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international

North Korea flexes pre-olympic muscle

North Korea marked the founding anniversary of its army with a large military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday, having changed the date of the celebration to the eve of the Olympics. Kim Jong Un, in a black...

justice

Judge decides to send CDC’s 3% case to Madrid

The presiding judge in el Vendrell has decided to pass the case of the alleged financing of Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC), known as the “3% case”, on to the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid,...

international

Merkel under fire for coalition with the SDP

Angela Merkel faced criticism from within t her own conservatives on Thursday for the concessions to Martin Schulz’ Social Democrat Party (SPD) partners to seal a governing alliance. Merkel, who leads...

economy

Catalan industrial figures show increase

The Catalan Industrial Production Index grew in December by 12.5% compared to the same month in 2016, according to data from the Employment Observatory which depends on the Department of Labour and compares...

Sánchez reveals contacts with Madrid

Jordi Sánchez, the former president of the ANC and now on remand in the Soto del Real prison said before judge Pablo Llarena that he had in his possession a series of messages he exchanged with members...

Merkel makes concessions

The German Chancellor announces a coalition with the PSD which still must be ratified by the socialists who control finances, labour and foreign affairs

justice

18 Hells Angels members arrested

Members of the Catalan police force, the Mossos d’Esquadra yesterday arrested 18 members of the Hells Angels biker gang for drug trafficking, which is also related to the murder of a member of a rival...

europe

EMP sacked for calling fellow EMP a “Nazi”

The European Parliament yesterday removed the Polish EMP Ryszard Czarnecki from his position of vice-president after he called a fellow Polish EMP, Roza Thun, a “Nazi” in the chamber. The majority...

justice

Sex offender proves GPS bracelet a failure

A repeat sex offender faced court yesterday for abusing a 10-year-old when he was on probation and under the surveillance of a GPS bracelet that did not work because the battery of the device had run down....