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Tears and sorrow at mass for Spain attack victims

Barcelona - Mourners wiped back tears at a solemn mass at Barcelona's stunning Sagrada Familia church on Sunday for victims of the deadly vehicle attacks that have devastated Spain.

After terror attack, Barcelona under fire over security barrier

Barcelona - Barcelona's authorities came under fire Saturday for failing to put up security barriers at the seaside city's main tourist thoroughfare, Las Ramblas, the site of a deadly jihadist attack two days ago.

13 dead, over 100 hurt in two Spanish seaside city attacks

Barcelona - Drivers ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city Thursday and Friday, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others.

Van ploughs into crowd in Barcelona, injuries reported

Barcelona - A number of people were injured when a van rammed into a crowd of pedestrians on Barcelona's iconic Las Ramblas on Thursday, police said. "Huge collision on Las Ramblas in Barcelona by an individual driving a van, many injuries," a statement said.

Former Barca stars Kluivert, Davids appear at Mugabe rally

Harare - Former Barcelona stars Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids joined Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on stage at a political rally ahead of a veterans match planned later this year.

Qatar hits back at rivals with Neymar soft power play

Dibai - With the anticipated transfer of football phenomenon Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, Qatar is hitting back at its Gulf rivals with a high-profile soft power play.

Football: Picture this! Pensive Neymar stirs renewed PSG fever

Paris - Neymar's decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.

Spain Supreme Court confirms Messi fraud sentence

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro ($2.25 million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal.

Spain Supreme Court confirms Messi's 21-month jail sentence

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro ($2.25 million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal.

Barcelona hailed as living legends after miracle win over PSG

Barcelona - Barcelona were hailed as living legends Thursday after Neymar helped the Spanish giants pull off a Nou Camp miracle with a dying minutes Champions League win over stunned Paris Saint-Germain.

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.
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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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The Sagrada Familia viewed from Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain
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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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Scene from the short film "Barcelona GO!"
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Casa Battló, designed by Antoni Gaudí
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Can Fabes restaurant in Sant Celoni north of Barcelona, Spain.
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Olympic stadium in Montjuïc, Barcelona - the city hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics.
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Casa Mila (La Pedrera) Barcelona
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Parc Zoologic de Barcelona, Spain on Google's new "zoo view"
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A street in the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain
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Colder - "Many Colours"
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Entrance to Parque Güell (Güell Park), creation of Antoni Gaudí.
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ducking from the sparks at Carrefoc, Merce Festival
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Scenes from Alexandr Kravtsov's motion timelapse video of Barcelona, Spain.
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Naked activists, covered in fake flood, perform during a protest against the use of fur at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, December 1, 2013
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Park Güell - Barcelona, Spain.

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