independence referendum

Rift appears in Catalan government as Madrid power takeover looms

The crisis was sparked by a divisive independence referendum that went ahead on October 1 despite a court ban.

published on : 25th October 2017

Las Vegas shooting: Singers from music festival describe 'war zone'

Two country singers on the bill at the Route 91 Harvest Festival have described a scene of terror that felt like a "war zone" as a shooter in a Las Vegas hotel.

published on : 3rd October 2017

Catalonia: Here's how the industrial heartland of Spain became a hotbed of separatism

On Sunday, the people of Catalonia voted in a referendum that was banned by the Spanish government. They voted 'yes' or 'no' to the question of independence from Spain.

published on : 3rd October 2017

Catalonia government says 90 percent vote for independence

Catalonia's government said Monday that 90 percent of those who voted in an independence referendum banned by Madrid chose to split from Spain.

published on : 2nd October 2017

Despite police crackdown, about 73 percent of polling stations open in Catalonia for independence referendum: Official

Riot police on Sunday blocked voting in some polling centers and confiscated ballot boxes amid clashes with protesting voters. 

published on : 1st October 2017

Catalan government says independence referendum can go ahead

The Catalan government said Sunday it will be able to go ahead with an independence referendum despite a crackdown by the central government in Madrid which has branded the vote illegal.

published on : 1st October 2017

Hundreds gather at Catalan polling stations to vote today

Hundreds of people started gathering at polling stations in Catalonia to vote in an independence referendum banned by Madrid.

published on : 1st October 2017

Over 2,300 polling stations ready for Catalonia independence referendum: Government

A spokesman told reporters there would be "2,315 polling stations all over the region" and more than 7,200 people involved in holding the referendum despite a crackdown by Madrid.

published on : 29th September 2017

Saudi Arabia urges Kurds to scrap independence referendum

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday urged Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani to call off to planned referendum on independence for his autonomous region to avoid further "crises" in Iraq and the region.

published on : 20th September 2017

Spain takes control of Catalonia's finances to block independence referendum

Spain's government announced it would take over the payment of essential services and public workers' salaries in Catalonia to prevent it from spending money on the referendum slated for October 1. 

published on : 20th September 2017