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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

NICOLA STURGEON. A handout photo made available from the Scottish Parliament on March 21, 2017, shows Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking in the chamber on the first day of the 'Scotland's Choice' debate on a motion to seek the authority to hold an indpendence referendum at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Photo by Andrew Cowan / Scottish Parliament / AFP

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

In this file photo, pro-Scottish Independence supporters with Scottish Saltire flags and EU flags among others, rally in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland on July 30, 2016 to call for Scottish independence from the UK. Andy Buchanan/AFP/File

QC salutatorian allowed to enroll in UST

Aug 04, 2015 - 3:59 PM

UPDATED The University of Santo Tomas accepts Krisel Mallari into its accountancy program after her Catholic high school delayed issuing her a certificate of good moral character

PAO chief: UST not yet decided on QC salutatorian's enrollment

Jul 31, 2015 - 7:51 PM

University officials will meet on Tuesday August 4 to discuss Krisel Mallari s late submission of her certificate of good moral character

INTERRUPTED. Krisel Mallari, a graduating student from the Sto Niño Parochial School in Quezon City, is interrupted by school officials as she delivers her salutatorian speech that hinted on her school’s lack of fairness. Screengrab from YouTube

Court to QC school execs: Explain in 24 hours why you shouldn't be arrested

Jul 31, 2015 - 1:53 PM

The school s lawyer says Krisel Mallari has been issued a certificate but with reservations since its release was forced by the Court of Appeals

INTERRUPTED. Krisel Mallari, a graduating student from the Sto Niño Parochial School in Quezon City, is interrupted by school officials as she delivers her salutatorian speech that hinted on her school’s lack of fairness. Screengrab from YouTube

Gov't program to feed over 2.5M kids under 5 in 2015

Jun 24, 2015 - 7:08 PM

The government has earmarked P4 32 billion for the Supplementary Feeding Program in 2015

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

TOUGH ROAD AHEAD. British Prime Minister and Conservative party leader David Cameron delivers a statement to the nation at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, May 8, 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

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

VICTORY. Scottish First Minister and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon (C), poses for photographs in front of the Forth Bridge in Queensferry, west of Edinburgh, Scotland on May 9, 2015, during a photo call with all the newly-elected SNP Members of Parliament (MPs) following the outcome of the UK general election. Andy Buchanan/AFP

'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

SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY. Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon (C) and supporters celebrate after a great night for her party at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on 08 May. Photo by Robert Perry/EPA

Student, 20, is Britain's youngest MP as SNP surge

May 08, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Mhairi Black who pronounces her first name Mary wins a majority of over 5 000 in Thursday s election to topple Douglas Alexander the Labour party s 47 year old foreign affairs spokesman and campaign chief

MHAIRI BLACK. Scottish National Party candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, Mhairi Black poses at the launch of the SNP election manifesto in Edinburgh on April 20, 2015. Photo by Lesley Martin/AFP

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

ELECTIONS. Election officials count ballot papers from the Hallam constituency of Liberal Democratic Party leader Nick Clegg, at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, Britain, 07 May 2015. Photo by Nigel Roddis/EPA

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

Britain votes in suspense-filled general election

May 07, 2015 - 3:08 PM

While the leaders of both main parties insist they can win a clear majority in the 650 seat House of Commons they will almost certainly have to work with smaller parties to form a government

POLLING BEGINS. Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage arrives at a polling station in Ramsgate, Kent, Britain, 07 May 2015. Britons are voting in a general election that will determine the UK's next prime minister. Photo by Hannah Mckay/EPA

Britain votes in election which could define its future

May 07, 2015 - 4:53 AM

The election looks set to deliver a minority government for the first time since 1974

PARLIAMENT. A CCTV camera is pictured against Big Ben in the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 02 April 2015. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

UK's election in numbers

May 06, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Take a look at the numbers and what they mean in this year s United Kingdom elections

Leaders prepare final push in tight UK election

May 06, 2015 - 9:20 AM

While neither of the two main party leaders is talking in public about the possibility of a minority government the polls suggest that Britain is heading that way for the first time since 1997

KEEPING HIS SEAT? British Prime Minister David Cameron campaigns at a rally in St Ives, Cornwall, as part of his 36 hour non-stop tour of the UK, Britain, May 5, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Britain's boring election reaches gripping finale

May 04, 2015 - 10:20 AM

The vote could help decide whether Britain stays in the European Union and whether Scotland remains in Britain as well as putting some of Westminster s biggest names out of a job

SEAT OF POWER. A file photograph showing the Houses of Parliament from the London Eye in London January 31, 2012. Andy Rain/EPA

#GirlInterrupted: Should graduation speeches be censored?

Mar 24, 2015 - 4:04 PM

A viral video of a high school salutatorian whose critical speech was interrupted by school officials sparks debate on whether graduation addresses should be screened

Independent Scotland would keep Queen, dump nuclear deterrent

Nov 26, 2013 - 9:37 PM

Nationalist leader Alex Salmond and his party is struggling to convince Scots to vote for Scotland s independence with a survey saying majority would vote against it