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 14, 2014

'Real possibility' of Britain's EU exit, Major warns

Former Prime Minister John Major on Thursday warned there was a “real possibility” that Britain will leave the European Union in a referendum and called for more immigration controls. Britain “may be poised to leave the European Union,” Major said in a speech in ...

Oct 14, 2014

Catalonia calls off independence referendum

The Catalan government has decided to call off a referendum on independence from Spain planned for Nov. 9 which has been fiercely opposed by Madrid. Spain’s Constitutional Court decided unanimously last month to hear the central government’s case against the poll, which automatically suspended ...

Backlash fears after Scottish vote

Sep 20, 2014

Backlash fears after Scottish vote

Scotland’s “no” to independence may have saved British Prime Minister David Cameron his job, but sweeping pledges of a constitutional shake-up could undermine his re-election drive and trigger more political instability. Responding to what he called a “clear” rejection of Scottish independence on Friday, ...