November 26, 2014
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  • 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.

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    Banks warn they'll head to London if Scotland quits UK

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 09/11/2014 | World

    Catalan independence hopes high after symbolic independence vote

    Millions of Catalans voted in a symbolic referendum on independence from Spain that supporters hope will propel the issue further despite opposition from Madrid.

  • 18/11/2014 | World

    Spain files suit against Catalonia's Artur Mas

    Spain's state prosecutor will sue Catalan leader Artur Mas for defying a ruling and holding a symbolic vote on the regions's independence.

  • 01/11/2014 | World

    If referendum were now, majority of Scots would go for independence

    A majority of Scots would back independence if another referendum were held today, according to a poll, just six weeks after Scotland voted against leaving the United Kingdom.

  • 04/11/2014 | World

    Spanish court suspends Catalonia independence vote

    Spain's Constitutional Court unanimously suspended a "consultation of citizens" on independence in the northeastern region of Catalonia due on Sunday.

  • 08/11/2014 | World

    Spain's Rajoy calls Catalonia for 'sanity'

    Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy has called for renewed dialogue and a "return to sanity" in Catalonia as the region prepares to hold a symbolic vote.

  • 29/09/2014 | World

    Spanish court halts Catalan independence vote, but supporters press on with campaign

    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.

  • 30/09/2014 | World

    Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence 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.

  • 13/10/2014 | World

    Catalonia to seek alternatives to independence vote

    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.

  • 21/09/2014 | World

    Catalonia president to call for independence vote 'in the next days'

    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.

  • 23/09/2014 | World

    UK's Cameron overheard saying Queen 'purred' at Scottish 'No' vote

    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.

  • 27/09/2014 | World

    Catalonian leader orders referendum on independence from Spain

    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.

  • 19/09/2014 | World

    Catalonia to defy Madrid on independence vote despite Scottish 'No'

    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.

  • 20/09/2014 | World

    Ex PM Brown says Britain must honor pledge to grant Scotland powers

    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.

  • 21/09/2014 | World

    Salmond says Scottish 'tricked' out of independence

    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.

  • 18/09/2014 | World

    Scots vote against independence in four small constituencies

    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.

  • 19/09/2014 | World

    Scotland stays in the UK, says 'No' to independence

    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.

  • 19/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street flat as Oracle takes air out of Alibaba debut

    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.

  • 11/09/2014 | World

    Barcelona swamped by supporters of Catalan independence vote

    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.

  • 15/09/2014 | World

    US calls for 'strong, robust and united' UK

    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."

  • 16/09/2014 | World

    Britain pledges Scotland more funds than England ahead of vote

    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.

  • 24/08/2014 | World

    Defiant Ukraine celebrates national day as war rumbles on

    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.

  • 07/09/2014 | World

    UK promises Scots more powers if they vote 'No'

    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.

  • 11/09/2014 | World

    IMF says markets could fall if Scotland leaves UK

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 18/09/2014 | Sports

    Andy Murray says 'Yes' to Scotland: 'Let's do this!'

    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.

  • 07/08/2014 | Arts and Media

    Celebrity push to keep Scotland in the UK

    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.

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