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Leader of the IRB ‘Cancer and Stem cells’ team, Salvador Aznar Benitah and researcher Gloria Pascual, at their laboratory in Barcelona (by ACN)

08 December 2016 06:52 PM

Catalan scientists discover that saturated fat fuels the spread of cancer

A group of scientists from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) at the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology have identified a population of oral tumour cells which may feast on fats to spread throughout the body...

For the first time, in 2015 PISA tests were computer-based (by ACN)

06 December 2016 02:59 PM

Catalan pupils score above Spain, EU and OECD average in PISA tests

The latest PISA survey shows that pupils in Catalonia have performed above the Spanish, European Union and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) average in all subjects for the first time since the report series was...

The Greek MEP Kostas Chrysogonos speaks with the CNA in the European Parliament in Brussels (by ACN)

01 December 2016 07:50 PM

European Parliament calls for compensation for citizens affected by disasters such as the Castor Project

The European Parliament passed this Thursday a text, promoted by the Greek MEP Kostas Chrysogonos, which explicitly reports the Castor case and the thousand earthquakes suffered by the locals in Valencia and Catalonia’s Ebro Delta....

29 November 2016 07:03 PM

More than 200 associations come together to promote Catalonia as 'home' for refugees

“Catalonia has always been a welcoming land”. This is the leitmotiv of the campaign launched today by 200 Catalan associations and NGOs and a hundred cultural companies and citizens. The initiative ‘Our home, your home’...

25 November 2016 05:07 PM

Catalonia begins DNA testing to identify Spanish Civil War victims

80 years after the Spanish Civil War broke out, there are still 4,912 missing victims and more than 5,000 families continue to search for their relatives. The Hospital Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona has started to perform genetic tests on relatives...

The Catalan Secretary for Immigration, Oriol Amorós, in a press conference the 16th of November 2016 (by ACN)

16 November 2016 06:29 PM

Government to grant asylum to ten Kurdish migrants found in lorry

Ten Kurdish people from Iran were found this morning hidden in a lorry in Lliçà d’Amunt, a village 30 kilometres from Barcelona, during a delivery route. According to the Catalan Secretary for Equality, Migration and...

Picture of the flat were the 81-ýears-old woman was living in Reus, after the fire (by ACN)

15 November 2016 06:52 PM

Government may fine Gas Natural over death of old woman allegedly due to energy poverty

The Catalan Government may sanction the energy company Gas Natural Fenosa over the death of an 81-year-old woman, who died on Sunday night in a fire at her home in Reus. All evidence points to the victim, whose energy supply was cut off two...

A group of teenagers in a workshop at the American Space Barcelona (by US Consulate General in Barcelona)

14 November 2016 06:32 PM

Barcelona opens space to promote intercultural exchange with the United States

Since this Monday Barcelona forms part of the global network of cities that boast an American Space, a place to promote cultural exchange with the United Sates. The Ignasi Iglésias-Can Fabra library inaugurated this morning a centre...

Demonstrators in the streets of Barcelona with posters against bullfights on the 22nd of October 2016 (by ACN).

09 November 2016 07:32 PM

Spanish Government cannot impose return of bullfighting on Catalonia, say dissenting magistrates

Bullfighting was effectively banned in Catalonia in 2012, after a Parliament Act was approved in 2010. On 20th of October last, however, the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) annulled the prohibition. Eight of the eleven magistrates at the TC...

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