Ukraine unveils draft bills on rebel autonomy

Ukraine on Monday said it will vote this week on bills granting separatist areas in the east special status in line with a February peace deal, as one soldier died in continuing sporadic clashes.

'New Lankan govt ready to give Tamils more autonomy'

Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday pledged to implement India-backed constitutional amendment to give more autonomy to provinces to achieve reconciliation with the minority Tamil community.

Higher sense of autonomy make toddlers smarter

Children with a higher sense of autonomy are likely to possess stronger mental skills, says a study.

UK edges towards federalism with Scotland powers deal

  Britain agreed to further dismantle its highly centralised system of government on Thursday, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom.

Scotland to be granted greater autonomy: Commission

 Scotland could be handed sweeping new powers including setting its own income tax rates and controlling welfare payments under a new plan unveiled by a government-appointed commission Thursday.

Serbia to decide on Albanian PM visit after football mayhem
Serbia to decide on Albanian PM visit after football mayhem

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday he was undecided whether his Albanian counterpart should go ahead with a planned historic visit after violence halted a Serbia-Albania football match this week.

Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

Ukraine's president promised today to introduce a bill to parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months.

Philippine leader files bill giving autonomy to Muslims

 Philippine President Benigno Aquino sent to parliament Wednesday a proposed law to grant autonomy to minority Muslims, a crucial step in his attempt to end one of Asia`s longest rebellions.

China`s top paper dismisses fears Hong Kong autonomy being eroded

China`s top newspaper on Friday dismissed fears that the autonomy of the former British colony of Hong Kong was being eroded, saying Beijing`s policy had not and would not change, following mass pro-democracy protests earlier in the week.

NSFs should be accountable: Sarbananda Sonowal

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal says he is not against the autonomy of the National Sports Federations but wants them to be accountable.

Autonomy, a `futile attempt` by Tibetan govt-in-exile: China

The "middle-way" proposed by the Tibetan government-in-exile seeking autonomy is a "futile attempt" to gain "legitimacy", the Chinese official media said today.

Nursery admission norms take away autonomy: Pvt schools to HC

Unaided private schools on Tuesday opposed before the Delhi High Court the new nursery admission guidelines issued by the Lt Governor saying they take away their autonomy and right to choose students on the basis of reasonable criteria.

Yemen parties agree on `just solution` for south

Yemeni political parties have signed a document pledging a "just solution" that would grant some autonomy to the south in the face of secessionist demands, state news agency Saba reported.

CBI to press for autonomy before SC

CBI is likely to press before the Supreme Court that its demand for autonomy is legitimate and will pave the way for curbing interference in its functioning.

Kashmir`s accession with India a settled issue: Panun Kashmir

Panun Kashmir, an organisation for displaced Kashmiri Pandits rejected demands for grant of greater autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, saying accession of state with Union of India is "settled issue".

Eastern Libya leaders declare autonomy

Opponents fear,it will be the first step toward outright dividing the country six months after the fall of Gaddafi.

CBI wants more functional autonomy

CBI wants that it should be given more functional autonomy and the process for selection of its chief should be made more
"transparent".

CBI should be given autonomy: Advani

BJP leader L K Advani on Saturday
demanded that the CBI should be made an autonomous body to
probe cases of corruption and scams in the country.

Self esteem and autonomy linked to increased sexual enjoyment

Self-esteem, autonomy, and empathy increases sexual enjoyment among young men and women.

Teens rely on peers to seek more autonomy in lives

While teens push their parents for more control over their lives, they use their peers as metrics to define appropriate levels of freedom and personal autonomy, according to a new study.