Independence Referendums

Catalonia braced for violence as judge orders seizure of disputed religious artefacts

For more than two decades, the Medieval treasures of Spain’s Sijena convent have been at the centre of an ownership battle between the autonomous communities of Catalonia and Aragon.<p>Now, the 44 artifacts kept in Catalonia’s Museum of Lleida have become a flashpoint in the independence crisis, as …

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Iraq has cut ties with Kurdistan complicating western counter-terror training – VICE News

The Iraqi government is intensifying pressure on Kurdistan, nearly two months after the semi-autonomous northern region declared independence from the central government in Baghdad, complicating western training efforts for Iraqi forces and the fight to make sure militant groups like ISIS don’t …

Islamic State (ISIS)

How would you vote in a second Scottish independence referendum? Week 30 of The P&J rolling poll

Tell us how you would vote in a second Scottish independence referendum in week 30 of our rolling poll.<p>Every week, in The Press and Journal’s rolling …

Referendums

Iraqi federal court annuls Kurdish independence referendum

The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and the disputed areas, the …

News (China)

Indyref2 inevitable if our Brexit needs ignored – MP

Sign up to our <b>Politics</b> newsletter<p>A second independence referendum is inevitable if the UK Government does not take Scotland’s needs into account over …

Referendums

Spain: Catalan ex-speaker, lawmakers testify before Supreme Court

The deposed Catalan parliament speaker and five lawmakers have been called by Spain's Supreme Court to answer charges of rebellion, sedition and …

World News

After Controversial Independence Vote, What's Next For Kurds In Iraq?

Support the news<p>Iraq's Kurds are suffering an existential crisis: Their independence referendum backfired, their longtime president resigned and Iraq …

Referendums

Catalonia independence stirs fear, division

<b>BARCELONA, Spain</b> | Independence was supposed to bring freedom and self-determination for Catalans, but the chaotic events of the past month have …

Spain

Catalonia's ex-leader urges unity as deadline for secessionist pact nears

MADRID: Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday urged the region's political forces to unite against Spain, as hours remained for him …

Carles Puigdemont

Catalonia's ousted leader granted freedom

Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont has been spared custody by a Brussels court which has ruled he can remain at liberty in Belgium until it …

Carles Puigdemont

Catalans find European status quo means 'States Rule'

Catalonia's breakaway president is seeking European Union support for his independence bid. He is not going to find it; EU leaders are rallying round …

Brexit

Kurdish family in Brussels

Euronews caught up with members of the Kurdish community in Brussels to ask about their hopes and fears for Kurdistan.<p>The autonomous region held an independence referendum last month, but it is now in crisis.<p>The leader of the Iraqi Kurds stood down recently.<p>More news on euronews.com

Brussels

Spain Says It Might Allow Independence Referendum as Catalan Protests Rage

Spain’s government said Wednesday it will consider constitutional changes that would allow for regional governments to hold referendums on …

Scottish Parliament

Anti-Barzani Kurdish parties’ offices attacked

Iraqi Kurdish political parties opposed to regional leader Masoud Barzani reported attacks on their offices in several cities overnight, hours after …

Iraq

Spanish prosecutor calls for rebellion charges against Catalan leaders

Axed regional president Carles Puigdemont, who called a banned independence referendum on October 1 that triggered the country's worst crisis in …

Carles Puigdemont

ABC News

Breaking News<p>NYC TERROR ATTACK<p>Play<p>ABCNews.com<p>Several dead, others injured after being hit by vehicle in New York City<p>Brendan McDermid/Reuters<p>8 dead …

Economy

Who are the Kurds?

Iraq’s Kurds have been making international headlines since September after forging ahead with their independence referendum, despite regional and …

Middle East

Showdown between Spain and Catalonia set to come to a head

The stand-off between Spain and Catalonia over the wealthy region's bid to secede is set to come to a head today as the Spanish government prepares …

News (Ireland)

Iraqi PM Abadi insists outcome of Kurdish independence referendum be cancelled

Reuters , Thursday 26 Oct 2017<p>Related<p>Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi insisted on Thursday that the Kurdish independence referendum be declared …

Iraq

Spain ousts Catalonia’s president, declares election after region declares independence

The Madrid government sacked Catalonia‘s president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent …

Carles Puigdemont

Iraqi PM Abadi insists outcome of Kurdish independence referendum be canceled

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister insisted on Thursday that the Kurdish independence referendum be declared void, an apparent rejection of the Kurdistan region's offer to "freeze" its independence push as part of efforts to resolve the crisis through talks.<p>"We won't accept anything but its …

World News

Spain is trying to sack the government in Catalonia, but regional leaders are still pushing for independence

• <b>Catalonia's vice president said the separatists had "no other option" but to continue calling for independence.</b>• <b><br>Relations are tense between the Catalonia and Spanish governments as Spain's prime minister tries to strip Catalan leaders of their powers.</b>• <b><br>The conflict has hurt Spain economically. There's</b> …

Oriol Junqueras

The democratic gamble that failed: Why Iraq's Kurds lost their own independence referendum

Kurds belatedly waking up to new reality that independence cost them - and the West - bolstering Iran and Iraq in the region

Scottish Parliament

Kurdish Government offers olive branch to Iraq to defuse conflict over independence referendum

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has offered to freeze the results of a referendum on independence as part of an offer to defuse the crisis …

Australian News

Tillerson visits to Afghanistan, Iraq

Far from the Washington murmurs about his future, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson secretly travelled to two of America's enduring war zones, …

Afghanistan

Spain PM to remove Catalonia's leader

Catalonia has been fighting for independence from Spain for years, but last month held an Independence Referendum in which the majority of Catalans …

U.S. Politics

Spain PM approves taking back powers from Catalonia after independence referendum

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Barcelona after Spain's central government announced it is set to take some powers …

Spain

As ISIS falls, has US missed bigger picture?

Washington - The US-led campaign against the Islamic State group has scored a key victory, but Washington's narrow focus on the jihadists may have …

News (South Africa)

Catalonia crisis: Madrid to invoke Article 155

Madrid is threatening to dissolve Catalonia’s parliament on Saturday and to hold January elections to defuse calls for independence - but Spanish PM …

Carles Puigdemont

Raqqa’s liberation and back to school with Macron

<b>Wedding band</b> Musicians perform before the wedding of Vinita Devi, 24, a former widow at Gopinath temple in Vrindavan, a religious site in Uttar …

Raila Odinga