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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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Catalonia election: Puigdemont calls for united independence front

Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont has called for separatist parties to unite in upcoming regional elections to continue a push for independence. The snap poll was called by Spain after the Catalan parliament declared independence and Madrid reacted by imposing direct ...

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Ousted Catalan leader calls for united front for independence

MADRID (Reuters) – Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called on Saturday for a united political front in the Dec. 21 election to continue the drive for independence from Spain and to protest the imprisonment of former members of the regional ...

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Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

Iraqi Kurdish leaders have long sought to craft an energy policy independent of the federal government in Baghdad, courting international companies and offering lucrative deals to drill for potentially huge new reserves of oil and gas. Then in September, Kurdish ...

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Editors Press E.U. on Malta Media Independence After Reporter’s Killing

Angered by the car-bomb killing of a Maltese investigative journalist last month, editors of six European newspapers, the BBC and The New York Times asked the European Union on Thursday to examine Malta’s media independence and to remind the island ...

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