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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tired Alex Salmond steps down after the fight of his life

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh Alex Salmond is winner whatever happens next Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, yesterday said he would step down from his post and as leader ... was chosen, he said he would step down as first minister of the devolved government in Edinburgh, a post he has held since 2007. The new SNP leader would have to be elected by the Scottish parliament, ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:48pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... dressed in a Made in Glasgow T-shirt. “The people have spoken, we’ve got to look forward. Scots will soldier on,” said Tsui, who had voted “Yes” by post before coming to Hong Kong. Non-resident ... down well, particularly in China.” ...

  3. 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

    ... the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader told cheering supporters in Edinburgh. Hours later, Salmond said he would be stepping down from his post and the SNP leadership at its conference in November. ... to the Scottish parliament. In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei used a regular briefing to restate China's position that it had no comment as the referendum was a domestic British affair. ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Overnight Scottish referendum vote count an exercise in complex logistics

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:59pm by Bloomberg

    ... and rural locations. Scotland has 93 inhabited islands, including the Shetlands and Orkneys, as well as the Hebrides. Votes from Barra, in the south of the Western Isles, will be taken by boat north ... station on St Kilda, Scotland's most westerly group of islands. Military staff stationed there have arranged to vote by post or proxy. Amid the complicated logistics, the Western Isles result ...

  5. 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

    ... Andrea Chen and Teddy Ng There has been no official comment, but experts say the issue of self-determination is a tricky one China wary of fallout of Scots' vote Beijing is closely ... in China and who returned home to vote, said some of his Chinese friends were comparing Scotland to developments in Taiwan, Xinjiang and Tibet. They also wondered whether Chinese people would need ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

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

    ... analysis shows. The post-referendum survey by independent pollster Lord Michael Ashcroft also reveals young people voted in droves to break up the centuries-old union- suggesting a future ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... morning. On Wednesday, the “Yes” and “No” camps mobilised thousands of volunteers to hand out leaflets and hold rallies across Scotland in a final push to win over high numbers of undecided voters. ... the 307-year-old union with England. “Wake up on Friday morning to the first day of a better country. Wake up knowing you did this – you made it happen,” he wrote. “It’s about taking your country’s future ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tories pick London Mayor Boris Johnson to run for British parliament

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:38pm by AFP

    ... of the Tories in the safe seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip. Johnson won on the first count after a behind-closed-doors pitch during which it is believed he addressed concerns over his plans to see out ... in the campaign to retain the seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip for the Conservatives and to get across the message of what the Conservatives have achieved not just in London but across the country ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland's pro-independence leaders bet on oil as rivals say wells in decline

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Aberdeen Pro-independence advocates promise funds for schools, health care and social welfare as rivals claim oil boom is over and reserves in decline 'Yes' backers bet on oil even as wells run dry The discovery of oil beneath the waters of the North Sea means it is a boom time for the ancient port city of Aberdeen, with some of the highest ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Nurse's death following radio station's prank call ruled suicide

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 07:20pm by Reuters

    ... details of Middleton's condition during treatment for an extreme form of morning sickness in the early stages of pregnancy, making headlines around the world. Greig had flown over from ...




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