The deputy mayor of Barcelona has expressed the government's satisfaction in the decrease in casualties and street fires during the N-14 general strike, compared to those reported from the March general strike (read story here). The Israeli government has declared a brief truce with Gaza whilst the President of Egypt visits the Palestinian city, with the ceasefire expected to last between three to four hours (read story here). New figures report that drug use in Spain is amongst the highest in the European Union, particularly the abuse of cocaine and cannabis (read story here).
An investigation is being conducted into the cause of a potentially-fatal incident that occurred at Barcelona's El Prat airport on Monday night, when two aircrafts almost collided, believed to be due to miscommunication between controllers and pilots (read story here). Spanish singers David Bisbal y Paco de Lucía both triumphed at last night's Latin Grammy Awards, with chart-toppers Juanes and Jesse & Joy also taking two and four award respectively (read story here). Today marks the beginning of Barcelona's Restaurant Week, offering diners reduced menu prices in 30 restaurants across the city (read story here).
A 41 year old Englishman has been arrested in Barcelona for throwing a prostitute out of a window. The woman explained to police that the man became violent and pushed her from the window when she would not agree to perform sexual acts he demanded (read story here)