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BARCELONA, Spain | Spain pressured to free imprisoned Catalan activists

BARCELONA, Spain— Politicians and human rights groups urged the Spanish government Tuesday to release imprisoned separatists facing rebellion and other charges from the Catalonia region’s push for independence, including two activists put into pre-trial detention a year ago. Catalan regional president Quim Torra, who favors independence from Spain, paid a visit Tuesday to Jordi Sanchez … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Spain pressured to free imprisoned Catalan activists

Top 10 Real Estate Agents with Most Recent Number of Sales in Independence, Missouri Area

Featuring the Top 10 Real Estate Agents with Most Recent Number of Sales the last 12 months in Independence, Missouri Area Independence, MO – The Independence, Missouri area is known for the Truman Library & Museum, with exhibits detailing the life and career of the former U.S. president and hometown hero. STL.News offers the Top 10 Real … Continue reading Top 10 Real Estate Agents with Most Recent Number of Sales in Independence, Missouri Area

WASHINGTON | Mnuchin says Trump respects the independence of the Fed

WASHINGTON  — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Donald Trump respects the independence of the Federal Reserve and his recent comments were simply a reflection of the fact that he favors low interest rates. In a CNBC interview, Mnuchin says that Trump understands that the Fed is doing its job. Mnuchin praised Fed Chairman Jerome … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mnuchin says Trump respects the independence of the Fed

JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era South African minister, dies at 86

JOHANNESBURG — Pik Botha, the last foreign minister of South Africa’s apartheid era and a contradictory figure who staunchly defended white minority rule but eventually recognized that change was inevitable, died on Friday at age 86. Botha died in “the early hours of the morning” at his home after an illness, his son, Roelof, told … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era South African minister, dies at 86

Missouri News: Independence Business Owner, Haq Nawaz Choudhry, Sentenced for Distributing K2, Accepting Food Stamps

KANSAS CITY, MO – The owner of two Independence, Missouri stores was sentenced in federal court today for distributing synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2, and for accepting food stamps as payment for K2. Haq Nawaz Choudhry, 53, of Kansas City, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to three years and … Continue reading Missouri News: Independence Business Owner, Haq Nawaz Choudhry, Sentenced for Distributing K2, Accepting Food Stamps

SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain | Catalans display devotion to independence on anniversary

SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain — Activists blocked railway lines, students skipped classes and supporters of Catalonia seceding from Spain marched in large numbers Monday to mark the anniversary of a referendum that was part of a thwarted bid for independence last year. The evening march in Barcelona, the northeastern Spanish region’s capital, drew tens … Continue reading SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain | Catalans display devotion to independence on anniversary

PARIS  | Stella McCartney embraces roots, advises animal activists

PARIS  — An on-form Stella McCartney presented her first Paris Fashion Week collection since taking full control of her eponymous design house this year by buying the 50 percent stake owned by luxury giant Kering. The British-American designer used her new independence to go back to her artistic roots on the runway Monday and spoke … Continue reading PARIS  | Stella McCartney embraces roots, advises animal activists

VILNIUS, Lithuania | Pope begins Baltics pilgrimage as Russia threat looms large

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Russia will be the elephant in the room as Pope Francis begins a four-day visit to the Baltics amid renewed alarm about Moscow’s intentions in the region it has twice occupied. Francis boarded a special Alitalia flight that lands early Saturday in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, for a four-day trip that also … Continue reading VILNIUS, Lithuania | Pope begins Baltics pilgrimage as Russia threat looms large