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Scotland proposes all four UK nations must agree in the event of an 'in-out' referendum on EU membership
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on Tuesday that Scotland does not want to leave the European Union (EU) when the referendum over the UK permanence within the block takes place.
David Cameron has told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that British people are not happy with the status quo in Europe. The prime minister hosted Mr. Juncker at Chequers at the start of a week of efforts to renegotiate Britain's EU membership.
Three famous ocean liners have sailed together in Liverpool for the first time to mark Cunard's 175th anniversary. The Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth saluted the city where Samuel Cunard began his transatlantic line in 1840.
Gibraltarians will be able to vote in Britain’s referendum on whether to sever ties with the European Union. The franchise for referendum, promised by Prime Minister David Cameron by the end of 2017, will be based on that for a UK general election - meaning Irish, Maltese and Cypriots resident in the UK will get a vote, but other EU citizens will not.
Five of the world's largest banks are to pay fines totaling $5.7bn for charges including manipulating the foreign exchange market. Four of the banks - JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup and RBS - have agreed to plead guilty to US criminal charges, while the fifth, UBS from Switzerland will plead guilty to rigging benchmark interest rates.
Falklands: “We are an Overseas Territory, very content with the status and endorsed in the 2013 referendum”
The Falkland Islands are very pleased with their current political and democratic status based on the UN charter and confirmed in the 2013 referendum, enjoy a prosperous economy with emphasis on social policies and environment conservation and have good neighborly relations with nearby countries, except for Argentina that “continues to ignore our people's right to self-determination and covet our territory”.
John Bercow has been re-elected unopposed as Speaker of Britain's House of Commons as MPs returned to Parliament for the first time after the election. The choice of the next Speaker was the first act of the new Parliament before newly elected MPs are sworn in.
The United Kingdom congratulated Guyana for last week's general election and promised to continue working with the new government of David Granger to build on the strong and long-standing relationship between the two countries.
Prime Minister David Cameron will hold an early referendum on membership of the European Union if he can first reach a deal that satisfies his demands for major changes in Britain's relationship with the bloc, his spokesman said yesterday.
Prime Minister David Cameron reappointed George Osborne as his finance minister on Friday and gave him a bigger cabinet role after Britain's economic recovery helped their party to an unexpectedly big election victory.