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  • The Catalan police director general, Andreu Martínez, on August 21, 2018 (by Pere Francesch)

    Catalan police defy criticism to back officer who shot knife attacker

    ACN | Barcelona
    21 August 2018 05:00 PM

    Official says "extreme seriousness" of the assault justified shooting man dead, but far-left party and relatives of aggressor show skepticism

     

HIGHLIGHTS


18 yellow kayaks forming a bow to back the incarcerated and exiled officials in the Illes Medes on August 21, 2018 (by Aleix Freixas)

Flurry of ‘yellow’ initiatives support imprisoned and exiled leaders

Number of actions this week feature the yellow solidarity symbols that some groups want removed...
Leader of the opposition Inés Arrimadas (by ACN)

Unionists call on Spanish government to prepare for more direct rule of Catalonia

Ciudadanos party leader wants suspension of Catalan self-rule to return should Torra executive...
Rapper Valtonyc during a press conference in Brussels in July (by ACN)

Extradition decision on rapper in Belgium postponed

Musician Valtonyc has a prison sentence pending in Spain for some song lyrics

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


The Spanish and Catalan presidents, Pedro Sánchez and Quim Torra, shaking hands ahead of their meeting on July 9, 2018 (by Rafa Garrido)

Follow-up meeting between Catalan and Spanish presidents confirmed

Quim Torra and Pedro Sánchez to sit down together again during autumn in Barcelona
Some yellow ribbons on a road leading to the prison where the former Catalan parliament president is held in custody (by Núria Torres)

Political row after Spanish police officer caught removing yellow ribbons

Unionist campaign launched to take away signs in solidarity with the political leaders in jails...
The Catalan president, Quim Torra, during his speech, supported by his ministers (by Gemma Aleman)

Political leaders stress ‘peace’ in commemorating terror victims

Catalan president says “democracy always defeats terror,” Barcelona mayor says city...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Security coordination meeting led by the Catalan president on August 21, 2018 (by Andrea Zamorano)

Suspected terrorist who attacked police officer with a knife was suicidal, says his wife

Family of assailant considering suing the Catalan security corps, lawyer says police acts "do not...
Press conference by the Catalan police in Cornellà de Llobregat on August 20, 2018 (by Elisenda Rosanas)

Attempted knife attack treated as “terrorist” act, say Catalan police

Assailant was shot down in police station after showing "clear intention" to kill officers

BUSINESS


The spokeswoman of the youth section of UGT trade union, Elena Ferrero, on August 16, 2018 (by Carlos Vázquez)

Number of young Catalans abroad rises 115% in nine years

A recent report finds an extra 41,000 people under 34 have left the country since 2009  
Some tourists walking on La Rambla in summer 2018 (by Josep Molina)

Barcelona tourism 'recovered' from La Rambla attacks

One year after terrorist incident, several officials believe "people have continued coming with...
Pigs at a farm in Alcarràs (ACN)

Heatwave in Catalonia affecting livestock

Milk production drops 30% due to high temperatures, while chicken mortality rates increase

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Solidarity from members of the public included free taxi rides and hotel rooms, legal help and giving water to police officers

ANC and CUP criticize Felipe VI for his links with Saudi Arabia and his role in the independence bid

Ciutadans takes Roger Torrent and members of the chamber’s bureau to court for allowing a pro-independence vote

CULTURE


The collective breakfast held in Gràcia on August 15 with a decorated square in the background (by Elisenda Rosanas)

Gràcia’s annual festival in full swing in Barcelona

With its decorated streets and concerts, there’s still time to catch the celebrations in...
Sílvia Pérez Cruz and Marco Mezquida unite in Peralada festival (by Miquel González/Festival Castell de Peralada)

Sílvia Pérez Cruz and Marco Mezquida unite in Peralada festival

Singer and pianist create a one-night show with an exclusive setlist

LIFE & STYLE


Circuit Festival kicked off in Barcelona on Thursday (by Andrea Zamorano)

Circuit Festival: international gay event kicks off in Barcelona

Businesses in 'Gaixample' expect over 30% sales increase
Chef Carme Ruscalleda in the Alimentaria fair on April 16, 2018 (by Guillem Roset)

Three Michelin star restaurant Sant Pau to close down after 30 years

World-class chef Carme Ruscalleda to "redirect" her career
A tourist in front of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (by ACN)

Sagrada Familia, ninth most Instagrammed tourist site in Europe

Barcelona’s top attraction was hashtagged 1,352,523 times on popular photo app

SPORTS


Barça players celebrate in Tangier (by FCB-Miguel Ruiz)

Barcelona: Super Cup Champions!

Victory at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Morocco against Sevilla (1-2), thanks to goals from Gerard...
Mediterranean Games press conference on Sunday (by ACN)

Tarragona 2018 defends ‘success’ of Mediterranean Games

Despite long series of mishaps, organizers remain positive about event with "massive" record...