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culture

French New Wave director Agnes Varda dies at 90

Filmmaker Agnes Varda died in Paris yesterday aged 90. Varda was a key name in the French New Wave in the 1960s, with films like Cleo from 5 to 7, Le Bonheur, and The Creatures. In 2017, she became the...

Barcelona face Espanyol in Catalan derby

Barcelona and local rivals Espanyol face off today at 4.15pm in the Camp Nou stadium. Barça currently sit at the top of La Liga with a 10-point lead over Atlético Madrid, having won 20 of their 28 league...

technology

NTT looking into opening AI centre in Barcelona

Japanese firm NTT Data is looking into setting up its first European Artificial Intelligence centre in Barcelona. The government is now negotiating to secure an agreement with the company, owned by technology...

President meets MPs in Portugal

Torra raises the international profile of the conflict in a visit to Lisbon as Spain recovers from Borrell’s slip-up in Germany

science

Catalan research institute part of mission to study exoplanets

The European Space Agency (ESA) has declared the Cheops satellite fit to fly on what will be the first ESA mission specifically aimed at gathering knowledge of exoplanets. A small telescope will go into...

ENVIRONMENT

EU declares war on single-use plastics

In the last few days, the European Parliament in Strasbourg has approved a number of measures to avoid the use of single-use plastics. Wednesday, and accord was approved which will see the end of single-use...

ICELAND

WowAir cancels all flights and goes bust

Icelandic low-cost airline WowAir announced that it was cancelling all flights, leaving some passengers stranded, after it failed to agree new deals with investors and venture capitalists to sustain its...

SOCIETY

Brunei punishes homosexuality with death

As of next week when the new penal code in Brunei will come in to effect, homosexuality, which was already illegal in the small Asian monarchy, will be punishable whipping, or even death, as will adultery...

Facebook to ban white supremacist content

Facebook has announced it will take action against white supremacists and their content on the social media platform. This comes weeks after a terrorist with white-supremacist connections shot and killed...