Daniel Ritort

Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Castanyada tradition

The Castanyada is a Catalan traditional festival, celebrated at the end of October. Its origins are in an ancient ritual festival of the dead, and it mainly consists of a meal of chestnuts, panellets, sweet potato and preserved fruits, typically … Continue reading

Greek PM calls referendum on second bailout

George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece, called an unexpected referendum to the second European bailout deal. The move could go on snap election if the public angry with swinging austerity measures rejects the deal. Papandreou said he trust Greek citizens, … Continue reading

Euro zone seeks Chinese money for European bailout fund

Klaus Regling, head of European bailout fund, is beginning attempts to persuade China to invest in a scheme to help rescue European members facing debt crises. Despite he meets Chinese leaders to talk about, he said after the meeting that … Continue reading

Qantas grounds all flights

The Australian airline is grounding all international and domestic flights with immediate effect due to an industrial dispute. A statement from the company said that all employees involved in industrial action would be locked out from Monday evening and flights … Continue reading

Saab bought by Chinese firms

Saab, Swedish carmaker, has signed a deal to be taken by Chinese Pang Da and Youngman for 100m euro. The company also signed a memorandum of understanding with both companies, having previously rejected takeover offer from them. Saab is currently … Continue reading

Greece should have been denied euro

Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, has said allowing Greece into the euro zone in 2001 was a mistake. He added that, despite Greece was not ready to have the euro currency, it would be rescued thanks to Wednesday’s European Union … Continue reading

Europe near to resolve euro zone crisis

Jose Manuel Durão Barroso, President of European Commission, has said Europe has moved closer to solving the euro zone debt crisis, as an euro zone agreement was reached in Brussels. Barroso said, talking to the European Parliament, the deal shows … Continue reading

Windows Phone for Nokia’s new mobiles

Nokia has launched two new smart phones based on Microsft’s new Windows Phone 7.5 operating system. Finnish mobile maker unveiled Lumia 800 and Lumia 700, its new mobile devices to fight back against Apple’s iPhone and rivals using Google’s Android … Continue reading

Telefónica to provide 4G broadband internet access in Barcelona

Telefónica will offer 4G broadband wireless internet access throughout Barcelona in 2012, when the first phones with this technology go on the market. The telecommunications multinational company will offer 100 Mbps broadband to allow 4G devices to work in any … Continue reading

Moderate Islamist party wins elections in Tunisia

Ennahda, Tunisia’s moderate islamist party, claimed victory in the country’s first democratic elections. Official results are not available yet, but provisional results suggest that Ennahda will win most votes while falling short of a majority. Its main rival, the secular … Continue reading

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