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Spanish court suspends Catalonia independence vote
Spanish court suspends Catalonia independence vote

Spain's Constitutional Cour suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November 9.

Spanish court suspends Catalonia independence vote
Scottish pro-independence parties report membership surge
Scottish pro-independence parties report membership surge

Scottish pro-independence parties reported a surge in membership over the weekend.

Scottish pro-independence parties report membership surge
Queen urges unity after Scottish independence vote
Queen urges unity after Scottish independence vote

Queen Elizabeth II urged her subjects in the United Kingdom to come together after Scots voted against independence.

Queen urges unity after Scottish independence vote
Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law
Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law

Catalonia's regional parliament passed a law that its leaders say will authorise them to hold a non-binding "consultation" on independence from Spain.

Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law
Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum
Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum

Scotland rejected independence in a referendum that left the centuries-old United Kingdom intact.

Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum
Scotland votes on independence from Britain
Scotland votes on independence from Britain

Scotland voted in an epic independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state.

Scotland votes on independence from Britain
Catalan firefighters drive to Scotland to back independence
Catalan firefighters drive to Scotland to back independence

A group of Catalan firefighters arrived in Glasgow to lend their support to a "Yes" vote in Scotland's independence referendum.

Catalan firefighters drive to Scotland to back independence
Scotland's 'Yes' campaign winning Facebook battle
Scotland's 'Yes' campaign winning Facebook battle

Scotland's "Yes" campaign appears to have the edge online, figures released by Facebook showed.

Scotland's 'Yes' campaign winning Facebook battle
'We love you, don't go', London rally tells Scotland
'We love you, don't go', London rally tells Scotland

Thousands gathered in London to urge Scottish voters to reject independence and stay in the United Kingdom in a landmark referendum in three days' time.

'We love you, don't go', London rally tells Scotland
UK PM warns Scottish independence would be 'painful divorce'
UK PM warns Scottish independence would be 'painful divorce'

British Prime Minister warned that if the country voted for independence from the UK, it would not be a "trial separation" but a "painful divorce".

UK PM warns Scottish independence would be 'painful divorce'
Queen hopes Scottish voters 'think carefully' before vote
Queen hopes Scottish voters 'think carefully' before vote

Queen Elizabeth II hopes Scotland will "think very carefully" about their decision on whether to become an independent country.

Queen hopes Scottish voters 'think carefully' before vote
British celebrities pick sides in Scottish referendum
British celebrities pick sides in Scottish referendum

Scotland's independence debate has gripped the world of show business, pitting heavyweights such as Paul McCartney and Sean Connery on opposite sides.

British celebrities pick sides in Scottish referendum
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Yen falls further, pound higher as Scotland vote looms

The yen fell again against the dollar and euro while the pound edged higher amid polls in Scotland showing a small majority against breaking from the UK.

Yen falls further, pound higher as Scotland vote looms
Scotland ready to make history: independence leader
Scotland ready to make history: independence leader

Scotland's pro-independence leade said the "eyes of the world" were on a referendum next week as officials reported record numbers registering to vote.

Scotland ready to make history: independence leader
Catalans can't be stopped from voting on independence: leader
Catalans can't be stopped from voting on independence: leader

Catalonia's president warned it was "practically impossible" to stop the region voting on secession from Spain.

Catalans can't be stopped from voting on independence: leader
If Scotland independence recognised, Crimea wants the same
If Scotland independence recognised, Crimea wants the same

Crimea's Kremlin-loyal leader said that if the world recognises an independent Scotland, then it should also offer similar to Crimea.

If Scotland independence recognised, Crimea wants the same
Scotland referendum campaigns neck and neck: poll
Scotland referendum campaigns neck and neck: poll

The rival campaigns in the Scottish independence vote are tied with just over a week to go.

Scotland referendum campaigns neck and neck: poll
Scottish vote reveals cracks in United Kingdom
Scottish vote reveals cracks in United Kingdom

The referendum has fired up debate in the rest of the United Kingdom over London's dominance and the historic ties that hold the country together.

Scottish vote reveals cracks in United Kingdom
Second poll shows jump in support for Scottish independence
Second poll shows jump in support for Scottish independence

A second poll showed support for Scottish independence rising from the historic referendum, more than halving the lead of the anti-independence camp.

Second poll shows jump in support for Scottish independence
Support for Scottish independence growing: poll
Support for Scottish independence growing: poll

Support for Scottish independence is increasing ahead of a referendum, amid attempts by David Cameron to make the business case for retaining the union.

Support for Scottish independence growing: poll