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Spain threatens Catalan separatists as deadline looms

/ Oct 18, 2017

Spain threatens Catalan separatists as deadline looms

Spain said Wednesday it would take the unprecedented step of seeking to suspend Catalonia's autonomy if the region's leader does not abandon his independence bid, on the eve of his deadline to give a final answer. Separatist leader Carles Puigdemont — whose banned independence referendum ...

/ Mar 17, 2017

U.K.'s Brexit fight with Scotland escalates as May rejects vote

Prime Minister Theresa May rejected Scotland's bid to hold a referendum on independence before the U.K. leaves the European Union, the latest twist in the increasingly acrimonious fight over Brexit with the nationalist government in Edinburgh. While not ruling one out eventually, May's team said ...

India declassifies files on death of independence leader

Jan 23, 2016

India declassifies files on death of independence leader

India's government on Saturday started declassifying secret files to settle questions over the death of Subhash Chandra Bose, a Congress Party leader who formed a national army to fight British colonial rulers with the help of the Japanese in the 1940s. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

Poor politics led to Scot vote

/ Sep 16, 2014

Poor politics led to Scot vote

by Kevin Rafferty

The very fact that a referendum is being held at all on Scottish independence is an indictment of the quality of British politicians going back particularly to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who triggered Scots' simmering resentment against Westminster with her infamous poll tax.