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Barcelona: City and municipality in Catalonia
Barcelona is a city on the coast of northeastern 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, the Ruhr area, Madrid, 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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Organisers of cancelled mobile conference play down compensation chances

Companies that have spent money on a major telecoms conference in Barcelona that has been cancelled after mass withdrawals due to the coronavirus outbreak cannot expect compensation under the..
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Mobile World Congress in Barcelona called off over coronavirus fears

The Mobile World Congress (MWC), the annual telecoms industry gathering that draws more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, was canceled on Wednesday after a mass exodus by exhibitors due to fears over..
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Videos for Barcelona


Close call! Urban cyclist shows off mad fountain hopping skills [Video]Close call! Urban cyclist shows off mad fountain hopping skills

Urban cyclist Sergi Llongueras makes a daring leap over a Barcelona fountain narrowly escaping an urban bath.

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Coronavirus puts chill on phone and air shows [Video]Coronavirus puts chill on phone and air shows

Organizers of the Singapore Air Show and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona have scrambled to respond after big names pulled out of the events due to the coronavirus. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Five Places Being Ruined By Cruise Ships [Video]Five Places Being Ruined By Cruise Ships

1. Barcelona, Spain features the most-polluted port in Europe. 2. A cruise ship once spilled food waste in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 3. Tourists doubled the garbage in Santorini, Greece in the..

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Violent protests return to Barcelona [Video]Violent protests return to Barcelona

Catalonia's parliament stripped the head of the region's pro-independence government of his rights as a regional lawmaker on Monday, angering supporters who scuffled with police outside the assembly...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Setien gets first win with Barca after late Messi goal [Video]Setien gets first win with Barca after late Messi goal

New Barcelona manager Quique Setien gets first win after Lionel Messi nets late goal

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Winning not enough for new Barca coach Setien [Video]Winning not enough for new Barca coach Setien

Quique Setien says he will not be happy if his side wins having not played well.

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Barcelona president thanks Valverde for his work [Video]Barcelona president thanks Valverde for his work

Josep Maria Bartomeu thanks Ernesto Valverde for his work during the last two and a half years.

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From 'strolling next to cows' to Barcelona coach in 24 hours [Video]From 'strolling next to cows' to Barcelona coach in 24 hours

Quique Setien describes how yesterday he was walking past cows in his town and now he's coaching 'the best players in the world'.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Barcelona's Lionel Messi visits hospital [Video]Barcelona's Lionel Messi visits hospital

Barcelona players Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez brought some new year's cheer on a visit to a children's hospital on Sunday (January 5).

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:20Published

I have been studying how to score from free kicks - Messi [Video]I have been studying how to score from free kicks - Messi

Messi says homework is the key to his free kick success

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Major U.S. tech firms pull out of Barcelona meet over coronavirus fears

Cisco Systems Inc , Facebook Inc , AT&T and Sprint Corp on Tuesday became the latest U.S. technology companies to pull out of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona due to the coronavirus..
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Cisco pulls out of Barcelona conference as coronavirus fears spread

Cisco Systems Inc on Tuesday became the latest heavyweight technology company to pull out of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Sony, NTT latest to pull out of Barcelona congress over coronavirus

Japan's largest wireless carrier, NTT Docomo, and Sony Corp on Monday became the latest companies to pull out of an international telecoms conference in Barcelona this month because of the coronavirus..
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Amazon withdraws from Barcelona's Mobile World Congress tech conference over coronavirus: El Mundo

Amazon (AMZN.O) withdrew on Sunday from attending an international telecoms conference in Barcelona later this month because of the new coronavirus.
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GSMA presses on with telecoms gathering despite second pullout

The organizers of a major telecoms industry conference in Barcelona at the end of this month said on Friday it would still go ahead, as Ericsson of Sweden become the second major exhibitor to pull out..
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Barcelona mayor says major fair to go ahead despite coronavirus

The mayor of Barcelona on Friday said she was confident that a major telecoms conference in the city would go ahead as normal after Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson joined Korea's LG in saying..
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Mobile World Congress to go ahead despite China virus spread: GSMA

The Mobile World Congress, an annual telecoms industry event that draws more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, will go ahead as planned on Feb. 24-27 despite the international spread of a virus that..
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Spain's PM Sanchez to meet with Catalan leader Torra first week of February

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday he plans to meet with leader of Catalonia region Quim Torra during the first week of February in Barcelona.
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'El Clasico' sparks pro-independence protests near Barcelona stadium

Chanting "Independence" and "Free political prisoners", several thousand Catalan protesters gathered near Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium on Wednesday hours before the home side was to face rivals Real..
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Pro-independence protests erupt near Barcelona stadium before 'El Clasico'

Chanting "Independence" and "Free political prisoners", several thousand Catalan protesters gathered near Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium on Wednesday hours before the local side was to face rivals Real..
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Chemical plant fire in Spain forces authorities to evacuate area

Catalan authorities evacuated the area around a chemical plant outside Barcelona early on Wednesday after a fire ripped through the facility in Spain's northeastern region, sending plumes of black..
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Pro-independence protesters take to Barcelona's main train station

Dozens of protesters crowded into Barcelona's main railway station on Saturday in the latest show of dissent to grip the city more than a month after a Spanish court handed stiff prison sentences to..
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'Freedom for political prisoners,' Catalan separatists chant on election eve

Waving separatist flags and chanting "freedom for political prisoners" thousands of supporters of Catalan independence gathered in Barcelona for concerts and rallies on Saturday, a day before Spain..
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Catalonia divided: Barcelona hosts unionist rally a day after separatist march

Huge crowds of Catalans supporting continued union with Spain marched through Barcelona on Sunday, a day after the city hosted two pro-independence protests - highlighting deep political faultlines..
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Police, Catalan separatists clash as day of protest ends in violence

Clashes between police and militant elements in a thousands-strong crowd of demonstrators transformed part of central Barcelona into a battleground late on Saturday as another day of pro-independence..
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Spanish police, massed Catalan protesters clash in central Barcelona

Spanish police and militant elements in a thousands-strong crowd of protesters clashed in the streets of Barcelona close to police headquarters late on Saturday as a pro-independence demonstration by a..
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Spanish police charge to disperse separatist protesters outside Barcelona HQ

Spanish police carrying shields and weapons and backed by dozens of riot vans charged to try to disperse Catalan pro-independence protesters late on Saturday who had gathered outside police..
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Huge crowds join grassroots march for jailed Catalan leaders

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans marched peacefully through Barcelona on Saturday in support of calls to free jailed separatist leaders, after the region's mayors demanded it be allowed to map out its..
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Catalonia's mayors call for self-determination before protest march

The vast majority of Catalonia's almost 1,000 mayors on Saturday urged authorities in Madrid to grant the region the right to determine its own future, as crowds of separatists readied for a protest..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Catalan regional leader says violent protest must stop

The leader of parliament in 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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders over failed independence bid

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine separatist leaders from Catalonia to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid, triggering protests in..
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Catalan separatists march for independence amid splits on tactics

Tens of thousands of Catalans waving pro-independence flags and chanting "Independence now!" gathered in Barcelona on Wednesday to call for a break from Spain, but turnout was far less than at past..
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Defiant Catalan separatists call for independence

Catalan separatist supporters draped in pro-independence flags gathered in the regional capital Barcelona on Wednesday for a huge rally to call for a break from Spain and the release of their jailed..
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