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.