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Spain's new king visits politically sensitive Catalonia region

Jun 26, 2014

Spain's new king visits politically sensitive Catalonia region

Just a week into his reign, Spain's King Felipe VI visits one of the country's most politically sensitive regions today: Catalonia, where an independence drive has raised tensions with Madrid. #World #NewsTracker #Spain #Madrid #Catalonia #Felipe VI #Letizia
Scientists propose using solar energy to power nocturnal lunar missions

Dec 23, 2013

Scientists propose using solar energy to power nocturnal lunar missions

The invention also means that during the lunar night, there would be no need for batteries and nuclear power sources used by the Chinese rover that recently landed on the moon. #Moon #TechBuzz #Moon rover #Jade Rabbit #solar #Chandrayaan 2 #Polytechnic University of Catalonia

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What independent Catalonia would do to Spain's football team

Nov 27, 2012

What independent Catalonia would do to Spain's football team

Independence would mean that most of Spain's players could then play for Catalonia. If that happens, they could be the first nation to win the World Cup at the first time of asking. #World Cup #Barcelona #Spain #KickingAround #Euro 2012 #Catalonia
Bullfighting  all bull, not much of a fight

Nov 16, 2011

Bullfighting all bull, not much of a fight

From 1 January 2012, bullfighting will be banned in Catalonia, the first in mainland Spain. Amod Chopra remembers his bullfighting experience and says perhaps a ban isn't such a bad idea after all. #WanderingI #bull fight #Catalonia #Ernest Hemingway #NotJobsButPassion

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Bullfighting  all bull, not much of a fight

Jul 11, 2014

Spain's Catalonia region to push ahead with burka ban following EU ruling that French restrictions are legal

The Interior Minister for Catalonia said the ban was in no way an attack on religious freedom as the wearing of helmets and masks in public will also be forbidden...
Bullfighting  all bull, not much of a fight

Jul 18, 2014

Barkey: Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia can't be free

Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a... #Saddam Hussein #Iraq #United Kingdom #Mosul #Alex Salmond #Kirkuk #Massoud Barzani #Nouri al-Maliki
Bullfighting  all bull, not much of a fight

Jul 15, 2014

Spain is better together with Catalonia, say Spanish celebrities

A group of prominent Spaniards say it would be the right of all Spanish citizens to vote in a Catalan independence referendum Prominent personalities in Spain, including Mario Vargas Llosa, the Peruvian-born Nobel prize-winning author, and Albert Boa... #Alex Ferguson #Harry Potter #Mario Vargas Llosa #Manchester United #Joanne (J.K.) Rowling #Spain #Europe
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