Donde Dalí pintó el mar, se preparan unas turbinas eólicas

Los polémicos planes para instalar un parque eólico frente a la costa noreste de España forman parte de un tenso debate sobre dónde ubicar los nuevos proyectos de energías renovables en toda Europa.

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The Transfixing Beauty of Starling Murmurations

Each spring and autumn, the skies in southern Denmark come to life with the swirling displays of hundreds of thousands of starlings, an event known locally as “sort sol.”

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Carles Puigdemont, Catalan Separatist, Dodges Spain’s Bid to Prosecute Him

After briefly holding Carles Puigdemont on a Spanish arrest warrant, Italian authorities released him and he left the country on Monday.

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

Italy Frees Catalan Separatist Leader From Jail. Here’s How the Case Has Gone.

Carles Puigdemont, a former leader of Catalonia, faces trial in Spain and was detained briefly in Italy. It is not clear if he will appear when the court considers whether to return him to Spain.

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Catalan Separatist Leader, Carles Puigdemont, Arrested in Italy

The arrest of Carles Puigdemont, on the island of Sardinia, came on an international arrest warrant issued by Spain’s Supreme Court on charges of sedition.

#catalonia-spain, #european-parliament, #puigdemont-carles-1962, #sardinia-italy, #secession-and-independence-movements

Married Kremlin Spies, a Shadowy Mission to Moscow and Unrest in Catalonia

Intelligence files suggest an aide to a top Catalan separatist sought help from Russia in the struggle to break with Spain. A fierce new protest group emerged shortly afterward.

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Spain Pardons Jailed Catalan Separatist Leaders

A major step toward defusing tensions in a conflict that has long divided Spain prompted mixed reactions from an independence movement.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #catalonia-spain, #referendums, #secession-and-independence-movements, #spain

Criminal or Martyr? A Prisoner Poses a Political Dilemma For Spain

A Catalan separatist leader, Jordi Cuixart, is serving a nine-year prison sentence for supporting a failed independence bid in his Spanish region. His supporters say he should not be in prison at all.

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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

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.

#barcelona-spain, #catalonia-spain, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #madrid-spain, #pablo-hasel, #rap-and-hip-hop, #spain

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

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.

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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.

#catalonia-spain, #decisions-and-verdicts, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #spain, #torra-quim

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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