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Independence vote divides Scotland

When Scottish nationalists this week secured a deal to hold a referendum on independence from Britain, they were trading heavily on their country's historical and cultural identity.... Read more»

U.S. envoy optimistic on peaceful independence for South Sudan

South Sudan stands a good chance of becoming an independent nation peacefully, despite ongoing skirmishes and a build up of military forces on the disputed border between North and South Sudan.... Read more»

In Mexico, little to cheer for during bicentennial

The yellow skulls and bones of the 14 heroes sit in glass crypts decorated in gold engravings and red ribbons, a testament to old glory. These remains of leaders who fought for Mexican independence were put on public display to celebrate two centuries of the Mexican nation — a moment to be rejoiced tonight.... Read more»