Daily Archives: October 4, 2017

Hundreds Injured As Police Disrupt Catalan Independence Referendum

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, disagreements over the Catalan independence referendum resulted in clashes that caused hundreds of injuries in Catalonia, the northeast region of Spain.  Police from the national Spanish government in Madrid arrived in the region to prevent the official vote on Catalan independence from occurring, inciting violence […]

Violent Protests Erupt As Support For Catalan Independence Movement Grows

Approximately 850 people have been injured across Catalonia due to police clashing with protesters over a referendum on Catalonia’s independence from Spain this Sunday. According to the Catalonia government, about 90 percent of the 2.25 million voters supported the region’s independence from Spain, despite the Spanish government ruling the referendum […]

Pressure Increasing On The Kurdish Regional Government

Pressure is being placed on the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) as Baghdad imposes an international flight embargo, Ankara threatens restrictions on oil trading, and Iraq, Iran, and Turkey hold border military drills following Monday’s Kurdish independence referendum. Electoral officials on Wednesday told a news conference in Erbil, the capital of […]