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In World
October 28, 2017 3:56 am gmt |
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Crowds of jubilant independence supporters continued to celebrate outside Catalonia’s government headquarters in Barcelona on Friday evening (October 27) after the regional parliament declared independence from Spain. The Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its pa...
In Latest Stories
October 22, 2017 4:14 am gmt |
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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has condemned Spain’s “democratic attack” on Catalonia, following Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s announcement that he plans to curb the powers of the region’s parliament, sack its government and call an election within six months. Puigdemont called on the Catalan parl...
In World
October 18, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Tens of thousands took to the streets of Barcelona on Tuesday night (October 17) as the region refused to bow to the Spanish government’s demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week. Many protesters carri...
In Latest Stories
August 21, 2017 9:47 am gmt |
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CCTV images believed to be of the suspect in last week’s Barcelona terror attack was released on Monday (August 21). According to local media, the three still pictures show the suspect entering and leaving the popular Boqueria Market in Las Ramblas, where the driver of a van rammed into crowds ...
In World
August 20, 2017 11:12 am gmt |
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Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia on Sunday (August 20) joined Spanish and Portuguese political leaders at architect Antoni Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia church, for a mass in honour of the victims of the Barcelona van attack at Las Ramblas. The Catalonia police on Sunday said invest...
In Canada
August 19, 2017 11:33 am gmt |
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Ian Moore Wilson has been identified as the Canadian killed and his wife Valerie injured in the Barcelona van attack. The father of Vancouver police officer Fiona Wilson was described by his daughter as “compassionate, generous, adventurous, and always game for a lively debate, a good book, exp...
In World
August 19, 2017 10:19 am gmt |
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Far-right protesters and anti-fascist groups clashed on Friday (August 18) at Las Ramblas Boulevard in central Barcelona a day after van a van plowed into crowds killing 14 people and leaving dozens injured. It was the latest of a string of attacks across Europe in the past 13 months in which militan...
In Football
August 19, 2017 4:13 am gmt |
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Bundesliga teams Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen paid their respects to the victims of the Barcelona attacks ahead of their match on Friday night (August 18). At least thirteen people were killed on Thursday afternoon (August 17) when a van driven by a suspected Islamist militant mounted a pedestr...
In Football
August 17, 2017 3:44 am gmt |
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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his team is hungry to go on and achieve even more after they won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday (August 16). Zidane’s Champions League winners completed a 5-1 aggregate vic...
In Sports
August 8, 2017 4:48 am gmt |
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Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde wants his side to move on from Neymar’s transfer and look to the future after their 5-0 win over Brazilian side Chapecoense on Monday (August 7). The Brazilian international moved to French club Paris Saint-Germain in a record 222 million euro transfer. Valver...
In Latest Stories
July 29, 2017 4:29 am gmt |
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They have played Super Bowls, World Series and NBA championships in Miami but on Saturday (July 29) soccer, and one of the sport’s great rivalries, will be the hot ticket when Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in a rare El Clasico away from Spanish soil. The match marks just the second time, and f...
In Europe
July 28, 2017 9:24 am gmt |
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At least 48 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after a train crashed at a station in the Spanish city of Barcelona, officials say. The incident happened during the morning rush hour at the Francia station, in the city centre. Dozens of emergency personnel were sent to the station, with...
In Latest Stories
December 4, 2016 4:26 am gmt |
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A last-gasp Sergio Ramos header secured a 1-1 draw for Real Madrid in El Clasico against Barcelona to maintain their six-point lead at the top of La Liga on Saturday. The home side took a 53rd-minute lead thanks to a Luis Suarez header and had chances through Neymar and Lionel Messi to extend their a...
In Latest Stories
November 25, 2016 5:23 am gmt |
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Barcelona star player Lionel Messi showed his humility once again on Thursday (November 24) as he played down his individual importance to the Catalan giants. Barca drew a blank against Malaga last Saturday (November 19) without top scorers Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, and also without vital midfiel...
In Latest Stories
October 20, 2016 5:38 am gmt |
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Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City would be in the queue to sign Lionel Messi if the Barcelona forward decides to ‘go and play somewhere else’ before the end of his career. Former Barcelona coach Guardiola faces the Spanish champions on Wednesday evening for only the second time since ending ...
In Football
September 14, 2016 6:16 am gmt |
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The Argentine forward cracked in an early first goal in the Group C match. Celtic’s Moussa Dembele had a penalty saved before Messi poked in his second. In the second half, Neymar’s free-kick sailed into the net, Andres Iniesta volleyed a fourth, Messi slid home the fifth and Suarez scored with a vol...
In Football
June 2, 2016 8:17 am gmt |
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Argentinean soccer star Lionel Messi is to appear in court in Barcelona on Thursday (June 2) on charges of tax evasion. Injury prevented soccer’s five-times World Player of the Year from attending the trial opening on Tuesday (May 31). Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, are accused by t...
In Football
February 2, 2016 12:29 pm gmt |
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Brazilian footballer Neymar is due to give evidence in a Spanish court over allegations of corruption and fraud surrounding his transfer to Barcelona. The current and former president of the club denied wrongdoing at the court in Madrid on Monday. Barcelona said it paid €57m (£43m) for Neymar in 2013...
In Football
January 12, 2016 4:07 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi deposed eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo to take back his crown as the undisputed king of world football by lifting a record fifth Ballon d’Or on Monday. Much has changed since, just 12 months ago, a disgruntled Messi, fresh from losing a World Cup final and disillusioned with coach...