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Duterte wants name change for Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, has said he intends to change the name of the country because of the name’s colonial connotations. The archipelago was named in 1543 in honour of the then...

Nieto’s “parallel reality”

José Antonio Nieto denies that any police charges took place at the October 1 2017 Catalan referendum

Opposition accuses May of trying to bribe MPs

The British government announced yesterday that it will allocate 1.6 billion towards helping the most deprived cities in the country, a gesture that has been received with much criticism from the opposition....

POINT MADE

Speilberg vs Netflix

The Cannes Film Festival has been fighting online platforms like Netflix, Amazon and HBO, refusing to select their films, and put at their service the formidable promotion that its prizes and coverage...

Future of the EU in play

Pro-European figures pledge to repair European integration, as elections approach, and an uncertain Brexit looms

from the editor

Europe’s – and Catalonia’s – sad history of exile

Exile has sadly been a frequent part of Europe’s history. For economic, religious and, above all, political reasons, many people have had to leave their homes and seek refuge in safe countries. It is...

Full steam ahead for Barça

Each month, the presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, casts his eye over the fortunes of Catalonia’s top flight football clubs. This month it is once more the turn of Barcelona FC, who lead La Liga and are still going strong in the Cup and Champions League

The Catalan footprint in space

The Polytechnic University of Catalonia launches the CubeCat-1 nanosatellite into orbit carrying six experiments as part of an ongoing project designed and developed by students and researchers at the institution’s NanoSat Lab

The ’QUEEN of SOUL’

March 1 to 17 sees the 18th edition of the Black Music Festival, which this year pays tribute to the ’Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin, and with concerts not only in Girona but all over Catalonia