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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh Concerns deal to devolve more authority to Edinburgh may be derailed by wrangling at Westminster as Scotland faces uncertain future Fears over powers for Scotland Having rejected independence and lost First Minister Alex Salmond, Scotland woke up to an unsettled future yesterday as fears grew that new powers promised by London would prove ...

  2. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London home prices lose their fizz as construction booms in city

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Bloomberg

    ... as construction booms Twenty-one cranes loom over the south bank of the River Thames from Battersea Power Station to the St George Wharf tower. Here, in the biggest concentration of residential projects ... abroad. They are also wary of the opposition Labour Party's plan to raise £1.2 billion from a "mansion tax" if it gets into power after next year's general election. ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's Conservatives vow to crack down on tax-avoiding tech firms

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... Assembly, saying that a row between power-sharing partners showed the devolved government to be unfit for purpose. On Sunday, Britain's Northern Ireland secretary, Theresa Villiers, said ... was mostly ended by a 1998 peace deal and subsequent power-sharing agreement. But Belfast, which relies on a £10 billion (HK$126 billion) annual grant from London to run its public services, ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Referendum start of change for UK, say Scotland's 'Yes' and 'No' camps

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 08:41am by Reuters

    ... that would see Scotland granted further powers. He also said he wanted to see more powers devolved to Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as changes for England, starting with new voting arrangements ... future funding and new tax and spending powers- a move some of his own lawmakers described as a "panicky" response to opinion polls that suggested the vote was too close to call. ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland votes to stay, but vote will unleash radical change for whole UK

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Reuters, AFP

    ... with a warning to British politicians in London that they must respect their last-minute promise of more powers for Scotland. "Scotland will expect these to be honoured in rapid course." READ: Tired Alex Salmond steps down after the fight of his life It's not only Scotland that will see greater powers. Debate there on independence has triggered calls for greater devolution ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Labour leader Ed Miliband shifts to the left ahead of May poll

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by Reuters

    ... was in power from 1997-2010, should be much further ahead in opinion polls at this stage in the electoral cycle than it is. The centrepiece of Miliband's speech was a promise to create an annual ...

  7. News - China - BRITAIN

    Beijing wary of Scottish vote's impact on Taiwan, Tibet, even Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 03:55am by Andrea Chen and Teddy Ng

    ... is considered a powerful and successful country. Many people here might find it strange that some [members of the country] want to break it up," he said. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said he ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tired Alex Salmond steps down after the fight of his life

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... to deliver the new powers on tax-raising and spending it had promised to Scotland as an alternative to leaving the UK. "We lost the referendum vote but Scotland can still carry the political ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland starts voting in too-close-to-call independence referendum

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:59am by AFP

    ... campaign, said there would be “faster, better change” for Scotland within the United Kingdom. Britain’s three main political parties have promised increased powers for the Scottish government ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    England hints at more autonomy for Scotland as poll puts pro-independence camp ahead

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London UK promises greater autonomy as independence supporters edge ahead in poll for first time Scots offered more powers as 'yes' camp takes lead The British ... Finance Minister George Osborne said greater tax and spending powers would be announced in the coming days and would be implemented if Scotland votes on September 18 to remain in the 300-year-old ...




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