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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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Commission chief under fire for Croatia campaign video

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen recorded a video in support of Croatia's ruling party, which the EU executive said was in her "personal capacity" - and admits it was a "mistake" that this was not made clear.

Parliament vaping booths 'too confidential' to discuss

The European Parliament is refusing to disclose documents on an internal debate on whether to set up e-cigarette smoking booths at its premises in Strasbourg and Brussels, posing questions on how it handles transparency on relatively minor issues.

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