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Catalan Separatists Want Independence. Who Else?

Advertisement BRUSSELS — Separatist politicians in Catalonia have been pushing for independence from Spain. After three months of political turmoil, new Catalan elections are scheduled for Dec. 21. The European Union has sided wholly with the Madrid government, which rejects ...

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She Wants Independence. In Egypt, That’s Dangerous.

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Esraa is looking to rent an apartment with her friends. In Egypt, where personal freedom is routinely compromised in the name of religion, family and country, that makes her a rebel. She represents a generation ...

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Nationalist March Dominates Poland’s Independence Day

Thousands of far-right nationalists marched through Poland’s capital, Warsaw, on Saturday, waving red-and-white Polish flags and carrying flares. The crowd at the march, which coincided with Poland’s Independence Day, commemorating the reinstatement of sovereignty at the end of World War ...

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Catalonia’s Independence Bid Shows Signs of Strain as Coalition Splits

Catalonia’s Independence Bid Shows Signs of Strain as Coalition Splits

Advertisement Europe Supported by Catalonia’s Independence Bid Shows Signs of Strain as Coalition Splits ImageA protest in front of the Catalan government building in Barcelona, Spain, during a regional general strike on Wednesday.CreditDavid Ramos/Getty Images MADRID — Almost two weeks ...

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Spain's constitutional court annuls Catalan declaration of independence

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Constitutional Court officially annulled the Catalan parliament’s Oct. 27 unilateral declaration of independence on Wednesday, a widely expected ruling after the move was suspended by the court. Protesters hold banners reading “Freedom Political Prisoners, We are ...

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Sacked Catalonia leader turns himself in, polls show independence strength

BRUSSELS/MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Sacked Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont and four associates turned themselves in to Belgian police on Sunday, following Spain’s issuing of an arrest warrant for rebellion and sedition. FILE PHOTO – Sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont makes a ...

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Pro-Catalonia independence parties seen winning most votes in election: poll

MADRID (Reuters) – Pro-Catalonia independence parties will combine for the most votes in regional election in December though may fall just short of a majority needed to revive the secession campaign, a poll showed on Sunday. A couple wearing Esteladas ...

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