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A picture portraying Lluís Companys, the Catalan President busted by the Gestapo and murdered by Franco's regime

12 August 2010 09:03 PM

Tribute in France to Catalan president arrested by Nazis and killed by Franco after the Civil War

A commemorative plaque is to honour Lluís Companys in the French town of La Baule in Brittany, where he was arrested on 13 August 1940, exactly 70 years ago.
Air traffic controllers have cancelled a planned strike for August

11 August 2010 11:49 PM

Air traffic controllers cancel planned strike in August

The Air Controllers Union (USCA) and AENA resume talks on workers? labour rights, avoiding huge disruptions to air travel in peak summer season
A top manta vendor in Barcelona

11 August 2010 11:08 PM

Street sales of pirated goods to be regulated in some coastal towns

Councils of el Vendrell and Calafell negotiate with blanket street vendors in a move to regulate their activities and to avoid illicit competition with local businesses
Spanish President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, in Mallorca

11 August 2010 12:07 AM

Linguistic coexistence works 'reasonably well' in Catalonia, says Zapatero

Spanish government clarifies that there is no controversy in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands regarding the use of Catalan and Spanish languages, a U.S. government report suggests
Fire-fighters coordinate an operation during a fire

10 August 2010 11:34 PM

All emergency data for fire-fighters soon available via a single electronic device

Government invests 8.7 million in a new informatic platform that integrates details of emergency operations to facilitate the work of fire-fighters in Catalonia
A family wades through waters while fleeing the flooded village of Karam Pur / Reuters

10 August 2010 11:16 PM

Catalans available to provide humanitarian aid to Pakistan

NGOs in Catalonia meet to prepare an aid strategy for the victims of the recent heavy flooding in Pakistan. They are ready to act as soon as international organisations decide exactly what is needed in the field
Aid workers Roque Pasqual and Albert Vilalta

09 August 2010 09:08 PM

The kidnapping of two Catalans by Al-Qaeda sadly becomes longest in Sahel

wo hundred and fifty-two days later, aid workers Albert Vilalta and Roque Pasqual are still being held in the northern region of Mali by a Magreb Islamist terrorist group
The new system is likely to improve the security of Catalan fire-fighters

05 August 2010 11:25 PM

Catalonia: pioneer in security for firemen

Brand new technology could be of great service to Catalan fire-fighters in the near future. It would monitor vital signs made by fire-fighters working in emergency situations
The suspected terrorist was detained in Tortosa

05 August 2010 10:49 PM

Suspected terrorist detained by Catalan police

Mossos d'Esquadra have detained a suspected Islamist terrorist from Pakistan in the southern Catalan town of Tortosa, where he lived since last week
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