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27Oct/17

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonian lawmakers vote for independence from Spain, with 70 votes in favor and 10 against.

Catalonia’s regional parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday (October 27) in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain’s constitutional court.

The independence motion was passed in the 135-strong assembly with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and 2 blank ballots, the assembly’s speaker said.

Lawmakers from the Socialist Party, the People’s Party (PP) and Ciudadanos had left the chamber before the vote in protest.

02Oct/17

Catalonia violence spooks European markets

Violence surrounding an independence vote in Catalonia spooks European markets and counters a boost from upbeat economic data. But as Silvia Antonioli reports, some in the travel sector get some relief. Continue reading

01Oct/17

Hundreds injured as police shut down Catalan vote

Over 400 are injured in Spain after police used force to try to prevent voting in Catalonia’s independence referendum on Sunday. Pascale Davies reports Continue reading

01Oct/17

Crowds queue outside polling stations as they wait to vote in banned Catalan referendum

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Thousands of people were seen on Sunday (October 1) queuing outside polling stations in Barcelona waiting to cast their ballots in Catalonia’s banned independence referendum. Continue reading

18Aug/17

Catalonia attacks had been planned “for some time” – police

BARCELONA, SPAIN (AUGUST 18, 2018) (GOVERNMENT TV) – Two deadly attacks in Catalonia on Thursday (August 17) and in the early hours of Friday (August 18) had been planned for some time by people operating out of the town of Alcanar, police said. Continue reading

06Jul/17

Anti-G20 ‘Welcome to Hell’ demonstration gets underway in Hamburg

HAMBURG, GERMANY (JULY 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Thousands of protesters from around Europe, who say the G20 summit has failed to solve many of the issues threatening world peace, poured into Hamburg on Thursday (July 6) to join the main demonstration, dubbed “Welcome to Hell” by the alliance of anti-capitalist groups who organized it.
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07May/17

Danish brewer puts the ‘P’ in pilsner

ROSKILDE, DENMARK (DANISH AGRICULTURE AND FOOD COUNCIL) – A Danish brewery is drawing on 50,000 liters of urine collected from the largest music festival in Northern Europe in producing a novelty beer aimed at the more adventurous drinker.
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21Mar/17

Martin McGuinness, IRA street-fighter-turned statesman, dies

NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (REUTERS) – Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms and turned peacemaker to help end Northern Ireland’s 30-year conflict, died on Tuesday (March 21) after a decade as deputy first minister of the British province. He was 66.
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21Jan/17

Four more rescued from Italian avalanche hotel, death toll up to five

Italy’s avalanche death toll rises to five and four more survivors are rescued.

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