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Friday, 11.28.2014

Income tax and powers over welfare to be devolved to Scotland

Date: 27/11/2014

Delegates of all five parties in the Scottish Parliament reach deal on more Scottish self-government within Smith Commission · Transfer of powers to be passed in the UK Parliament in 2015 · Scottish government welcomes new powers, recalls deal falls well below expectations of Scottish people · SNP to propose "improvements" to the deal during UK election campaign next May [+]

  • Mas unveils plan to declare a Catalan state in 2016: 10 plus 1 things you should know

    Date: 26/11/2014

    REPORT. Catalan President believes it will be impossible to agree an independence referendum with the Spanish government, argues a process towards Catalan statehood can be started using ordinary elections. An account of some important issues on this process, by David Forniès* [+]

  • China upholds life term for Uyghur writer Ilham Tohti

    Date: 25/11/2014

    Academic was convicted for having spread "separatist thoughts" · International NGOs say Beijing denied Tohti fair trial, "harassed" him · World Uyghur Congress believes ruling signals "total intolerance to all, even moderate, forms of dissent" [+]

  • Netanyahu's government defines Israel as "the national state of the Jewish People"

    Date: 24/11/2014

    Centrist parties, Arab sectors criticise bill · Israeli Parliament to vote proposal at first reading on Wednesday · Bill reads that the "right to realize national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish People" · Netanyahu argues the text respects Israel's democratic nature, inidividual rights of citizens [+]

  • New treaties bring Abkhazia, South Ossetia even closer to Russia

    Date: 21/11/2014

    Abkhaz government approves new agreement to establish security and economic common spaces with the Russian Federation · More than 30,000 demonstrate in Georgia's capital Tbilisi against Abkhazia-Russia deal · South Ossetia prepares similar agreement on "integration" with Rusia, announces establishment of diplomatic relations with Donetsk, Luhansk [+]

  • Neither Alsace alone nor Brittany reunified: French Assembly passes 13 region map

    Date: 20/11/2014

    French AMs dilute Alsace into eastern macro-region despite opposition by Alsacian representatives, parties, citizens · French lower chamber rejects reunification of Brittany with Loire-Atlantique · The "right of option" door remains open, although narrowly [+]

  • Pro-Breton language Ar Redadeg race raises 165,000 euros in 2014 edition

    Date: 19/11/2014

    125,000 euros to be transferred to Diwan Breton language-medium schools and other projects · Ar Redadeg Co-President says participation of public administrations and companies improved · Proposals to host 2016 Ar Redadeg start and finish can be sent until December 15th [+]

  • Netanyahu supports declaring Israel "Jewish state" as government teeters

    Date: 18/11/2014

    Israeli PM wants controversial bill to be an integral part of Basic Laws · According to Netanyahu's Likud, "only the Jewish people have national rights in Israel" · Centrists, secularists oppose current bill version · If government falls, religious nationalist right could become second largest party in Parliament [+]

  • Saxon, Lutheran President for Romania: Klaus Iohannis and the "job well done"

    Date: 17/11/2014

    Sibiu Mayor plays good manager card, defeats by surprise Social Democrat candidate Victor Ponta · Iohannis belongs to centuries-rooted Transylvanian German community · Newly elected president wants deeper decentralization, rejects creating "ethnic" autonomies [+]

  • Kurdish fighters make gains in and around Kobanê

    Date: 14/11/2014

    YPG-YPJ counteroffensive forces back IS gihadists, who still control eastern side of the town · Kurdish militia tries to re-gain Mistenur Hill, says its fighters now have operational capacity to attack IS supply lines · US-led coalition airstrikes continue on IS positions [+]

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