Thousands of South Sudanese danced in the streets to mark their long-awaited independence, a hard-won separation from the north that also plunged the fractured region into a new period of uncertainty.
In the midst of the electoral ban and only a day before the election in Buenos Aires City, current city Mayor Mauricio Macri headed on Saturday the main rally in Plaza de Mayo square for the celebration of the 195 anniversary of the declaration of independence.
Ukraine celebrated the 20th independence anniversary of the Eastern European nation, and the celebrations will extend to Argentina as Ukrainian artists will exclusively come to Buenos Aires to take part of a event that will take place at the Coliseo theatre on September 2.
British Prime Minister David Cameron offered on Sunday to hold talks with Scottish leader Alex Salmond to thrash out their differences over arrangements for a referendum on Scottish independence that could lead to a breakup of the United Kingdom.
Venezuela's Hugo Chávez unveiled a 3D image of South America's 19th century independence hero Simon Bolivar on Tuesday, based on bones the president ordered exhumed two years ago to test his theory that Bolivar was murdered.
Spain's parliament voted to block the northern region of Catalonia from holding a referendum on independence, the latest step in a growing political battle between Barcelona and Madrid in the midst of a deepening economic downturn.
Riot police in the Polish capital used truncheons and rubber bullets today to break up a crowd of right-wing extremists who pelted them with firecrackers and lumps of concrete at a parade to mark the national holiday.
Four separatist parties in Spain's Catalonia looked set to win a majority in regional elections, partial results showed, but the main one was on course to lose some seats, possibly undermining its bid to call an independence referendum.
Separatists in Spain's Catalonia won regional elections but failed to get a resounding mandate for a referendum on independence, which had threatened to pile political uncertainty on top of Spain's economic woes.
Basque separatists ETA today said the Spanish government's rejection of talks with the group until it dissolves itself would delay the process initiated to end a four-decade armed struggle for independence.
Hundreds of thousands of Catalans held hands in a 400-km (250-mile) human chain across their region to press the Spanish government to let them vote on breaking away and forming their own country.
Catalonia's president has called on European Union prime ministers for support as the region seeks a vote on independence in November this year. In letters dating from December and made public today, Artur Mas urged Europe to encourage the referendum.
Local lawmakers in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia voted to seek a referendum on breaking away from Spain, setting themselves up for a battle with an implacably opposed central government in Madrid.
In his first speech in London this year, scottish leader Alex Salmond called on all Britons to back his campaign for an independent Scotland to help create a northern economic counterweight to stop London from "sucking the life out of the rest of the country."
The Parliament in Crimea have asked Moscow today to allow the southern Ukrainian region to become part of the Russian Federation and closed its airspace to commercial flights.
The US warned Moscow it was on a "dark path" to isolation as Russian troops seized two Ukrainian naval bases, including a headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol where they raised their flag.
Spain's Constitutional Court partially struck down a sovereignty claim approved by lawmakers last year in the northern region of Catalonia, a vital step toward a referendum on full independence.
An independent Scotland would be a more constructive member of the European Union (EU) than a reluctant Britain, Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said in a campaign to persuade Europeans to keep Scotland within the Union.
Political leaders locked in a bitter fight over Scottish independence have urged all Scots to reunite whatever the outcome of a referendum in September as the national church voiced concerns over rifts in society.
A gambler in England has placed what bookmakers say is one of the world's biggest ever political bets, wagering 400,000 pounds ($670,000) that Scots will reject independence in a referendum in September.
Usually a fierce critic of the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration, former president Eduardo Duhalde praised the government’s decision to pay bondholders and questioned the judicial system of the United States. Justices there, he said, may be “independent” from the White House “but not from financial sectors.”
After some uncertainty, it was finally confirmed today that vice-president Amado Boudou will fill in for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and head Wednesday's Independence Day celebration in San Miguel de Tucumán.
Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and over 200 stars of film, art, sports and literature have signed a letter urging Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom, six weeks ahead of a historic referendum on independence.
Armoured vehicles and soldiers paraded in Kiev in a defiant national day display of military power that President Petro Poroskenko said was being mobilised for an historic war of independence from Russia.
The British government is scrambling to respond to a lurch in the opinion polls towards a vote for Scottish independence this month by promising a range of new powers for Scotland if it chooses to stay within the United Kingdom.
A decision by Scotland to break away from the United Kingdom next week could prompt negative market reaction in the short-term due to uncertainty over the country's future economic policies, the IMF said.
The battle for the hearts and heads of the Scottish people intensified as two banks said they would shift their registered head offices to London if Scotland voted to break away from the United Kingdom in a referendum next week.
Thousands of Catalans packed the streets of Barcelona to demand the right to vote on a split from Spain, their ambitions boosted by an independence referendum scheduled for next week in Scotland.
The White House weighed in carefully on the Scottish independence referendum, saying Washington would respect the outcome of the vote but would prefer the United Kingdom to remain "strong, robust and united."
Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence.
Scotland voted against breaking apart the United Kingdom in four small constituencies, early referendum results showed, as Scots agonized over the fate of their country following a divisive independence campaign.
British tennis star Andy Murray has come out in support of Scottish independence, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots started to vote in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England.
Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout.
US stocks closed little changed today after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled, but the Dow managed to edge higher to set a record for a second straight session.
The leader of Spain's Catalonia region said he would defy Madrid to hold a non-binding independence vote in less than two months, saying his people deserved the same right to determine their future as Scots who voted to stay in Britain.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told British leaders they must honor their promise to grant further powers to Scotland after voters backed staying in the UK in an independence referendum.
Alex Salmond, the defeated leader of Scotland's nationalists has accused Prime Minister David Cameron and other London politicians of tricking Scottish voters out of independence by making a false "vow" about granting them new powers.
The president of Spain's Catalonia region said he would formally call "in the next days" for a vote on independence from Spain which has been scheduled for November 9.
Britain's monarch is famously above politics, but Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard saying Queen Elizabeth had "purred" with happiness when he phoned her to inform her Scotland had voted to reject independence.
The president of Spain's Catalonia region has signed a decree calling for a referendum on independence to be held on November 9, putting the local government on a collision course with Madrid, which says such a vote is illegal.
Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November, although political forces in the wealthy north-east region forged ahead with a political campaign ahead of their planned vote.
Catalonia's regional government has said it would temporarily suspend campaigning for a vote on independence from Spain, after Madrid filed a legal block to the referendum.
The leader of Spain's Catalonia region will call off a referendum on independence from Spain planned for November 9 and look for alternative ways to consult Catalans, a key regional political party said today.