Spain’s national unity suffered a decisive blow on Friday afternoon when Catalan MPs in the 135-seat regional parliament voted for independence by a margin of 70 votes to 10.
In a response to the Catalan declaration, the Spanish government declared a state of emergency in Catalonia and moved to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday, stripping the region of its autonomy less than an hour after its parliament declared independence in a stunning show of defiance to Madri
Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of allowing only sponsored and corporate content and ads, along with friends posts, to appear on its users newsfeed.
That means that anyone who will not pay FB money in order to be shown in the the news feed, will be removed from it. Instead, all the other content from FB pages which you "liked" in the past, will be relegated to a "second class" newsfeed, which will have a much smaller reach.
Basically all you will see on
Up until fairly recently, the Chinese conquest of Tibet and it's illegal colonization of Tibetan lands was a hot and trendy topic in the media and among A-list celebrities.
But today no one talks about it, or about the suffering of the Tibetan people who have been living under a brutal Chinese occupation for 67 years now.
The question is why has everyone forgotten about the occupation of Tibet, while occupation of other countries in the world, like Palestine, is still a v
The Spanish government has said today that it will trigger article 155 of the Spanish constitution which will suspend Catalonia's autonomy and impose direct rule.
The announcement of the unprecedented measure came after Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan president, ignored two deadlines set by Madrid to clarify his position regarding the region's independence intentions and after Puigdemont threatened a unilateral declaration of independence if the Spanish government did not agr
Poland hopes Turkey will join the European Union, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday, days ahead of an EU summit which will discuss the frayed relations between Brussels and Ankara.
Poland took the opposite line to fellow EU leaders on the status of accession talks. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has made it clear Turkey’s bid is unrealistic, as has Germany’s Angela Merkel. The EU, particularly the most heavyweight member (and some would say the one
US backed and trained forces of the Iraqi army launched an operation against the US backed and trained Kurdish soldiers in the disputed Kirkuk region.
Iraqi forces launched a major operation south of Kirkuk late Sunday with the aim of ousting the Kurds, who occupied the city three years ago to protect it from Islamic State.
Iraqi government forces have captured key installations outside the disputed city of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters. A military statement said units had
The recent upheavals in Catalonia, Kurdish controlled areas around Turkey, Brexit, the Scottish referendum and Kosovo's independence have all have one thing in common, a national movement based on an ethnic, regional or national consciousness that wanted to become independent. But what would happen if every national/ethnic/regional minority or group of people in Europe, Russia and its surrounding areas decided they wanted to become independent?
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