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24 August 2010 12:16 PM

The 2 Catalans kidnapped by Al-Qaeda are back to Barcelona

The longest kidnapping by Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb and the Sahel has now ended after 268 days. The 2 men arrived last night at Barcelona from Burkina Faso, where they took a plane after a long journey by car and helicopter across Mali, where they...
An empty classroom during summer holidays

23 August 2010 09:51 PM

Catalonia, the European territory that invests the least in education

According to date from the General Workers’ Union, Catalonia invested only 3.6% of its GDP to education in 2007, putting the territory behind less developed countries such as Romania and Bulgaria. Also, the number of Catalan students dropping...

19 August 2010 10:36 PM

Fishing poachers are put in check in the nature reserves of Costa Brava

Catalan rural agents patrol the Costa Brava shore to prevent illegal fishing and protect wildlife and natural spaces. They are patrolling with boats as well as with a helicopter.
Children participating in summer workshops at the Sant Martí Centre Obert and Espai Familiar

19 August 2010 09:42 PM

Barcelona allocates 6.8 million to families at risk of social exclusion

The Barcelona City Hall has invested 6.8 million euros to the development of social centres that will attend to families with a high risk for social exclusion. The Centre Obert of Sant Martí is an example of the success of social centres.
The Rubina beach, in Castelló d'Empúries, where the French man was hit by a lightning

13 August 2010 09:23 PM

French man hospitalised after being hit by lightning

Local emergency services initially treated the victim on the beach in Castelló d'Empúries, in northern Catalonia, before sending him to the hospital by ambulance.
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
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