Catalonia Today


Judge holds 18 detainees from raid on remand

A Barcelona court yesterday ordered 18 of the 39 arrested in the police operation against narcotics in the Raval district of Barcelona on Monday to be held on remand. A total of 57 people were detained...


Ferry collides with crane in port and causes fire

A major incident in the port of Barcelona yesterday saw the ferry Excellent, carrying 414 passengers, collide with a container crane which as a result collapsed onto containers containing chemicals. A...


Journalist who kicked refugees absolved

A camerawoman caught on film kicking and tripping asylum seekers on the border with Serbia in 2015 has been acquitted by Hungary’s supreme court. The court said she should have been charged with a misdemeanour...


Remains found in embassy could solve cold case

A 35-year-old cold case involving the disappearance of a 15-year-old Italian girl and the daughter of a Holy See police officer in 1983, Emanuela Orlandi and Mirella Gregori may be solved after the discovery...


Death penalty for blasphemy overturned

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy against Islam, a ruling likely to set off mass street protests by hardline Islamists....

Civil servants walk out of negotiations

Unions representing civil servants left the negotiating table yesterday when they heard the government’s proposal to return the pending payments corresponding to 2013 and 2014 over a period of eight...

High hopes for commerce

November begins with stores open for the long weekend and the arrival of the cold; surveys show that online shopping for under 23s is slowing down

Police raid drug flats

Macro-operation in Barcelona’s Raval district ends with at least 55 arrested; 40 flats suspected of sales, consumption and distribution of drugs searched

ERC names Junqueras as candidate for Europe

Oriol Junqueras was named yesterday as the candidate for ERC in the coming European elections. At the same time, Deputy Secretary of Communications, Sergi Sabrià, also confirmed the party’s previous...