Posts Tagged ‘Barcelona’

Barcelona prosecutors seek 8-year prison term for Shakira

Spanish prosecutors will ask a court to sentence Colombian pop star Shakira to eight years and two months in prison, if she is convicted in her expected trial for alleged tax fraud. Source

Barcelona 1992 Olympic Ceremony Features COVID-19, Hydra Vulgaris

by Lee Austin Just when I thought the COVID-19 deception couldn’t get any darker, the video clip below from Barcelona’s 1992 Olympic opening ceremony actually features COVID-19 and Hydra Vulgaris. The Hydra is named after the serpent in Greek mythology that grew two new heads for each one cut off.  Hydra Vulgaris is a tiny, […]

Palestinians seeking asylum stranded at Barcelona Airport for days

The Catalan Minister for Equality urged the Spanish government on Friday to take better care of a group of 39 Palestinians who solicited asylum at Barcelona Airport earlier this week, Anadolu News Agency reports. “We remind the state that the duty to protect is an international obligation, and demand authorities to give these people access […]

Pro-Catalan independence protesters gather in Barcelona

During a demonstration marking the fourth anniversary of a Catalan independence referendum, around a thousand pro-Catalan independence protesters gather in Barcelona to ask for political leaders to join them to “apply what we voted for, which is the unilateral declaration of independence.” Source

McAfee’s wife orders ‘thorough investigation’ into his death in Barcelona jail

The widow of John McAfee, the British-American tycoon who died in a Spanish prison this week while awaiting extradition to the United States, on Friday demanded a “thorough investigation” of his death, saying her husband did not appear suicidal when they last spoke. Authorities in Spain are conducting an autopsy on McAfee’s body but have […]

Antoni Gaudi’s iconic church in Barcelona reopens to the public

The iconic Sagrada Familia basilica reopened in Barcelona on Saturday after a protracted period of closure due to COVID-19. The second most-visited church in Spain is still operating with limited visiting hours. Despite this, more than 1,000 tickets are being sold online every hour. It’s not just tourists snapping up tickets to the famous attraction, […]

Real Madrid beats FC Barcelona to take La Liga lead

Real Madrid beat rivals Barcelona 2-1 at home in an entertaining, rain-soaked ‘Clasico’ on Saturday to stretch their winning run to six games in all competitions and go top of La Liga for the first time in three months.Karim Benzema put the champions in charge at a soggy Alfredo di Stefano stadium with a delightful […]

Several arrested after police enter FC Barcelona stadium in search operation

Several people were arrested by Spanish police on Monday as part of an investigation into FC Barcelona. It comes shortly after officers entered Barcelona’s stadium in a search and seize operation. Spanish media said the operation was related to last year’s “Barçagate,” in which club officials were accused of launching a smear campaign against current […]

At least 13 arrested as rioting resumes in Barcelona over jailing of rapper who praised terrorists, insulted monarchy (VIDEOS)

Violent protests over the jailing of rapper Pablo Hasel have resumed in Barcelona, reportedly leading to more than a dozen arrests as rioters torched a police van, threw objects at officers and damaged banks and other businesses. Video footage posted Saturday on Twitter shows men in dark hoodies dousing a police van with flammable liquid […]

Barcelona protests erupt in violence for second night in a row after Spanish rapper arrested for insulting king (VIDEOS)

Protesters in Barcelona set fires and blocked streets in the second night of furious demonstrations against the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel, who was sentenced to jail for insulting Spain’s king and glorifying terrorism. As night fell over Barcelona on Wednesday, crowds of protesters rolled makeshift barricades down the central Via Laietana, before setting them […]

Spanish police fire rubber bullets after Barcelona protest demanding rapper’s release descends into riots (VIDEOS)

Clashes erupted between protesters and riot police during demonstrations in Catalonia against the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel, convicted for calling the former Spanish king a thief, with cops in Barcelona firing rubber bullets. Hasel, whose real name is Pablo Rivadulla Duro, was arrested earlier on Tuesday after barricading himself inside the University of Lleida […]

What’s in common between Barcelona’s Camp Nou and Sagrada Familia? Both can be VACCINATION CENTERS, local authorities suggest

The Catalonian government has a plan to use two of Barcelona’s iconic landmarks as vaccination sites to boost participation in the campaign against Covid-19. FC Barcelona has reportedly liked the idea. “We are interested in having emblematic sites that draw the public’s attention to the need to get vaccinated,” the Spanish region’s health secretary Josep […]

Antoine Griezmann: What will the response be from Barcelona and China?

Not for the first time an athlete has sparked a conversation about China. It’s not even the first time a high-profile footballer has commented on the treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims. Antoine Griezmann’s Instagram post generated news headlines, but analysts say it may also have started huge problems in the high stakes collision of sport […]

4 Lions At Barcelona Zoo, Spain, Test Positive For COVID-19

BARCELONA, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Four lions at Barcelona Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19, veterinary authorities said on Tuesday, in only the second known case in which large felines have contracted coronavirus. Three females named Zala, Nima and Run Run and Kiumbe, a male, were tested after keepers noticed they showed slight symptoms of […]

Ronaldo’s Juventus face Messi’s Barcelona in UEFA Champions League group stage

Two of greatest names in modern football, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, will face each other in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League group stage. Ronaldo’s Juventus, who won the 2019-20 Italian Serie A, were drawn against Messi’s Barcelona in Group G, alongside Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev, and Ferencvaros from Hungary. In Group A, defending champions […]

Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave the club but could face legal battle

Football superstar Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish team. The club confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Argentine sent a document expressing his wish to leave. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona’s 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the […]

FC Barcelona sack Setién after disastrous Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich

FC Barcelona has fired its manager Quique Setién, the Spanish club announced on Monday evening. It comes after the club suffered a disastrous 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich on Friday in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. It is not clear who will replace the 61-year-old Spanish boss yet, however the club said it […]

Barcelona mourns the victims of the 2017 terror attacks

Barcelona lamented on Monday, August 17, the victims of the terrorist attack that saw a van run over pedestrians on Las Ramblas, the city’s most emblematic boulevard, three years ago. In Las Ramblas, a solemn but emotional act was held with the victims as protagonists, while authorities and political representatives remained in a discreet background. […]

Thousands rally for unity with Spain in Barcelona (WATCH LIVE)

The pro-unity demonstration on Sunday was organized by the Catalan Civil Society group. The same organization was behind a similar mass rally in Barcelona three weeks ago, when police estimated around 350,000 people took to the streets. Organizers then claimed the figure was over 900,000. The current march aims to defend Spain’s unity and reject […]

‘We’re the f***ing law here’: Rowdy off-duty Spanish cops cause ruckus in Barcelona bar

The bar’s owners called the Mossos d’Esquadra, the police force of Catalonia, after being shocked at the aggression and destruction being caused by the group of customers. On arrival, the local police discovered that the trouble-makers were actually off-duty Spanish policemen. ‘Fake pics, limited use of force’: Spanish FM downplays police violence during Catalonia vote […]

Deadline expired: Madrid on collision course with Barcelona

nsnbc : Spain’s federal government in Madrid has insisted that it will suspend Catalonia’s autonomy after the Catalan government refused to drop the bid […]

“Total Stoppage”: Barcelona Paralyzed By General Strike, Barricades As Protesters Take To The Streets

“Total Stoppage”: Barcelona Paralyzed By General Strike, Barricades As Protesters Take To The Streets Zero Hedge Oct 3, 2017 The Catalan rebellion escalated on Tuesday, resulting in a day of “total stoppage” for the Catalan capital, in which Barcelona metro stations were closed, pickets blocked main roads and civil servants walked out on Tuesday in […]

BARCELONA: New Revelations, More Challenging Questions Remain

21st Century Wire says… The events of last weeks attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils continue to unravel into a myriad of complexity concerning key players and ‘whodunnit’. It is now understood that the deceased so called ‘imam’ of the cell, Albdelbaki Es Satty, was previously ruled as ‘no real threat’ as far back as 2015. Two […]

UPDATE: Barcelona Attack

Spanish authorities say Younes Abouyaaqoub was driving the van that killed 13 people in Barcelona. (Photo: Mossos d’Esquadra/Catalan Police) On Monday it was reported that Younes Abouyaaqoub, the terrorist suspected of driving the van that killed 13 people in Barcelona last week, was shot dead by Catalonian police. A 14th fatality occurred when Abouyaaqoub stabbed and carjacked […]

Barcelona attack: Thousands of Muslims march against Isis chanting ‘Not in my name’

Twitter screenshot Members of the Muslim community in Barcelona have taken to the streets chanting “not in my name” following the devastating terror attack. At least 14 people were killed in the twin terror attacks, after a van was driven into the crowd on the busy street of Las Ramblas in central Barcelona and a car rammed into […]

1,000s of Muslims march against terrorism in Barcelona after van attack (PHOTOS)

READ MORE: Barcelona attack prime suspect killed, all 12 terrorists dead or in custody – police Muslim communities of Barcelona gathered on Monday evening at the square to support the victims and condemn Islamist terrorism, El Pais reported. People from across the city began flocking to the venue, reaching more than 2,500 by 7pm local […]

UK gov orders tighter checks on car and van hire rentals after Barcelona terror

     Ministers have expressed concern at how easily extremists can hire vans and cars in the wake of the Barcelona attack British drivers will face extra checks when renting cars and vans to ensure they are not extremists in the wake of a string of deadly terror attacks using vehicles. Ministers are ordering the crackdown […]

‘I prefer him in prison or dead:’ Mother of Barcelona attack suspect calls on him to surrender

“I would like him to return, to stop what he has been doing. I’m not responsible for all that. I want him to surrender to police. I prefer him to be in prison or even dead rather than killing other people,” the woman told French broadcaster BFM TV on Monday. Barcelona attack suspect remains at […]

Alleged Barcelona attack driver still at large, identified as Younes Abouyaaqoub

nsnbc : Authorities in Spain stated on Monday that they believe the driver responsible for the death of 13 people in a ramming attack […]

Police find over 120 gas canisters for ‘one or more’ attacks in Barcelona

     According to police, some 120 gas canisters found for “one or more” attacks in the Spanish city of Barcelona in the region of Catalonia. According to the Catalan police chief, Thursday’s attack hasn’t been “committed on the full scale” because explosives had been destroyed as a result of an accidental blast in Alcanar a […]

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