Catalonia Today

US court puts hold on 3D printed pistols

US Federal Judge Robert Lasnik yesterday blocked the publication of the manuals for printing 3D weapons, which would have allowed home-based weaponry to be built under a judicial agreement reached by the...

transport

Sant Cugat to run trial of first driverless bus

From early September, Sant Cugat will be the first town in Catalonia to test a collective transport vehicle that travels without a driver. The vehicle, known as Erica, is part of a project promoted by...

immigration

Junker responds to Sánchez’s plea for more funds

President of the European Commission (CE) Jean-Claude Juncker, yesterday acknowledged in a letter to Pedro Sánchez the urgency of curbing the arrival of immigrants from Morocco in Spain, and while admitting...

international

Crew and passengers escape air crash

Mexican authorities confirmed yesterday that all passengers and crew of the plane which crashed on Tuesday in Durango, in the north of the country, have survived the accident, although most were injured...

international

First setback for new Italian government

Italy’s public television watchdog commission, yesterday rejected the appointment of Marcello Foa as the new CEO of the RAI. Foa was proposed by the 5 Star Movement (M5E) and the Lega government but...

local government

Ros appointed ambassador to Andorra

The current mayor of Lleida and the president of the PSC, Àngel Ros, will renounce his positions after being proposed to represent Spain as ambassador to Andorra by foreign affairs minister Josep Borell....

Raging fires encircle Athens

At least 74 people die in devastating fires to the north of Athens; many throw themselves into the sea to escape

economy

Asia and Europe meet to join forces in logistics

The Chinese city of Zhengzhou has signed an agreement of collaboration with Ferrmed and the UIC (Unio Internacional de Ferrocarriles) to develop a platform that brings together the most important logistics...

justice

Oriol Pujol pleads guilty but will avoid prison

The former Secretary General of Convergéncia Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC), Oriol Pujol, yesterday pleaded guilty before a court in Barcelona to charges of accepting bribes, fraud, falsifying documents,...