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Spain to dismiss Catalonia's government, call elections

Spain took drastic measures today to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing it will move to dismiss the region's separatist government and call fresh elections.

Oct 22, 2017, 00:21 AM IST

Catalans take to the streets as key separatists detained

Thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia Tuesday after a judge ordered the detention of two separatist leaders, further inflaming tensions over the region`s chaotic referendum on splitting from Spain.

Oct 17, 2017, 19:37 PM IST
Barcelona on frontline of Catalan independence debate

Barcelona on frontline of Catalan independence debate

Catalonia's independance debate has put Barca's "more than a club" motto to the test.

Sep 29, 2017, 17:35 PM IST

Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed

Sturgeon`s party, which nearly swept the board in Scotland two years ago, lost heavyweights to a Conservative Party reinvigorated by Scottish leader Ruth Davidson.
 

Jun 09, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim warns opposition against street protests

Turkey's prime minister says opposition parties have the right to file objections to the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers, but warned that calling for street protests was unacceptable.

Apr 19, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

Turkey referendum votes could have been manipulated: Report

Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated during Turkey's presidential referendum, a number that if revised could reverse the "Yes" outcome of the vote, a Council of Europe (CoE) electoral observer announced on Tuesday.

Apr 18, 2017, 19:51 PM IST

Turkey to extend state of emergency after referendum win: Report

Turkey is set to extend a nearly nine-month state of emergency after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a key referendum boosting his powers.

Apr 17, 2017, 16:20 PM IST

Turkey to extend state of emergency after referendum win: TV

Turkey is set to extend a nearly nine-month state of emergency after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a key referendum boosting his powers, CNN Turk and NTV television reported on Monday.

Apr 17, 2017, 15:49 PM IST
Tense Turkey votes in crunch referendum on Erdogan powers

Tense Turkey votes in crunch referendum on Erdogan powers

Turkey today began voting in a referendum on expanding the powers of the head of state under President Tayyip Erdogan that will determine its future political destiny but whose outcome remains in doubt after a bitterly-contested campaign.

Apr 16, 2017, 14:11 PM IST

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan says Turks in Europe should defy 'grandchildren of Nazism'

President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called on Turkish voters in Europe to defy the "grandchildren of Nazism" and back a referendum this month on changing the constitution, comments likely to cause further ire in Europe.

Apr 03, 2017, 19:31 PM IST

President Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on European Union accession bid

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks, following a planned vote on April 16 that could give him sweeping new powers.

Mar 26, 2017, 09:18 AM IST

Scottish parliament to vote on independence Tuesday: Official

A vote in Scotland`s parliament on supporting First Minister Nicola Sturgeon`s call for a new independence referendum will be delayed until Tuesday in a gesture of respect following the attack on the British parliament.

Mar 23, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

30,000 Kurds stage anti-Erdogan protest in Germany

Some 30,000 Kurds staged a protest in the German city of Frankfurt against Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the media reported on Sunday.

Mar 19, 2017, 10:46 AM IST
British PM Theresa May blocks second Scottish independence referendum

British PM Theresa May blocks second Scottish independence referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday ruled out a call for a Scottish independence referendum by saying "now is not the time" for another vote.

Mar 16, 2017, 22:47 PM IST

'Now is not the time' says Theresa May rejecting Scots independence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday rejected the Scottish government's call for a second referendum on independence before Britain leaves the EU but did not entirely rule out a vote.

Mar 16, 2017, 20:37 PM IST
Pakistan should conduct referendum to check if its citizens want to be part of India: Rajnath Singh

Pakistan should conduct referendum to check if its citizens want to be part of India: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that a referendum must be conducted in Pakistan to check whether their citizens want to remain there or want to merge with India.

Feb 05, 2017, 20:56 PM IST
Matteo Renzi steps down as Italy's Prime Minister after conceding heavy defeat in referendum

Matteo Renzi steps down as Italy's Prime Minister after conceding heavy defeat in referendum

Renzi said he would be visiting President Sergio Mattarella on Monday to hand in his resignation following a final meeting of his cabinet.

Dec 05, 2016, 06:01 AM IST
'Referendum if Scotland's vote against Brexit not respected'

'Referendum if Scotland's vote against Brexit not respected'

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today warned British Prime Minister Theresa May of holding an independent referendum if Scotland's vote against Brexit is "not respected".

Oct 24, 2016, 23:13 PM IST

UK vote to leave EU `adds to uncertainty` in global economy: G20

Britain`s vote to leave the European Union heightened risks for the world economy, finance chiefs from the G20 group of leading countries said Sunday at a meeting in China.

Jul 24, 2016, 12:38 PM IST

Morocco allows 25 UN staffers to return to Western Sahara

Five UN staffers have returned to the UN mission in disputed Western Sahara.

Jul 15, 2016, 10:54 AM IST