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Catalan parliament approves November independence vote
The Catalan parliament has passed a law giving its regional president the power to carry out a non-binding consultation vote on secession from Spain. Catalan nationalists believe this law enables them to hold the long-awaited independence referendum.

20.09.2014 03:17

Catalan president to sign decree calling for independence ‘consultation’ vote
Catalonia’s president, Artur Mas, has said he will put his signature on a decree calling for a ‘consultation’ on independence from Spain on November 9, despite Madrid deeming any potential referendum unconstitutional.

19.09.2014 12:10

‘Scotland to get more powers and still be able to blame Westminster for any problems’
With a NO result in the referendum the Scottish people get the best of both worlds, avoiding the mess of breaking up the union and at the same time getting more autonomy, Rob Lyons, columnist for the UK internet magazine Spiked, told RT.

19.09.2014 12:08

​The agony of defeat: Public reaction Scottish referendum
Voters in Scotland chose to stay within the United Kingdom on Thursday night, following an intense campaign which almost saw the country become an independent state.

19.09.2014 10:39

‘Whatever is offered to Scotland has to be available to Wales too’
The Scottish referendum is a real victory for people power, although the UK establishment was against it. Now Wales needs to ensure that its needs and demands are heard as well, leader of the Party of Wales (Plaid Cymru), Leanne Wood, told RT.

19.09.2014 08:56

Spain, Italy, Belgium: Battle lines drawn for independence after Scottish vote
The Scots have lost their stab at independence by a tiny 10-percent margin. Analysts predicted that only a ‘yes’ vote would send waves throughout Europe, but the dire economic situation of other independence-seeking regions can’t be eclipsed so easily.

18.09.2014 12:54

It’s not over: ‘Scots to hold a referendum in future’
The 'no' result in Scotland mostly resulted from fear of the consequences of secession, although the knock-on effect will be considerable for Catalonia, defense analyst Dr. Binoy Kampmark told RT.

19.09.2014 06:53

‘Flemish independence: better to become good friends than stay together in a bad marriage’
An independent Flanders with Brussels as its capital will be best for the Flemish people who represent 60 percent of the Belgium population, and provide 80 percent of its economy, Flemish MP Tom van Grieken told RT.

18.09.2014 10:05

'Independent Veneto can help EU’
The EU would be interested in having independent Veneto because its GDP is higher than Romania’s or Hungary’s, while Italy is going bankrupt, Giovanni Dalla-Valle, an activist for Venetian independence, told RT.

17.09.2014 12:39

Cold War was never over: US uses Ukraine to punish Russia for Syria
Washington doesn’t care what really happens in Ukraine but uses it in its aggressive attack against Russia, trying to punish Moscow for Syria as the Cold War has never been over, political commentator Aleksandr Nekrassov told RT.

17.09.2014 09:31

#Indyref: What impact will social media have on Scotland vote?
Less than two days before Scots hit the polls, social media has been a primary platform in shaping the merits of union vs. independence. With millions of posts, shares and related content flooding the web, Thursday’s vote may very well teeter on a tweet.

16.09.2014 12:53

RT exclusive: From London banker to ISIS militant - one man's terror trail
“I look forward to death with a smile.”

16.09.2014 09:53

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