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international

Labour’s Corbyn opens conference marked by Brexit

The leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, speaking yesterday at the opening of his party’s conference in Brighton pledged to “listen” to those militants who ask to keep Britain in the...

international

Swiss reject government pension proposal

A rebuke for the Swiss government with the rejection in a referendum yesterday for the first time in 25 years over the pension system. 57% of the Swiss voted against the proposal of the executive which,...

politics

Complaint against MP for apology of terrorism

The prosecution has filed a complaint for apology of terrorism against four members of the separatist Poble Lliure, part of the CUP, including the MP Albert Botran. According to the group, the complaint...

Espanyol puts the icing on the cake with another win

RCD Espanyol finished a dream week with a clear victor (4-1) at home against Deportivo yesterday. The local team dominated throughout the first half with an esrly goal coming from Leo Baptistao which was...

society

Arcadi Oliveres awarded 2017 ICIP peace prize

Economist Arcadi Oliveres has been awarded the 2017 Constructors of Peace prize awarded by the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) for “his tireless dedication and commitment in promoting...

A bitter victory for Angela Merkel

The Germans yesterday entered a new political cycle, ending the previous coalition of the CDU and the SPD and ushering into the Bundstag, for the first time since the end of World War II, a party on the...

A repressive proceeding

The origen of the legal proceeding known as a “General Cause” is found in the Spanish Civil War, and was used as a means of repression for 30 years

international

Iraqi Kurds reaffirm referendum stance

A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government held talks with the Iraqi government in Baghdad on Saturday, two days before a planned referendum on secession from Iraq. “The delegation will discuss...

society

UOC awards study scholarships to 36 refugees

The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) has awarded 36 scholarships to refugees between 19 and 46 years of age to study languages and specialisations through its programme for refugees and asylum seekers,...