Scottish government seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

Scottish government seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

First Minister Sturgeon outlines bill for a new referendum UK PM Johnson has said this is not the time for new vote Scotland to refer legality of vote to UK Supreme Court LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans on Tuesday for a second referendum to be held on Scottish … Read more

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital’s heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to raise the spectrum of cuts. The heatwave comes less than two weeks before a national election in which prices, … Read more

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Police cite information from intelligence for delay Major Pride gathering in Oslo canceled Suspect jailed for an initial four weeks Court names suspect as Zaniar Matapour OSLO, June 27 (Reuters) – Norwegian police said on Monday all Pride events across the country should be delayed, citing security concerns after a deadly weekend rampage by a … Read more

Boris Johnson seeks to stay in power until the mid-2030s

Boris Johnson seeks to stay in power until the mid-2030s

UK’s Johnson does not expect fresh leadership challenge Johnson wants three terms to tackle regional inequality British PM pressured by poll losses after leadership vote PM declines comment on 150,000-pound treehouse for son KIGALI, June 25 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he aims to remain in power until the middle … Read more

Dozens of migrants piled together at Melilla border fence

Dozens of migrants piled together at Melilla border fence

African migrants sit on top of a border fence during an attempt to cross from Morocco into Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla, November 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jesus Blasco de Avellaneda/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RABAT/MADRID, June 25 (Reuters) – Dozens of migrants were pictured lying by a Moroccan border … Read more

Morocco says 18 migrants died during mass crossing into Spanish enclave

Morocco says 18 migrants died during mass crossing into Spanish enclave

MADRID, June 24 (Reuters) – Morocco said 18 migrants died trying to cross into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla on Friday, after a violent two-hour skirmish between migrants and border officers that also led to scores of injuries About 2,000 migrants stormed a high fence that seals off the enclave. This led to clashes … Read more

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Commonwealth leaders gather for Kigali summit Charles alludes to colonialism, slavery in speech Rwanda’s Kagame speaks of “reimagining” Commonwealth Members vote to keep Patricia Scotland as sec-gen KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the roots … Read more

UK PM Boris Johnson under pressure after losing two parliamentary seats

UK PM Boris Johnson under pressure after losing two parliamentary seats

Party chairman resigns after defeats, saying change needed Conservatives lose in seat in southern heartlands Johnson’s 2019 electorate fractures ace Labor win back Wakefield PM mired in scandal over lockdown parties LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, prompting the resignation of the party’s chairman … Read more

No place for burkinis in Grenoble public pools, rules top French court

No place for burkinis in Grenoble public pools, rules top French court

70th Cannes Film Festival – Cannes, France. 05/27/2017. Karima, wearing a full-body burkini swimsuit, walks on a beach in Cannes after the call to support the wearing of burkinis by businessman and political activist Rachid Nekkaz. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – Full-body swimwear … Read more

French opposition tells ‘arrogant’ Macron: compromise to win support

French opposition tells 'arrogant' Macron: compromise to win support

Conservatives say coalition pact would be “treason” President’s office says seeking constructive solutions Far right say “we must be heard” PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – French opposition leaders told President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday they would not make life easy for him as he sought a way to avoid political paralysis after this weekend’s election … Read more