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'Really, really sad' Messi's exit sends shockwave through Barcelona

Aug 06 2021

BARCELONA FC Barcelona fans were left reeling on Friday after the club announced that star striker Lionel Messi would be leaving the Camp Nou, where he has spent his entire professional career. | Video

With 3D printed 'steaks', Spanish startup eyes the mass market

Jun 30 2021

BARCELONA As demand for plant-based alternatives to meat rises, Barcelona-based startup Novameat is using its 3D printing technology to manufacture vegetarian "steaks" that it hopes will reach the mass market next year. | Video

Despite smaller scale, Barcelona relieved at return of telecoms gathering

Jun 25 2021

BARCELONA Barcelona recalls the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February 2020 as the first sign that COVID-19 was a real, immediate cause for concern - a month before most of the world locked down.

Human towers return to Catalan town as coronavirus ebbs

Jun 24 2021

VALLS, Spain Catalonia's traditional festival of human towers returned to the medieval city of Valls in a scaled-down form on Thursday after a 15-month hiatus caused by COVID-19. | Video

Pardoned separatists leave jail demanding 'freedom for Catalonia'

Jun 23 2021

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain Nine Catalan separatist leaders walked free from prison on Wednesday and vowed to win independence from Spain, in a foretaste of the challenges facing Madrid as it prepares for talks on the region's future. | Video

'We are all the same' - Barcelona church opens doors to Ramadan dinners

May 03 2021

BARCELONA With COVID-19 restrictions preventing Barcelona's Islamic population from celebrating Ramadan at the usual indoor venues, a Catholic church has offered up its open-air cloisters for Muslims to eat and pray together.

Euphoric clubbers hit dance floor again as Spain trials digital COVID-19 pass

May 02 2021

GIRONA, Spain Mandatory face masks could not conceal their delight as clubbers in the Spanish city of Girona moved to the thumping beats of house music put on by a live DJ. | Video

Rock on: no rise in infections after concert for 5,000 in Barcelona

Apr 28 2021

BARCELONA A trial concert in Barcelona where 5,000 people took rapid COVID-19 tests and crammed into a venue without social distancing did not drive up infections, organisers said on Tuesday, giving hope to the moribund live-music sector. | Video

Daredevil free climber scales one of Europe's highest skyscrapers

Apr 03 2021

BARCELONA George King, the man who free-climbed The Shard in London, took his life in his hands again when he scaled one of Europe's highest skyscrapers in Barcelona on Friday without any ropes or safety measures. | Video

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