1. Ukraine, Separatists Agree to Ceasefire, Establish Buffer Zone

    Ukraine agrees to a truce with pro-Russian separatists yet fighting continues in Donetsk and Mariupol.

    Ukraine agreed to cease fire with pro-Russian separatists on Saturday and establish a buffer zone thirty kilometers wide around the territory they control that will be monitored by the…
  1. Sarkozy to Return to French Politics, Stand for Party Leadership

    The former president says he “loves France too much” to remain a spectator while the country declines.

    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his return to politics on Friday, saying he would stand for the leadership of his conservative Union pour un mouvement populaire. The position could be a stepping stone to another presidential bid…
  1. Undeterred by Scottish “No” Vote, Catalonia Demands Referendum

    Regional president Artur Mas intends to consult Catalan voters on the question of independence within two months.

    Undeterred by Scotland's vote against independence a day earlier, the leader of Catalonia said on Friday his region would organize a referendum in less than two months on whether or not to secede from Spain. "What happened in Scotland is not a setback for us, because…
  1. Scottish Referendum Hasn’t Settled United Kingdom’s Future

    If more powers are devolved to Scotland, the other parts of the United Kingdom will want additional autonomy as well.

    A 55 percent majority of Scots rejected independence on Thursday but the future political structure of the United Kingdom is still in doubt. If Scotland gets additional autonomy, as promised, the remaining three parts of the island nation may expect the same. With 3.6 million…
  1. Scotland Votes on Independence from United Kingdom

    As polls closed in Scotland, the Atlantic Sentinel maintained a liveblog with referendum results, analysis and opinion.

    Scots voted in a landmark referendum today on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom. The Atlantic Sentinel maintained a liveblog to update readers on the results and share analysis and opinion. Opinion polls put the "yes" and…
  1. Scottish Referendum: A Testament to British Civilization

    That Scots get to choose their own destiny shows how seriously Britain takes its commitment to freedom and self-determination.

    However Scotland votes on Thursday, the simple fact that it will have a referendum on independence peacefully and only after careful deliberation testifies to Britain's greatness. It wasn't so long ago that the peoples of Eastern Europe fought and died to liberate themselves from Soviet oppression. Only in recent years has…
  1. Netherlands to Reduce Tax Burden, Raise Defense Spending

    The Dutch will keep their deficit under the European treaty limit while reducing taxes to help job creation.

    The Dutch government promised to reduce taxes and overturn defense cuts on Tuesday as the small European nation's economy is projected to grow 1.25 percent next year. In a speech read out…
  1. Sweden’s Left Short of Majority, Hopes to Lure Centrists Into Coalition

    Sweden’s Social Democrats must convince centrist parties to back them or form a minority government instead.

    Sweden's Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven reached out to smaller centrist parties on Monday after failing to win an outright majority for his coalition in an election the day before. "The…