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Scotland's leader vows to push for second independence vote

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s leader said Sunday that she intends to hold a “legal referendum” on independence from the U.K. if she wins Scottish elections scheduled for May. Such a move ...

Nuclear power plant referendum set to take place in August

A national referendum on activating the long-mothballed Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei will be held on Aug. 28, after the Central Election Commission (CEC) confirmed the date that was alread...

Brexit leader to head Mississippi public policy center

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A leader of the Brexit movement and newly appointed government trade adviser in the United Kingdom is now the head of a conservative think tank in the American South. ...

Opponents of $1B power line deliver petitions for referendum

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Opponents of a $1 billion electric transmission corridor that would travel through a lengthy stretch of wilderness submitted 100,000 signatures on Thursday for a referendum driv...

Democrats gaining Senate control as new members take oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tac...

Swiss gov't urges rejection of ban on full-face coverings

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's executive branch on Tuesday urged voters to reject in an upcoming referendum a proposal that would ban full face-coverings like Muslim niqabs and burqas and ski masks worn ...

EXPLAINER: Italy faces a political crisis amid a pandemic

MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is testing his already low popularity by provoking a political crisis that could bring down Italy's coalition government at a critical juncture in the ...

In cold weather, anti-Netanyahu protests continue in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of protesters braved a cold night in Jerusalem on Saturday to press on with their calls for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down over corruption charges aga...

Court puts halt on construction of $1B Maine power corridor

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court has halted construction of a $1 billion power transmission line corridor through Maine to give conservation groups time to make their case against the pr...

British conductor Simon Rattle applies for German citizenship

British conductor Simon Rattle, a staunch critic of Brexit, on Friday made public that he has applied for German citizenship. The 65-year-old lives in Berlin with his wife, the Czech singer Magdalena...

Haiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Flying rocks. Burning tires. Acrid smoke. Deadly gunfire. Haiti braced for a fresh round of widespread protests starting Friday, with opposition leaders ...

Europe's rights court accepts Ukraine case against Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Europe’s top human rights court agreed Thursday to look into Ukraine’s complaint against alleged human rights violations in the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula. The St...

Fact check: As Wikipedia turns 20, how credible is it?

Wikipedia, which has been referred to as a world treasure, turns 20 on Friday. According to research conducted over the years — including a scientific study published by the journal Nature in 20...

Italian PM Conte faces challenge as Renzi again disrupts

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is facing a challenge to his government’s survival, with a junior partner threatening to pull its support just as Italy is battling a resurgence of the virus...

Estonian prime minister quits over corruption probe

Estonia's prime minister, Juri Ratas, resigned Wednesday after his ruling Center Party came under investigation as part of a corruption probe. President Kersti Kaljulaid now has 14 days to name a...