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Court to investigate Jové but not Aragonès over 1-O

Mixed news for two senior ERC officials during the organisation and holding of the referendum on 1 October 2017. The High Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) ruled out investigating the now vice-president...

business

CaixaBank to have 800 fewer branches

CaixaBank is planning a radical overhaul of its branch network. Although the number of branches run by the financial giant fell from 5,358 to 4,461 in the whole of Spain between 2014 and the present day,...

Barça looking to secure first place in CL group

Barça travel to the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven tonight already qualified for the Champions League knockout stages. There is, however, still a pending issue to be dealt with: sealing first place in the...

SPAIN

“Total support” for Borrell in Abengoa scandal

The Spanish government yesterday unequivocally defended current Foreign Minister Josep Borrell after the sanction imposed on him by the National Securities Market Commission was made public. In November...

“The thing is, they’re right”

Health care users understand reasons behind doctors’ strike

Nurses are still working and nobody is being left without the flu vaccine

culture

Dalí finally faces Rafael in exhibition

The Dalí Foundation and the Prado Museum have finally made Dali’s dream to face Rafael Sanzio come true with an exhibition that places their work side by side. In his book 50 Secrets of Magic and Craftsmanship,...

Japan

Ghosn sacked as chairman of Mitsubishi

Carlos Ghosn was sacked as chairman of Mitsubishi Motors yesterday by the board of directors after his arrest a week ago for committing tax fraud in his position as head of Nissan. Mitsubishi dismissed...

United arab emirates

Pardon for British man sentenced to life for espionage

The president of the UAE, Jalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, granted a pardon yesterday to Matthew Hedges, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment for espionage, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According...

Researcher claims first GM babies are born

Chinese scientists report that the first genetically modified babies have been born, according to reports from the MIT Technology Review. The twin babies, named Lulu and Nana, were supposedly genetically...

Ukrainian and Russian warships in “incident”

Yesterday Russia closed the Kerch Strait, a narrow band of water linking the Black Sea to the Azov Sea, after an “incident with Ukrainian warships”, amid a rise in tensions between Moscow and Kiev....