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Barca seek to turn Lesbos camps into fields of dreams for child refugees

Mar 28 2019

LESBOS, Greece It may not be the Nou Camp, but the charity arm of soccer giants Barcelona has been giving child refugees living in temporary shelters on Lesbos a shot at the beautiful game.

REFILE-Party at Barca's Camp Nou to celebrate Messi’s Cirque du Soleil

Jan 31 2019

BARCELONA, Jan 31 Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium hosted on Thursday an exclusive party to launch the new Cirque du Soleil soccer-themed show "Messi10" based on the life of the Argentina soccer great.

Human tower builders in Catalonia kick off with pro-independence protest

Oct 08 2018

TARRAGONA, Spain Protesters calling for Catalan independence kicked off Spain's bi-annual human towers building competition on Sunday which is being held for the first time since Catalonia's failed 2017 independence referendum. | Video

Opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies in Barcelona, aged 85

Oct 06 2018

BARCELONA Montserrat Caballe, who took opera into the pop charts by singing "Barcelona" with Freddie Mercury three decades ago, died aged 85 on Saturday. | Video

Thousands gather in Barcelona as anniversary of independence vote approaches

Sep 20 2018

BARCELONA Thousands gathered in Barcelona on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of a police raid on Catalan government offices in the Mediterranean city, a move that sparked a huge demonstration ahead of a banned vote on a split from Spain.

A year after attacks, Barcelona harbours demons for survivors

Aug 14 2018

S'AGARO, Spain Silvia Gallart has returned to Barcelona's central boulevard only once since a van careered past her as it ploughed through crowds there last August, leaving a trail of dead and injured.

A year after attacks, Barcelona harbours demons for survivors

Aug 14 2018

S'AGARO, Spain, Aug 14 Silvia Gallart has returned to Barcelona's central boulevard only once since a van careered past her as it ploughed through crowds there last August, leaving a trail of dead and injured.

Crisis over Catalan independence nears crucial few days

Oct 25 2017

BARCELONA/MADRID Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont kept friends and foes guessing on Wednesday on whether he intends to unilaterally declare independence as the Spanish government prepares to impose direct rule to stop the region breaking away.

Catalan mayors exercise right to remain silent in referendum questioning

Sep 19 2017

BARCELONA The first of hundreds of Catalan mayors summoned to answer questions on why they have backed a banned Oct. 1 referendum on independence from Spain appeared before the state prosecutor on Tuesday amid cheers and chants from supporters.

Catalan independence campaign kicks off as Barcelona gives backing

Sep 14 2017

TARRAGONA, Spain The Catalonian government on Thursday launched its official campaign for an independence referendum, which Madrid has declared illegal, buoyed by the support of the capital Barcelona.

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