Catalonia Today

international

Kremlin claims elections are “legitimate”

The Kremlin has defended the “legitimacy” of the 2018 presidential election after the Electoral Commission rejected the candidacy of opposition leader Alexei Navalni. “The fact that a person is not...

international

Judge in Nisman case refutes suicide claim

The death of prosector Alberto Nisman in January 2015 should be investigated as murder and not a suicide according to the judge investigating his death, which occurred when he was investigating the biggest...

commerce

Sales start with no agreement on timetable

With the Catalan commerce law challenged by the Spanish government, commerce has found itself in a no-man’s land a the beginning of the sales season. The result is that many shops have decided to begin...

commerce

Fair Trade sector registers big increase in sale

Sales in the Fair Trade sector in Spain in 2016 exceeded €40 million, a 14% increase on the previous year. The figures were presented at the the annual Fair Trade and Responsible Consumption event in...

international

Tropical storm Tembin leaves at least 200 dead

Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, leaving scores of people missing and thousands homeless, most of...

justice

Man arrested for promoting jihadism

The Mossos d’Esquadra have arrested a 32-year-old Algerian national accused of an alleged crime of promoting jihadist terrorism. The investigation began in September 2016 when they police identified...

international

Pyongyang says UN sanctions an “Act of war”

The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount tom an economic blockade Pyongyang’s authorities said on Sunday, threatening to punish “those who supported the measure.”...

Pro-Activa training refugees to be certified lifeguards

The ONG Pro-Activa, in partnership with Open Arms, both organisations working with refugees, has begun to train 15 undocumented immigrants in Badalona as lifeguards as part of its employment preparation...

Testing the family mettle

Experts say that Christmas lunch is a litmus test to gauge the strength of family ties·while manners and irony can help to keep things in check