Britain`s Labour party promises higher minimum wage

 The leader of Britain`s opposition Labour party promised on Sunday to raise the national minimum wage to at least £8 (10 euros, $13) an hour if it wins the general election in May.

Scottish pro-independence parties report membership surge

Scottish pro-independence parties reported a surge in membership over the weekend as campaigners vowed to continue to fight after a split with the United Kingdom was rejected in a referendum.

Nationalist leader says Scots tricked out of independence

Defeated Scottish nationalist chief Alex Salmond accused Britain`s political leaders on Sunday of tricking Scots out of independence after a dispute about how and when to give them more powers.

Britain`s Labour party promises higher minimum wage

 The leader of Britain`s opposition Labour party promised on Sunday to raise the national minimum wage to at least £8 (10 euros, $13) an hour if it wins the general election in May.

Spat as British PM David Cameron targets `unfairness` left by Scottish vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted on Sunday that further devolution promised to Scotland could not leave England "overridden", as initial relief over the Scottish people`s decision to reject independence gave way to squabbling over powers.

Britain must honour pledge to grant Scotland powers: Gordon Brown
Britain must honour pledge to grant Scotland powers: Gordon Brown

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown told British leaders on Saturday that they must honour their promise to grant further powers to Scotland after voters backed staying in the United Kingdom in an independence referendum.

Queen Elizabeth II urges unity after Scotland rejects independence
Queen Elizabeth II urges unity after Scotland rejects independence

Scottish leader Alex Salmond said Friday he would resign after losing an independence referendum that left the United Kingdom intact, while Queen Elizabeth II called for "mutual respect" among Scots following a divisive campaign.

Scotland says 'No' to independence in historic referendum
Scotland says 'No' to independence in historic referendum

 Scottish voters today said a big "No" to independence and decided to stay in the 307-year-old union with England and Wales after a historic referendum that brought out bitter divisions while paving the way for a 'devolution revolution' in the UK.

DNA: 'Boxing match' between Shiv Sena and BJP

The 25-year-old alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena was on the verge of collapse with both parties adopting a tough stance on the issue of seat-sharing for the Oct 15 state Assembly elections.

Pakistan's Balochistan separatists demand Scotland-style vote

Baloch separatist leaders on Friday called on Pakistan to follow in Britain's footsteps by holding a referendum similar to Scotland's on granting independence to the insurgency-wracked province.

India can learn from Scottish vote: Shashi Tharoor

The result of the Scottish referendum gave a "good and healthy signal" to the world and offered a lesson in unity to India, Congress politician and author Shashi Tharoor said here on Friday.

Alex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader
Alex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigned as first minister and leader of his political party on Friday, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom.

NATO respects Scotland's decision to remaion with UK

NATO Secretary-General Andres Fogh Rasmussen Friday expressed his respect for Scotland`s decision to stay part of the United Kingdom, and his confidence that Britain will continue as a solid ally.

Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

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Ex-PM emerges as unlikely `saviour` of United Kingdom

The man credited with swinging Scotland`s independence referendum and saving Prime Minister David Cameron`s job is ironically his predecessor, Gordon Brown, who was defeated by Cameron in the 2010 General Election.

Spain `very happy` at Scottish `No` vote: PM Mariano Rajoy

Spain is "very happy" Scotland has voted against breaking away from Britain, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday, as he faced down a bid by the Catalonia region for its own independence vote.

European Parliament president `relieved` at Scotland result

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said on Friday he was "relieved" about the outcome of Scotland`s independence referendum.

British PM Cameron says Scottish independence issue settled "for a generation"

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the issue of Scottish independence had been settled "for a generation" on Friday but pledged a swift constitutional shake-up after what he called "a clear vote" by Scots to stay part of the United Kingdom.