Scotland to get more power from London

World / Politics Nov 28, 2014

Scotland to get more power from London

Britain's main political parties struck what they said was a historic deal to grant Scotland tax-raising powers and greater autonomy to try to satisfy disappointed separatists who lost an independence vote two months ago. The deal, which was unveiled Thursday but will not be implemented ...

World Oct 1, 2014

Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence vote

Catalonia's regional government said on Tuesday it would temporarily suspend campaigning for a vote on independence from Spain, after Madrid filed a legal block to the referendum. Spain's central government argues that the vote, called by Catalan leader Artur Mas for Nov. 9, would breach ...

Queen 'purred' when told of Scottish 'no' vote: Cameron

World / Politics Sep 24, 2014

Queen 'purred' when told of Scottish 'no' vote: Cameron

Britain's monarch is famously above politics, but Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard on Tuesday saying that Queen Elizabeth II had "purred" with happiness when he phoned her to inform her Scotland had voted to reject independence. In New York to attend the United Nations ...