Independence

Hong Kong Outlaws Pro-Independence National Party

The Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) was formally outlawed on Monday, marking the first time a political organization has been banned outright since Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese control in 1997. The British Foreign Ministry pronounced itself “concerned by the decision,” while stressing the U.K. does not support the Hong Kong independence movement.

Pro-democracy activists protest outside government headquarters in downtown Hong Kong in 2014. Monday, the government banned the Hong Kong National Party for its threats of violent revolution, officials said. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

Pro-Independence Party Threatened with Ban in Hong Kong

The Associated Press reports an official from the territorial security bureau wrote to 27-year-old Hong Kong National Party leader Andy Chan to inform him a decision has been made to dissolve his party as a threat to “public safety” and “public order” under a national security law that was last invoked against a political party in 1997. The HKNP has only been around since 2016, formed in protest of Beijing’s growing influence over semi-autonomous Hong Kong.

Hong Kong police seek landmark ban on pro-independence party

Hong Kong Protesters Call For Country To Rejoin UK In Wake Of Brexit

Just days after the British people voted to regain their independence from an unelected bureaucracy, campaigners in Hong Kong have launched a political party agitating for the city to be returned to British rule as a transitional stage towards independence.

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Scottish Nationalists Renew Independence Call As UK Warms To EU Exit

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Saturday her separatist party would make a renewed push to convince Scots of the case for independence from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party leader told the left-wing secessionists’ spring conference that a

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Taiwan Elects First Female President; China Is Not Happy

Tsai Ing-wen tallied up 56 percent of the vote to become Taiwan’s first female president on Saturday. Her election also marks the end of eight years in power for the Kuomintang Party, which was much more favorably aligned with China than Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party.

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The Truth About Jobs

The much touted “unemployment rate” is a false measure of prosperity. Especially since those on the left seem to be targeting, rather than building up, the Middle Class.

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'English Votes For English Laws': So, What About Brussels?

As a consequence of the aggravated Scottish devolution conceded by Dave and the girlie men of our effete government and opposition, in a panic reaction to an isolated opinion poll in the closing stages of the independence referendum campaign, the

'English Votes For English Laws': So, What About Brussels?

Fed's Credibility at Stake

Federal Reserve policymakers meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss when to raise interest rates and how they will communicate those intentions without upsetting financial markets or the economic recovery. Unfortunately, the Fed is constrained by its own past missteps, and

Fed's Credibility at Stake

Majority of Scots Now Support Independence

Three months after the independence referendum, the majority of Scots now support an independent Scotland a YouGov poll has found. The survey says that 52 percent of Scots now want Scotland to break away from the UK, once undecided voters

Majority of Scots Now Support Independence

Over One in Four Voters Want EU Exit: Poll

Over four in ten voters want Britain to leave the European Union, a survey showed on Monday. If a referendum was held immediately, 42 percent of Britons would support leaving the EU, compared to 31 percent who would opt to

Over One in Four Voters Want EU Exit: Poll

Favorite Jim Murphy becomes the new Scottish Labour leader

LONDON (Reuters) – The opposition Labour party has elected former cabinet minister Jim Murphy as its new leader in Scotland, five months before a national election in which the party faces a tough battle to retain its Scottish seats to

Favorite Jim Murphy becomes the new Scottish Labour leader

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Sworn into Office, Leads Race to Succeed Mugabe

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn into office on Friday, cementing his status as the leading candidate to succeed his 90-year-old boss Robert Mugabe, the country’s sole ruler since independence from Britain in 1980. Mnangagwa, nicknamed

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Sworn into Office, Leads Race to Succeed Mugabe

Britain Should Stay in EU, Says Ex-Archbishop of Canterbury

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams has waded into the debate on Britain’s membership of the European Union, voicing his support for the country remaining part of the bloc. The controversial cleric even indicated that he may be in favour

Britain Should Stay in EU, Says Ex-Archbishop of Canterbury

UKIP Fends off Sex Harassment Allegations

LONDON (Reuters) – A prominent female member of Britain’s anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) has accused its general secretary of sexual harassment five months before a national election, prompting the party to suspend him pending an investigation. The imbroglio is

UKIP Fends off Sex Harassment Allegations

UK Governing Parties Stress Economic Differences Before Election

LONDON (Reuters) – The two parties in Britain’s governing coalition clashed on Monday over their plans for the economy as they tried to differentiate themselves in voters’ eyes before a national election due next May. Prime Minister David Cameron’s right-leaning

UK Governing Parties Stress Economic Differences Before Election

Oil Ties: U.S. Relationship with OPEC May Harm Nation, Payoff for OPEC

It’s not an unfamiliar sight: Oil prices go up, and influential U.S. politicians, sometimes even presidents, run to Saudi Arabia hat-in-hand, hoping that Middle Eastern royalty thousands of miles away will lower gas prices at the station on the corner and keep

Oil Ties: U.S. Relationship with OPEC May Harm Nation, Payoff for OPEC

Farage Advocates Good Manners; Media Storm Over Women’s Rights Ensues

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party has hit the headlines for daring to question whether women should ostentatiously breastfeed in public. “Nigel Farage says breastfeeding women should sit in a corner” screamed the Guardian. But closer inspection reveals

Farage Advocates Good Manners; Media Storm Over Women’s Rights Ensues

Claim: Teetotal Muslims to Blame For Pub Closures

An “increase in the Muslim population” in Northern England and the Midlands has exacerbated the rate of pub closures, a Conservative member of the House of Lords has said during a debate on a cross-party amendment that will allow landlords

Claim: Teetotal Muslims to Blame For Pub Closures

McCain: Next DefSec Should Realize He Won’t Have Any Influence

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com On Tuesday’s broadcast of “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) downplayed the role the next secretary of defense would have in the Obama administration. McCain mentioned former Sen. Joe

McCain: Next DefSec Should Realize He Won’t Have Any Influence