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Scottish leader rules out new independence vote for now

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:31 AM

Sturgeon says she will 'reset' the timetable for holding a referendum by spring 2019, when Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union

Scottish leader rules out new independence vote for now

J. K. Rowling marks 'wonderful' Harry Potter anniversary

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:37 PM

'20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful,' Rowling tweets.

J. K. Rowling marks 'wonderful' Harry Potter anniversary

5 challenges facing next British PM

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Whoever ends up becoming Britain's new prime minister faces a daunting 5 years in office. Here are the 5 main challenges ahead.

5 challenges facing next British PM

FAST FACTS: 2017 UK general election

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Britain's snap general election is set to go ahead on Thursday, June 8, and will decide who shapes the United Kingdom's future as it leaves the European Union

FAST FACTS: 2017 UK general election

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 27 - April 2, 2017

Apr 02, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Hello! Here's a round-up of videos from the past week you need to watch

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 27 - April 2, 2017

Scotland makes formal request to UK for independence vote

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:38 PM

Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP), says: 'The people of Scotland must have the right to choose our own future – in short, to exercise our right of self determination'

Scotland makes formal request to UK for independence vote

Brexit triggered: UK launches 2-year EU exit process

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:28 PM

(UPDATED) After the historic triggering of divorce proceedings, Brussels and London face months of monumentally difficult negotiations over outstanding bills, immigration and future trade ties

Brexit triggered: UK launches 2-year EU exit process

British PM signs letter for Brexit with calls for UK unity

Mar 29, 2017 - 6:47 AM

The British government will then deliver the letter to European Union President Donald Tusk, formally notifying him of Britain's intention to leave the bloc after 44 years of membership

British PM signs letter for Brexit with calls for UK unity

Scottish lawmakers to hold independence vote on eve of Brexit

Mar 28, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Lawmakers in Edinburgh are due to vote on Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon's bid for a new referendum, despite the prime minister's last-minute appeals

Scottish lawmakers to hold independence vote on eve of Brexit

May holds crisis talks in Scotland on brink of Brexit

Mar 27, 2017 - 6:47 PM

(UPDATED) Theresa May urges Scotland not to choose independence, while also fighting a political crisis in Northern Ireland in the frantic final days before she launches Brexit

May holds crisis talks in Scotland on brink of Brexit

Britain prepares to launch Brexit

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:51 PM

As the countdown begins, there is a real chance that negotiations will break down and Britain will be forced out of the EU without any deal in place

Britain prepares to launch Brexit

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

Scottish parliament suspends independence vote debate

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:57 AM

The suspension follows a suspected terrorist incident outside the Houses of Parliament in London

Scottish parliament suspends independence vote debate

4 killed in attack at UK Parliament

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:03 PM

(UPDATED) Four people are killed and 40 injured after being run over and stabbed in a lightning attack at the gates of British democracy, attributed by police to 'Islamist-related terrorism'

4 killed in attack at UK Parliament

Scottish parliament set to back new independence vote

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers are set to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second referendum when they vote following a two-day debate in the semi-autonomous assembly in Edinburgh

Scottish parliament set to back new independence vote

Scots weigh economic uncertainty of independent future

Mar 19, 2017 - 2:22 PM

Going it alone raises a host of doubts about Scotland's economy including what currency it would use and how it could reduce a budget deficit of 9.0% of gross domestic product

Scots weigh economic uncertainty of independent future

'Now is not the time' for Scottish independence vote – May

Mar 16, 2017 - 8:59 PM

(UPDATED) British Prime Minister Theresa May: 'All our energies should be being put into the negotiations with the European Union to make sure we get the deal, the right deal for people across the whole of the United Kingdom'

'Now is not the time' for Scottish independence vote – May

PM keeps suspense over Brexit trigger

Mar 14, 2017 - 1:57 PM

(3rd UPDATE) After speculation that she would start the withdrawal process this week, Theresa May says she would fulfill her promise to do it by the end of March

PM keeps suspense over Brexit trigger

UK Parliament backs Brexit bill

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:00 AM

The prime minister could then trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty at any time, starting two years of talks that will end with Britain becoming the first country to leave the bloc

UK Parliament backs Brexit bill

Scotland takes a step towards new independence vote

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:01 PM

(UPDATED) First Minister Sturgeon says the new independence referendum could be held between late 2018 and early 2019, once the outline of the Brexit agreement becomes clear but before Britain actually leaves the EU

Scotland takes a step towards new independence vote

Scottish opposition insists no new independence vote

Mar 05, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson: 'We deserve a Scottish government that is focused on helping Team UK get the best Brexit deal for all of us, not using it to revive its independence obsession'

Scottish opposition insists no new independence vote

Scottish parliament votes overwhelmingly against Brexit bill

Feb 08, 2017 - 8:31 AM

Minister for Brexit Negotiations Mike Russell said his government will 'never allow Scotland to be humiliated, and its democratic choice rejected. We will never, ever, turn our back on Europe and the world.'

Scottish parliament votes overwhelmingly against Brexit bill

Judges rule UK parliament must approve start of Brexit

Jan 24, 2017 - 5:50 PM

(4th UPDATE) Majority of the 11 Supreme Court judges agree that the national parliament has to be consulted, but lawmakers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have no say

Judges rule UK parliament must approve start of Brexit

Leonardo DiCaprio delights fans at Scottish homeless restaurant

Nov 18, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Leonardo DiCaprio signs autographs, has lunch with his fans, and reacts to Donald Trump's win at the Home restaurant

Leonardo DiCaprio delights fans at Scottish homeless restaurant

British PM seeks to unite first ministers over Brexit plans

Oct 23, 2016 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) Theresa May will call on the devolved administrations to commit to working fully with the British government in a bid to enhance prosperity and security, Downing Street says in a statement

British PM seeks to unite first ministers over Brexit plans

Scotland's Sturgeon says independence will happen

Oct 16, 2016 - 7:20 AM

The Scottish National Party (SNP) leader pledges to 'explore all options' to prevent Scotland being taken out of the European Union against its will

Scotland's Sturgeon says independence will happen

Scottish leader unveils new independence plan

Oct 14, 2016 - 8:45 AM

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveils plans for a new independence referendum in case her demands for more autonomy and for Scotland to stay in Europe's single market are not met

Scottish leader unveils new independence plan

Scotland faces independence dilemma as Brexit looms

Oct 12, 2016 - 8:38 PM

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to explore 'all options' to protect Scotland's place in the EU after Scots bucked the national trend by voting to remain in the bloc

Scotland faces independence dilemma as Brexit looms

Scottish leader launches new independence drive

Sep 02, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the survey would be conducted through a website and by polling party members, aiming to reach two million people

Scottish leader launches new independence drive

May visits Scotland in fight for Brexit UK unity

Jul 15, 2016 - 9:17 PM

Britain's new prime minister is received in Edinburgh by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has threatened another referendum on Scotland leaving the UK

May visits Scotland in fight for Brexit UK unity

EU leaves Britain out in the cold as PM race begins

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:08 PM

(UPDATED) European Union leaders assess the damage from Britain's decision to leave the bloc and try to prevent further disintegration

EU leaves Britain out in the cold as PM race begins

Sturgeon to visit Brussels to defend Scotland's EU place

Jun 29, 2016 - 6:49 AM

(UPDATED) Sturgeon says she is 'utterly determined' to protect Scotland as she obtained a formal mandate for direct talks with the European Union institutions at an emergency session of the Scottish parliament

Sturgeon to visit Brussels to defend Scotland's EU place

Britain wins Brexit breathing space at gloomy EU summit

Jun 28, 2016 - 8:29 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Donald Tusk agrees to give Britain time 'for the dust to settle,' but Jean-Claude Juncker warns the country does not have 'months to meditate'

Britain wins Brexit breathing space at gloomy EU summit

Scotland seeks immediate EU talks to protect place in bloc

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:42 PM

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland wants to seek 'immediate discussions with the EU institutions and other EU member states'

Scotland seeks immediate EU talks to protect place in bloc

Europe demands quick divorce from divided Britain

Jun 25, 2016 - 6:53 PM

(UPDATED) European powers urge Britain not to delay amid fears of a domino-effect of exit votes in euroskeptic member states that could imperil the integrity of the bloc

Europe demands quick divorce from divided Britain

Brexit vote puts Britain's unity in question

Jun 24, 2016 - 11:02 PM

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the result put an independence referendum 'on the table,' adding that it was 'highly likely' within two years

Brexit vote puts Britain's unity in question

Khan triumphs as London's first Muslim mayor

May 07, 2016 - 3:57 AM

(5th UPDATE) 'I want every single Londoner to get the opportunities that our city gave to me and my family – the opportunities not just to survive, but to thrive,' says Sadiq Khan

Khan triumphs as London's first Muslim mayor

7 banks to pay $324M to settle suit alleging interest rate manipulation

May 05, 2016 - 12:35 AM

The banks are accused of conspiring to set the daily benchmark rate for interest rate exchange contracts

7 banks to pay $324M to settle suit alleging interest rate manipulation

Stay or go? Arguments for and against Britain leaving EU

Feb 15, 2016 - 12:17 PM

As a referendum on the so-called 'Brexit' looms, here are the views of opposing sides

Stay or go? Arguments for and against Britain leaving EU

A Pinoy's guide for planning a trip to the Scottish Highlands

Feb 06, 2016 - 8:27 PM

Let the Scottish Highlands – its sights, songs, stories, and spirit delight your eyes, touch your soul, and fill your heart to bursting.

A Pinoy's guide for planning a trip to the Scottish Highlands

British Ebola nurse now 'critically ill'

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Pauline Cafferky is being treated for Ebola in the high-level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital

British Ebola nurse now 'critically ill'

Rappler Talk: How can PH make the peace process work?

Oct 08, 2015 - 2:22 PM

The British government has been a key supporter of the peace process in the Philippines

Rappler Talk: How can PH make the peace process work?

Queen's Europe speech raises eyebrows in Britain

Jun 25, 2015 - 11:47 PM

The reported comment was widely interpreted as support for the campaign for Scotland to remain a part of the United Kingdom

Queen's Europe speech raises eyebrows in Britain

Queen to outline Cameron's plans after poll win

May 27, 2015 - 12:47 PM

The Queen's Speech will include a planned law for a European Union referendum by the end of 2017, more powers for Scotland and controversial measures to pull out of European human rights legislation

Queen to outline Cameron's plans after poll win

US, Britain fine 6 top banks nearly $6B for forex, Libor abuses

May 20, 2015 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) US, UK regulators say forex traders from the banks had met in online chatroom groups to set rates that cheated customers while adding to their own profits

US, Britain fine 6 top banks nearly $6B for forex, Libor abuses

Britain in new era after Cameron's shock victory

May 10, 2015 - 5:55 PM

Britain adjusts to a new political landscape after a shock election victory for Prime Minister David Cameron that decapitated the opposition and bolstered secessionists in Scotland

Britain in new era after Cameron's shock victory

Scottish MPs celebrate election success with anti-austerity pledge

May 09, 2015 - 11:15 PM

It is the priority that elected lawmakers from the Scottish National Party 'will take to the very heart of the Westminster agenda,' says party leader Nicola Sturgeon

Scottish MPs celebrate election success with anti-austerity pledge

'Lion roars' as Scottish nationalists score historic sweep

May 08, 2015 - 3:09 PM

(UPDATED) The nationalists win 56 of 59 parliamentary seats in Scotland in Thursday's general election, up from just 6 at the last vote in 2010

'Lion roars' as Scottish nationalists score historic sweep

Surprise lead for Conservatives in UK election exit poll

May 08, 2015 - 7:42 AM

The centre-right Conservatives are projected to win 316 seats compared to 239 for Ed Miliband's center-left Labour party, in a result that tears up pre-election predictions

Surprise lead for Conservatives in UK election exit poll

How the UK parliamentary elections work

May 07, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The leader of the party that gains the majority of seats in the parliamentary election becomes the new prime minister

How the UK parliamentary elections work