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UK top court rules against Scottish independence vote bid

London, England | Xinhua | The United Kingdom (UK) Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Scotland does not have the power to hold a new referendum on independence without the approval of the UK parliament. “The Scottish Parliament does not have the power to legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence,” said …

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Free period products

  Scotland becomes first country to have them. Will other countries follow? | THE INDEPENDENT | Scotland has become the first country in the world to introduce free universal access to period products after a new law was passed on Nov.24, though the MP behind the legislation has said it …

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Scotland ends 22 year wait to qualify for major tournament

Belgrade, Serbia | XINHUA |   Scotland defeated Serbia on penalties in the play-off finals to qualify for the UEFA European Championship on Thursday in Belgrade. After a goalless first half, Ryan Christie shook the net for Scotland in the 52nd minute with a precise shot from 20 meters. The visitors …

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Uganda’s PM and Commonwealth SG agree to support youth development

Kampala, Uganda | THE COMMONWEALTH |  Youth development topped the agenda as the Prime Minister of Uganda, Ruhakana Rugunda, met with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland in Kampala, ahead of the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting that starts on Monday. The pair exchanged views on how countries can overcome the challenge of youth unemployment and …

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INVINCIBLES: Unstoppable Celtic go through season unbeaten

Glasgow, United Kingdom | AFP | Celtic became the first Scottish Premiership club to go unbeaten through a 38-game season when they defeated Hearts 2-0 on Sunday to win the league by a mammoth 30 points. Second-half goals by Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong ensured they didn’t slip up on …

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Scotland takes a step towards new independence vote

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | AFP |  Scotland’s announcement on Monday that it will begin preparations for a new independence bid raised the spectre of one of Brexit’s most feared consequences — the break-up of the United Kingdom. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would seek the semi-autonomous Scottish parliament’s authority …

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Scottish leader presses case for independence vote

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | AFP |  Scotland’s nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday pressed on with calls for a new independence referendum, saying it might be the only way to protect the country’s interests as Brexit approaches. “Proposing a further decision on independence wouldn’t simply be legitimate, it would almost …

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