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Joan Faus

In hard-hit Spain, the poor suffer even more from the pandemic

Sep 17 2020

BARCELONA Mohamed Chirif, a 45-year-old Algerian living in Barcelona, is afraid he might lose his job as a plumber if the coronavirus test he took this week turns out to be positive.

Catalans rally for independence despite health warnings

Sep 11 2020

BARCELONA Wearing face masks, thousands of Catalans on Friday staged dozens of small protests calling for the region's independence from Spain despite warnings from health officials to avoid gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barcelona changes tourism tactics in the COVID era

Aug 13 2020

BARCELONA The sight of local kids playing under the palm trees in an almost empty Plaça Reial square reminds Gloria Gomez of her childhood in the 1980s before tourism swamped the Barcelona landmark.

Pool sales skyrocket as consumers splash out on coronavirus cocoons

Aug 06 2020

BARCELONA/LOS ANGELES Locked down, hot and desperate for a dip? If you live in Indianapolis and fancy putting a pool in your back yard there's a three-week wait - but that's just for an appointment to order one for next year.

Nissan, unions agree to postpone Barcelona plants closure to end-2021

Aug 05 2020

BARCELONA After a 30-hour marathon of negotiations, Nissan Motor Co and the unions at its three Barcelona plants agreed to postpone the closure of the plants by one year, until December 2021, the company and unions said.

UPDATE 2-Nissan, unions agree to postpone Barcelona plants closure to end-2021

Aug 05 2020

BARCELONA, Aug 5 After a 30-hour marathon of negotiations, Nissan Motor Co and the unions at its three Barcelona plants agreed to postpone the closure of the plants by one year, until December 2021, the company and unions said.

Former king Juan Carlos decides to leave Spain amid corruption allegations

Aug 03 2020

MADRID Spain's former king Juan Carlos has decided to leave his country, a dramatic exit designed to protect the monarchy after a barrage of corruption allegations surfaced against him.

Catalan youngsters face hefty fines for 'botellon' drinking parties

Jul 28 2020

BARCELONA, July 28 Catalonia on Tuesday banned informal outdoor parties popular with youngsters, saying anyone taking part would be fined up to 15,000 euros ($17,598.00), in the latest step to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

UK deals new blow to Spanish tourism in what Spain's PM calls 'error' by London

Jul 27 2020

MADRID Britain made a mistake when it decided at the weekend to slap a quarantine on people traveling from Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday, saying much of the Mediterranean country had a lower coronavirus infection rate than the UK. | Video

Spain's Almirall said coronavirus to hit 2020 sales, earnings

Jul 27 2020

BARCELONA Spanish pharmaceutical firm Almirall lowered its 2020 outlook on Monday, forecasting a decrease in net sales and core earnings after the coronavirus pandemic hit its dermatology business, bringing net profit down 31.5% in the first semester.

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