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Iraq crisis: Emboldened Kurd secession bid faces major hurdles

Jul 07, 2014

Iraq crisis: Emboldened Kurd secession bid faces major hurdles

One of the biggest obstacles to Kurdish secession is money, with oil revenues from areas they control insufficient to pay for the region's numerous civil servants, and future revenues in doubt because of objections from Baghdad, which considers independent Kurdish energy exports to be illegal. #ConnectTheDots #Iran #Turkey #Iraq #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Kurds #islamic-state #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #ISIL #Kurdish autonomous region #Kurdish secession #Massud Barzani #Anathema
JK Rowling donates over $1 million to fight Scottish independence

Jun 12, 2014

JK Rowling donates over $1 million to fight Scottish independence

Scots will vote in a September 18 referendum on whether to leave their 300-year-old union with England and become an independent country. #World #NewsTracker #Harry Potter #JK Rowling #Britain #Secession #Scotland #Referendum
JK Rowling donates over $1 mln to fight against Scotland's secession

Jun 11, 2014

JK Rowling donates over $1 mln to fight against Scotland's secession

Rowling said she was concerned about the potential economic impact of Scotland going it alone. #World #NewsTracker #JK Rowling #Britain #Secession #Scotland #Referendum
Article 370 and Advani: Loose talk can unwind the idea of India

Jun 27, 2013

Article 370 and Advani: Loose talk can unwind the idea of India

Article 370, which binds Kashmir to India, is the essence of the idea of India, with all its nationalism and sub-nationalism intact #ToTheContrary #Jammu and Kashmir #Kashmir #J&K #Secession #States #Article 370 #Sub-Nationalism #NewsAnalysis
Divided States of America: Why do so many want to secede?

Nov 16, 2012

Divided States of America: Why do so many want to secede?

A significant number in all of the 50 states that go to make up the United States of America is now clamouring for divorce. #Barack Obama #Secession #US Presidential Election 2012

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Divided States of America: Why do so many want to secede?

Jul 30, 2014

Spain PM to meet with Catalonia president ahead of effort for secession referendum

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region are holding a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in what could be a last chance for the two men to resolve a bitter dispute over the region's plans ... #Mariano Rajoy #Madrid
Divided States of America: Why do so many want to secede?

Jul 11, 2014

Iraqi Kurds Bide Time on Secession Drive

The violence engulfing much of Iraq has handed a dramatic opportunity to the country's Kurds, but their longstanding dreams of independence are confronting reality checks involving finances, security and politics... #Mariano Rajoy #Madrid
Divided States of America: Why do so many want to secede?

Jul 06, 2014

Salam: One nation, divisible?

It's Independence Day weekend, which means that it is time for barbecues, illegal fireworks and gratuitous displays of nationalism. This year, I'm planning to get matching bald eagle tattoos on my biceps. But for me, at least, Independence Day is als... #Belgium #Hawaii #Alaska #Brussels
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