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 1, 2014

Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence vote

Catalonia’s regional government said on Tuesday it would temporarily suspend campaigning for a vote on independence from Spain, after Madrid filed a legal block to the referendum. Spain’s central government argues that the vote, called by Catalan leader Artur Mas for Nov. 9, would ...

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 ...

Sep 28, 2014

Cameron suffers double blow on eve of Tory conference

British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a double blow as a minister resigned in a sex scandal and a lawmaker defected to the Euroskeptic party UKIP on Saturday, the eve of his Conservative Party’s conference. In a surprise announcement, Minister for Civil Society Brooks ...

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl

Sep 28, 2014

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl

Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a daughter named Charlotte, the first grandchild of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, announced the birth of their first child on Saturday morning. The ...