Catalonia Today

Rajoy: Torra’s speech is “confrontational”

After promising that he would judge Quim Torra “by his actions,” the Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, took a stronger line in his his assessment of the speech made by the candidate for the presidency...

politics

PP appeals to Constitutional Court to invalidate delegate vote

The Catalan PP has presented allegations to the Constitutional Court (TC) to impose a precautionary measure by urgency to prohibit the delegated votes of President Carles Puigdemont, and former minister...

interntional

Teen sentenced to death for killing “rapist” husband

A 19-year-old girl in Sudan was sentenced to death on Thursday for murdering her husband after he tried to rape her, said campaigners, calling on the president to pardon her as she was forced into a child...

international

Possible outbreak of Ebola in north- east Congo

The World Health Organisation said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak in a remote area of Congo to prevent it spreading, particularly to the provincial capital...

The war where no one ever died

Antoni Munné-Jordà uses his novel to give life to the stories of three Catalans who fought in the División Azul.

society

Malaysian election results still uncertain

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s long-ruling coalition clung to a slight lead in vote counting from Wednesday’s election, a cliff-hanger against a resurgent opposition alliance led by 92-year-old...

health

20% of celiacs take advice from the Internet

Some 20% of people who have been diagnosed with celiac disease are using the Internet as their main source of information to follow their treatment and gluten-free diet, according to a survey by the Celiac...

society

Four new Blue Flags given to Catalan beaches

With summer close at hand, the International Blue Flag Jury published its list of awards on issues such as environmental management, security, facilities and services or the quality of the water. In total,...

economy

Vodafone buys Liberty Global for €18.4 billion

The Vodafone Group has agreed to an €18.4 billion deal to buy Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. Vodafone said adding Liberty’s cable television and broadband...