Pro-democracy protesters take part in massive rally to usher in the new year.
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Fears that Beijing will renege on autonomy promises is only encouraging calls for independence from mainland China.
Voting is not compulsory in New Caledonia, but nonetheless 80.63% turned out to vote in the independence referendum.
The loyalists won the referendum vote this time, but the result was close enough to give hope to pro-independence supporters for votes in 2020 and 2022.
Four peace agreements have been struck to try and keep Ukraine on an even keel, but none of them has resolved the conflict's fundamental problems.
Training exercises in Luhansk.
Ukraine is implementing a deal to placate its restive separatists – but other countries have had trouble with similar strategies.
The Catalans want an independence referendum in November.
Welcome to Breaking Nations, a series of articles that examines independence movements across the globe ahead of the Scottish referendum in September. To begin, Dani Cetrà gives us the view from Catalonia…