Spain Hoped Catalonia’s Separatists Would Fade. They’re Gaining Ground.

Although the pandemic has been a unifying force in much of Europe, parties seeking to create a breakaway state for Catalonia received a majority of votes in a regional election.

#catalonia-spain, #elections, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #spain

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Pablo Hasél Protests: Clashes in Madrid and Barcelona

Pablo Hasél had been sentenced to prison after voicing support for insurgents and insulting an ex-king, but barricaded himself in a university. His arrest led to protests in multiple cities.

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Among Sparkling Wines, the Other Half Lives Pretty Well

Consumers focus on Champagne, but in the bubbly universe many stars offer distinctive and delicious versions of their own.

#catalonia-spain, #grapes, #italy, #loire-valley-france, #wines

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Sparkling Wines, Even if 2020 Hasn’t Earned Them

Every wine region makes them. Here are three different versions, made in different places from different grapes, each with its own festive message.

#catalonia-spain, #content-type-service, #grapes, #italy, #loire-valley-france, #wines

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Europe, Which Thought It Had Coronavirus Tamed, Faces Second Wave

France imposed a curfew on Paris and other major cities, and other countries are taking similar steps as record caseloads fill hospitals and governments try to respond without lockdowns.

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Spanish Court Upholds Ban on Catalan Leader Quim Torra

The decision barring the separatist president of Catalonia’s regional government, Quim Torra, from holding public office confirms a ruling in December and threatens to reignite unrest.

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Quarantine Order Blindsides Britons Returning From Spain

Britain’s sudden decision to make travelers from Spain self-isolate for 14 days caught many vacationers by surprise — including the transportation secretary.

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Coronavirus Turns a Spanish Sea Delicacy Back Into Daily Fare

With high-end restaurants closed, the price of prawns has tumbled, allowing fishmongers to pick up the shellfish at a discount and offer them to a much broader clientele.

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