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RPT-Trump and Biden 'pooper' figurines steal the show in Catalan nativity

Oct 20 2020

TOROELLA DE MONTGRI, Spain Oct 20 Caught with their pants down and wearing face masks, U.S. President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden are the stars of a new range of defecating figurines that are a longstanding Christmas tradition in the Spanish region of Catalonia.

Trump and Biden 'pooper' figurines steal the show in Catalan nativity

Oct 20 2020

TOROELLA DE MONTGRI, Spain Caught with their pants down and wearing face masks, U.S. President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden are the stars of a new range of defecating figurines that are a longstanding Christmas tradition in the Spanish region of Catalonia.

'Endangered species': Barcelona bar staff protest against coronavirus shutdown

Oct 16 2020

BARCELONA Banging pots and pans, some 1,000 hospitality workers rallied in Barcelona's Old City on Friday to protest against a 15-day shutdown of bars and restaurants ordered by the Catalan regional government to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections in Spain. | Video

'Endangered species': Barcelona bar staff protest coronavirus shutdown

Oct 16 2020

BARCELONA, Oct 16 Banging pots and pans, some 1,000 hospitality workers rallied in Barcelona's Old City on Friday to protest against a 15-day shutdown of bars and restaurants ordered by the Catalan regional government to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections in Spain.

Barcelona fans chant for Messi to stay, want management out

Aug 26 2020

BARCELONA Angry Barcelona fans chanted for the resignation of club president Josep Maria Bartomeu after captain Lionel Messi announced on Tuesday that he wished to leave the Catalan side.

Pizza restaurant launches Spain's first virtual waiter app

Aug 04 2020

PALAFRUGELL, Spain A restaurant on Spain's northeastern Mediterranean coast is pioneering a dining experience that allows customers to avoid most face-to-face contact with staff and minimise the risk of coronavirus contagion. | Video

Millions of Catalans urged to stay home as coronavirus cases jump

Jul 17 2020

BARCELONA Catalonia on Friday urged some four million people, including residents of Barcelona, to stay home, in a major toughening of its response to an increase in coronavirus cases.

COVID-19 patients learn to walk again at Barcelona hospital

Jun 11 2020

BARCELONA Beating the coronavirus was only the first step towards recovery for patients at a Barcelona rehabilitation centre providing treatment for a range of debilitating after-effects.

Queues for Spain's food banks swell as coronavirus cases dwindle

Jun 04 2020

BARCELONA Queues for food banks have swollen in Spain as the coronavirus crisis has left hundreds of thousands of people teetering on the edge of poverty.

With suitcase and bikini emojis, Spain urges tourists back from July

May 25 2020

MADRID/BARCELONA Spain revised down its coronavirus death toll on Monday and urged foreign holidaymakers to return from July as it eases one of Europe's strictest lockdowns, though tourism businesses were sceptical about salvaging the summer season. | Video

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