Catalonia Today

Kazakhstan

Capital re-named in honour of former president

Kazakhstan yesterday renamed its capital Astana. The capital’s new name, Nursultan, has been chosen to honour Kazakhstan’s former president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who resigned on Tuesday after three...

Italy

Driver of bus carrying 51 sets fire to it in Milan

The driver of a bus, a 47-year-old man, was arrested yesterday for arson and kidnapping. According to the local press the man shouted: “Nobody gets off here alive” at the 51 students on the bus, he...

Netherlands

Another suspect arrested for Utrecht shooting

On Tuesday night a special intervention force unit arrested a new suspect in relation to Monday’s Utrecht shooting . According to a statement made by the Dutch prosecutor’s office, the new suspect...

Brazil

Attack on convoy transporting uranium

A group of armed men shot at people guarding a convoy transporting uranium to Brazi’s -nuclear power plants in Angra dos Reis on Tuesday night. The agents guarding the convoy responded by opening fire....

Ombudsman to decide on ribbons

Torra leaves yellow ribbons up until he receives report; Moncloa warns Mossos can be ordered to remove them

brexit

No way out for May as she postpones further Brexit vote

The British Prime Minister yesterday postponed today’s vote on the ’Brexit’ agreement and acknowledged that the country is in the middle of a “constitutional crisis.” After a meeting of ministers,...

culture

Casa Batlló visits to areas under restoration

In a radical move, the Bernat family, owners of Barcelona’s top Gaudí attraction, Casa Batlló, which has a million visits annually, have decided to offer something special to local visitors, who no...

Jovic heads Barça’s list of number nines

It is an open secret that Barça need to find a substitute for Luis Súarez who, at 32 years of age and with chronic knee problems, is increasingly in decline. That is why the club has been tracking the...

education

Too many degrees at universities, study warns

A study analysing the university system in Spain has revealed that the number of university degrees on offer in Catalonia has grown by 30%, in both public and private universities, since the Bologna plan...