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  • Aquarius is approaching the port of Valencia in Spain and is ready to disembark 106 rescued persons (By: Kenny Karpov/SOS MEDITERRANEE)

    Spain to welcome 60 migrants from the Aquarius

    ACN | Barcelona
    14 August 2018 03:16 PM

    Six European countries agree to take in people on board of the stranded rescue ship

HIGHLIGHTS


The Aquarius crew rescues migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean (by Guglielmo Mangiapane / MSF)

Spain avoids offering safe port to the Aquarius

Refugee rescue ship with 141 on board rejected by Malta and Italy
Ciutadans spokesperson Carlos Carrizosa (by ACN)

Unionist Cs files criminal charges against Catalan parliament speaker

Ciutadans takes Roger Torrent and members of the chamber’s bureau to court for allowing a...
Spain's king Felipe VI accompanied by political officials at the mourning ceremony for the Barcelona terror attacks in August 2017 (by ACN)

Pro-independence groups to avoid Barcelona attacks’ remembrance event over king’s presence

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

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


ERC MP Jenn Díaz (by Pau Cortina)

Pro-independence MPs sue police officer for insulting them

Jenn Díaz and Josep Maria Jové are members of ERC party
Casado at the Moncloa on Thursday (ACN)

Case involving new PP leader elevated to Supreme Court

Evidence of crime, says judge overseeing judicial action against Pablo Casado
Spain's king Felipe VI (centre) accompanied by Catalan and Spanish politicians at the mourning ceremony for the Barcelona terror attacks

Barcelona attacks: Spanish king’s attendance at remembrance ceremony sparks controversy

Catalan president says Felipe VI “not invited” while Spain’s president calls...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


A hospital in Figueras (by ACN)

Heat stroke deaths up to 11 as five new cases confirmed

Victims include two men and three women, aged between 52 and 81
Taxi drivers protest in Barcelona (by ACN)

Taxi driver arrested for attacking ride-hailing car

Assault part of cab protests to demand regulation against Uber and Cabify

BUSINESS


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
Taxis blocking Gran Via in Barcelona during strike (ACN)

Taxi strike ‘negative impact’ on Barcelona’s image as tourist destination

Travel agency association criticizes industrial action day after sector apologizes for...
Video Instan owner Aurora Depares at new location (Pau Cortina)

Catalonia’s oldest video club reborn with in-store café and cinema

Historic Barcelona rental store Video Instan begins new era, adapting the business to changing times

MOST POPULAR


Jordi Cuixart has been in pre-trial prison since October 16 last year

Writing from prison, jailed pro-independence leader calls for charges of rebellion and sedition to be dropped

Catalan president says Felipe VI “not invited” while Spain’s president calls for unity

CULTURE


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
Casa de les Punxes in Barcelona, hosting concerts every Friday in summer (ACN)

Where to watch concerts in Barcelona during August

As many businesses close for summer month, the music keeps on playing

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...