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City and municipality in Catalonia

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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, 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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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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Videos for Barcelona


Dortmund prepare for Champions showdown against Barcelona [Video]Dortmund prepare for Champions showdown against Barcelona

Lucien Favre says Dortmund need to play like they did in their opener against Barcelona when the face the Catalans again on Wednesday.

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Catalan separatists protest at Barcelona's main train station [Video]Catalan separatists protest at Barcelona's main train station

A few hundred protesters gathered at Barcelona's main train station, Sants, on Saturday in the latest show of dissent after a Spanish court handed stiff sentences to nine Catalan separatist leaders..

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Spain election: Pro-independence supporters gather in Barcelona [Video]Spain election: Pro-independence supporters gather in Barcelona

How the Catalan independence issue is being kept at the forefront of Spain's election.

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Valverde hopeful Barcelona get back to winning ways against tough Slavia [Video]Valverde hopeful Barcelona get back to winning ways against tough Slavia

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde wants a win against Slavia Prague to banish memories of their recent defeat against Levante.

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Barcelona ramps up security ahead of royal family's visit [Video]Barcelona ramps up security ahead of royal family's visit

Barcelona increased it's security level amid the presence of Spanish royal family in the capital of Catalonia on Monday, where King Felipe and his family will attend the Princess of Girona Awards..

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Airline earnings: Air France-KLM disappoint, IAG hit by strikes [Video]Airline earnings: Air France-KLM disappoint, IAG hit by strikes

Two of Europe's major airlines Air France-KLM and British Airways owner IAG reported disappointing earnings in Q3. Francis Maguire reports.

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Tens of thousands protest against Catalan separatism in Barcelona [Video]Tens of thousands protest against Catalan separatism in Barcelona

Tens of thousands of Spanish unity supporters filled the streets of Barcelona, just one day after pro-independence protests turned violent.

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Thousands march for Spanish unity in Barcelona one day after violent pro-independence protests [Video]Thousands march for Spanish unity in Barcelona one day after violent pro-independence protests

Around 80,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday in a show of support for Spanish unity.

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Watch: More protests in Barcelona after separatist leaders jailed [Video]Watch: More protests in Barcelona after separatist leaders jailed

The Catalan capital has witnessed daily rallies since October 14th, when Spain's Supreme Court jailed nine pro-independence Catalan politicians and activists.

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One man dies after torrential storms wreak havoc in Catalonia [Video]One man dies after torrential storms wreak havoc in Catalonia

Rescuers said they had found the body of a man along the coast around 40 kilometres north of Barcelona and that the search is ongoing for the four missing

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Catalan separatist activists symbolically 'clean' Barcelona [Video]Catalan separatist activists symbolically 'clean' Barcelona

Hundreds of Catalan separatists took to the streets in Barcelona on Tuesday (October 22) and symbolically "cleaned" Barcelona by dumping soap into a fountain.

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Catalan independence supporters staged a 'clean protest' in Barcelona [Video]Catalan independence supporters staged a 'clean protest' in Barcelona

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Barcelona's Plaza España on Tuesday night, putting detergent in a water fountain. Their message to the authorities was to 'clean up the mess from Spain'.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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..

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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

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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..

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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..

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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

 

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..
Reuters - 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.
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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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Spanish navy detonate Civil War shell found off Barcelona beach

Spanish navy specialists on Monday detonated an old explosive device dating back to the Spanish Civil War that had been found underwater just off one of Barcelona's most popular beaches, police said.
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Beach in Barcelona evacuated after explosive device found in water

A beach in Barcelona was evacuated on Sunday after police found an explosive device in the water, a Spanish Civil Guard spokeswoman told Reuters.
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Colombian caught in Spain with cocaine under toupee

A Colombian man was detained at Barcelona's international airport after half a kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an over-sized toupee, Spanish police said on Tuesday.
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