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Thousands of Italians hold massive protests against immigration

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Saturday witnessed gigantic rallies in support of the Italian Northern Secessionist and anti-immigration party “Lega Nord”, as thousands took to the streets of Milan to call for an end to the African and Muslim conquest of their ancestral homeland. A sea of Italians, with many being angered and disenchanted youth, chanted “Stop the Invasion”, and urged the masses of Italy to stand up in solidarity... 

Mass protests slam US-EU trade deal as ‘corporate power grab’

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Amsterdam protest against TTIP Trojan Horse Tens of thousands of people are flooding the streets of cities all over Europe on Saturday in mass rallies against a controversial trade agreement between the US and the EU. Talks on the pact, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), started last February and, having been mostly held behind closed doors, have raised widespread concerns... 

Catalonia pushes ahead with independence vote

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The Catalan government says it will push ahead with its scheduled plan to hold an independence referendum, despite a Spanish Constitutional Court order to suspend the vote. Catalan President Artur Mas established a seven-member committee late on Thursday to supervise the referendum on Catalonia’s independence from Spain which is due to be held on November 9. Earlier on Wednesday, the creation of... 

Catalans stage pro-independence rally vowing to disobey Spain

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Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Barcelona, vowing to disobey Spain’s blocking of Catalonia’s independence referendum. Some 5,000 angry Catalans gathered in one of the city’s main squares on Tuesday, waving Catalan independence flags and chanting ‘We will vote”. “Not rain nor snow nor any court will stop us,” said Carme Forcadell, leader of the Catalan National... 

Madrid court suspends Catalonia’s Independence Referendum

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Spain’s Constitutional Court decided Monday that Catalonia has no right to vote for its independence. The independence referendum planned by Catalonia’s President for this November was unanimously suspended by 12 judges. Speaking in a televised address after an emergency cabinet meeting Monday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he regretted Catalonia’s president Artur Mas’s decision... 

Catalonia president orders independence referendum on Nov. 9

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The president of Catalonia, Artur Mas, has signed a decree calling an independence referendum for Nov. 9. The secessionist drive of the Spanish region has been rebuked by Madrid, which vowed to block the vote. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called a government meeting Monday that is expected to provide a legal response to Barcelona’s announcement. Madrid plans to challenge the vote in... 

Catalan parliament approves November independence vote

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The Catalan parliament has passed a law giving its regional president the power to carry out a non-binding consultation vote on secession from Spain. Catalan nationalists believe this law enables them to hold the long-awaited independence referendum. On Friday, the Catalan parliament voted in favor of the new law, with 106 MPs supporting it and 28 voting against. The MPs hope it will bring Catalan... 

Pro-independence Scots launch new ‘45%’ campaign

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Thousands of pro-independence activists, determined to continue their fight for Scottish statehood, have launched a new campaign called ‘the 45 percent’, despite losing Thursday’s referendum. The campaign draws its name from the 44.7 percent of the Scottish electorate who voted ‘Yes’ to independence. Although the ‘No’ campaign secured a narrow majority at 55.3 percent, the appetite for... 

Final-day push before historic Scottish independence vote

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Campaigners on both sides of Scotland’s independence referendum are trying to sway over 4 million registered voters in a last-day push before the historic vote gets underway. Voters in Scotland will head to polls on Thursday to decide whether they want to stay in the 307-year-union with the rest of the UK or become independent. Turnout is expected to be massive, with 4,285,323 people having... 

Nationalist anti-immigrant party ‘real winner’ of Sweden election

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The general parliamentary election in Sweden on Sunday was ‘something of a shock’ to the nation. The far-right Sweden Democrats party managed to table the third highest number of votes on the back of their strong anti-immigration policies. The results of the vote saw a shift to the left after eight years of conservative rule. The Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, who was the chairman of the... 

Scotland to become independent, new poll raises Yes vote at 54%

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A new poll shows that support for Scottish independence has risen by eight percentage points above support for union with the UK, just five days before a referendum vote. The survey, conducted by Britain-based ICM research foundation and released on Sunday, showed that the pro-independence campaign enjoyed 54-percent support compared to the 46 percent for anti-independence campaign. This is while... 

Catalan independence vote will go ahead: Mas

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Catalan President Artur Mas says a vote on the region’s independence from Spain will be “impossible” to stop even if Madrid is against the referendum. “If the Catalan population wants to vote on its future, it’s practically impossible to stop that forever,” Mas said in an interview on Wednesday. He said the Spanish government should realize that it cannot stand... 

Whatever Scotland decides, old order is dead

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Scotland will be gone within a decade unless there is dramatic change. If Scotland votes for independence next week, it is the British establishment and the establishment alone that is to blame. The yes surge is not being driven by blood-and-soil nationalism, by dewy-eyed Celtic nostalgia or the resurrection of a Braveheart spirit. It is a defiant protest at a bankrupt order built by Margaret Thatcher... 

At least 51% of Scots to vote Yes in independence referendum

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Support for Scotland’s Yes campaign is on the rise as the country’s independence referendum draws nearer, a new opinion poll shows. According to a poll conducted by YouGov for the Sunday Times, 51 percent of Scottish voters plan to vote yes, while 49 percent will vote no. A similar YouGov poll published on September 2, showed 47 percent of the respondents said they’d vote in favor of... 

European Space Agency probe set to make history

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Scientists follow the flight of the Rosetta spacecraft from the control centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, western Germany, on August 6, 2014. European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta spacecraft is set to ensconce itself in the orbit of a comet, it has been chasing for more than a decade. On Wednesday, the craft started the final engine burn that will take it into the orbit around... 
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