Tag Archives: Barcelona

SPAIN: Barcelona Hit In Likely Terror Attack [VIDEO]

The Telegraph reports: At least two people have reportedly been killed and several others are injured after a suspected terrorist crashed into a crowd of people on a pavement in a popular tourist area of Barcelona. There are also reports of a live hostage incident at a Turkish restaurant near the scene. The vehicle hit pedestrians in Las Ramblas, a ...

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Near-Miss At Barcelona’s Airport

Via the Telegraph: The heart-stopping moment two passenger planes avoided a catastrophic collision was caught on camera on Saturday. Footage shows a Boeing 767 from the Russian airline UTair coming in to land on a runway at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport. But with the plane just feet from touching down, an Aerolineas Argentineas Airbus A340 slowly taxis across the runway, ...

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Catalonia Rallies For Independence

Hundreds of thousands of independence activists today attempted to create a 250-mile human chain across Spain’s Catalonia region. The human chain was planned on a traditional regional holiday that last year saw more than one million people come out in protest in Barcelona, the largest show of separatist sentiment since the 1970s. The chain, named the Catalan Way, was due ...

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Catalonia Votes Today On Secession

Spain’s Catalonia region is voting today on secession. If the pro-secession party wins a majority, a referendum on independence would likely follow within two years. More than 8,000 polling stations opened across the northeastern region at 9 a.m. local time today to select 135 lawmakers who will decide whether to press on with regional President Artur Mas’s plan for a ...

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SPAIN: Catalonia Rallies For Secession

Spain’s faltering economy brought out the largest crowd yet seen for Catalonia’s annual independence march. A million and a half people took to the streets of Barcelona, according to police estimates, to demand independence for the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia as the country as a whole faces crippling debt. ­At least one train and more than 1,000 coaches were ...

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