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India

Luis Felipe Castilleja

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

Soccer player puts spotlight on plight of migrant fruit pickers in Spain

19 Jun 2020

LLEIDA, Spain Like many African immigrants seeking fruit-picking jobs in Spain, Europe's largest fruit and vegetable exporter, Ibrahim Ndoye had to sleep rough on the streets of Lleida for 10 days this month as nobody would rent him a room.

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