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international

Same-sex marriage law causes rift

The German parliament will almost certainly pass a same-sex marriage law in the next few days, moved by the Social Democrats but with the support of Angela Merkel. The law however, has caused unease in...

And now the Civil Servants

The Guardia Civil has questioned Catalan civil servants on issues concerning the referendum using the register of Catalans residing abroad as an excuse

One in three Catalans never read books

Yesterday, culture minister Santi Vila presented the report on reading habits and buying books in Catalonia for 2016. Vila said that “our society is becoming more comparable with European customs”...

international

More than 140 die when petrol tanker explodes

At least 140 people died burned and hundreds were injured when a tanker loaded with gasoline exploded, according to local sources reported. The truck carrying 40,000 litres of petrol had been involved...

international

Italian cabinet places two banks in receivership

The Italian government met yesterday with the sole agenda of approving the liquidation of two banks, the Banca Popolare di Vicenza and the Veneto Banca, after having been urged by European authorities...

Il Dottore makes yet another comeback

It has been one year and 20 days since Valentino took the place of honour on a grand prix podium and yesterday he did so at Assen in the Netherlands. His last victory was in Barcelona in 2016. Second in...

society

Two to face court for €517,088 embezzlement

Two people accused of robbing an elderly man of €517,088 from the sale of his assets will face a Barcelona court tomorrow. The prosecutor will ask that Rosa Maria Cerdán and Felipe Martínez be sentenced...

Martin Schulz takes on Angela Merkel

With opinion polls predicting poor results for the German Socialists (SDP) in the September elections, the party’s candidate for chancellor, Martin Schulz, yesterday abandoned his usual tempered tone...

Vueling makes its case

The airline restructures operations to avoid a repeat of last year’s chaos at El Prat airport; Generalitat believes changes are “sufficient”to renew confidence