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UK leadership favorite Truss stumbles over plan to slash pay

Aug. 02, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, front-runner in the race to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson, was forced into a policy U-turn Tuesday, dropping a proposal to cut some public sector salaries after the idea drew scorn from fellow Conservatives. The blow came...

UK Supreme Court to hear Scottish independence case in Oct

Jul. 21, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Supreme Court said Thursday it will hold hearings in October on whether Scotland can call an independence referendum without the consent of the British government. Pro-independence Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she intends to hold a...

Reaction to Boris Johnson's resignation announcement

Jul. 07, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some reaction from the U.K. and around the world after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday he would step down immediately as Conservative Party leader but remain as prime minister until the party chooses his successor: ___ “The...

Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

Jun. 28, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh Tuesday that she plans to hold a fresh referendum on Scotland's independence on Oct. 19, 2023 — even though U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintains it wasn't the right time for such a vote. First Minister Nicola...

Scotland mulls pardoning thousands convicted of witchcraft

Jun. 23, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish lawmaker on Thursday launched a bid to posthumously pardon thousands of people, mostly women, who were convicted of witchcraft centuries ago. Natalie Don, of the Scottish National Party, launched consultation on a bill to “right the historic wrong of...

Scotland leader launches campaign for new independence vote

Jun. 14, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched her campaign for a second independence referendum on Tuesday, arguing that Scotland would be economically better off outside the United Kingdom. Sturgeon, who leads the Scottish National Party as well as the devolved...

AP Interview: Scottish leader stresses independence, NATO

May. 17, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe's crisis over Russia's war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland should play its “full part” ensuring stability and security in Europe as an...

UK raises stakes in EU feud with threat to break Brexit deal

May. 17, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government dramatically escalated a fight with the European Union on Tuesday by saying it will pass a law to scrap parts of the trade treaty signed by the two sides less than two years ago. Britain says its move to singlehandedly change the legally binding...