People pay tribute on Friday, outside the Liceu theatre in Barcelona, to victims of Thursday’s attack. Photograph: Quique Garcia/EPA

It’s a cliche, simply because it’s important truth, that one’s first thoughts about a terrorist act should always be with the victims, to make some ef(...)

Sant Jordi day in Barcelona brings out lovers of literature and flowers. Photograph:  Robert Marquardt/Getty Images

By 10am a human tide is already washing over Plaça de Catalunya and down La Rambla, tens of thousands cheerfully conscripted in an army whose twin mi(...)