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Luis Felipe Castilleja

Wagging tails: therapy dog cheers Spanish special-needs kids during COVID

01 Dec 2020

SANT VICENC DELS HORTS, Spain Surrounded by parents and teachers, five children with disabilities in a Spanish special-needs school cannot hide their excitement when Soul the therapy dog walks in wagging her tail. | Video

Europe's hospitals under major stress as coronavirus cases surge

21 Oct 2020

AMSTERDAM/MADRID, Oct 21 Europe's hospital systems are at risk of buckling under the strain of soaring numbers of COVID-19 infections that have put the continent once again at the centre of the global pandemic.

Barcelona hospitals brace as second wave of COVID admissions builds

21 Oct 2020

BARCELONA For Julio Pascual, a sharp rise in coronavirus admissions at the Barcelona hospital he serves as medical director carries an unwelcome sense of deja vu.

'Endangered species': Barcelona bar staff protest against coronavirus shutdown

16 Oct 2020

BARCELONA Banging pots and pans, some 1,000 hospitality workers rallied in Barcelona's Old City on Friday to protest against a 15-day shutdown of bars and restaurants ordered by the Catalan regional government to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections in Spain. | Video

'Endangered species': Barcelona bar staff protest coronavirus shutdown

16 Oct 2020

BARCELONA, Oct 16 Banging pots and pans, some 1,000 hospitality workers rallied in Barcelona's Old City on Friday to protest against a 15-day shutdown of bars and restaurants ordered by the Catalan regional government to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections in Spain.

Barred from office, outgoing Catalan leader sees regional elections in coming months

29 Sep 2020

BARCELONA, Spain Outgoing Catalan leader Quim Torra said on Monday that regional elections would be held in the coming months after Spain's Supreme Court upheld a ruling barring him from public office for 18 months, sparking protests in Barcelona in the evening.

Millions of Catalans urged to stay home as coronavirus cases jump

18 Jul 2020

BARCELONA Catalonia on Friday urged some four million people, including residents of Barcelona, to stay home, in a major toughening of its response to an increase in coronavirus cases.

Songs for succulents: Barcelona opera reopens with plant concert

23 Jun 2020

MADRID Barcelona's Liceu opera reopened its doors on Monday for the first time in over three months to hold a concert - exclusively for a quiet, leafy audience of nearly 2,300 house plants. | Video

Serenading plants: Barcelona opera reopens with unusual concert

23 Jun 2020

BARCELONA Barcelona's Liceu opera house reopened its doors on Monday for the first time in over three months to hold a concert - exclusively for a quiet, leafy audience of nearly 2,300 house plants, | Video

Songs for succulents: Barcelona opera reopens with plant concert

22 Jun 2020

MADRID, June 22 Barcelona's Liceu opera reopened its doors on Monday for the first time in over three months to hold a concert - exclusively for a quiet, leafy audience of nearly 2,300 house plants.

World News

PM Johnson and EU chief seek to break Brexit impasse

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday to try to break an impasse in trade talks with time running out to avoid a chaotic end to the Brexit saga.