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Barcelona bans new hotels in city centre

Barcelona - The mayor of Barcelona on Friday banned the opening of new hotels in the saturated city centre, to end the flow of locals out of the area due to pressure on housing from the tourism sector.

The trials of becoming Nigeria's next star

Lagos - Somewhere out there is a new Nwankwo Kanu or a Jay-Jay Okocha, but it is not easy for the thousands of pretenders to become Nigeria's newest football hero to get a foot on the ladder.

Spain prosecutors seek Neymar corruption trial

Madrid - Neymar could follow Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi to court after Spanish prosecutors asked for the Brazilian striker to be tried over his murky multi-million-euro transfer to the Catalan giants.

Spain prosecutors ask Messi be absolved in fraud trial

Barcelona - Spanish prosecutors called on Friday for Lionel Messi to be absolved and his father found guilty on the final day of the pair's high-profile tax fraud trial in Barcelona.

Messi says 'knew nothing' at tax fraud trial in Spain

Barcelona - Argentina football star Lionel Messi said Thursday he trusted his father with his finances and "knew nothing" about how his wealth was managed as he took the stand at his tax fraud trial."I was playing football.

Barcelona agree reported record Nike deal

Barcelona - Barcelona agreed a "long-term" contract extension with American sportswear giants Nike on Saturday, which will reportedly see the Catalan club surpass Manchester United with the most lucrative kit-sponsorship deal in the world.

Simeone's Atletico stun Barcelona with varied defensive pressing

Barcelona’s first leg victory over Atletico Madrid may have been scrappy and controversial, but stylistically, it presented issues for managers, Luis Enrique, and Diego Simeone ahead of kickoff.

Zidane emerges from Cruyff-tinged Clasico the winner

Barcelona - A night that began with a colourful homage to a legendary Barcelona player turned coach in Johan Cruyff, ended with Real Madrid's own version of a one-time playing great in Zinedine Zidane celebrating his first big victory in management.

Barcelona's patience ignites counter-attacking lesson to Arsenal

Since the pattern of the match and personnel were fairly predictable prior to kickoff, this was solely about Arsenal's defensive set-up.

Battling Barcelona's knack of winning may be enough at Arsenal

No team has ever retained the UEFA Champions League since its transformation in 1992, but Luis Enrique’s Barcelona are determined to be the first.

Neymar, Barcelona in the dock over murky transfer

Madrid - Barcelona star Neymar and president Josep Maria Bartomeu will be called to give evidence this week in the murky case over the deal which brought the Brazilian to the Catalan giants from Santos in 2013.

Lionel Messi trial for tax fraud to start May 31: court

Barcelona - The trial of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father for tax fraud will begin on May 31 at a court in Barcelona, a regional superior court said WednesdayMessi and his father Jorge have been charged with tax fraud for allegedly failing to declare 4.

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.
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Lionel Messi, Barca football star, got famous architect Luis de Garrido to design him a new dream home.
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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El Clasico - Barcelona v Real Madrid - a key fixture in La Lige in Spain
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The Peregrine Falcons living in Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, are the proud parents of three chicks.
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Pro-independence Catalans hold signs reading "Yes-Yes" in support of the independence referendum planned for November 9 in Barcelona, on October 19, 2014
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Park Güell - Barcelona, Spain.
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Casa Battlo - roof features
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Spanish Village in Barcelona
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Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid.
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Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain
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The Sagrada Familia viewed from Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Joan Fuster Institue: A student under 14 years was arrested today by police on suspicion of having killed a teacher from the school in northeastern Spain in Barcelona and wounding four people, a police spokesman.
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Flags of UfM members, located at the Royal Palace of Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain.
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Views from Poble Español de Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain
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Temple de la Sagrada Familia - built by Martorell and De Villar, enhanced by Antoni Gaudí
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Scene from the short film "Barcelona GO!"
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Lionel Messi
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Temple de la Sagrada Familia - built by Martorell and De Villar, enhanced by Antoni Gaudí
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Casa Battló, designed by Antoni Gaudí

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