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Photo by José Palazón Behind three towering fences, over razor wire, beyond the 10 foot-deep trench and past the police watchtowers lies Europe. Some attempt to scale the fence, risking serious injury, a beating or even death. Others protest. Recently, desperate Syrians have started to come here and shout at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at Trans-Iberian
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Together for Yes leaders celebrate winning a majority of seats in September regional elections billed as a de-facto referendum on independence / DAVID RAMOS (GETTY) Only 48 hours before Scotland’s 2014 independence referendum, and facing the strong possibility of a victory for separatists that would have ended more than 300... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Trans-Iberian
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Refugees board a train in Budapest / LASZLO BALOGH Residents in Barcelona are offering to house asylum seekers as part of a new initiative spearheaded by social activist turned mayor, Ada Colau. Authorities hope to facilitate volunteers who wish to open up their house in a scheme similar to the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at Trans-Iberian
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Support for Catalan independence is at a four-year low as alternative parties shift the focus to the economy and social issues / ANDREU DALMAU (EFE) In two months Catalonia will vote in what everyone agrees are crucial elections — but ask anyone exactly what is at stake and you will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Trans-Iberian
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Around 8 million people are expected to visit Barcelona in 2015. As the summer sun starts to come out in force and the high-season crowds descend on Barcelona, the city famous for a remarkable tourism-led rejuvenation is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis over how to manage the millions... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Trans-Iberian
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