Catalonia Today

October’s streets and squares

Just a few weeks after the referendum, a number of towns have named streets to commemorate the vote

international

At least 43 soldiers dead in Taliban attack

At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed yesterday and nine more were wounded in a Taliban attack against a military base in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, in the 3rd such attack this week. A...

society

Flu vaccination programme starts on Monday

The flu vaccination campaign begins Monday with the Health Service focussing on pregnant women. Taking into account that in Catalonia only 3% are vaccinated while in Europe the average is 32.6%, the objective...

International

Minister says homosexuality is “disgusting”

The Moroccan Minister of Human Rights, the Islamist Mustafa Ramid, who last week described homosexuals as “junk”, was unaware that he was being recorded at the time and wanting to clarify his statement,...

international

Labour’s Jacinda Ardern NZ Prime Minister at 37

The leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, Jacinda Ardern, will be the youngest prime minister of the country thanks to a coalition agreement with New Zealand First led by Winston Peters, and the Greens,...

economy

Abertis sees offers could rise with new players

Infrastructure giant Abertis has informed Spain’s market trading and shares supervisory body (CNMV) that the initial offer made by Italian company Altantia of €16.50 a share could be improved on and...

Spain’s Cabinet prepares

Cabinet to approve measures agreed to with PSOE and Ciutadans; PSOE wants “brief and limited” intervention, PP wants maximum control

Daughter of Putin aid vies for presidency

The candidature of television star Ksènia Sobtxak, known as Russias’s Paris Hilton, has added a spark to the Russian presidential elections to be held next March despite bringing division to the opposition....

“It is a real possibility”

Catalan Minister of External Affairs warns that there could be more arrests and that the situation questions the credibility of European institutions