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Almost 200 arrests in Catalonia independence protests

Hundreds of pro-independence protesters marched on the streets of Barcelona for a seventh successive night on Sunday, after the Spanish supreme court sent nine Catalan leaders to prison. Acting interior minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said 288 police officers had been injured in the clashes, 267 police vehicles had been damaged, and 194 people had been arrested. "The riots are diminishing, but we are working on stopping them altogether," said Grande-Marlaska.

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EU must treat homeless as rights-holders, not criminals

The gap between EU resources available on the one hand, and the persistence of poverty and homelessness on the other hand, is what makes these figures more than an embarrassment: it raises them to the level of a human-rights crisis.

German Greens face reality check amid CDU gains

Armin Laschet, Angela Merkel's would-be-heir after German's September election, said he would prefer to govern with the liberals - as the Greens continued their slump in the polls.

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