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Sánchez agrees to address Senate

Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, is under siege over his doctoral thesis as it emerged yesterday that he had copied a talk by a Spanish diplomat. Attempting to play down the significance of the...


Road tax instead of tolls would save €160m a year

With the change of government in Madrid, the Catalan authorities will again ask the ministry of public works to help with implementing a road tax to replace tolls on motorways and main roads in Catalonia....


Metro strike called off during Mercè festival

Barcelona metro workers yesterday agreed to call off the partial stoppages planned from today until September 24, which would coincide with the city’s annual Mercè festival. The decision means that...

‘There is no impartiality’

Catalan president calls for investigation after leaked emails reveal Spanish judges insulting and making jibes and threats against independence movement

Record number of junior girls’ teams in volleyball

Catalonia’s Volleyball Federation has registered a record in the inscriptions of female junior teams. In the first and second divisions there are now 104 female teams and in the four years the number...


More than five million children at risk of famine

Save the Children has warned that five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition carries out an offensive on a strategic port in the country. Save the Children has said...

The two Koreas to make joint bid for 2032 Olympics

North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a diplomatic thaw which began this year’s Winter Games in the...


Judge orders investigation into Justice complex

The national court Judge José de la Mata yesterday opened an investigation into a possible shortfall of €100 million in the failed project of Madrid’s Campus de la Justícia launched by the government...

Health workers needed

Health Department meets with the different actors in the sector to detect shortcomings and establish lines of action; no mention of new investments

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