As 1960 dawned, sub-Saharan Africa braced for historic change: that year, 17 of its countries were destined to gain independence from European colonial powers
The violent protests that have swept Catalonia over the jailing of nine separatist leaders have involved veteran anarchists and youthful troublemakers as well as outraged separatists
Will Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence encourage other European regions to launch similar political movements?
Spain moves to take over the running of Catalonia after the rebellious region's parliament unilaterally declaring independence. So what happens now?
King Felipe VI condemned pro-independence politicians in Catalonia for damaging national unity and called on the state to restore the "constitutional order and normal functioning of institutions."