Catalonia takes election gamble to keep independence drive alive

Catalonian leaders are hoping that a regional election in September will keep alive a fading independence drive and force the hand of Spain`s central government - but the move could also backfire. 

Replace history books written by Britishers: Subramanian Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday advocated replacing history books written by Britishers in pre-Independence era, alleging they had "distorted" facts about India.

Thousands rally for independence in southern Yemen

Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Yemen's southern port city of Aden to call for independence from the north.

Spanish prosecutors to sue Catalan president over referendum

 Spanish public prosecutors said on Tuesday they will sue Catalan President Artur Mas after he went ahead with a symbolic independence referendum despite a court injunction against it.

Scotland`s new leader eyes key role in British politics

Scotland`s new leader Nicola Sturgeon, a tenacious former lawyer and the brains behind an unsuccessful independence bid, looks ahead on Saturday to a future of political clout for her homeland.

Scottish nationalists name new leader to maintain independence fight

Scottish nationalists name new leader to maintain independence fightScotland`s ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) on Friday crowned a new leader to build on a surge of support following a defeat in September`s independence referendum that still looks set to result in greater autonomy.

Kosovo comes between Serbian, Albanian leaders at historic meeting

Billed as a new chapter in Balkan history, the first visit by an Albanian leader to Serbia in 68 years descended on Monday into a public row between prime ministers over the independence of the majority-Albanian former Serbian province of Kosovo.

Two million defiant Catalans vote on breakaway from Spain

Two million Catalans turned out Sunday to vote on independence from Spain in a symbolic ballot, defying challenges from the Spanish government.

Catalonia holds vote on independence

Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia Sunday decided to vote in an informal poll on independence as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged the people to return to "sanity", media reports said.

Scotland could still declare independence: Alex Salmond

 Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who announced his resignation after his Yes campaign`s defeat in the independence referendum Friday, has claimed that Scotland could declare itself independent without a referendum in the future, a media report said Monday.

European Parliament president `relieved` at Scotland result

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said on Friday he was "relieved" about the outcome of Scotland`s independence referendum.

British PM Cameron says Scottish independence issue settled "for a generation"

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the issue of Scottish independence had been settled "for a generation" on Friday but pledged a swift constitutional shake-up after what he called "a clear vote" by Scots to stay part of the United Kingdom.

Scotland referendum: Pro-independence leader Alex Salmond concedes defeat

As the picture became clear in Scotland following a referendum for independence from the United Kingdom, pro-independence leader and First Minister Alex Salmond conceded defeat on Friday.

Phil Vickery wants Lions to retain name regardless of Scotland vote
Phil Vickery wants Lions to retain name regardless of Scotland vote

Former British and Irish Lions prop Phil Vickery has called on the combined side to resist pressure to change their name should Scotland vote for independence next week.

Basketball World Cup: Serbia hold off France to reach final
Basketball World Cup: Serbia hold off France to reach final

Serbia held off France 90-85 in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Madrid on Friday to set up a title fight against undefeated reigning champions the United States.

Scotland polls put `No` camp ahead as Salmond hits out

Opinion polls gave campaigners for Scotland to stay in Britain a slight lead Friday as First Minister Alex Salmond hit back at business leaders who revealed their independence contingency plans.

New Scotland independence poll shows 'No' side ahead

A new poll showed Scotland set to narrowly reject independence in a historic referendum in one week`s time, according to results by pollster YouGov on Thursday.

Scotland ready to make history: Independence leader

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond said the "eyes of the world" were on a momentous referendum next week that could break a 307-year-old union with England.

Catalans can`t be stopped from voting on independence: Leader

Catalonia`s president warned Wednesday it was "practically impossible" to stop the region voting on secession from Spain and predicted Scotland would stay in the European Union even if it chooses independence.

Queen concerned over Scotland's independence from UK

Queen Elizabeth II is very concerned that Scotland will vote for independence from the UK this month and is receiving daily updates on the situation, a media report said on Sunday.