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  • 12-Dec-18 TV News in 100 Seconds: ‘Calls for direct rule again’

    ACN | Barcelona
    12 December 2018 07:32 PM
    12-Dec-18 TV News in 100 Seconds: ‘Calls for direct rule again’
    Direct rule over Catalonia again were heard both in the Catalan Parliament. The opposition leader urged suspending self-rule to protect citizens. And the president told her to stop threats. In Madrid, in an intense debate on Catalonia in Congress, the Spanish president said what might happen if...

HIGHLIGHTS


The Spanish president, Pedro Sánchez, during his speech in Congress on December 12, 2018 (by Bernat Vilaró)

Spanish president vows 'forceful' response if Catalonia breaks law

Pedro Sánchez compares Catalan independence with Brexit in Congress and claims both are...
Former Slovenian president Milan Kucan speaks to the press in Ljubljana on December 6 2018 (by Oriol Bosch)

Former Slovenian president says linking Balkan country's independence with violence shows 'ignorance'

Milan Kucan insists Slovenia's secession was "extremely peaceful" and a "good example" for...
Franz Ferdinand at Vida Festival 2017 (by Violeta Gumà)

Zaz, Love of Lesbian, Dorian join Cruïlla’s star-studded lineup

Meanwhile, Vida Festival adds Madness to list of international musicians

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POLITICS


Joan Tardà (left) and Gabriel Rufián at the Spanish Congress on December 12 2018 (by Bernat Vilaró)

Pro-independence forces reject Spanish president's ‘threats’

Party non-aligned on national issue calls on Barcelona and Madrid to use "another tone and policies"
An image of a demonstration of HDP Kurdish party with a mask of Selahattin Demirtas (by Reuters).

Catalan MEP regrets EU 'silence' over jailed leaders after bloc demands Turkey release Kurdish prisoner

ERC's Jordi Solé calls both cases "similar" and questions "double standards" of European...
The Catalan president, Quim Torra, during his visit to Slovenia (by Blanca Blay)

Spanish ambassador in Slovenia summoned over linking country's independence with violence

Government in Ljubljana wants to tell Madrid it is "absolutely wrong" saying 'Slovenian way' was...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


A 3D printer printing one of the models which have allowed isolating breast cancer stem cells in Girona (by Xavier Pi)

Girona university researchers isolate breast cancer stem cells with 3D printing

Meanwhile, Barcelona hospital to run first clinical trials in Europe using T-cells to fight...
Catalan interior minister Miquel Buch (by Mariona Puig)

Catalan police: interior minister denies political interference amid opposition criticism

Spanish government cools down threat of deploying its own officers in Catalonia

BUSINESS


Some passengers in a line at Barcelona airport in July 2018 (by Laura Fíguls)

Barcelona airport passengers up by 7.8% in November

Infrastructure could end its year with over 50 million users for first time, with Girona at...
A 'For Rent' sign in the Sant Antoni neighborhood in October 2018 (by Lluis Sibils)

Rent in Barcelona rises some 5% from last year

By neighborhood, the highest rent is in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi and the lowest is in Nou Barris,...
Image of the Mediterranean Corridor meeting on December 10, 2018 (by Lluís Sibils)

EU Mediterranean Corridor official calls for cooperation between Spain and Catalonia

Strategic board for infrastructure under constrution meet in Barcelona

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Antonio Marinho Pinto visits former speaker Carme Forcadell in prison

President of doctors association warns of potential health 'risk' of protest from first day

Catalan president Quim Torra, former president Carles Puigdemont, and former ministers Clara Ponsatí and Toni Comín all attended the event

CULTURE


Núria Prims and David Verdaguer read the nominees to the 2018 Gaudí Awards (by Pere Francesch)

Nominations announced for 'Catalan Oscars'

Candidates up for a Gaudí film award in January include Isaki Lacuesta, Mar Targarona, Celia...
Exhibit in Barcelona metro station (by Pau Cortina)

'Underground' art aims to foster debate on migration and racism

Installations by a dozen artists on display in Barcelona's metro focuses public attention on...

LIFE & STYLE


Some people visiting the Christmas tree fair in Espinelves on December 2, 2018 (by Laura Busquets)

Tiny town expecting 70,000 visitors at emblematic Christmas tree fair

For another year, Espinelves prepares to welcome people from all over in search of ideal...
'Tions' at a Christmas market in Espinelves (by Estefania Escolà)

December: what to do in Catalonia

Christmas markets, film festivals, concerts, and a whole month of culture—just in time for the...
Christmas lights in Barcelona are turned on, on November 22 2018 (photo courtesy of the Barcelona City Council)

Catalonia’s holiday lights switch on amidst music, food, and shopping

The yearly event also coincides with Barcelona’s shopping night, and includes a musical tour...

SPORTS


Former Barcelona FC president, Josep Lluís Nuñez (by ACN)

Former Barça president Josep Lluís Nuñez passes away

He was the longest serving president in club history, during 22 years
Messi scored twice on his return from injury (by Miguel Ruiz/FCB)

FC Barcelona 3-4 Betis: First home defeat

Andalusians spoil Leo Messi’s return to action with a shock victory in dramatic encounter...