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UN office: Spain violated rights of ex-Catalan leaders

The UN Human Rights Committee said Spain "had violated the political rights of former Catalan government and parliament members by suspending them from public duties prior to a conviction following the independence referendum in 2017." Spain had prosecuted and sentenced Oriol Junqueras i Vies, former vice-president of Catalonia, and three former ministers, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Josep Rull i Andreu and Jordi Turull i Negre.

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EU Commission wants drones for Bulgaria on Turkey border

The European Commission wants to shore up the land border between Bulgaria and Turkey with drones. "We can strengthen the border with management capabilities," European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen told MEPs.

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Europe is giving more aid to Ukraine than you think

'Europeans need to pull their weight in Ukraine. They should pony up more funds.' Such has been the chorus since the start of the war. The problem is the argument isn't borne out by the facts, at least not anymore.

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