Europe Catalonia's Scottish dreams on hold as top court postpones independence vote (+video)

The breakaway-minded Spanish region had planned for a non-binding Nov. 9 vote on whether to start an independence process like that which Scotland culminated days ago. But Spain's top court put the referendum on hold for up to five months.

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At first glance, Catalonia's face-off with Madrid over independence looks like it has much in common with the recent Scottish secessionist crisis, which panicked countries and markets alike.