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spain

Former minister Pérez-Llorca died yesterday

José Pedro Pérez-Llorca, ex-minister of UCD and one of the seven who shaped Spain’s constitution, died yesterday in Madrid at the age of 78. MP and minister with Suárez and Calvo-Sotelo, he was a...

Millo: “Supporters of rebellion”

Contrary to Rajoy’s declarations, Millo makes reference to generalised violence and attacks on police officers

society

No great concern over Internet impact on minors

Only 20% of families think the Internet has a negative impact on their children, in a country where almost 90% of those under ten have access to the network. According to a study by the digital security...

culture

Palau Sant Jordi architect wins top architecture prize

Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, 87, who designed the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, has won the Pritzker 2019 Prize for a work that “goes beyond the framework of architecture to raise issues that transcend...

Society

Jesuits open investigation into historical abuse

Two former brothers of the Jesuits of Sarrià in Barcelona publicly reported having suffered sexual abuse at the hands of two priests in 1982 and 1984. Almost thirty years on, Enric Masllorenç, general...

international

China announces lowest growth targets since 1990

China’s economic growth target for 2019 is its lowest in the last thirty years. In his speech to the 13th National People’s Assembly, Prime Minister Li Keqiang yesterday warned of the “hard challenges”...

society

Sexist “Hazte Oír” bus comes to Barcelona

Yesterday morning the Hazte Oír (get heard) bus arrived in Barcelona. The bus has the slogan: “it isn’t gender violence,it’s domestic violence. Gender laws discriminate against men“ on its side,...

Vatican

Pope to open secret Pius XII archives next year

Pope Francis announced yesterday that in March next year he will open the secret Vatican archives relating to the reign of Pope Pius XII (from 1939-1958), a figure who was very controversial because of...

Philippines

Duterte wants name change for Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, has said he intends to change the name of the country because of the name’s colonial connotations. The archipelago was named in 1543 in honour of the then...