Catalonia poll: Spain's unity put to the test as voters take step towards independence
The Telegraph. Catalonia poll: Spain's unity put to the test as voters take step towards independence. Catalans have set their region on the road to independence, voting in pro-separatist parties that will push for a referendum on breaking away from Spain.
Eyewitness | World news | The Guardian A portrait of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, entitled The Face of War, made by the Ukrainian artist Dasha Marchenko out of 5,000 cartridge cases from weapons used in the conflict with pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine
Ukraine crisis: US steps up sanctions on separatists
The US has imposed sanctions against separatists in eastern Ukraine, as the crisis there shows no sign of easing.The sanctions include asset freezes against seven pro-Russian leaders.The move was announced as Western leaders threatened additional sanctions against Russia, which they accuse of stoking tension in Ukraine. Ukrainian servicemen stand at a military camp near the town of Svyatogorsk in Eastern Ukraine, 20 June 2014