New Caledonia votes against independence, but the narrowness of the margin suggests that there is plenty of life left in the issue.
A new nation in Oceania is unlikely to emerge just yet, but Sunday's vote in New Caledonia will be an important step towards deciding the territory's future.
Ireland strikes a blow for freedom of speech, despite an unfortunate precedent from the European Court of Human Rights.
Election news from the weekend from Brazil, Latvia, Cameroon, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Romania.
Despite its troubled history, New Caledonia next month looks set to vote to remain French.
Macedonia's referendum fails by a long way to reach the required threshold, but the government promises to push ahead with its agreement with Greece.
Macedonians vote on Sunday on whether to become North Macedonians, thereby appeasing Greece and opening the way to membership in the EU.
Britain's Labour leader, much against his own inclinations, seems destined to lead the resistance to Brexit.
Catalonia's fugitive independence leader is free again, but his cause is in as much disarray as ever.
Election news from around the world. This week: Costa Rica, Egypt, Sierra Leone and New Caledonia.