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  • 08/07/2011 | World

    South Sudanese dance to celebrate independence

    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.

  • 09/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri heads rally along with City cabinet during electoral ban

    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.

  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    Ukraine celebrates 20th independence anniversary in BA

    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.

  • 15/01/2012 | World

    UK's Cameron offers talks on Scottish independence vote

    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.

  • 24/07/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela unveils 3D image of hero Bolivar

    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.

  • 09/10/2012 | World

    Spain votes to stop Catalonia independence referendum

    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.

  • 11/11/2012 | World

    Polish police clash with protesters on national holiday

    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.

  • 25/11/2012 | World

    Separatists winning in Spain's Catalonia, early results show

    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.

  • 26/11/2012 | World

    Catalan election weakens bid for independence from Spain

    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.

  • 26/03/2013 | World

    ETA: Spain's rejection of talks will delay political resolution

    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.

  • 11/09/2013 | World

    Catalans form human chain to press for independence from Spain

    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.

  • 02/01/2014 | World

    Catalan president calls on EU leaders to support independence vote

    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.

  • 16/01/2014 | World

    Catalonia votes for independence, defies Madrid

    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.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    Scottish leader calls to back independence

    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."

  • 11/03/2014 | World

    Crimea's Parliament asks to join Russian Federation, Ukraine calls for US, UK assistance

    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.

  • 19/03/2014 | World

    Russian forces seize two Ukrainian bases in Crimea

    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.

  • 25/03/2014 | World

    Spanish court declares Catalonia sovereignty claim unconstitutional

    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.

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    Scottish independence: Salmond seeks to woo Europeans

    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.

  • 12/05/2014 | World

    Scottish leaders call for unity ahead of vote

    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.

  • 10/06/2014 | World

    Gambler bets £400,000 that Scots will reject independence

    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.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Duhalde says gov't did ok to pay, questions US justices' independence

    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.”

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou to head July 9 celebrations in Tucumán

    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.


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