Constitutional amendment needs public referendum, says Sri Lanka court

Parliament will debate the amendment on Wednesday and Thursday, and a vote on a rectified bill is scheduled for Thursday evening.

published on : 20th October 2020

Police arrest 16 in Catalan referendum anniversary protests

Fifteen of the arrests took place in Barcelona while another person was detained in the city of Girona, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) further north, police in the wealthy northeastern region said. 

published on : 2nd October 2020

UK govt criticised for 'lack of curiosity' about Russian meddling in Brexit poll

It said oligarchs with links to Russian President Vladimir Putin used their wealth for 'extending patronage and building influence across a wide sphere of the British establishment'.

published on : 21st July 2020

British voters support a referendum on final Brexit deal: YouGov

Two years on from the referendum, the YouGov poll showed that the views of most voters on whether to leave had not changed.

published on : 27th July 2018

Spain pulls police reinforcements from Catalonia

Spain on Tuesday began to pull the police reinforcements it had sent to Catalonia ahead of a contested independence referendum in the region on October 1, the government said.

published on : 27th December 2017

Key events since Catalonia's independence vote

As Catalonia's independence crisis deepens, here are the key events that have rocked the region since this month's referendum on splitting from Spain.

published on : 27th October 2017

Spain readies to roll back Catalonia's regional autonomy

Spain's premier urged senators Friday to adopt radical measures to impose direct rule on rebel Catalonia and depose its president in a bid to halt the region's independence bid.

published on : 27th October 2017

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

Spain court strikes down Catalan referendum law

Spain's Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that a referendum law passed in Catalonia, which paved the way for a contested October 1 secession referendum, was not valid.

published on : 17th October 2017

Spain PM Rajoy rejects mediation over Catalonia crisis, calls for respect of Spanish law

Catalonia's separatist leaders had on Tuesday signed an independence declaration but said they were suspending it in the hope Madrid would negotiate.

published on : 11th October 2017

Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont suspends independence declaration from Spain

The Catalan president says he has a mandate to declare independence for the northeastern region, but proposes waiting "a few weeks" in order to facilitate a dialogue.

published on : 10th October 2017

Catalan independence: What would happen next?

Even some of the most enthusiastic supporters of independence admit Catalonia is ill-prepared for total self-rule. 

published on : 10th October 2017

Catalan independence would not be recognised: France

Catalan independence would not enjoy international recognition, France's minister for European affairs said as the Spanish region's leader threatens to announce a split.

published on : 9th October 2017

European Union says 'time to talk' in Catalonia crisis

Catalonia's leader has vowed to declare independence within days, claiming a mandate from Sunday's referendum which was declared illegal by Madrid and the Spanish courts.

published on : 4th October 2017

Catalonia to consider independence from Spain on Monday

The far-left party CUP says the Catalan government plans to present the results of last Sunday's disputed referendum on Monday, which will trigger a declaration of independence.

published on : 4th October 2017
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