Vast crowds demand Catalan independence from Spain

Vast crowds demand Catalan independence from Spain

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans took to the streets on Sunday to demand their region break away from Spain, pressuring pro-independence leaders to unite and iron out differences over their secession plan. Crowds waved red and yellow striped Catalan flags in Barcelona and four other cities under bright sunshine on the region’s national day, the […]

Poll shows Scots against second independence vote despite Brexit threat

Poll shows Scots against second independence vote despite Brexit threat

The Scots do not think there should be a second independence referendum, a poll showed on Sunday, days after Britain voted to leave the European Union despite strong Scottish support for remaining a member of the bloc. The Survation poll showed 44.7 percent of people think Scotland should not conduct a second independence referendum, compared […]

W. Sahara independence group says its chief Abdelaziz has died

W. Sahara independence group says its chief Abdelaziz has died

The Polisario Front which demands the Western Sahara’s independence from Morocco said its secretary general Mohamed Abdelaziz died on Tuesday “after a long illness”, Algeria’s APS news agency reported. Abdelaziz, 69, had been leader of the Algeria-backed Polisario since 1976 after the group was founded three years previously to struggle for independence for the former […]