With so many flashy tablets and high-speed smartphones on display, it's easy to forget the important role low-cost phones play at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Police in Barcelona have arrested 39 members of a suspected Chinese mafia and freed 30 young Chinese women whom they allegedly forced into prostitution, a senior officer of the Catalan regional police told CNN Wednesday.
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About 1,500 tourists were evacuated Tuesday from the Sagrada Familia church, a popular destination for visitors to Barcelona, Spain, after a man set a fire inside, authorities said.
Facing out onto the Mediterranean Sea, with its privileged location on the eastern edge of the Iberian peninsula, Barcelona is Spain's cultural capital -- as well as home to one of Europe's largest ports.
English club Arsenal will be without Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott for their Champions League last-16 second leg with Spanish champions Barcelona, but it is "possible" captain Cesc Fabregas could play.
On the last day of 2010, 14 teams set sail from Barcelona for one of the toughest sporting events in the world.
CNN's Jim Boulden explores the latest trends and news at Barcelona's World Mobile Congress.
Last night I watched the movie "Vicki Cristina Barcelona" and, like all movies, it got me thinking. If you haven't seen it, here's the synopsis: two best friends go to Barcelona, Spain, for the summer, one of whom is Cristina, a free spirited, open-minded woman looking not for love but adventure.
The deep-rooted Spanish tradition of bullfighting is under fire in Barcelona and its region of Catalonia, where the regional parliament will vote on Wednesday whether to ban the fights.
A 15-year-old girl died and two other people were hospitalized with severe injuries after an amusement park ride in Barcelona, Spain, broke in midair, a city spokeswoman said.
At least 12 people were killed and several others injured when they were run over by a train in a town south of Barcelona, Spain, a spokesman for Catalonia Emergency Center said Thursday.
Witnesses watched in horror as nearly 30 people were run over by a train while heading to a beach party.
Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Juan Antonio Samaranch, 89, is in hospital in Barcelona suffering from a serious heart condition.
CNN's Al Goodman reports the latest details on a cruise ship struck by giant waves that left two passengers dead.
Two passengers aboard a cruise ship were killed when 26-foot waves crashed into the vessel Wednesday off northeast Spain, officials said. Fourteen others were injured.
An investigation was under way aboard a cruise ship in Barcelona's port on Friday after 26-foot waves crashed into a cruise ship and killed two people off northeast Spain, officials said.
Home video from a German passenger shows a giant wave hitting a cruise ship, as well as some of the damage it caused.
A police informant testified in court on Monday that 11 suspected Islamic militants on trial planned to attack Barcelona's metro last year with suicide bombers, who were to include the informant himself.
Suspected Islamic militants are on trial for a suicide bomb plot on the Barcelona metro. CNN's Al Goodman reports.
Defense attorneys argued Thursday in Madrid that prosecutors have a weak case against 11 suspected Islamic militants charged with plotting suicide attacks on Barcelona's metro last year.
A new international treaty to combat climate change will not be ready when 40 world leaders meet next month in Copenhagen but may be finished next year, a top United Nations official said Friday in Barcelona.
A teenage Dutch girl was killed and 19 people were injured when a bus carrying 59 students and teachers from a school in Holland flipped over north of Barcelona early Monday, authorities said.
Cooper and Zellweger, who costar in Code 39, have an intimate breakfast and go sightseeing
Passengers on a British Airways flight to Barcelona, Spain, were forced to evacuate the aircraft on the airport runway after landing Sunday when fumes were apparently detected in the aircraft's cabin.
CNN followed two die-hard football fans as they traveled to Rome to watch their teams battle to become champions of Europe.
Fifth seed Fernando Gonzalez has prevented a clean-sweep of the top four seeds reaching the Barcelona Open semifinals, after seeing off second-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in Friday's final quarterfinal match.
Top seed and defending champion Rafael Nadal cruised past Federico Gil of Portugal in straight sets in the Barcelona Open second round, as all the leading seeds reached the last 16 on Wednesday.
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Spanish police arrested a man arriving at Barcelona's airport from Chile after determining that the cast on his fractured left leg was made of cocaine, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Friday.
Police arrested 13 men in Barcelona and Valencia early Tuesday on suspicion of working in an international document forgery ring, possibly with links to Islamic terrorists, a police statement said.
Four boys were killed when hurricane-force winds caused a roof to collapse outside Barcelona, Spain.
Barack Obama sometimes gets ribbed for his outsized ideas, like the massive stage built in Denver, Colorado, to accept the Democratic presidential nomination. But an artist in Barcelona, Spain, has outdone even the candidate himself.
Barack Obama sometimes gets ribbed for his outsized ideas, like the massive stage built in Denver, Colorado, to accept the Democratic presidential nomination. But an artist in Barcelona, Spain, may be about to outdo the candidate himself.
A Spanish judge has indicted 11 men, most of them from Pakistan, for membership of a terrorist group that allegedly aimed to carry out suicide attacks on Barcelona's mass transit system last January, according to a copy of the indictment viewed by CNN on Thursday.
Several hundred Spanish fishermen went on strike for a third day Wednesday in and around Barcelona to protest high fuel prices, taking a cue from their counterparts in France who have been blockading French ports this week.
Rafael Nadal dropped the middle set but continued his invincible form on clay to beat second seed and Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 6-1 4-6 6-1 on Sunday to win his fourth straight Barcelona Open title.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal continued his storming spring with a win at the Barcelona Open -- but warned that he expects to eventually run out of steam due to a crowded clay season this Olympic year.
British number one Andy Murray slumped to second round defeat in Barcelona after failing to take advantage of a handful of break points in his 6-4 6-4 defeat to Mario Ancic.
The Spanish Grand Prix will set the tone for the rest of the Formula One season, revealing the most competitive cars for the first time, according to the top teams.
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Ronaldinho will miss most of the rest of the season after damaging a muscle in his right leg during training on Friday.
Barcelona's teenage striker Bojan Krkic scored the only goal to give the Catalan giants a 1-0 victory at Schalke in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.
Barcelona's Spanish title hopes suffered a major setback as they threw away a two-goal lead to go down to a 3-2 defeat to Real Betis on Saturday night.
Barcelona moved to within four points of Spanish Primera Liga leaders Real Madrid by beating Valladolid 4-1, while Real crashed to a 3-2 home defeat by cup finalists Valencia.
Barcelona's hopes of overhauling Spanish league leaders Real Madrid were severely damaged when Kalu Uche headed an 85th minute goal to give Almeria a 2-2 draw at the Estadio del Mediterráneo on Sunday.
Barcelona's 15-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end with a 4-2 away defeat against Atletico Madrid on Saturday and they must now regroup for their Champions League home match against Celtic on Tuesday.
Real Madrid went five points ahead of Barcelona at the top of the Primera Liga, thanks to a scrappy 3-2 win at Recreativo Huelva, where three players were sent off, while neighbors Atletico Madrid beat Barca 4-2.
Barcelona needed an injury-time goal from Xavi to salvage a 1-1 home draw against Valencia in their Spanish Cup semifinal first leg match on Wednesday night.
The first high-speed trains linking Madrid and Barcelona arrived at their destinations Wednesday, the national train company Renfe said, making their first complete journeys after years of railway construction delays.
Villarreal, lying third in the Spanish Primera Liga, failed to make up ground on second-placed Barcelona when they were held to a goalless draw at home to Racing Santander on Sunday.
Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o faces a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of next week's Champions League last-16 first leg match against Celtic in Scotland.
Spanish international Xavi proved to be Barcelona's super sub when he came on and scored an 88th minute winner against Osasuna, which reduced Real Madrid's lead at the top of the Primera Liga to six points.
Barcelona forward Ronaldinho has returned to training after a month on the sidelines due to injury.
Real Madrid moved nine points clear in Spain with a 3-2 victory at home to third-placed Villarreal on Sunday.
Terrorist suspects from alleged Barcelona plot arrive for arraignment in Spanish court.
Spain's interior minister said the suspects in a Barcelona terror plot were clearly ready to strike, but police have not yet found explosives "in sufficient quantity" to be used for the assault.
Villarreal held Barcelona to a goalless draw on Thursday night in the first leg of their Spanish Cup quarterfinal.
The Spanish judge overseeing the arraignment of 10 terrorism suspects said Wednesday that they had "planned to carry out a series of suicide attacks" last weekend on public transportation in Barcelona.
Spanish police arrested 14 people suspected of preparing an Islamic terrorist attack in or near Barcelona, Spain's Interior Minister said Saturday.
At the halfway point of the Spanish league, the country's two leading clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona, again find themselves caught in the crossfire of an age-old debate: Do you play entertaining soccer, or winning soccer? Rarely do teams do both.
Thierry Henry scored as Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw at in-form Sevilla in the first leg of their Spanish King's Cup fifth-round tie on Wednesday.
Barcelona made a positive start to 2008 when goals from Rafael Marquez and Samuel Eto'o gave them a 2-0 win at Real Mallorca and putting them within four points of league leaders Real Madrid..
Barcelona will face Real Madrid next weekend without Argentine top scorer Lionel Messi, who has been ruled out for more than four weeks after he suffered a foot injury during a 3-0 Primera Liga victory in Valencia.
Barcelona closed the gap at the top on leaders Real Madrid to four points with a 2-1 win over struggling Deportiva La Coruna in the Nou Camp on Sunday.
Second-placed Barcelona kept up the pressure on Spanish leaders Real Madrid with a 3-0 win at home to Recreativo Huelva on Saturday.
Thierry Henry helped Barcelona claim a rare away win, but they were far from impressive in seeing off third division side Alcoyano 3-0 in Tuesday's Spanish Cup round of 32 first leg clash.
Barcelona slumped to a 2-0 Primera Liga defeat at mid-table Getafe and remained a point behind leaders Real Madrid, who can stretch the gap by winning at home to Mallorca on Sunday.
Rangers captain Barry Ferguson hailed the club's "great achievement" as they held Barcelona 0-0 at Ibrox to move a step closer to the knock-out stages of the Champions League.
Ronaldinho has been recalled to the Barcelona squad for Tuesday's Champions League match against Rangers in Glasgow.
Barcelona crashed to their first league defeat of the season when they went down 3-1 at Villarreal, Marcos Senna converting two first-half penalties.
Holder Fabio Cannavaro is among five Italians vying for the FIFA's world player of the year accolade to be awarded in Switzerland on 17 December.
Barcelona marked the 50th anniversary of their magnificent Nou Camp stadium with a vital home win over likely title rivals Sevilla on Saturday.
A lethargic-looking Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man Racing Santander in their opening match of the season on Sunday.
Shops operated with gas-powered lamps, traffic lights remained blank and courthouses turned to battery power Tuesday as Spain's most cosmopolitan city faced Day Two of a major power outage
World Sport reporter Pedro Pinto evaluates this summer's big transfer signings. These leading European clubs have all spent over €50 million but which clubs get a gold star and which must try harder?
When a star player at the peak of his powers moves to one of the world's biggest clubs, it is generally assumed that the buying club got the better half of the deal. Ambition triumphs over loyalty. But with Thierry Henry's transfer from Arsenal to Barcelona, it looks like the English club has good reason to be smiling.
Thierry Henry is undergoing a medical at Barcelona before completing his move from English Premier League Arsenal for a reported fee of $32 million.
Two goals from Ruud van Nistelrooy rescued a point for Real Madrid at Real Zaragoza and kept them top of the Spanish Primera Liga ahead of Barcelona whose 2-2 home draw against Espanyol saw a controversial opening goal from Lionel Messi.
A Spanish court convicted three Pakistani-born men of collaborating with a terrorist group and sentenced each to five years in prison, according to a copy of the sentence viewed by CNN on Tuesday.
World Soccer's Keir Radnedge recently interviewed Barcelona wonder-teen Lionel Messi about his tremendous potential, European stardom and comparisons to his idol, Diego Maradona.
It's over three weeks since the Bahrain Grand Prix, and a few days to go until the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona -- the longest break between races for over five years. So what exactly have the teams been up to in this time?
Andres Iniesta and Samuel Eto'o scored second-half goals to push Barcelona closer towards a third successive Primera Liga title with a 2-0 win over Real Sociedad.
World Sport reporter Pedro Pinto reflects on Barcelona's rise and fall, following their shock cup defeat by Getafe.
Barcelona were outclassed by Real Zaragoza as they went down 1-0 at La Romareda on Saturday and the defeat offered their title rivals renewed hope of depriving the Catalans of a third successive league title.
Barcelona and Sevilla have been kept apart in the draw for the semifinals of the Spanish Cup, leaving both on course for a domestic double.
Barcelona midfielder Deco has withdrawn from Portugal's squad for their Euro 2008 qualifiers against Belgium and Serbia in order to have surgery on his right hand.
Lionel Messi completed a stunning hat-trick in stoppage time to earn 10-man Barcelona a 3-3 draw against Real Madrid in front of 98,000 fans at the Nou Camp.
Real Betis have said that they will follow the example set by other Primera Liga clubs in appealing against the three-match stadium closure imposed on them on Friday by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
European champions Barcelona have agreed to travel to the Chinese capital to face club team Beijing Guo'an.
BARCELONA, Spain -- It took an epic journey, nearly 5,500 miles from Las Vegas to New York City to Barcelona, to realize exactly what the New York Yankees mean to the United States.
The technology executives and analysts here in Barcelona this week are trying to figure out how take all the content found on the Web and migrate it to your mobile device.
Hosting a technical conference like 3GSM in a beautiful city like Barcelona may seem odd. After all, few people will see much the city has to offer in the daylight.
Lionel Messi returned to the Barcelona squad after over three months on the sidelines when coach Frank Rijkaard named the Argentine forward in the 18-strong list for Sunday's match at home to Racing Santander.
Late last season, Samuel Eto'o was asked the secret of Barcelona's success.
Barcelona held on to top spot in the Primera Liga with a 3-1 victory over misfiring Celta Vigo in the Nou Camp on Sunday.
Spanish police arrested a Moroccan man near Barcelona Wednesday on suspicion of Islamic terrorist activities, a Spanish Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN.
Barcelona's hopes of climbing above Primera Liga leaders Sevilla were dashed by neighbors Espanyol, who beat them 3-1 at Montjuic on Saturday.
Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o is recovering from his right knee injury quicker than expected and should be back in training in mid-January.
Brazilian star Ronaldinho will be granted Spanish citizenship early next year, making him eligible to appear for his club side Barcelona as a European Union player.
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