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Boris Johnson leaves intensive care after four days; Britain faces a few more weeks of coronavirus lockdown
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Boris Johnson leaves intensive care after four days; Britain faces a few more weeks of coronavirus lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain was moved out of intensive care on Thursday, a ray of hope for a country that faces several more weeks under lockdown as its death toll from the coronavirus approached 8,000

Amnesty International calls out Twitter for failing to uphold the rights of women on its platform
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Amnesty International calls out Twitter for failing to uphold the rights of women on its platform

For many women, Twitter is a platform where violence and abuse against them flourishes, often with little accountability

Catalonia votes to break away from Spain: Carles Puigdemont says citizens have right to an independent state
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Catalonia votes to break away from Spain: Carles Puigdemont says citizens have right to an independent state

Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont said the region won the right to break away from Spain, with his government claiming Monday that 90 percent of voters backed independence in the banned referendum which was marred by clashes.

Brexit negotiations: UK says it may seek 'temporary' customs union with EU
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Brexit negotiations: UK says it may seek 'temporary' customs union with EU

Britain might seek to remain in a customs union with the European Union for a time to avoid border chaos after leaving the bloc, the government's Brexit department said on Tuesday

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon postpones referendum demand to 2019 after Brexit deal is more clear
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Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon postpones referendum demand to 2019 after Brexit deal is more clear

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday postponed preparations for a second independence referendum, after a British general election in which her secessionist party suffered major losses.

Manchester terror attack: Theresa May condemns blast at Ariana Grande concert, calls it appalling
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Manchester terror attack: Theresa May condemns blast at Ariana Grande concert, calls it appalling

May expressed condolences to the victims and the families of those affected, and confirmed that the police were treating the incident as a terrorist attack.

After Brexit: Growth of global secessionist voices calls for more dialogue and less 'anti-national' slander
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After Brexit: Growth of global secessionist voices calls for more dialogue and less 'anti-national' slander

Interestingly unlike the Indian government, most of its global counterparts – opposed as many of them are to secessionist forces – do not view the demand for independence as a marker of anti-national sentiment.

Scottish lawmakers back independence referendum call on eve of Brexit
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Scottish lawmakers back independence referendum call on eve of Brexit

Scottish lawmakers voted on Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European Union exit button.

Scottish referendum: British PM Theresa May rejects call for pre-Brexit independence vote
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Scottish referendum: British PM Theresa May rejects call for pre-Brexit independence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday rejected a call for a referendum on Scottish independence before Britain leaves the European Union — a move condemned as a "democratic outrage" by Scotland's nationalist leader.

Brexit bill: Scotland to seek independence referendum, says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
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Brexit bill: Scotland to seek independence referendum, says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday said that she will be seeking the Scottish Parliament's permission to hold a referendum.

Brexit talks: Theresa May may involve Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, but rules out special deals
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Brexit talks: Theresa May may involve Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, but rules out special deals

The UK will strike a "bespoke" Brexit deal that works for the whole of the UK," Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday but the details did not satisfy the first ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Nicola Sturgeon to push for new independence vote for Scotland
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Nicola Sturgeon to push for new independence vote for Scotland

Sturgeon told the British government that "in 2014, you told us Scotland was an equal partner in the UK. Well, the moment has come to prove it."

Nicola Sturgeon preparing Scotland for independence from Britain in wake of Brexit result
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Nicola Sturgeon preparing Scotland for independence from Britain in wake of Brexit result

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said she would start preparatory work on splitting Scotland from the rest of Britain in order to keep the option of independence available

UK PM Theresa May visits Northern Ireland to allay Brexit concerns
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UK PM Theresa May visits Northern Ireland to allay Brexit concerns

Theresa May was holding talks with Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

Willing to listen to Scotland's EU proposals, says British PM May
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Willing to listen to Scotland's EU proposals, says British PM May

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday sought to dampen speculation about another Scottish vote for independence, while insisting she is willing to listen to proposals about Scotland's future relationship with the European Union.

Queen Elizabeth calls for calm post Brexit
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Queen Elizabeth calls for calm post Brexit

Queen Elizabeth on Saturday called for calm in the wake of the chaos triggered by the last week's historic referendum under which Britain voted out of the European Union and asked for quiet thinking and contemplation before deciding the next move, her first intervention on the Brexit vote.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon to travel to Brussels to defend Scotland's place in the EU
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First minister Nicola Sturgeon to travel to Brussels to defend Scotland's place in the EU

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would travel to Brussels on Wednesday for talks to defend Scotland's place in the EU following a vote by Britain to leave the bloc.

Rethink time? Britons battle with the immediate consequences of Brexit
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Rethink time? Britons battle with the immediate consequences of Brexit

Cameron’s decision to resign without initiating the process of leaving the EU has translated into a major conundrum for Brexit campaigners.

Scottish Parliament could block Brexit, says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
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Scottish Parliament could block Brexit, says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday said Scotland's Parliament could attempt to block the UK's exit from the European Union.

UK that Scotland voted to stay in does not exist any more: Nicola Sturgeon
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UK that Scotland voted to stay in does not exist any more: Nicola Sturgeon

The Britain that Scotland voted to stay a part of in a 2014 referendum "does not exist any more," Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.