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Catalans protest Spain’s legal challenges to secession

Thousands of Catalan separatists gathered in Barcelona on Sunday to protest a series of legal challenges made by Spain’s government against pro-independence Catalan politicians. Several of Catalonia’s lawmakers are facing court cases sought by the Spanish government for having staged a secession referendum in 2014 in disobedience of a court order and for other regional laws designed to prepare a path toward secession. Source AP

Von der Leyen advised Trump against getting too close to Russian President Vladimir Putin

“You can’t say ‘the past doesn’t matter, the values we share don’t matter’ but instead try to get as much money out of it (NATO) as possible and whether I can get a good deal out of it,” she said. Von der Leyen advised Trump against getting too close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, noting that NATO had stood by the United States after the 9/11 attacks. Source Reuters 


 
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