There are a lot of illegal street vendors in Barcelona; almost all of them are migrants. Many shop owners say that this unlawful activity is bad for business.
A large explosion and a fire were reported at the industrial zone in the Spain's Catalonia region. The authorities described it as a "chemical accident," advising the residents to preemptively close their windows.
A top-flight match in Barcelona has blended sports with politics as Catalan activists seek an international audience. The match had been planned for October but was canceled due to widespread demonstrations.
Spain's "El Gordo," or "the Fat One," is the world's largest lottery, giving out billions of euros every year to millions of winners. The Christmas lottery tradition goes back more than 200 years.
The violent unrest in Barcelona is the first major incident since the city was rocked by days of rioting. Earlier, 350,000 independence supporters rallied peacefully in the regional capital.
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