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Sturgeon takes first formal step towards Scottish referendum

Scotland's first minister has taken the first formal step towards holding a second referendum on independence. Nicola Sturgeon has gone to the parliament in Edinburgh to seek backing for her plan for

Scotland's first minister has taken the first formal step towards holding a second referendum on independence. Nicola Sturgeon has gone to the parliament in Edinburgh to seek backing for her plan for

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EU gets set for Brexit talks after UK announces trigger date

Europe has given a collective sigh of relief to news that the UK will finally trigger Article 50 next week, beginning divorce proceedings from the European…

Europe has given a collective sigh of relief to news that the UK will finally trigger Article 50 next week, beginning divorce proceedings from the European…

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Brexit fears on Gibraltar as UK prepares to trigger Article 50

There is anguish and uncertainty on the British overseas territory of Gibraltar where the economy is set to suffer after the UK leaves the EU.

There is anguish and uncertainty on the British overseas territory of Gibraltar where the economy is set to suffer after the UK leaves the EU.

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Second Scottish referendum row rumbles on

The SNP insists a second Scottish independence referendum will take place while the UK prime minister is vowing to unite the country.

The SNP insists a second Scottish independence referendum will take place while the UK prime minister is vowing to unite the country.

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Sturgeon holds firm after May's 'not now' to Scottish referendum

Scottish nationalists have reacted angrily after the British government said it would reject another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom before Brexit, amid a heated debate in the Scott

Scottish nationalists have reacted angrily after the British government said it would reject another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom before Brexit, amid a heated debate in the Scott

Business

The economic case for Scottish independence

As Scottish politicians push for a fresh independence referendum we look at how oil, gas, whisky, salmon and tourism could support its aspirations.

As Scottish politicians push for a fresh independence referendum we look at how oil, gas, whisky, salmon and tourism could support its aspirations.

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Turkey 'to impose diplomatic sanctions' on the Netherlands

Turkey says it will impose 'whatever diplomatic sanctions it has' on its NATO ally the Netherlands in an escalating row between the two nations.

Turkey says it will impose 'whatever diplomatic sanctions it has' on its NATO ally the Netherlands in an escalating row between the two nations.

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Turkey is worth the effort - Merkel

The German Chancellor has stepped in to soothe relations between Berlin and Ankara after a series of tit-for-tat barbs in recent days.

The German Chancellor has stepped in to soothe relations between Berlin and Ankara after a series of tit-for-tat barbs in recent days.

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Netherlands opposes Turkish referendum rally in Rotterdam

The public sphere of the Netherlands is not the political campaign area of ​​other countries," Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote in a Facebook post.

The public sphere of the Netherlands is not the political campaign area of ​​other countries," Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote in a Facebook post.

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Bomb threat in Germany after Turkish rally cancelled

A town hall in Germany has been evacuated because of a bomb threat, amid strained relations between Turkey and Germany.

A town hall in Germany has been evacuated because of a bomb threat, amid strained relations between Turkey and Germany.

Europe

EU's Juncker warns of Brexit risk to Good Friday Agreement

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned how Brexit could threaten peace in Northern Ireland after a meeting with Irish PM Enda Kenny.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned how Brexit could threaten peace in Northern Ireland after a meeting with Irish PM Enda Kenny.

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Referendum could force Budapest to drop 2024 Olympic bid

The Hungarian capital Budapest could decide as soon as next week whether to drop its bid to hold the 2024 Olympics after a petition with over 266,000 signatures opposing the games was handed…

The Hungarian capital Budapest could decide as soon as next week whether to drop its bid to hold the 2024 Olympics after a petition with over 266,000 signatures opposing the games was handed…

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Referendum campaigning kicks off in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has kicked off campaigning for the popular vote that aims to create an executive presidency in the country.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has kicked off campaigning for the popular vote that aims to create an executive presidency in the country.

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Switzerland votes to ease citizenship rules

Swiss voters have approved a relaxation of their country’s citizenship rules, dismissing suggestions from the far-right that the move could pose a security…

Swiss voters have approved a relaxation of their country’s citizenship rules, dismissing suggestions from the far-right that the move could pose a security…

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Swiss vote on citizenship rights and tax breaks

Switzerland is holding a referendum on making it easier for people born in the country to become citizens. It is opposed by a right-wing party.

Switzerland is holding a referendum on making it easier for people born in the country to become citizens. It is opposed by a right-wing party.

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'NOlimpia' referendum initiative grows in Budapest

The price tag of staging a global multi-sport event always divides the citizens of the country or city involved.

The price tag of staging a global multi-sport event always divides the citizens of the country or city involved.

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“My future is in danger if Budapest organises the Olympics"

A movement of young Hungarian activists have launched a campaign for the cancellation of Budapest's bid for the Olympic Games in 2024, pointing out the cost of the event and the risk of corruption.

A movement of young Hungarian activists have launched a campaign for the cancellation of Budapest's bid for the Olympic Games in 2024, pointing out the cost of the event and the risk of corruption.