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  • Former Catalan police chief, Josep Lluís Trapero (by Javier Barbancho)

    Spanish high court sets date to hear cases of former Catalan police heads

    ACN | Barcelona
    22 January 2019 06:13 PM
    Pretrial hearing to take place on February 5 to decide whether officials charged with rebellion and sedition will be tried in Catalonia

HIGHLIGHTS


Catalan NGO Proactiva Open Arms awarded Barcelona's Gold Medal (by Nazaret Romero)

Catalan parties call for 'immediate' release of migrant rescue ship

Spain prevents Open Arms vessel from leaving Barcelona's port as city awards NGO with Gold Medal
Catalan parliament speaker Roger Torrent (left) and former president Carles Puigdemont (by Blanca Blay)

Puigdemont takes parliament bureau to court

Former president challenges resolution withdrawing his voting rights as MP
Emiliano Alonso, Taxi Europe Alliance representative (by Natàlia Segura)

European taxi lobby 'extremely concerned' about cab driver violence

Taxi Europe Alliance condemns aggression during protests and calls for "serious and solid debate"...

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POLITICS


From left to right: former Catalan ministers Raül Romeva, Jordi Turull, and Oriol Junqueras (by Jordi Play)

Spanish court accused of delaying appearence of jailed leaders in Parliament

Catalan parties call court's action a "delaying strategy" to stop former ministers giving...
Barcelona mayor Ada Colau (by Núria Torres)

Barcelona mayor hits out at Catalan government over taxi strike

Ada Colau accuses minister of "lighting a fire" in the sector as president calls emergency...
From left, president of Catalan PEN Àngels Gregori, president of PEN International Jennifer Clement, and executive director of PEN International Carles Torner on January 21 2019 (by Mar Vila)

Literature group denounces detention of Cuixart and Sànchez

The two pro-independence leaders were incarcerated for “having peacefully expressed their...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Striking taxi drivers wearing yellow vests (by Nazaret Romero)

Barcelona center blocked as taxi strike enters fifth day

Catalan government to meet with union leaders and ride-hailing associations
Taxi driver wearing a yellow vest to protest against ridesharing companies (by Aina Martí)

Taxi drivers clash with police as strike heats up

Protesters vandalize ridesharing vehicles as major Barcelona roads blocked

BUSINESS


Taxi drivers marching to the Catalan parliament on January 21, 2019 (by Aina Martí)

Taxi and ridesharing drivers step up protests

Cab owners march to Parliament as two of Barcelona's key roads are blockaded
Assembly of taxi drivers discussing on their next steps on the night of January 19, 2019 (by Bernat Vilaró)

Talks over ridesharing firms in stalemate as taxi protests go on

The latest talks over the regulations of ridesharing firms in Catalonia failed on Saturday night.
Dozens of taxis blocking Barcelona's Gran Via for a second day on January 19, 2019 (by Àlex Recolons)

Taxi strike continues after detention of nine drivers

Arrests due to public order offenses as protest against Uber regulation still blocks avenue in...

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Lawyer calls detentions "unjustified and disproportionate," and claims he was not let in police station for speaking in Catalan

At start of official US visit, Quim Torra gets support of mayor of Idaho's capital ahead of talk at Martin Luther King Institute

Human Rights Watch denounces no police officer sentenced for excessive use of force during referendum

CULTURE


'MEM' show, starring in Cercera (by Laura Alcalde)

Cervera kicks off year as Capital of Catalan Culture

Some 200 events by 260 artists expected over next 12 months
Na'vi character from “Toruk - The First Flight,” by Cirque du Soleil (photo by Cirque du Soleil)

Cirque du Soleil lands in Barcelona with Avatar-inspired show

'Toruk - The First Flight' by the Canadian theater company will be in the Catalan capital...

LIFE & STYLE


An exhibit preparing some olive oil for visitors to try it during the Borges Blanques oil fair on January 18, 2019 (by Oriol Bosch)

Extra virgin olive oil fair kicks off in Lleida region

The annual event in Borges Blanques takes place this weekend with this year's harvest expected to...
Barcelona officials present results of the 'Barcelona in the eyes of the World' survey on January 15 2019 (by Nazaret Romero)

Barcelona: a great place for living, investing and innovating, says report

Survey of 3,000 people around the world sees Catalan capital as welcoming and modern, but with...
One of the rooms for the Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmatre exhibit at the CaixaForum in Barcelona on October 17 2018 (by Pau Cortina)

January: what to do in Catalonia

The New Year in Catalonia brings exhibitions, markets, and films to start off the year right with...

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...