On August 17 last year a van rammed into crowds on Las Ramblas boulevard in the heart of Barcelona, igniting four days of terror which investigators are still trying to explain and the survivors to overcome.
Taxi drivers across Spain are set to keep protesting against ride hailing competitors such as Uber and Cabify, which they say unfairly threaten their livelihoods after government negotiations ended without a deal. The strike began in Barcelona last week and spread to Madrid at the weekend as drivers blocked main thoroughfares, demanding action from the government.
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Five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi suffers more World Cup heartbreak with Argentina unable to match France’s firepower in a thrilling 4-3 World Cup last-16 tie. Widely considered one of the greatest players ever, the Barcelona star is still looked upon unfavourably by many in his homeland compared with Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986.
Morocco and Spain are only separated by 14 kilometres by the Strait of Gibraltar, but for many year, football has played an important role between the neighbours: a shared passion for the Classico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, a similar vision in the way they play and even with the bi-national players.