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Push for convicted lawmakers to be ousted - for the sake of democracy

Radical lawmakers Wong Yuk-man and Albert Chan Wai-yip have been given suspended jail terms for unlawful assembly after a protest march two years ago.

Friday, 7 June, 2013, 1:13am 3 comments

Scottish leader Alex Salmond says economy strong enough to quit UK

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond believes the economy can prosper outside the United Kingdom, despite dire warnings from London about the risks of independence.

Salmond insisted that Scotland’s “increasing profile internationally,” as a result of the calling of an independence referendum to take place in September next year, had helped to attract foreign investment.

13 May 2013 - 2:31pm

Scotland sets date for independence referendum

Scotland will hold an independence referendum on September 18, next year, to decide if its five million people should end a 300-year-old union and leave the United Kingdom.

22 Mar 2013 - 2:07am

Falkland islanders vote 99.8pc in favour of staying British territory

Falkland islanders on Monday voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a British oversees territory in a referendum designed to send a strong message to Argentina, which earlier derided the poll as illegal.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Falklanders aim to send message with referendum

Residents of the archipelago in the South Atlantic hoisted British and Falklands flags and even created a giant "YES" made of SUVs ahead of the vote. In a move instigated by residents themselves, 1,672 eligible voters are being asked whether they want the Falklands to remain an internally self-governing British overseas territory.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:01am

Declassified papers show Pinochet tried to 'cling on to power' in 1988

Just a day before the October 5 referendum, General Pinochet planned to do “whatever was necessary to stay in power” and said he was “not leaving, no matter what”.

24 Feb 2013 - 8:03pm 1 comment

David Cameron's referendum on EU could imperil Britain

Britain's identity crisis over its role in Europe can be baffling to outsiders. From a business and economic perspective, there is no question that the two need one another. Yet the matter, after decades of discussion in the British parliament, continues to be a political hot potato.

31 Jan 2013 - 2:27am

British PM Cameron pledges referendum on staying in EU

Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday promised to hold a referendum giving British people the choice of staying in or leaving the European Union if his party wins the next general election.

23 Jan 2013 - 6:26pm 2 comments

Talking points

Davos brings world's elite together

23 Jan 2013 - 1:51am

Egypt opposition calls for protests over referendum 'violations'

Egypt’s opposition is calling for mass protests today over alleged polling violations after Islamists backing President Mohammed Mursi claimed victory in the first round of a referendum on a new charter.

18 Dec 2012 - 4:08am