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The Consul of Ecuador, Freddy Arellano Ruiz, after the service

01 July 2010 02:57 PM

Hundreds say last goodbye to the 12 victims hit by train

Hundreds of people have gathered for the funeral of the 12 victims of the train accident in Castelldefels in a service that has become a massive tribute to interculturality.
Catalan Minister for Culture and Media, Joan Manuel Tresserras, today at the Catalan Parliament

01 July 2010 01:36 AM

Catalan Government gives free newspaper subscriptions to 18-year-olds

The initiative aims to promote daily news reading and citizen?s knowledge for future generations. Teenagers can subscribe to the newspaper of their choice for an entire year. The free subscription program has increased by 25% in its third year,...
Catalan Parliament today, during the Government's control session

01 July 2010 12:44 AM

Catalan Parliament unanimously decides to integrate 60,000 people who were excluded from the health system

A new law has just been approved that would give 60,000 people access to health care that previously did not have it. The majority of these individuals are liberal professionals who do not pay social security, members of religious groups, and...
Catalan Minister for Justice, Montserrat Tura quitting the Institute of Legal Medicine of Catalonia

28 June 2010 10:11 PM

The investigation clarifies number of casualties in Castelldefels? train accident

12 people officially died when a high-speed train ran into a group of people crossing over the rail tracks. Due to the magnitude of the catastrophe and the state of the bodily remains, the thorough and resourceful identification has needed about 3...
Forest conditions throughout Catalonia affected by March snowfall, strong winds, and regular rains.

28 June 2010 06:09 PM

Catalonia prepares for a difficult summer as risk of forest fires rises

The March snowfall and a rainy spring have brought high-risk to forests throughout Catalonia. Both rural and metropolitan citizens are taking extra steps to prevent summer forest fires.
Two attendees listen to Montserrat Coll and Mohammed Halhoul at the III Young Muslims Meeting

28 June 2010 04:10 AM

The Director of Religious Affairs opposes ban of burqa and niqab

Montserrat Coll, the director of Religious Affairs in Catalonia, has spoken out against the new law to ban full-face veils in municipal buildings. She stresses that mediation and dialogue are the best way out of the debate.
Pride Barcelona 2010 march at Ronda Universitat

28 June 2010 02:35 AM

Barcelona, Mediterranean capital of Gay and Lesbian Pride in 2010

The second edition of Pride Barcelona, this year under the motto ?Your rights, our rights, human rights? has invited Turkey as its special guest country.
Some of the numerous flowers and candles at Castelldefels Platja station

26 June 2010 12:19 AM

The total number of victims of Castelldefels tragedy grows while the identification continues

13 and not 12 is the total number of victims who immediately died from being hit by a high-speed train, according to the forensic exam. In addition, 3 of the wounded are in critical condition. The forensic analysis continues and 9 corpses have...
The new unit will offer therapy 'on demand'

25 June 2010 04:58 PM

Barcelona to offer cancer treatment 'on demand'

The new Research Unit for Molecular Therapy at the Vall d'Hebron Hospital will be able to treat 400 patients a year. It will study each particular tumour differently, on a case per case basis, and analyse it?s genome.
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