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Nationalist leader says Scots tricked out of independence

Sep 21, 2014

Nationalist leader says Scots tricked out of independence

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) Defeated Scottish nationalist chief Alex Salmond accused Britain's political leaders on Sunday of tricking Scots out of independence after a dispute about how and when to give them more powers. Salmond, who is stepping down as leader of the proindependence Scottish National Party (SNP) after failing to persuade Scots to leave the United Kingdom, accused Britain's three main political parties of winning last Thursday's referendum by 5545 percent by making a false promise of new powers. "I think the vow was something cooked up in desperation for the last few days of the campaign and I think everyone in Scotland now realises that," said Salmond, referring to a pledge by Prime Minister David Cameron and other leaders before the vote to rapidly expand Scottish autonomy in the event of a "No" #facebook #United States #China #Business #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #conservatives
Eyeing 2015 election, UK's Labour pledges rise in minimum wage

Sep 21, 2014

Eyeing 2015 election, UK's Labour pledges rise in minimum wage

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) Britain's opposition Labour party promised on Sunday to raise the national minimum wage by more than 25 percent within five years if it wins next year's national election, a pledge designed to win over voters hit by rising living costs. Earnings in Britain have lagged behind inflation since the 2008 financial crisis. The rising cost of everything from gas to train tickets has shot up the political agenda since the return of economic growth forced Labour to shift its line of attack on the Conservativeled government ahead of the May 2015 vote. #India #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion #conservatives
Afghan election body names exfinance minister Ghani presidentelect

Sep 21, 2014

Afghan election body names exfinance minister Ghani presidentelect

KABUL (Reuters) Afghanistan's election commission declared former finance minister Ashraf Ghani as the warravaged country's presidentelect on Sunday after an acrimonious dispute over fraud, but did not give the final vote tally after a U.N.monitory audit. The announcement came hours after Ghani and rival, Abdullah Abdullah, signed a powersharing agreement to end two months of bitter wrangling over accusations of fraud that undermined confidence in the election and emboldened the Taliban insurgency at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave #Politics #Business #Brazil #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Election #Mexico #opinion
Afghan election body names exfinance minister Ghani presidentelect

Sep 21, 2014

Afghan election body names exfinance minister Ghani presidentelect

KABUL (Reuters) Afghanistan's election commission declared former finance minister Ashraf Ghani as the warravaged country's presidentelect on Sunday after an acrimonious dispute over fraud, but did not give the final vote tally after a U.N.monitory audit. The announcement came hours after Ghani and rival, Abdullah Abdullah, signed a powersharing agreement to end two months of bitter wrangling over accusations of fraud that undermined confidence in the election and emboldened the Taliban insurgency at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave #facebook #United States #India #China #Japan #Brazil #Afghanistan #United Kingdom #Latin America #Election #Mexico
Catalonia president to call for independence vote "in the next days"

Sep 21, 2014

Catalonia president to call for independence vote "in the next days"

MADRID (Reuters) The president of Spain's Catalonia region on Sunday said he would formally call "in the next days" for a vote on independence from Spain which has been scheduled for Nov. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico

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Should media regulations also include social media?

Nov 28, 2012

Should media regulations also include social media?

You can be a reporter just with Twitter now, so what do you do with journalists who are not part of newspapers? Are they beyond new regulations? Are the websites belonging to newspapers held to the same standard of reporting? #social media #HowThisWorks #David Cameron #United Kingdom #Lord Leveson

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Should media regulations also include social media?

Sep 19, 2014

Scotland Rejects Independence From United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. But No to a break-up doesn't mean a return to the status quo. The refer... #Scotland #United Kingdom #David Cameron #Glasgow #Alex Salmond #Alistair Darling #Northern Ireland #Wales #Europe #FTSE
Should media regulations also include social media?

Sep 20, 2014

Scots reject independence, but changes to U.K. likely

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- The decisive rejection of Scotland's independence referendum set off an instant scramble Friday to fundamentally reorganize constitutional power in the United Kingdom, with Prime Minister David Cameron citing a chance "to chang... #Scotland #United Kingdom #David Cameron
Should media regulations also include social media?

Sep 19, 2014

Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with Eng... #Scotland #United Kingdom #David Cameron #Europe