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Spain clamors for a ‘two-state solution’ — but not in Catalonia
Spain clamors for a ‘two-state solution’ — but not in Catalonia

In an Oct. 1 referendum, the people of Catalonia voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Spain, the nation that has occupied their homeland for generations. Madrid did everything it could to prevent Catalonia from legitimizing its quest for independence by ballot, including sending thousands of troops to block polling places. In the ensuing violence, voters…

Boston Globe - Nov 07 14:09 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, World ]

China-backed port sparks Sri Lanka sovereignty fears
China-backed port sparks Sri Lanka sovereignty fears
China-backed port sparks Sri Lanka sovereignty fears

The only vessels at Sri Lanka’s $1.3bn Hambantota port, opened with fanfare seven years ago, are a handful of idle tugs and a small, half-sunken wreck. At a $209m international airport 20km to the north, two women attend the information desk 10 hours after the day’s second and final flight. Nearby lies a 34,000-seat cricket stadium that has hosted one professional…

Financial Times - Oct 24 10:03 GMT - more ... [ Tags: India, World, China ]

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