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Real Madrid succumb to Barcelona's pressing in Clasico drubbing

Rafa Benitez has been heavily scrutinized over a defensive-minded Real Madrid in recent weeks, but his attempt to play an expansive game backfired against Barcelona.

Marc Nguyen Tan: Reclusive French musician comes in from the cold Special

Colder is the stage name used by the above-mentioned master of electronica. "Many Colours" is the title of his outstanding new album, an album that's been a long time coming. Digital Journal found out why.

Pedro Rodriguez adds speed and experience to Chelsea's attack

Chelsea’s implosion at the Etihad Stadium against title rivals Manchester City signified change was required at Stamford Bridge.

Guardiola to stand for Catalan independence in vote: Report

Barcelona - Bayern Munich coach and Barcelona hero Pep Guardiola will make a symbolic stand for election to the Catalan parliament in a campaign for his native region to be independent from Spain, media reported Monday.

Copa America loss shouldn't tarnish Lionel Messi's legacy

Some things aren’t meant to be. When Gonzalo Higuain and Ever Banega’s terrible penalty attempts failed to beat Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from the penalty spot in last week’s Copa America final, Lionel Messi may have finally accepted this n

Leftist Ada Colau to become Barcelona's mayor after parties' deal

Barcelona - The anti-eviction activist turned politician Ada Colau is assured of being sworn in as mayor of the Spanish city of Barcelona on Saturday thanks to the support of independents and Socialists, the parties said on Friday.

Opportunistic Barcelona sinks Juventus to claim historic treble

Barcelona and Juventus’ Champions League final showdown offered a breath of fresh air to world football’s most prestigious tournament prior to kickoff.

Messi and Barcelona's high pressing thwart Guardiola's Bayern

When a manager alters his initial system 15 minutes into a match, it usually highlights poor decision-making, yet it seemed apart of Pep Guardiola’s plan on his return to the Camp Nou.

Student armed with 'crossbow' kills teacher in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona - A student in Barcelona, Spain has been detained by police after allegedly killing a teacher at the Instituto Joan Foster on Monday morning. There are unconfirmed reports that the weapon wielded by the student was a crossbow.

Messi and Suarez punish Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium

Manuel Pellegrini was heavily scrutinized for Manchester City’s conservative performance against Barcelona in last year’s first leg Champions League round of 16 clash.

Barcelona increasing number of public WiFi hotspots

Barcelona - Anyone visiting, or indeed living in, Barcelona who needs their online fix will be pleased to hear that the city will be expanding its WiFi service by adding hundreds more access points in public spaces and transport.

IRB Barcelona dances for biomedical research (Video)

Barcelona - Scientists from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) based in Barcelona, Spain are starring in a five-minute music video, dancing and making the moves to raise funds for Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes research.

Barcelona hospital turns MRI into a space adventure for children

Barcelona - Being examined by an MRI machine tends to be scary for everyone, but particularly so for children. A hospital in Barcelona has come up with a high-tech and novel solution by turning the MRI room into a space wonderland.

Thousands of small businessmen duped into ads in fake cop mags

Madrid - In a daring and well-thought-out scam, 52 people allegedly conned around 150,000 small businesses and self-employed persons out of 15 million euros ($19.5 million) over a period of 14 years, by pretending to be representatives of the police.

Spanish bus driver caught in act of texting while driving (Video)

Barcelona - A passenger on a shuttle bus, running between Barcelona airport and the city center, caught the driver on video, sending WhatsApp messages on his mobile phone while driving through heavy traffic.

Adult movie soundtrack prompts panic, locals call police (Video)

Barcelona - Concerned neighbors called the local police in a panic Tuesday after they heard loud screams emanating from an open window in the quiet Barcelona neighborhood of Rubí. While sure a neighbor was being murdered, it seems someone was watching a porn movie.

Aspiring singer fakes kidnapping to finance CD

Barcelona - A 22-year-old woman from Barcelona, Spain was arrested Thursday after allegedly faking her own kidnapping in the Dominican Republic. Apparently she needed to raise money to record a CD and hoped her father would hand over the necessary cash as a ransom.

Burial site for Black Death victims a first in Spain

Barcelona - When the Black Death plague hit Spain back in the 14th century, the population reportedly plummeted from around six million to a mere 2.5 million people. However, the first mass grave from that period has only now been discovered, in Barcelona.

Jack Wilshere needs to make a statement this year

It was a night that left many believing a new English star was born. Following one of the best individual performances since the turn of the millennium –– orchestrated by Lionel Messi –– 12 months prior, Arsenal received an opportunity at retribut

Pinterest buys Spanish start-up Icebergs

Barcelona - Wednesday saw an announcement by the online bulletin-board service, Pinterest, that it was buying out the Spanish start-up Icebergs, a site specializing in letting creative people collaborate on projects by uploading video and other digital content.

Gross! — Rat dines on vending machine snacks

Barcelona - Well that's disgusting. Video footage of a rat eating a package of biscuits inside a Barcelona subway vending machine has the Internet buzzing.

Man gets 6 months' jail for driving from passenger seat

Barcelona - A 20-year-old man posted a YouTube of himself, driving from the passenger seat of his car on a highway near Barcelona in Spain. He has now received a six-month suspended sentence for his stupidity.

Lionel Messi's legacy remains intact despite World Cup loss

Social media went haywire when Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball winner of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil over James Rodriguez and Arjen Robben.

Stunning video: Visit Barcelona in 'flow-motion'

Barcelona - Rob Whitworth is an urban film-maker and is responsible for some of the most amazing video projects. He recently completed and filmed a walkabout of Barcelona, and the results will simply astound you.

Airbnb fined by Catalonia, Spain for 'illegal' property listings

Barcelona - The US-based website, Airbnb, was set up for people to offer their homes, apartments and even individual rooms, as vacation accommodations worldwide. Gathering strength and attracting investment, the website has suddenly hit a roadblock.

Barcelona's bullring may become Europe's biggest mosque

Barcelona - Bullfighting was banned in Catalonia in 2010. Since then the bullring in Barcelona has been standing mostly empty. Now Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the ruling Emir of Qatar, is offering to convert the building into the biggest mosque in Europe.

Injuries mar Barcelona, Madrid Cup final preparations

Valencia - Barcelona and Real Madrid face off for the first major title of the Spanish season in the Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday.However, the build up to the game for both sides has been disrupted by injuries to key players.

David Villa signs with Major League Soccer club New York City FC

Spanish international striker David Villa will join Major League Soccer expansion club New York City FC on a three-year deal.

Barcelona's Antoni Gaudí to receive sainthood in 2015

Barcelona - Antoni Gaudí, the architect who designed some of Barcelona's most iconic and emblematic buildings, is to be beatified next year by Pope Francis.

Barcelona scores with 'cannabis tourism' online

Barcelona - It is not hard to find cannabis in Barcelona, Spain. If you Google the words "marijuana Barcelona" you are presented with a whole load of available options, in English, as "cannabis tourism" takes off in the region.
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