Catalonia Today

brexit

Brexit magnate under criminal investigation

The National Crime Agency in the UK has opened an inquiry into Arron Banks, a millionaire understood to have financed of one of the dominant pro-Brexit campaigns in the 2016 referendum. It is alledged...

CULTURE

Barcelona Manga Fair returns to Montjuïc

The XXIV Manga Fair opened its doors yesterday again, at the Fira de Montjuïc, for visiting Japanese comic fans from around the world. Exhibitions, presentations, and talks run until November 4th, showcasing...

POINT MADE

Morera speaks up for Catalonia

Be it about the victory of Bolsonaro in Brazil or the delivery of mail bombs to Democrats by a partisan terrorist in the US, the public debate is once again alive with questions of who is to blame for...

justice

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...

society

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...

international

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...

international

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...

international

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...