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City and municipality in Catalonia

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Barcelona: City and municipality in Catalonia
Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres high.

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Spanish PM visits Barcelona, criticizes regional chief

Spain's acting prime minister accused Catalonia's pro-seccession president of failing in his duty to ensure public order and peace between pro and anti-indepedence supporters as he visited regional..
Reuters - Published

Spain's acting prime minister to visit Barcelona

Spain's acting prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, said he would travel to Barcelona on Monday to visit police officers injured in protests that have rocked the Spanish region of Catalonia.
Reuters - Published

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Pro-separatists stage new Barcelona rallies [Video]Pro-separatists stage new Barcelona rallies

No sign of the violence that has shaken Barcelona in recent days as crowds block roads on Sunday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

Authorities 'not overwhelmed' by Barcelona street violence, says Spain's acting interior minister [Video]Authorities 'not overwhelmed' by Barcelona street violence, says Spain's acting interior minister

Masked demonstrators clashed with police in central Barcelona on Friday as a fifth day of protests over the jailing of separatist leaders turned violent.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:26Published

Protesters clash with police in Barcelona [Video]Protesters clash with police in Barcelona

Protesters clash with police in Barcelona following an earlier peaceful demonstration against the conviction of Catalan independence leaders. Protests have been going on in the city for several days...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

De Bruyne, Stones ready for Man City's Palace trip [Video]De Bruyne, Stones ready for Man City's Palace trip

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones could be in contention for Saturday's Premier League match at Crystal Palace, says manager Pep Guardiola.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:19Published

Massive separatist 'freedom' march hits Barcelona [Video]Massive separatist 'freedom' march hits Barcelona

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags and chanting "freedom for political prisoners" joined marches across Catalonia on Friday, the fifth day of protests against the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Catalan protesters block Girona train station [Video]Catalan protesters block Girona train station

Separatist protesters attempted to block the train station in the Spanish town of Girona, near the French border, after a fourth consecutive night of protests. The demonstration follows violence in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

El Clasico can be played in a normal atmosphere in Barcelona - Valverde [Video]El Clasico can be played in a normal atmosphere in Barcelona - Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde calls on Spanish football authorities not to suspend or move their Clasico meeting with Real Madrid out of respect for the fans

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:17Published

Catalan chief demands new independence vote [Video]Catalan chief demands new independence vote

Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region's government said on Thursday in a fresh challenge to Madrid following days of unrest by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Catalonia chief calls for new independence vote [Video]Catalonia chief calls for new independence vote

Catalonia's pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra said on Thursday a new vote would have to be held to decide on self-determination for the region. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Protests set Barcelona ablaze for a third night [Video]Protests set Barcelona ablaze for a third night

Protesters set cars on fire and threw petrol bombs at police in the Spanish city of Barcelona for a second straight night, intensifying unrest sparked by the sentencing of Catalan separatist leaders..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Protests set Barcelona ablaze for a second night [Video]Protests set Barcelona ablaze for a second night

Protesters set cars on fire and threw petrol bombs at police in the Spanish city of Barcelona for a second straight night, intensifying unrest sparked by the sentencing of Catalan separatist leaders..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

At least four detained as police clash with Catalan separatist supporters in Barcelona [Video]At least four detained as police clash with Catalan separatist supporters in Barcelona

At least four people have been detained as Spanish riot police clash with Catalan separatist protesters in Barcelona for a second consecutive day on Tuesday.

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Barcelona police and separatist protesters clash for second night [Video]Barcelona police and separatist protesters clash for second night

Anger at lengthy jail sentences given to Catalonia's pro-independence leaders over secession bid has sparked protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

Spanish police clash with Catalan separatists as they try to disperse protest [Video]Spanish police clash with Catalan separatists as they try to disperse protest

Police clashed with protesters late on Monday night in downtown Barcelona after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Protests erupt after Spain jails separatist leaders [Video]Protests erupt after Spain jails separatist leaders

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders for between nine and 13 years for their role in a failed independence bid, a decision that triggered mass protests in the region..

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Protesters at Barcelona station demand release of jailed Catalan leaders [Video]Protesters at Barcelona station demand release of jailed Catalan leaders

Barcelona is getting ready for the verdict from Spain's Supreme Court in the trial of the Catalan separatist leaders, nine of whom have been in pre-trial detention for close to two years.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:57Published

Messi stars at Cirque du Soleil premier [Video]Messi stars at Cirque du Soleil premier

Lionel Messi and his wife attend the premier of a Circqu du Soleil show based on his life.

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Barcelona residents use balcony flags to show stance on independence [Video]Barcelona residents use balcony flags to show stance on independence

A war of flags has taken over Barcelona's balconies with both pro and anti-independence supporters using their outside spaces to make clear where they stand on Catalonia's secession debate.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:19Published

Conte says late loss to Barca was "a shame" [Video]Conte says late loss to Barca was "a shame"

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte says his team deserved more from their late loss at Barcelona, saying the manner of the loss was hard to take.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:23Published

Lukaku to miss Inter's Champions League clash at Barca [Video]Lukaku to miss Inter's Champions League clash at Barca

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte confirms new signing Romelu Lukaku will miss their UCL game at Barcelona due to a thigh injury.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:48Published

Griezmann talks relationship with Messi [Video]Griezmann talks relationship with Messi

Antoine Griezmann says Lionel Messi's recent injuries have made it "complicated" for the two of them to work on their connection

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

Watch: 600,000 Catalan independence supporters rally in Barcelona for holiday [Video]Watch: 600,000 Catalan independence supporters rally in Barcelona for holiday

The 11 September holiday marks the fall of Barcelona in the Spanish War of Succession in 1714 and has become a focus point for the region's secessionist movement.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Barcelona honour the late Johan Cruyff with statue [Video]Barcelona honour the late Johan Cruyff with statue

Barcelona unveil a statue outside their Camp Nou stadium to honour the late former Barca player and coach

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:33Published

 

Pro-separatists stage new Barcelona rallies, government says violence fading

Hundreds of pro-independence protesters took to the streets of Barcelona for a seventh successive night on Sunday, with anger over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders showing little sign of..
Reuters - Published

Anti-separatists rally in Barcelona after pro-independence unrest

One of the most prominent figures against independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia staged a counter-protest on Sunday after a week of separatist unrest and called for an end to the violence.
Reuters - Published

Spanish PM tells Catalan leader to denounce violence

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday dismissed a call for dialogue from Catalonia's regional chief, telling him he must first condemn the separatist unrest that is roiling Barcelona.
Reuters - Published

Barcelona rocked by violence on fifth day of separatist protests

Hundreds of protesters battled police in the heart of Barcelona on Friday, setting up fiery barricades and hurling rocks at security forces on the fifth day of unrest following the jailing of Catalan..
Reuters - Published

Violent clashes rock Barcelona on fifth day of separatist protests

Hundreds of protesters battled police in the heart of Barcelona on Friday, setting up fiery barricades and hurling rocks at security forces on the fifth day of unrest following the jailing of Catalan..
Reuters - Published

Spain calls in civil guard to outskirts of Barcelona

The Spanish Interior Ministry said on Friday it had given the go ahead for civil guard police reinforcements to be sent to the outskirts of Barcelona following five days of sometimes violent protests..
Reuters - Published

Protesters clash with police in central Barcelona

Masked demonstrators clashed with police in central Barcelona on Friday as a fifth day of protests over the jailing of separatist leaders turned violent.
Reuters - Published

Catalan protesters flood Barcelona on fifth day of rallies

Tens of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags and chanting "freedom for political prisoners" poured into Barcelona on Friday, the fifth day of protests over the jailing of Catalan..
Reuters - Published

Catalonia protests shut down Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona

Protests and a strike over the sentencing of Catalan separatists bring the Spanish city to a halt.
BBC News - Published

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia shut down due to separatist protests

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral has shut down due to separatist protests, an official at the cathedral told Reuters on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Thousands converge on Barcelona for fifth day of Catalan protests

Hundreds of thousands of pro-independence supporters from across Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia are expected to pour into Barcelona on Friday, as unions called for a general strike on the..
Reuters - Published

Catalan protests: Why is Barcelona burning?

Catalonia is set for a general strike on Friday, over the jailing of pro-independence leaders.
BBC News - Published

Thousands gather in Barcelona for fourth day of protests for separate Catalonia

Thousands gathered in Barcelona in a fourth day of protests that have led to the worst sustained street violence in Spain in decades after Catalan leaders were sentenced to lengthy prison sentences for..
Reuters - Published

Protest against separatists' sentencing sets Barcelona streets ablaze

Protesters set cars on fire and threw petrol bombs at police in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Wednesday, intensifying unrest sparked by the sentencing of Catalan separatist leaders who had sought to..
Reuters - Published

Catalan regional leader says violent protest must stop

The leader of Spain's Catalonia region condemned increasing unrest in the city of Barcelona on Thursday, as protests intensified three days after nine leaders of a 2017 independence bid were sentenced..
Reuters - Published

Petrol bombs thrown at police at Barcelona protest: police

Spanish police said Catalan pro-independence demonstrators threw petrol bombs at officers as protests intensified in Barcelona on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Cars burn in Barcelona as protesters ignore calls for calm

Protesters clashed with police in the Spanish region of Catalonia on Wednesday, with some setting cars ablaze on the third day of disturbances caused by convictions handed down to leaders of a failed..
Reuters - Published

Catalan demonstrators clash with police in third day of protests

Catalan pro-independence demonstrators clashed with riot police in the center of Barcelona on Wednesday in a third day of protests over Monday's imprisonment of nine leaders of a failed secession bid.
Reuters - Published

La Liga want Barca v Real match switching from Nou Camp to Bernabeu over civil unrest fears

La Liga ask for El Clasico on 26 October to be moved from Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium to Real Madrid's Bernabeu over fears of civil unrest.
BBC News - Published

Spanish government condemns violence in Catalan streets, says will guarantee security

Spain's acting government on Tuesday issued a statement to condemn clashes in pro-independence protests in Barcelona and other Catalan cities, saying, without giving details, that its aim was and will..
Reuters - Published

Catalan protests: Thousands take to streets for second day of clashes

Clashes with police continued in Barcelona and other cities following the sentencing of separatists
BBC News - Published

Clashes erupt in Barcelona as Catalan separatists protest sentences for leaders

Clashes between protesters and police erupted late on Tuesday in Barcelona, in a second day of rallies against the jailing of nine Catalan separatists by the Supreme Court over their role in a failed..
Reuters - Published

New clashes in Barcelona between separatist protesters and police

New clashes erupted between Catalan pro-independence demonstrators and riot police in the center of Barcelona late on Tuesday in tense protests over the jailing of nine separatists by the Supreme Court..
Reuters - Published

Clashes erupt in Barcelona as Catalans keep up pressure for split from Spain

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Barcelona and some clashed with police on Tuesday in a second day of protests over the jailing of nine Catalan separatists by the supreme court for..
Reuters - Published

Tourists stranded as Barcelona airport cancels more flights after protests

Hundreds of travelers were stranded at Barcelona's El Prat airport on Tuesday when 45 flights were canceled in addition to more than a hundred grounded on Monday due to protests by Catalan independence..
Reuters - Published

Police charge on Catalan protesters at Barcelona airport

Spanish police charged against Catalan pro-independence protesters at the entrance to the Barcelona international airport on Monday after Spain's Supreme court jailed nine separatist leaders, El Mundo..
Reuters - Published

Barcelona airport train and metro access briefly blocked over separatist protests

Metro and train access to Barcelona's El Prat airport were briefly suspended on Monday over separatist protests after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine independence leaders to years in jail.
Reuters - Published

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