News from El Punt Avui

Canada’s yes to cannabis

The North American country becomes the first industrialised nation to legalise cannabis for recreational use; Uruguay legalised its use in 2013

international

Floods kill at least 10 near Carcassonne

Severe flooding caused devastation in parts of south-western France on Sunday night with at least 10 people dead. The town of Carcassonne was on alert as water levels continued to rise. Heavy storms swamped...

medicine

Stem cell study gives clue to eradicating HIV

Reserach by Irsicaixa and the Gregorio Marañón hospital has found five people infected with HIV who received a stem cell transplant for a serious hematologic condition have tested virus-free in blood...

justice

Man shoots and kills Guardia Civil at road check

A known felon shot and killed a Guardia Civil official in a routine vehicle check at Huétor Vega, Granada, yesterday morning. The man attacked the officer and managed to get hold of his pistol, driving...

Torra demands justice for Lluís Companys

The president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, yesterday demanded that Spain apologise for the murder of Lluís Companys, the only democratically elected president in Europe to have faced a firing squad....

Guardia Civil, unmasked

Today marks a year that the “Jordis” were sent to prison in order to stop the independence movement; their defence claims the distortion of evidence

Saudi Arabia will “retaliate”

Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Riyadh stock market suffered its worst plunge...

politics

Perelló set to take over Diputació de Lleida

The mayor of Tàrrega, Rosa Maria Perelló, looks as though she will be elected as the new president of the Diputació de Lleida. PDeCAT will make its proposal formal following the resignation of Joan...

commerce

Boat Show welcomes 56,000 visitors

More than 56,000 people visited the 57th edition of the Barcelona Boat Show, El Saló Nautic, which registered a growth of 8%, bringing together 275 exhibitors that have presented 700 vessels, 171 of those...

commerce

Caravan trade fair all full and needing room

Organisers are pleased with this year’s International Caravaning trade fair which has overflowed to an extent that this year it has taken up 43% more exhibition space. The fair will continue through...