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First Catalan climate action summit concludes with 17 non-binding commitments

17 January 2020 03:30 PM

First Catalan climate action summit concludes with 17 commitments

President Torra says Catalonia should lead climate revolution while activists protest outside

Sustainability minister seeks climate emergency commitments

16 January 2020 07:32 PM

Catalonia to hold its first climate action summit

Public, private and third sector organizations to get together in Barcelona to agree on concrete measures

Mayor of Tarragona, Pau Ricomà: Safety 'more important than the company's earnings'

16 January 2020 06:48 PM

Police raid two premises of IQOXE chemical company

Firm whose plant exploded on Tuesday has been fined four times in recent years, three for failing health and safety standards

Screenshot of Airbnb website results for tourist apartments in Barcelona

15 January 2020 06:15 PM

Ratio of Airbnb apartments in Barcelona one of Europe's highest, says study

Capital has 12 flats for every 1,000 inhabitants, more than Rome and London, finds joint Catalan-Canadian report
Firefighters assist one of the neighbors in the building hit by the piece of metal thrown off from the explosion at the chemical plant in southern Catalonia (by Núria Torres)

15 January 2020 06:05 PM

Civil protection says chemical firm did not follow information protocols after explosion

IQOXE company insists it has fully cooperated with agency and fire service and has "done things well"
'Prou Correbous' spokesperson Aïda Gascón giving a speech at Plaça Sant Jaume in Barcelona on January 15, 2020 (by Elisenda Rosanas)

15 January 2020 05:17 PM

Animal rights groups create lobby against bull-related traditions

75% of Catalans are in favor of banning 'correbous', while 80% believe it constitutes animal cruelty

Torreforta neighbor describes chemical plant explosion aftermath

15 January 2020 11:59 AM

Locals describe 'terrifying fear' during chemical plant blast

Witnesses of Tuesday's incident talk of "colossal" explosion, while union hits out at "failure" of emergency protection plan

Two people watch flames in the aftermath of the explosion in the chemical plant in Tarragona on January 14, 2020 (by Núria Torres)

15 January 2020 10:30 AM

Explosion and fire in chemical plant: what we know so far

Three people confirmed dead, one due to metal piece thrown off from blast, one body found on site, one worker died later in hospital, and seven more people injured

Explosion and fire in chemical plant in Tarragona

14 January 2020 07:15 PM

Explosion and fire at chemical plant in Tarragona

One person confirmed dead in nearby building damaged by shock wave

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