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Sick of Brexit, Scotland's Sturgeon vows new independence vote in 2020

Oct 15 2019

ABERDEEN, Scotland Scotland must hold another independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.

Scottish Conservative leader Davidson quits, citing Brexit and family

Aug 29 2019

EDINBURGH Ruth Davidson quit as leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland on Thursday, delivering a blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after she led a resurgence for the party in Scotland during her eight years in charge.

UK plays Brexit hardball from a submarine base, pound tumbles

Jul 29 2019

FASLANE, Scotland Sterling tumbled to a 28-month low on Monday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Brexit divorce was dead and warned that unless the European Union renegotiated, Britain would leave on Oct. 31 without a deal.

Major fire ravages celebrated Glasgow School of Art for second time

Jun 17 2018

GLASGOW, Scotland A huge fire has gutted one of Scotland's architectural gems, the Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art, which was still being restored after a major blaze in 2014. | Video

Defiant Catalan academic Ponsati granted bail in fight to avoid Spanish extradition

Mar 29 2018

EDINBURGH/MADRID Catalan academic Clara Ponsati, accused by Spain of rebellion for her role in Catalonia's independence campaign, was granted bail by a Scottish court on Wednesday as she battles extradition, saying she was the object of political persecution. | Video

Defiant Catalan academic Ponsati turns herself in to fight Spanish charges in Scotland

Mar 28 2018

EDINBURGH Catalan academic Clara Ponsati, who is wanted in Spain on charges of rebellion for her role in Catalonia's independence campaign, handed herself in at a Scottish police station on Wednesday saying she was the object of political persecution.

'Help us stop Scottish nationalists', UK PM May's Conservatives ask Labour voters

May 19 2017

EDINBURGH The leader of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives in Scotland on Friday made a plea to supporters of Britain's opposition Labour Party to lend her their vote at next month's election to halt the march of the Scottish nationalists.

Scottish parliament backs bid for new independence referendum

Mar 28 2017

EDINBURGH/LONDON The Scottish parliament on Tuesday backed a bid to hold a new independence referendum in 2018 or 2019, but the British government immediately rejected the proposal. | Video

Britain's May meets Sturgeon after blocking new independence bid

Mar 27 2017

EAST KILBRIDE, Scotland Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday held her first meeting with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon since blocking Scotland's bid for a second independence referendum - talks Sturgeon described as "cordial and businesslike."

May accuses SNP of sacrificing Scotland for independence 'obsession'

Mar 03 2017

GLASGOW, Scotland British Prime Minister Theresa May took aim at Scotland's ruling party on Friday, accusing nationalists of sacrificing not only the United Kingdom but also Scotland with its "obsession" with securing independence.

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