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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Brexit Might Break Britain. What Will Scotland Do?

Scotland, six years after its last crack at independence, is hankering to be a “global good gal,” charting its own foreign-policy course independent of London.

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks to the media to present the Bundeswehr's new volunteer service program on July 23, in Berlin.

Ask What You Can Do for Your Country

Western countries need national service programs, and Germany is leading the way.

A U.K. flag flies in front of Big Ben in London

Could the Pandemic Kill the United Kingdom?

Boris Johnson’s bungled coronavirus response could fuel calls for Scottish independence and Irish unification.

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon acknowledges applause following a speech at the party's annual conference in Perth, Scotland, on Nov. 15, 2014.

How Russia Is Prodding Scotland Toward Independence

To justify its breakup of Ukraine, the Kremlin seeks to embarrass the U.K. and other major NATO allies. But the Scottish National Party wants nothing to do with Putin.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Feb. 6.

Scotland’s Leaders Are Using Independence to Distract From Scandal

Bad governance and sexual abuse claims have left the Scottish National Party in urgent need of another referendum.

Protesters take part in a pro-independence march on Jan. 11 in Glasgow, Scotland.

A New Scottish Independence Vote Seems All but Inevitable

With increasing support from voters, the Scottish National Party is unlikely to give up its fight for a second referendum despite the procedural obstacles it faces.

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