Free Press Journal
  • Barcelona rallies to beat Real Sociedad

    San Sebastian (Spain) : FC Barcelona strengthened their lead in the Spanish top division football rankings after battling back from a two-goal deficit to trounce Real Sociedad 4-2 on their home turf, where they had not won in more than 10 years.

  • An attic up for sale for 40 bitcoins

    Madrid : A residential attic in the center of the Catalonian city in Spain became the first Spanish real estate property that has been put on the market only for Bitcoins. Bitcoin, a decentralised global digital currency, is not backed by a central bank or an administrator. In other words, it is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system that has seen a massive increase in its value in recent times. Víctor Monreal, ED

  • UEFA Europa League

    Europa League – Four Spanish sides in last 32

    Madrid : Spain will have four teams in the knockout stage of the Europa League when the competition begins again in February 2018 following the last game of the group stage.

  • Spain back on track

    Bhubaneswar : Belgium and Spain registered contrasting wins in their respective Pool A matches at the Hockey World League Final here on Tuesday.

  • Marquez wins MotoGP world title

    Valencia : Spain’s Marc Marquez won his fourth MotoGP world title in five years at the season-ending Valencia GP on Sunday after finishing third, while title contender Andrea Dovozioso crashed out late in the race.

  • Catalan parliament speaker Carme Forcadell detained pending bail

    Madrid: The speaker of Catalonia’s sacked parliament was ordered detained over her region’s controversial drive for independence from Spain, pending payment of a 150,000 euro bail, a court spokesman said. Carme Forcadell and five other deputies appeared in front of Spain’s highest tribunal on charges of sedition, rebellion, and misuse of public funds — which carry a maximum jail sentence of 30 years — for aiding the Catalan parliament secession bid.

  • Alcacer brace boosts Barcelona

    Barcelona (Spain) : Two goals by Paco Alcacer helped FC Barcelona beat Sevilla FC 2-1 and keep them at the top of the La Liga standings in what was Lionel Messi’s 600th match for the club.

  • Spain issues arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

    Madrid: Spain has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. A Madrid High Court judge asked Belgium to arrest Puigdemont and four associates after they ignored a court order to return to Spain. Puigdemont, who, is currently in Belgium, said that he’s not fleeing the Spanish court system, instead is seeking European support for his region’s independence bid, reported CNN.

  • Spanish judge to grill Catalan separatists – except Carles Puigdemont

    Madrid: Spain is set for another day of high drama in the Catalonia crisis today with a judge in Madrid to grill the deposed leaders of the region’s separatist government. Notable by his likely absence, however, will be dismissed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who is in Brussels and according to his lawyer refusing to come. “He will not go to Madrid and I have suggested that he be questioned here in Belgium,”

  • Spain warns sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont of imprisonment

    Madrid: The Spanish government has warned to jail sacked Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, within two months, for his role in the Catalonia’s unilateral declaration of independence. The warning came after thousands took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday under the Spanish flag for a unity rally after Catalan MPs vote for independence two days ago, reports the Guardian.

  • Spain takes direct control of independent Catalonia region

    Madrid : Spain on Saturday moved to seize direct control of Catalonia, sacking its police chief a day after the Catalan regional parliament’s independence declaration sent shock waves through Europe.

  • Spain takes control of ‘independent’ Catalonia

    Madrid: Spain today moved to seize direct control of Catalonia, sacking its police chief a day after the Catalan regional parliament’s independence declaration sent shock waves through Europe.

  • Spanish PM dismisses Catalan government

    Madrid,Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday announced the immediate sacking of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and his government and called new elections in the region on December 21.

  • Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

    Barcelona: Catalan lawmakers on Friday voted to declare independence from Spain, as Madrid vowed to “restore legality” and quash the region’s secessionist bid. Within 40 minutes of the regional parliament in Barcelona passing a resolution to “declare Catalonia an independent state in the form of a republic”, the Spanish Prime Minister responded, imposing direct rule on the region.  He also urged “all Spani-ards to remain calm”. ‘‘The rule of law will restore

  • Ruiz strikes twice as Spain stop battling Mali to enter final

    Navi Mumbai : European champions Spain staved off a battling Mali to emerge 3-1 winners in a rip-roaring, action-packed semi-final contest to enter the summit clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the D Y Patil Stadium, here.

  • Wow! Samsung distributes free Galaxy Note 8 to all passengers in a flight in Spain; watch video

    Samsung has hit the new levels in promoting their latest flagship Galaxy Note 8 which can be termed as the most innovative promotional stunt. This comes a year after the precious model, Note 7 had to be recalled and prohibited from being carried in flights after several reports of its batteries catching fire. After announcing several safety measures, Samsung had decided to launch a few flagship devices: Galaxy S8,

  • Nearly 1,200 firms moved their headquarters out of Catalonia

    Madrid: Nearly 1,200 companies of all sizes have shifted their legal headquarters out of Catalonia to other parts of Spain since the region held a banned independence referendum, Spain’s commercial registrar said on Friday.

  • France lose to Spain, miss quarters

    Guwahati : European champions Spain rallied to make the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 2 -1 victory over France, signalling their title intentions here on Tuesday.

  • Wildfires kill 39 people in Portugal, Spain

    Galicia : At least 39 people have been killed by wildfires in Portugal and Spain, officials from both the countries said on Monday.