Scotland cannot hold independence vote without UK consent: court ruling

A man holding a Scottish flag

A campaigner holds a Scottish flag outside the UK Supreme Court in London, Britain, 23 November 2022. EFE/EPA: TOLGA AKMEN

London, Nov 23 (EFE).- The Scottish government cannot hold an independence referendum without the consent of the United Kingdom’s government, the UK’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The ruling will come as a blow to the independence ambitions of Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon. “While I am obviously very disappointed by it (the ruling), I do … Read more

UK bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth II with state funeral

London (United Kingdom), 19/09/2022.- The State Crown atop the coffin of Britain"s Queen Elizabeth II following her funeral at Westminster Abbey, during the State Funeral Procession in London, Britain, 19 September 2022. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II died at her Scottish estate, Balmoral Castle, on 08 September 2022. The 96-year-old Queen was the longest-reigning monarch in British history. (Reino Unido, Londres) EFE/EPA/ANDY RAIN

London, Sep 19 (EFE).- The United Kingdom bid farewell to its longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, as the nation came to a pause Monday for a historic state funeral attended by members of the royal family and a host of British and foreign dignitaries in a service broadcast the world over. The queen’s coffin, draped … Read more