

    ACN | Barcelona
    18 June 2019 08:43 PM
    18-Jun-19 TV News in 100 Seconds: ‘Amnesty asks for release of jailed activists’
    Amnesty International calls for the release of two Catalan activists pending verdicts in the independence trial. According to Amnesty International, Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart, who have been in precautionary detention for over 20 months, should be released while the Spanish Supreme...

HIGHLIGHTS


Former president Puigdemont announced on June 18 that he would appeal to the Court of Justice of the EU to become MEP (Natàlia Segura/ACN)

Puigdemont will appeal to Court of Justice of EU to become MEP

Former president does not specify procedure means, but hopes for a response before July 2
CEAR presents its annual asylum report (Alan Ruiz Terol/ACN)

Unresolved asylum applications exceed 100,000 in Spain

Catalan Commission for Refugees expresses "great disappointment" over policies of Pedro Sánchez...
Doctors during an artificial heart transplant at Hospital de Bellvitge

Bellvitge hospital carries out first ever total artificial heart implant

Center near Barcelona provides 30-year-old man with device to replace failed ventricles while he...

CATALAN TRIAL


Posters calling for the release of the “two Jordis”, Sànchez and Cuixart

Amnesty calls for release of two pro-independence activists

Supreme Court to decide on their appeals with prosecutor siding against it
Image of the courtroom in the Supreme Court with the lawyers, prosecutors of judges of the Catalan trial on December 18, 2018 (by EFE)

With the Catalan trial over, what now?

Supreme Court has to decide on jailed leaders' future with sentencing possibly due in early fall;...
The former Catalan vice president, Oriol Junqueras, making his final remarks in the Catalan trial on June 12, 2019

Five talking points from the defendants' closing remarks in the Catalan trial

The imprisoned pro-independence leaders raised some common themes

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Antonio Tajani arriving at a meeting of his parliamentary colleagues

'It's Spain's problem': European Parliament president on vacant Catalan seats

Antonio Tajani says decision to suspend registration of Spain's MEPs was "administrative" and not...
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (center) and former minister Antoni Comín in front of the European Parliament in Brussels (by Natàlia Segura)

Exiled and jailed leaders' obstacles to become MEPs: where we are now

Cases set to go to EU Court of Justice as Spain prevents lawyers' latest attempts to have their...
Carles Puigdemont, center, stands alongside Clara Ponsantí, left, and Toni Comín, right, at the front doors of the European Parliament. (Photo: Blanca Blay)

MEPs call on Brussels to 'recognize and protect' rights of Catalan independence leaders

76 European representatives argue that Junqueras, Puigdemont and Comín should be allowed to take...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Workers carrying out the clean up operation of the plane that emergency landed in the Pyrenees in 1964. (Photo: Albert Lijarcio)

Half a century after emergency landing, remains of a plane are retrieved in Pyrenees

The incident in northern Catalonia did not cause deaths or injuries, but some pieces were found...
Barcelona's Sant Joan de Déu hospital

Toy Story 4 to premiere simultaneously in theaters and Sant Joan de Déu hospital

For the first time, sick children will also be able to enjoy the release of a big summer...

BUSINESS


A cheers during the 2018 results presentation of the regulartory council of cava. (Photo: Gemma Sánchez)

Cava consumption abroad rises while the local market sees stagnation

The Regulatory Council admits expectations were "too optimistic" and a boycott from the political...
The newly elected president of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Joan Canadell. (Photo: Lluís Sibils)

Independence camp takes control of Barcelona's Chamber of Commerce for first time

Businessman Joan Canadell asks big firms to respect right to self-determination in first speech...
Two conference attendees at BizBarcelona 2018 (ACN/Andrea Zamorano)

BizBarcelona fair's ninth edition draws 13,600 visitors

Over 38% of attendees to annual event devoted to entrepreneurs and small businesses were freelancers

MOST POPULAR


06 June 2019 11:44 AM The Catalan who made D-Day possible

75 years ago the Normandy landings turned the tide of World War II thanks to the efforts of a Barcelona-born spy who the British knew as 'Garbo'

European Commission and Parliament say sculpture presented to French journalist includes 'political message'
People’s Party members claimed veto for fear of emboldening Catalan and Basque independence movements

CULTURE


Vic's Mercat de Música Viva organizers and mayor Anna Erra pose behind a festival sign on June 18 (Estefania Escolà/ACN)

Walter Benjamin and Portuguese music at Vic’s 31st Mercat de Música Viva

Taking place from September 18 to 21, almost half of all acts will be new releases
Part of the Sala Beckett exhibit in London's Roca Gallery. (Photo: Niall McDiarmid)

London gallery pays tribute to Barcelona's Sala Beckett theater

Experimental theater named for the Irish playwright is the focus of an exhibit on the renovation...

LIFE & STYLE


Interior view of the construction works of the towers of the Sagrada Familia. (Photo: Jofre Figueras)

Sagrada Família finally gets building permit 134 years since applying

Licence will cost Antoni Gaudí's landmark church €4.6m, making it the most expensive in...
Miley Cyrus attending last month's Met Gala in New York

Singer Miley Cyrus grabbed and forcibly kissed by fan in Barcelona

The Primavera Sound headliner has reacted angrily to victim-blamers on social media

SPORTS


Catalan basketball player Marc Gasol celebrating his triumph with Toronto Raptors on June 13, 2019 (by Cary Edmondson/Reuters)

Catalan brothers become first siblings to both win NBA crown

Marc Gasol follows in older brother Pau's footsteps by claiming US league title and making...
David Gallego, the new manager of Espanyol. (Photo: RCD Espanyol)

David Gallego announced new Espanyol manager as Rubi leaves

Former youth team coach takes over for first permanent stint in charge of club