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‘The political gift of opportunity’
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‘The political gift of opportunity’

The will to reunite and concord, to end revenge and revenge, and to show magnanimity towards the independentists has led the Government to a striking exercise of overacting, prior to the granting of pardons. This collection of terms to define the political moment ends up provoking situations that - in another time of less tension - should be avoided. For example, that in order to relax tensions and facilitate rapprochement, the Prime Minister avoids talking about the king and substitutes the appointment of Felipe VI for the president of South Korea. Asked about the sit-in of the president of the Generalitat to the monarch, Pedro Sánchez replied that "when we are talking about a ...
The King and Aragonès greet each other in Barcelona in a gesture that breaks the ‘veto’ of the Torra era
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The King and Aragonès greet each other in Barcelona in a gesture that breaks the ‘veto’ of the Torra era

The King and the Prime Minister, Pere Aragonès, They greeted each other this Wednesday during an informal meeting with businessmen within the framework of the Cercle d'Economia annual meeting, at the W Hotel in Barcelona.The head of the Catalan Executive has not participated in the reception of the King when the monarch has arrived at the hotel, but minutes later Aragonès has gone out to the terrace where Felipe VI wasTogether with businessmen and other political personalities and they have agreed.Aragonès, together with the Mayor of Barcelona, ​​Ada Colau, the King, the Vice President of Economic Affairs of the Government, Nadia Calviño, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Ma...
Without decorations and a renovated Great Hall: the details of the post-Covid de los Reyes State dinner
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Without decorations and a renovated Great Hall: the details of the post-Covid de los Reyes State dinner

This Tuesday, at the edge of eight thirty in the afternoon, the first post-Covid State dinner began at the Royal Palace of Madrid. Event that had not taken place since February 2019. Elections and the subsequent pandemic disrupted the real agenda to this day as far as these dinners of Honor are concerned. This Tuesday, the palace returns to decorate itself and find some normality. The Kings of Spain, Felipe VI (53 years old) and Letizia (48), have presided over a dinner in honor of the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In (68 years old) and his wife, Kim Jung-sook (66). The president is on a three-day state visit to Spain, in which, among other commitments, will travel to Barcelona to meet with businessmen. It has been the first trip of the highest level that a forei...
Puigneró refuses to attend the dinner with King Felipe VI in Barcelona to which the Government has sent him
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Puigneró refuses to attend the dinner with King Felipe VI in Barcelona to which the Government has sent him

The Government intends to pave the steep road to recovery in the relationship between Catalonia and Spain, in this case in relation to the relationship between the Generalitat and the Crown, but setbacks are emerging. After the Government has agreed on Tuesday to send its Vice President and Minister of Digital Policies and Territory, Jordi Puigneró (JxCat), to the opening dinner of the XXXVI Meeting of the Circle of Economy, in which King Felipe VI will be present, Puigneró has refused to go.The Government of Pere Aragonès, who will not attend either, It is planned that there will be representation of the Generalitat in the event, something unprecedented after the time of the 'expresident' Qui...
Building collapses on bus and kills nine passengers in South Korea
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Building collapses on bus and kills nine passengers in South Korea

A five-story building that was being demolished in the South Korean city of Gwangju collapsed today and its rubble fell onto a bus, killing nine of the passengers on board, authorities announced. Pieces of cement from the collapsed building hit the bus, which was carrying 17 people and had stopped in a nearby street, the South Korean National Fire Agency said. Relief teams dispatched to the scene rescued eight survivors from the bus, including the driver, all seriously injured, before finding and removing the nine bodies, the agency said in a statement. A fire officer, Kim Seok-sun, told a press conference that all construction workers in the building had left the site before the collapse, adding that some of them told investigators that ...
They develop a ‘third eye’ in South Korea for mobile addicts while walking
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They develop a ‘third eye’ in South Korea for mobile addicts while walking

If you acknowledge being a smombie or, what is the same, a zombie of the smartphones, unable to take your eyes off the phone, even when he walks, this invention fits him like a glove or, rather, an eye on the forehead.Because that's what a young Korean designed, Paeng Min-wook, 28: a robotic eyeball that is held in the forehead and emits a sound that prevents us from colliding with what is in front of us while we are absorbed in the telephone.The black part, which looks like the pupil, is actually an ultrasonic sensor that detects obstacles and emits the sound that alerts the user. Its inventor still has no plans to commercialize it.Speaking to Reuters, Min-wook says: "This is the look of futu...
Queen Elizabeth II will host Biden at Windsor Castle on June 13
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Queen Elizabeth II will host Biden at Windsor Castle on June 13

On June 13, Queen Elizabeth II will receive the President of the United States, Joe Biden, and the first lady, Jill Biden, at Windsor Castle, on the outskirts of London, Buckingham Palace reported on Thursday.The meeting between the British head of state, 95, and the US president, 78, will take place on the last day of the summit of the Group of seven (G7, richest countries in the world) to be held from June 11 to 13 in Cornwall, southwest England.This will be the Biden's first visit to the UK since he assumed the US presidency last January.Specifically, the G7 summit It will be held in the town of Carbis Bay amid strong restrictions due to the pandemic, which has forced the British Executive t...
The photojournalist Brais Lorenzo, Ortega y Gasset award for the image of hope of Covid-19
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The photojournalist Brais Lorenzo, Ortega y Gasset award for the image of hope of Covid-19

Brais Lorenzo, an Efe photojournalist for ten years, has won the award for the best photography of the Ortega y Gasset awards and has managed to transmit hope and emotion in many parts of the world with the image of this 99-year-old Galician woman, Elena Pérez, for him someone already special in his life.Speaking to Efe this Tuesday, after receiving one of the most prestigious awards in journalism in Spanish, Brais is overwhelmed. "I thought it was a joke. When I presented myself to these awards, I found out about the people to whom they had been awarded and pufff ... ", he still warns with a trace of disbelief at having been awarded. The truth is that the photo he took of Elena Pérez, corona...
Songdo: the smart city created from scratch South Korea inspired by New York and Venice
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Songdo: the smart city created from scratch South Korea inspired by New York and Venice

Sure you have seen thousands of movies where the famous cities of the future have appeared, but have you ever thought that they can also be built in real life? One of them is Songdo, it is 65 kilometers from Seoul (South Korea) and its construction was inspired by New York and Venice. In 2003, the construction of this city began on an artificial island that was going to cost 40,000 million dollars. The design was at the hands of the famous architect Kohn Pedersen Fox, while the companies Gale International and POSCO E&C with the collaboration of the public entity of the metropolitan city of Incheon were in charge of implementing the advanced infrastructure and the development...