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culture

France says Au revoir to Johnny Hallyday

French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday, recognised by many as the “French Elvis” died on Tuesday at the age of 74 at his home in Marnes-la-Coquette, near Paris. Leon Jean-Philippe Smet, Hallyday’s...

international

Profumo Affair dancer Christine Keeler dies at 75

Christine Keeler, the model and dancer whose liaisons with a British minister and a Soviet diplomat at the height of the Cold War shocked Britain and embroiled the government in a political sex scandal,...

international

Person of the year: Movement against sex abuse

Time magazine is backing those who have broken the silence. The publication has chosen as a Person of the Year the women, and some men who have raised their voice against harassment and sexual abuse, many...

Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo id nº126

Argentina’s Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo have found the 126th child stolen during the military dictatorship that ruled the South American country between 1976 and 1983. The president of the association,...

Decisive day in Brussels

Puigdemont and his ministers begin declarations in Brussels at 9 am; prosecution will attempt to equate Spanish charges with Belgian Penal Code

economy

Second-hand car market expecting good results

Saló Ocasión, which gathers some 3,500 semi-new motor vehicles at the Montjuïc exhibition halls opened on December 1 and will stay open until the 10th. The sector, which expects to close the year with...

politics

CUP secretariat resigns to make way for renewal

The 15 members of the national secretariat of the CUP have resigned and opened up a period of “renovation” that addresses the post electoral outcome of the December 21 elections. The collective resignation...

society

Pain medication increases by 56% in just six years

The prescription of opioid drugs has increased by 56% in Catalonia in the last six years, says the Catalan Society of Pain of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia. This increase is due to the increase...

Doping scandal at Sochi Olimpics continues

The doping scandal that became evident at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi continues with new charges laid. So far, 25 athletes have been banned with 11 medalists disqualified, including four Gold medalists....