Catalonia News

Placards outside Montserrat Monastery expose abuse in Spanish Church

MONTSERRAT, Spain (Reuters) - Tourists and worshippers visiting Catalonia’s imposing mountain-side Montserrat Monastery on a sunny Sunday this month appeared to pay little heed to two men with placards demanding that the local abbot be defrocked for covering up sexual abuse.

Reuters , Africa Feb 19, 2019

Liverpool are front runners for Barca forward Malcom

Barcelona reportedly want to keep the Brazilian for at least another season, though he may force a way out of Catalonia if his first-team prospects do not improve in the coming months.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 18, 2019

World PLWD Congress: Kenya to be first African country to play host

He said only Barcelona, a cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia region in Spain, is the only city that has achieved reputable standards to make PLWD live comfortably.

The Star , Kenya Feb 17, 2019

Seeking independence 'is not a crime,' Barcelona protesters say

Spain’s public prosecutor is seeking prison terms of up to 25 years on charges of rebellion and misuse of public funds for their role in Catalonia’s failed 2017 break away from Spain.

Reuters , Africa Feb 16, 2019

Spanish PM calls snap polls after budget defeat

The campaign will focus on the hot-button issue of the secession crisis in Catalonia, with the right-wing furious at Sanchez's attempts to negotiate with the region's separatist executive, accusing him of yielding to their demands to stay in power.

EWN , South Africa Feb 14, 2019

Spain's government loses budget vote, paving way for early election

But it has been plagued since by growing political volatility, driven by deep divisions over Catalonia’s independence drive and by the emergence of several new parties.

Reuters , Africa Feb 13, 2019

Directors of Netflix Catalonia documentary return award

BARCELONA - The directors of Netflix documentary Two Catalonias said on Tuesday they had returned a German award because the involvement of Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont in the ceremony had "politicised" the "neutral" spirit of their work.

EWN , South Africa Feb 12, 2019

Spanish PM to announce snap election soon after budget vote -sources

“If you want self-determination, I can tell you that there will be no budget,” she said, warning that Catalonia would lose what she called a good, generous budget for the region.

Reuters , Africa Feb 12, 2019

Spain's divisions laid bare as Catalan separatists' trial starts

“Exile and prison are two sides of the same coin which is the repression of a political idea,” Catalonia regional parliament speaker Roger Torrent said on RNE radio.

Reuters , Africa Feb 12, 2019

Tensions high as Spain starts trial of Catalan separatists

The attempt to declare Catalonia’s independence in October 2017 followed a referendum that had been carried out in defiance of a judicial ban and angered much of the rest of Spain.

EWN , South Africa Feb 11, 2019