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  • General shot of the Catalan parliament in session on January 4, 2020 (by Mariona Puig)

    Parliament's top public servant gives order to withdraw Torra’s MP status

    ACN | Barcelona
    27 January 2020 11:35 AM
    President responds government is at risk of collapsing and pressure now on speaker Torrent

HIGHLIGHTS


Catalan singer Rosalía poses with her Grammy award upon picking up the honour of Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album at the 2020 Grammy awards (by REUTERS/Monica Almeida)

Rosalía wins Grammy award for ‘El Mal Querer’

The Catalan “sensation” performed one of her latest singles at the Los Angeles ceremony
Image of late NBA superstar Kobe Bryant projected outside Staples Center, in Los Angeles (by Monica Almeida/Reuters)

Pau Gasol mourns Kobe Bryant: 'Beyond devastated... my big brother... I can't believe it'

Catalonia's top sportspeople join global tribute to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant soon after his...
Some calçots being cooked during the great celebration of such feast in Valls, western Catalona, on January 26, 2020 (by Mar Rovira)

Peak of calçots season kicks off with hope to sell 18m

Catalan onion tradition celebrates big day in Valls, with tens of thousands attending

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Pro-independence jailed leader Jordi Sànchez leaves prison on his first 48-hour permit, on January 25, 2020 (by Blanca Blay)

Pro-independence activist Sànchez leaves prison on first 48-hour permit

He can enjoy 36 days of permit per year until he serves his nine-year jail sentence
Aerial view of rice fields flooded with sea water in the Marquesa area, in the Ebre Delta January 23, 2020 (by Quim Vallès)

Brussels activates Copernicus satellite to assess damage from Storm Gloria

MEPs call on European Union to provide emergency disaster aid and to help safeguard Ebre Delta...
Catalan president Quim Torra and parliament speaker Roger Torrent in Parliament, November 2, 2018 (Pere Francesch)

Catalan president denounces 'coercion' faced by parliament speaker to suspend him as MP

Quim Torra threatens "legal action" a day after Supreme Court confirmed his suspension by...

SOCIETY


Image of the damage in a campsite in Malgrat de Mar, north of Barcelona (by Norma Vidal)

Concerns in tourism industry due to Storm Gloria damage

Sector urges authorities to take "quick" action and government says it will prioritize affected...
Traffic jam in the C-58 (by ACN)

Pollution warning extended to all of Catalonia

PM10 particulate levels are moderate to high with situation expected to continue over weekend

BUSINESS


Spain's labor minister Yolanda Díaz, center, with trade union and employers' associations presidents (by Andrea Zamorano)

Minimum wage to increase to €950 net/month in 2020

Spanish government, trade unions, and employers' associations agree on raise
A Seat Minimó car at the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (by Mariona Puig)

Seat's Catalan plant last year produced highest number of vehicles since 2000

Automaker's factory near Barcelona made over half a million cars in 2019, a 5.4% increase over...
John Hoffmann, CEO of GSMA, the body that organizes the Mobile World Congress (by Marta Casado Pla)

Mobile World Congress deny rumors of Madrid move

Technology fair announces 'xside' evening program in partnership with Sónar music festival

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Roads closed, power cuts, and flooding, with 120,000 students missing classes on Tuesday

By Tuesday evening, many rivers were on the point of bursting, while high waves flooded coastal areas

Former president and former minister finally able to attend European chamber, with notable absence of jailed leader Junqueras

CULTURE


The winners of the 12th Gaudí Awards pose with their prizes after the ceremony (by Jordi Play)

'La hija de un ladrón' and 'Els dies que vindran' are Gaudí Awards' biggest winners

Maria Rodríguez wins Best Female Lead while Karra Elejalde is Best Male Lead
A man riding a horse being blessed by a priest from the church of Saint Anthony in Valls during the Tres Tombs festival on January 12, 2020 (by Mar Rovira)

Catalonia’s donkey parade festivals take place amid animal rights concerns

Els Tres Tombs is a Catalan celebration of animals that falls on the feast day of St. Anthony the...

LIFE & STYLE


Gisclareny is Catalonia's smallest town (by ACN)

Catalonia's smallest town, more typical than you think

With just 27 inhabitants, Gisclareny is only one of many rural municipalities around the country...
The fields of Aitona full of flowering peach and nectarine trees in March 2019 (by ACN)

'Fruitourism', the best tourist experience in Catalonia

Catalan authorities award 2019 tourism prize to popular attraction in Aitona that shows off its...
The MSC Magnifica, the cruise ship encompassing the globe, embarking from and returning to Barcelona port (Image courtesy of MSC Cruises)

Round-the-world cruise ship sets sail from Barcelona port

MSC Magnifica brings over 2,000 passengers on a trip around the globe beginning and ending in the...

SPORTS


Promotional image of the campaign #ThoEstasPerdent, with some of the top Catalan sportswomen

New campaign warns about 'missing out' on women's sports

Top female athletes join #ThoEstàsPerdent initiative aimed at encouraging better media...
Antoine Griezmann dances past two Ibiza defenders during their Copa del Rey clash (by Miguel Ruiz - FC Barcelona)

Barça avoid humiliation to become only Catalan team left in Copa del Rey

An added time Griezmann winner saves blaugrana blushes, while Badalona outdone in extra time by...

CATALAN TRIAL


Catalan police former chief, Josep Lluís Trapero, in the dock in the opening day of his trial, on January 20, 2020 (by Pool EFE)

Former police chief in court denies cooperating with 2017 independence push

Trapero suggests he should have been informed of Spain's law enforcement plans in key rally ahead...
Image of the four former Catalan police heads in the dock on January 20, 2020 (by Pool EFE)

Trial of Catalan police leadership during 2017 referendum gets underway

Josep Lluís Trapero one of four officials facing requested sentences of up to 11 years in jail
Catalonia's former police chief Josep Lluís Trapero arrives in Spain's National Court (by Javier Barbancho)

Trial of Catalan police leadership during 2017 independence bid set to begin

January 20 sees top former officials in the dock accused of colluding in secessionist push, with...