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Catalonians defy Spanish court in independence duel

Oct 4, 2014

Catalonians defy Spanish court in independence duel

Catalonian leaders forged ahead on Friday for a vote on independence, defying a court challenge by the national government in their bid to redraw the map of Spain. Spain’s Constitutional Court had provisionally blocked their plan for the vote, but parties in the northeastern ...

Oct 3, 2014

Bush says brother Jeb wants presidency

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wants to be president. That’s according to his brother, former President George W. Bush, who recently encouraged him to enter the 2016 presidential race during a private conversation at an event honoring veterans. “I think he wants to be ...

Sep 30, 2014

Kuwait revokes citizenship of leading opposition activist

Kuwait revoked the citizenship of a prominent opposition activist Monday, something he said was a political move by a government that has vowed to crack down on people deemed to be undermining state stability. Kuwait-born Saad Al-Ajmi, spokesman of the nationalist opposition Popular Action ...

Spain court prevents Catalonia independence vote

Sep 30, 2014

Spain court prevents Catalonia independence vote

An independence vote set for November in Spain’s powerful Catalonia region was halted Monday by the nation’s constitutional court after the central government mounted a legal case saying the planned referendum would be illegal. The court’s unanimous decision to hear the government’s case automatically ...