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China offers support to Spanish government amid Catalonia crisis

BEIJING China understands and supports the Spanish government's efforts to protect the country's unity and territorial integrity, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, amid moves by Catalonia to declare independence.


Scotland can still offer choice on independence from UK - Sturgeon 10 Oct 2017

GLASGOW, Scotland Nicola Sturgeon told her Scottish National Party on Tuesday that Britain's impending exit from the European Union strengthened the case for Scottish independence from the UK and that her party still has a mandate to offer a choice.


Scottish independence case helped by 'Brexit chaos' - Sturgeon 08 Oct 2017

EDINBURGH Britain's struggles to chart a way out of the European Union are boosting the case for Scottish independence, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday, but she shied away from committing to a date for another referendum vote.


Catalan standoff touches separatist hearts beyond Spain 05 Oct 2017

EDINBURGH/OTTAWA The standoff between Madrid and supporters of independence in Spain's wealthy Catalan region has stirred separatist feelings far beyond the Spanish borders.


Strong chances of Brexit no deal, but UK government may collapse - Scottish minister 04 Oct 2017

EDINBURGH Scotland's Brexit minister believes there is a "pretty strong" chance Britain will leave the European Union with no deal, but that the UK government could collapse before then.


George Hay

Scots 'No' still leaves UK in limbo

The vote against secession in a landmark referendum reduces many risks: financial instability, a UK exit from Europe and a sharp fall in trade. But the bribe to 'No' voters of more devolved powers creates other dangers – including a weakening of the union.  Full Article