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21st Aug 2018

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Spain's supreme court charges Catalan separatist leaders

Spain's Supreme Tribunal on Friday charged 13 Catalan separatist politicians for rebellion, over the organisation of the 1 October 2017 independence referendum in Catalonia. Those indicted include the region's former leader Carles Puigdemont, deputy Oriol Junqueras, foreign minister Raul Romeva, and the former speaker of the Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell, as well as the deputy leader of the Republican Left party, Marta Rovira, who fled Spain this morning.

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EU-China cooperation on CO2 storage lost in limbo

A long-standing cooperation between the EU and China on carbon capture and storage has fallen off the political agenda – with the European Commission not having any comment available when asked for an update.

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Greece exits bailouts, but difficult path ahead

"Greece's recovery is not an event, it is a process," EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici says. Statistics, and differences of views between the country's creditors, show that the process will not be easy.

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