Scotland's First Minister calls for second independence referendum by 2021
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that her devolved government will take a first step towards holding an independence referendum by May 2021. She hopes to have legislation agreed by the end of the year.
Israel votes in pivotal elections
The election is billed as a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, who has led Israel for more than a decade. His centrist challenger is hoping to unseat the right-wing politician and usher in change.
Calls for more transparency in Turkey’s election
Following allegations of voter fraud in last year’s referendum, campaigners are calling for more independent monitoring of Turkey’s general election on Sunday.
Will Nigeria's Biafra follow Catalan separatists lead?
In southeastern Nigeria, the separatist IPOB wants a referendum like the unofficial one recently held in Catalonia. But those who remember the Biafran War of fifty years ago worry about rushing into a referendum that could lead to armed conflict.
Catalonia to declare its independence within days
Catalonia will declare independence "in a matter of days", the region's secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont was quoted as telling the BBC, a move that would defy Madrid and attempt to implement the directive of Sunday's banned independence referendum.
Spain abandon training session after Pique abuse
Barcelona's Catalan defender Gerard Pique is targeted by angry Spain fans as he takes part in an open training session with the national team the day after the illegal Catalonia independence referendum.
Nadal worried about illegal Catalan referendum
Rafael Nadal is worried about the upcoming Catalan referendum saying the region should remain part of Spain.
Democrats seek new path to power in Georgia's special election
Democrat Jon Ossoff is looking to pull off a win in Tuesday's special election in Georgia, hoping the victory will serve as a referendum on President Trump.
Bid to annul Turkish referendum rejected
Protesters take to the streets in Turkey for a third night after a bid to overturn Sunday's referendum is rejected.