Catalonia Today

society

City Council evicts plaça Catalunya squatter protest

Municipal police, along with officials from the Barcelona emergency social welfare service (CUESB) yesterday evicted the campers from two protest camps in plaça Catalunya, one a protest by homeless citizens...

international

Senate leader to mediate in discussions

Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday asked the head of the Senate to meet party leaders to see if she can break the deadlock following the elections, in what immediately appeared a near-hopeless...

society

Drought alert restrictions lifted for Ter-Llobregat

The Department of Planning and Sustainability has raised the early warning drought restrictions on reservoirs of all Ter-Llobregat basin including Sau, Susqueda, Baells, Llosa del Cavall and St. Ponç...

The yellow tide of freedom

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators fill Barcelona’s Paral·lel to demand the end of repression; the Jordi’s, six months in prison, offer hope and tenacity

society

Youths suffer intoxication at scouting camp

A total of 41 young people from Viladecans, including 35 youths, suffered carbon monoxide poisoning during the early hours of Sunday morning in a scouting camp on the outskirts of Sant Hilari Sacalm. Those...

international

No military in “Day of the Sun” celebrations

North Korea significantly reduced its military rhetoric while celebrating the birth of Kim Il Sung, according to Kyodo News Agency. There were no posters of missiles or militarist slogans, which is believed...

international

Myanmar repatriates first Rohingya

Myanmar on Saturday repatriated the first Rohingya family from nearly 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh, after months of talks with Dhaka while the UN warns that the country is not ready for their...

Ricciardo makes grand comeback in China Gran Prix

Daniel Ricciardo made a string of thrilling overtaking moves to snatch a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory on Sunday after a safety car strategy gamble by his Red Bull team paid off handsomely. Bottas...

commerce

US hamburger chain Five Guys to open in Barcelona

The well known US hamburger franchise Five Guys, which boasts customers as famous as the former US president Barack Obama, will open its first establishment in Barcelona for Sant Jordi, and another will...