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MSPs expected to approve plans for new independence referendum

The Scottish first minister said that Mrs May had accepted in their meeting that the terms of Brexit would be established in time for a referendum according to the SNP's timetable. They have also raised the prospect of other tough new preconditions, possibly including cross-party support in the Scottish parliament. "She said very clearly that she wants the terms of Brexit, including the terms of a future trade deal between the United Kingdom and the EU, to be clear before the United ...


Senior Cabinet member pays official visit to Taiwan

Senior Cabinet member pays official visit to Taiwan

March 28: China has expressed firm opposition and lodged representations over a Japanese official's visit to Taiwan saying the visit breaches the commitment made by Tokyo to interacting with Taiwan only at non-governmental level. Defeated Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan in 1949 at the end of a civil war with the Communists. Before departing for Taipei, Akama told NHK at the airport that his attendance of a promotional event in Taipei did not mean any change in Japan's relations with ...


North Korea strikes would be blocked, US State Department says

North Korea strikes would be blocked, US State Department says

It is unclear whether US and South Korean troops have conducted exercises aimed at eliminating North Korean leadership, but allied troops practiced raiding a mock North Korean chemical weapons facility last week. Earlier in the month US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said a military response would be "on the table" if the North took action to threaten South Korean and US forces.


White House threatens to bypass conservatives on tax reform

White House threatens to bypass conservatives on tax reform

This is the first defection from the group, but maybe it is not the last. And Trump singled out some of those interests in a tweet Sunday morning, blaming the conservative House Freedom Caucus and aligned advocacy groups, including Club for Growth and Heritage Action, for the failure of the legislation.


Freedom Caucus: Do these 29 white men run America?

Freedom Caucus: Do these 29 white men run America?

After pulling his wildly unpopular American Health Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to put a courageous face on a stinging defeat. Mr. Kinzinger said the debate over health care showed that the House GOP is better off building a center-right coalition than trying to wooing "the so-called Freedom Caucus", whose members, he said, typically are "never, ever, ever going to get to 'yes'".