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    That Brussels is looking to the Church for support is curious – religion is flagging in Europe. Europe,Council of Europe,European Parliament,European Union,Martin Schulz,Pope Francis,Strasbourg,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Nov 25, 2014, 10:58 AM EST
  • A 93-year-old man cast his ballot on November 9, 2014 during a symbolic vote on independence for Catalonia from Spain at a polling station in Barcelona. One of Spain's biggest and richest regions, Catalonia defied Madrid today and proceeded with a symbolic vote on whether it should break away as an independent state.

    An informal vote on independence for Catalonia has shown more than 80% in favour, officials say.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 10, 2014, 1:23 AM EST