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Breakaway regions

Spain investigates Catalonia leader over independence vote
Catalonia’s high court said Monday it is going to open an investigation into the alleged disobedience of regional president Artur Mas for holding a symbolic independence referendum in November in defiance of Madrid’s opposition.

22.12.2014 16:58

Palestine resolution: US ‘unresolved’ ahead of Security Council meeting
The Palestinian Authority is filing a UN resolution demanding a full Israeli pull-out from the occupied territories within two years. Meanwhile, the US is unsure what it wants to see from the resolution.

17.12.2014 08:48

Twitter-storm over opera diva Netrebko's Donetsk donation
World-renowned opera singer Anna Netrebko has angered the public and the Austrian government after donating $18,000 to artists in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and unwittingly getting into a picture with a rebel flag of the region.

10.12.2014 09:09

‘Day of silence’ for E. Ukraine: Poroshenko orders ceasefire on Dec. 9
President Petro Poroshenko has announced a 'day of silence' in eastern Ukraine, to start from December 9. The move is aimed to secure previous ceasefire agreements reached in Minsk in early September.

04.12.2014 15:55

Moldova goes to the polls: Pro-EU parties square off against pro-Russian socialists
Moldova’s Socialist party is leading in the Sunday poll with 21 percent of the votes, followed by the rival Liberal Democrats with 19 percent, preliminary results say. Liberal parties pushing for integration with the EU are expected to form a bloc.

30.11.2014 17:35

‘Final instrument’: Catalan leader urges early independence election
Catalonian President Artur Mas has called for a “plebiscite election” involving lists of pro-independence parties and civil society members. The poll is viewed as the region’s final battle for separation from Spain, if Madrid does not carry out reform.

25.11.2014 21:02

Reckless reaction: 'Snobbish' Labour MP forced to quit as UKIP claims 2nd by-election win
​A week is a long time in politics? A senior Labour MP’s ill-judged reaction to UKIP’s win in Thursday’s Rochester and Strood by-election shows even a few hours can make or break a politician’s career.

21.11.2014 10:23

‘How Ukraine was turned into a failed state in a year’
As a country with few socio-economic and political problems Ukraine has turned into a failed state torn by civil war and sectarian violence, with a lack of constitutional order and a destroyed economy, foreign affairs expert Nebojsa Malic told RT.

21.11.2014 09:20

‘Donbass’ International Brigade
The strength and whereabouts of the International Brigade operating in east Ukraine is a secret. Yet it is possible to interview the unit’s ragtag troops. They have no single ideology or political affiliation.

17.11.2014 12:31

‘Kiev, West’s political machinations point to continuation of war’
The Western and Kiev governments’ commitment to resolve the Ukrainian conflict exists only in words, while their policies are aimed at the escalation of the crisis as the Minsk agreements are not respected, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT.

17.11.2014 09:31

‘Disobedience!’ Spain to sue Catalonian leader over independence vote
Madrid has said it will sue Artur Mas, the Catalonian president for “disobedience and dishonesty” after Sunday’s independence vote, which saw 80 percent backing a split from Spain. Mas defied a court injunction barring him to hold a succession vote.

12.11.2014 17:03

80% of Catalans say 'Yes' to independence in symbolic ‘referendum’
An overwhelming majority of Catalans have said “yes” to independence and secession from the central Spanish government in Madrid in a highly-anticipated but symbolic referendum poll on Sunday.

10.11.2014 01:08