Interview | Byung-Chul Han

“In Orwell’s ‘1984’ society knew it was being dominated. Not today”

Speaking in Barcelona, South Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han argues social values have been eroded by consumerist culture

INTERNATIONAL

For divided North Korean families, Seoul Winter Olympics fail to bridge gap

To the surprise of many, the regime of Kim Jong-un will be taking part in the Games, but family reunions are not on the cards

BASQUE POLITICS

Basque ruling party wants to include “right to decide” in new regional charter

The debate to review the 1979 Statute begins today amid disagreement over independence issues

Cartoons

Ros

Ros cartoon, February 7, 2018

ECONOMY

Brussels raises Spain’s GDP growth forecast for 2018

As the threat from the Catalan crisis subsides, EU Commission sets new figure at 2.6%, up from 2.5%

LONELINESS IN SOCIETY

The Galician outreach scheme trying to combat the scourge of loneliness

The Aberta Family project, created by a Franciscan religious order, is addressing the epidemic of solitude the region is suffering