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tourism

Parc Güell to get new shuttle bus line

Barcelona city council is to launch a new shuttle bus between the Alfons X metro stop and Parc Güell, one of the city’s main tourist sites. According to the council, the aim is to relieve the pressure...

spain

Eight million migrants expected in next 30 years

The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (Airef) forecasts that the population in Spain will reach 60 million by 2050, due to the arrival of 8 million migrants in the next 30 years. Airef’s...

society

20% suffer sexual abuse as children, says NGO

One out of every five Catalans suffer sexual abuse in their childhoods. That is according to the Save the Children NGO in the launch of a new campaign, Trenco el silenci (I’m breaking the silence), in...

Freed, but nowhere to go

A study by social workers in Catalan prisons in a new reinsertion programme shows that 67% of prisoners have nowhere to go once they are released

international

UN orders US to remove part of Iran sanctions

The UN’s top court ruled on Wednesday that the United States must ease its sanctions on Iran for humanitarian reasons, a month before the administration planned to reimpose some of the most stringent...

science

Fifth woman to win Nobel for chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the North America Frances H. Arnold, George Smith, also from the US and and British Gregory P. Winter, for their advances in the development of proteins...

society

60% of welfare volunteers are women

Catalonia has 24,000 welfare entities, with more than 1.5 million people active, mainly thanks to the collaboration of about 510,000 volunteers. A study prepared by the Department of Work, Social Affairs...

24 Catalans in Summer Youth Olympics

The Summer Olympic Games to be held in in Buenos Aires will see 24 young Catalans among the 86 athletes selected by the Spanish Olympic Committee. The Argentine capital will host this competition of the...

commerce

Lego to open two stores in Barcelona

The Danish toy multinational Lego plans to open two stores in Barcelona and one in Zaragoza this year, adding to the two already operating in Madrid, according to the company’s representative in Spain,...

Rato: one step from imprisonment

The man who was Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Director of the IMF and CEO of one of the most important banks in the country, Caja Madrid/Bankia will have to go to prison for the fraudulent use of the...