Opposition

8 reasons why Scots voted ‘No’ to independence

8 reasons why Scots voted ‘No’ to independence

1. ‘Better off together’ The pro-union ‘Better Together’ campaign highlighted Scotland’s shared historical ties with its English, Welsh and Northern Irish neighbors. The referendum has thrown up soul-searching questions of what it means to be British. The allure of these shared historical bonds no doubt swayed some voters to reject independence. 2. Fear Many Scots […]

Putin says he will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky shortly

Putin says he will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky shortly

Vladimir Putin will sign a pardon for jailed ex-Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky “in the nearest time,” the Russian president announced following a large media conference in Moscow. “He has spent over ten years in confinement – which is a serious term, I believe,” Putin told journalists on Thursday after a four-hour Q&A session with national […]

Cyprus, Troika agree to 20% tax on deposits over 100,000 euros at Bank of Cyprus

Cyprus, Troika agree to 20% tax on deposits over 100,000 euros at Bank of Cyprus

Cyprus and the Troika have agreed to a 20 per cent tax on deposits over 100,000 euros at the Bank of Cyprus and 4 per cent on deposits held at other banks. A senior Cypriot official told Reuters that a plan to tap nationalized pension funds would not be a part of a plan to […]

Pro-Gaddafi forces capture Bani Walid, 5 NTC troops killed – report

Pro-Gaddafi forces capture Bani Walid, 5 NTC troops killed – report

Fighters loyal to late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have clashed with revolutionary forces in the former-regime stronghold of Bani Walid, taking control of the city in the process. The head of Libya’s National Transitional Council Mustafa Abdel Jalil today warned of the threat of another civil war. At least five NTC troops were killed and […]