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Police and medical emergency services at the door of the Joan Fuster High School (by G. Sánchez)

20 April 2015 06:02 PM

Teenager kills teacher in Barcelona high school, armed with crossbow and knife

A 13-year old pupil has entered his classroom carrying a crossbow on Monday morning in Barcelona. The pupil first attacked his teacher and a student who happened to be the daughter of the teacher. Then, he fatally stabbed a substitute teacher...

The Nazi concentration camp of Ravensbrück, on Sunday, when a tribute to the victims was held (by L. Pous)

20 April 2015 04:50 PM

Catalan tribute to 70th anniversary of the liberation of Ravensbrück Nazi concentration camp

L'Amical de Ravensbrück association and the Catalan Government commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany on Sunday. The association of Catalan survivors of this Nazi camp and...

A PP Member of the Valencian Parliament protesting against a banner supporting the unity of Catalan language (by J. Soler)

10 April 2015 09:42 PM

PP splits Valencian society with its Identity Signs Law against Catalan language and scientific criteria

The People's Party (PP), which runs the Spanish Government and holds an absolute majority in the regional parliament of the Valencian Community (also called Valencian Country), has approved the Law on Identity Signs with votes from party...

09 April 2015 01:58 AM

Jihadist cell which "wanted to attack" uncovered by Catalan Police

The Catalan Police Force, Mossos d'Esquadra, detained on Wednesday in several cities across Greater Barcelona 11 people who were allegedly forming an Islamic terrorist cell. The cell was "operational" and "wanted to attack in Catalonia",...

A faculty of the University of Barcelona during a student strike (by R. García)

07 April 2015 06:03 PM

Bachelor's degrees to last 3 years instead of 4: new university reform stirs Catalan students' anger

In times of shrinking public funding, higher tuition fees and fewer scholarships, a controversial new university reform has been approved by the Spanish Government. The so-called "flexibilisation" of Bachelor's degrees or the "3+2" system has...

The families of the Germanwings aircraft victims arriving at Le Vernet, in the French Alps (by G. Sánchez)

26 March 2015 09:27 PM

Many Catalan families of the airplane crash victims return home after tribute in the Alps

On Thursday, the families of the Germanwings crash victims arrived at the crash site to bid farewell to their relatives. They did so on the day it became known that the aircraft was deliberately crashed by the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, killing...

Red Cross workers attending relatives of the victims at the hotel in Castelldefels (by J. Pujolar)

25 March 2015 10:34 PM

Relatives of Catalan victims of Germanwings disaster to arrive at crash site in coming hours

A bus transporting relatives of the passengers of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday has departed on Wednesday evening from Barcelona, together with a support team from Catalonia's Medical Emergencies Service...

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, talks with the French President, François Hollande, at Seyne-les-Alps (by G. Sánchez)

25 March 2015 10:15 PM

Catalan President visits Germanwings aircraft crash site, where many Catalans died

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, travelled on Wednesday morning to France in order to visit the crash site of the Germanwings Barcelona-Düsseldorf flight, which crashed in the Alps on Tuesday killing all 150 people on...

25 March 2015 09:50 PM

Minutes silence observed throughout Catalonia in tribute to Germanwings flight victims, many of them Catalans

Town halls and the Catalan Parliament, but also private companies, public institutions and a high school related to the victims of the Germanwings aircraft have observed a minutes silence on Wednesday at noon, in tribute to the 150 people...

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