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ETA hands over arms stash to French police

ETA yesterday handed over two boxes containing weapons to the French authorities. The prosecutor’s office in Bayonne received an anonymous call in which a person informed the authorities of the location...

international

Judge orders Trump to restart DACA programme

In a further setback for Donald Trump, a 3rd federal judge has ordered the administration to restart the DACA programme that shields young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers” from deportation...

education

Europe’s law faculties meeting in Barcelona

The European Association of Law Faculties is meeting in Barcelona in a symposium titled ’Legal Education: Knowledge and Skills’, being held at the UAB and the College of Lawyers of Barcelona and which...

international

Inventor gets life sentence for killing journalist

Danish inventor Peter Madsen was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering, sexually mutilating and dismembering a Swedish journalist with premeditation aboard his home-made submarine in Copenhagen...

Santi Vila defends his role in Sixena case

Catalonia’s former Minister of Culture, Santi Vila, gave evidence yesterday in a court in Osca (Aragon) in the Sixena case. The politician, who is charged with crimes of disobedience and breach of trust...

international

Suicide bomber kills at least 57 in Kabul attack

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 100, in the most serious attack yet on preparations...

international

Police close Mont- Saint-Michel due to security alert

French authorities said they evacuated the major tourist attraction of Mont Saint-Michel after a man threatened police on Sunday. A local bar owner heard a man uttering threats after he entered the site...

Society

Cardenal Omella presents pastoral plan for diocese

The Cardinal Archbishop of Barcelona, Joan Josep Omella proposes to give his archdiocese a new focus by leaving the churches open for more hours, adopting a more austere approach and involving the laity...

international

Near-nude gunman kills at least four

A near-nude gunman killed at least four people at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee early on Sunday morning and then fled after a patron saved lives by wrestling the assault-style rifle...