Sturgeon says she will 'reset' the timetable for holding a referendum by spring 2019, when Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union
'20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful,' Rowling tweets.
Whoever ends up becoming Britain's new prime minister faces a daunting 5 years in office. Here are the 5 main challenges ahead.
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
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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'
(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
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
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
(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
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
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The suspension follows a suspected terrorist incident outside the Houses of Parliament in London
(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'
(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
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
(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'
(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
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
(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
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'
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.'
(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
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(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
The Scottish National Party (SNP) leader pledges to 'explore all options' to prevent Scotland being taken out of the European Union against its will
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
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'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
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
(UPDATED) European Union leaders assess the damage from Britain's decision to leave the bloc and try to prevent further disintegration
(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
(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'
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland wants to seek 'immediate discussions with the EU institutions and other EU member states'
(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
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the result put an independence referendum 'on the table,' adding that it was 'highly likely' within two years
(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
The banks are accused of conspiring to set the daily benchmark rate for interest rate exchange contracts
As a referendum on the so-called 'Brexit' looms, here are the views of opposing sides
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The British government has been a key supporter of the peace process in the Philippines
The reported comment was widely interpreted as support for the campaign for Scotland to remain a part of the United Kingdom
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
(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
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
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
(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
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
The leader of the party that gains the majority of seats in the parliamentary election becomes the new prime minister