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Spain suspends symbolic vote on Catalan independence


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Spain suspends symbolic vote on Catalan independence

Spain’s constitutional court has suspended a symbolic referendum planned by the Catalan regional government for Sunday.

A full independence referendum planned for November 9 was suspended in September so the “consultation of citizens” was proposed instead.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out on to hold pro-independence demonstrations and try to vote anyway

President Poroshenko threatens to scrap eastern Ukraine's 'special status' after weekend elections

Ukraine

President Poroshenko threatens to scrap eastern Ukraine's 'special status' after weekend elections