/ Mar 17, 2017

U.K.'s Brexit fight with Scotland escalates as May rejects vote

Prime Minister Theresa May rejected Scotland’s bid to hold a referendum on independence before the U.K. leaves the European Union, the latest twist in the increasingly acrimonious fight over Brexit with the nationalist government in Edinburgh. While not ruling one out eventually, May’s team ...

India declassifies files on death of independence leader

Jan 23, 2016

India declassifies files on death of independence leader

India’s government on Saturday started declassifying secret files to settle questions over the death of Subhash Chandra Bose, a Congress Party leader who formed a national army to fight British colonial rulers with the help of the Japanese in the 1940s. Prime Minister Narendra ...

/ Sep 13, 2015

Scottish nationalists plan new independence vote

Scottish nationalists will propose holding a new referendum on independence from the rest of Britain, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Sunday. Sturgeon said her pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) would set out a time table for a referendum in its manifesto ahead of ...

Scottish independence party names new leader

/ Nov 15, 2014

Scottish independence party names new leader

Scotland’s ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) on Friday crowned a new leader who vowed to continue the fight for independence, despite defeat in September’s referendum. First Minister Alex Salmond quit after the September ballot, in which 55 percent of voters said “No” to leaving ...

/ Nov 12, 2014

Catalonia independence ballot hit by colossal cyberattack: president

Catalan authorities suffered a massive cyberattack while the region was voting in an independence ballot outlawed by Madrid, their leader said on Tuesday. On polling day Sunday, the regional government’s computer systems received 60,000 times more hits than usual in “hard, organized cybernetic attacks,” ...