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Kosovo sets Albania's Nov. 28 independence day as a holiday

Kosovo's government has decided to declare Nov. 28, the independence day of neighboring Albania, a national holiday, a move that may spark an angry reaction from Serbia. A government statement … Click to Continue »

China says Catalonia situation shows Taiwan independence effort doomed to fail

BEIJING (Reuters) - The failure of Catalonia's effort to declare independence shows that Taiwan independence is also doomed to fail as national unity is paramount for all countries, a Chinese official said on Wednesday.

The Strange Story of How Nazi Germany's Fighter Planes Saved Israel

Sebastien Roblin Security, No, this is not fake news.  When Israel declared independence from British colonial rule in May 1948, it immediately went to war with the neighboring Arab states. One of the first weapons Israel acquired was...Show More Summary

Spain's Rajoy urges return of 'democratic and free' Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Sunday he wanted to return to a "democratic and free" Catalonia as he aimed to rally support for a unified Spain on his first visit to the turbulent region since it declared independence. A day...Show More Summary

Spanish prosecutors request jail for Catalan parliament speaker: source

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's state prosecutor on Thursday asked a judge to jail the Catalan parliament speaker who enabled its declaration of independence while an investigation into charges of rebellion and sedition continues, according to a court source.

Catalan speaker says independence declaration not legally binding: sources

MADRID (Reuters) - The parliamentary speaker who enabled Catalonia's declaration of independence said on Thursday the document was not legally binding, sources said, in a comment that could undermine the region's secessionist push.

As Protesters Clog Catalonia, Court Snuffs Out Declaration Of Independence

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

In Barcelona and other cities, protesters demanded Madrid release eight lawmakers and respect the regional decision to secede. Meanwhile, in Madrid, Spain's Constitutional Court annulled the decision.

Spanish court annuls Catalan independence declaration

Spain's Constitutional Court has called Catalonia's unilateral independence declaration an 'attack on the rule of law'.

Will Catalonia’s separatists win in December? The voting system is stacked in their favor.

Catalonia’s Oct. 27 unilateral declaration of independence from Spain has gained the region a lot of attention — perhaps more so than at any time since the Spanish Civil War. How did Catalonia end up declaring independence? Like the U.S. electoral college, Catalonia’s electoral system can turn a popular vote loser into a winner. In fact, […]

Slaughtered Because They Spoke English

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

A bid to declare the English-speaking regions of Cameroon independent of the French-speaking central government has been met with ferocious repression.

Judge In Spain Issues International Arrest Warrant For Catalan President

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Carles Puigdemont, the separatist leader of Catalonia, is in exile in Belgium after his government declared independence from Madrid.

Ousted Catalan leader says ready to stand in snap regional election

MADRID/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who left Spain for Belgium after his government was sacked following a declaration of independence, said on Friday he was ready to stand in a snap election in the region next month.

The GOP Is Proposing a 250 Percent Tax Hike on Millions of Americans

Traditional Republican voters could get hit the hardest. The GOP just declared war on the strivers who start their own businesses. Or, to put it another way: The nice young couple who just opened their own independent coffee shop around...Show More Summary

A century on from Balfour, I challenge Britain to finally do the right thing | Hanan Ashrawi

Rather than celebrate the calamitous declaration, the UK should recognise the injustice and help forge an independent Palestinian state• Hanan Ashrawi is a Palestinian politician Today we mark the centenary of the calamitous Balfour declaration. Show More Summary

Catalan politicians to be quizzed in Spain rebellion case

Ousted Catalan government members and lawmakers are beginning to appear before Spanish courts in Madrid to face possible charges of rebellion for having declared the region's independence. Twenty regional politicians, … Click to Continue »

In deepest Catalonia, independence dream stalls

A month ago, residents of the Catalan village Dosrius were facing off against police in their struggle to break away from Spain. Now independence has been declared -- but nothing, they feel, has been gained. Indeed, they have probably lost what they had. Show More Summary

Catalan leader who declared 'I am not afraid' of arrest reportedly fled Spain

After declaring Catalonia's independence last week, sacked leader Carles Puigdemont has turned up in Belgium. Spain sacked the Catalan government on Friday and has since announced charges of rebellion against Puigdemont and 13 of his...Show More Summary

Republic or no republic? Day of confusion in Catalonia

Is Catalonia's republic dead in the water? Are its leaders really beating a retreat just three days after the regional parliament declared independence? A sense of confusion reigned Monday on the streets of Barcelona... and in Catalan government offices. Show More Summary

Catalan leader travels to Brussels as Spanish state prosecutor calls for rebellion and sedition charges

Carles Puigdemont, the ousted president of Catalonia who defied the Spanish state by declaring his region’s independence, has fled Spain to Brussels, fuelling speculation that he may seek political asylum in Belgium. Sources from the...Show More Summary

Huge rally in Barcelona rejects Catalan secession bid

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday to voice their opposition to the region's declaration of independence amid vast political uncertainty for the region in northeast Spain.

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