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British PM May Tells Scotland: Take Your Demand for Independence Vote off the Table

U.S. News

Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, waits to greet Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Leader Arlene Foster, in Downing Street, in central London, Britain June 26, 2017. LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon should take a demand for a second independence referendum off the table. "What I think Nicola Sturgeon should be saying today is that she's going to completely take off the table the question of Indy Ref 2, a second independence referendum in Scotland," May told Sky. "I think that was the clear message from the general election and I think now is the time for the United Kingdom to be pulling together, not being driven apart," May said. Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House. The president hosted the Indian leader in Washington on Monday.


Donald Trump 'expected to visit Scotland'

BBC News

Donald Trump is expected to visit Scotland on his trip to the UK this summer, BBC Scotland understands. The full itinerary for the US president's visit has not yet been finalised. But BBC Scotland correspondent Glenn Campbell said the current plan included a Scottish leg to his tour. Mr Trump, whose mother was born on the Isle of Lewis, owns golf resorts in Aberdeenshire and at Turnberry in Ayrshire. Speaking in January, he described his regret at not being able to visit Scotland since he became US president, describing the country as a "very special place" with "very special people".


UK PM May's Spokesman Says Trump's Meeting With Putin Does Not Undermine Transatlantic Alliance

U.S. News

LONDON (Reuters) - A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said the outcome of President Donald Trump's meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday does not undermine the strength of the transatlantic alliance.


Britain Says Actions of Putin 'Tragic' After Blaming Russia for Spy Attack

U.S. News

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has no quarrel with the people of Russia but it is tragic that Russian President Vladimir Putin has chosen to act in such a way, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday as she accused Moscow of being responsible for the poisoning of a former spy in England.


State-owned Swedish firm Vattenfall enters UK energy market

The Guardian > Energy

A state-owned Swedish company has become the latest European firm to enter the UK's lucrative energy market, as Britain's appeal to continental power suppliers shows no sign of abating after the Brexit vote. Vattenfall, which is 100% controlled by the Swedish government, is launching its first foray into UK energy supply as it joins a competitive field of European players including France's EDF, German-owned E.ON and Npower, and Spanish-backed Scottish Power. Vattenfall has already made inroads in the UK by building several windfarms, including a North Sea project near Aberdeen and Wales' largest offshore windfarm which is due to complete next year. Now, in what Vattenfall has described as a vote of confidence in post-referendum Britain, the firm will sell its renewable power from the windfarms direct to big business customers. "Long term we don't see that this [Brexit] as changing the basic prerequisite for doing business together.