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The U.K. opposition Labour party's leader Ed Miliband on Sunday vowed to raise the minimum wage to at least £8 per hour by 2020, if they win national elections in 2015. As per the proposal by the independent Low Pay Commission, the minimum wage is due to rise to £6.50 in October. But Labour is of...

Frank Bainimarama is set to become the Prime minister of Fiji, ending the country's eight years of military rule, reports said Sunday. Preliminary results showed Bainimarama's Fiji First leading by 59.1 percent, when votes at 88 percent of the polling booths had been counted. This would secure Fiji...

Alex Salmond, the leader of the Scottish Nationalists, has announced his intention to resign as first minister of Scotland following the campaign for independence from the United Kingdom failed in a referendum. Salmond told reporters at his official residence Friday that he will also resign as leader...

Scotland-Referendum-091914.jpg In a historic referendum to decide whether Scotland should become independent from the United Kingdom, majority of voters polled against it. In a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout Thursday, the campaign in favor of Scotland remaining in the UK, "Better Together", received 2,001,926 votes, or 55 percent. The campaign in favor of Scottish independence, called "Yes Scotland", had the support o

Fijian leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama's Fiji First Party is leading in the country's parliamentary election, which was held on Wednesday after eight years, reports say. With 70 percent of the votes counted, Fiji First Party has secured more than 60 percent, and is heading for a sweeping victory. Its...

Scotland-091814.jpg A historic referendum that decides the future of Scotland has begun. The Scots are voting Thursday on whether Scotland should become an independent country or stay in the United Kingdom. Voting opened at 7am local time in more than 2,600 polling stations, where voters are given the "Yes" and "No" options to the referendum question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?." More than four milli

The European parliament and Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday ratified the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which takes the former Soviet republic a step closer to becoming a member of the European bloc. The Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, also known as Verkhovna Rada, adopted the Law "On ratification...

Sweden's ruling Moderate Party is set to lose power after finishing second in the parliamentary election. With the counting almost completed, it could only win 39.3 percent of the votes, behind the Opposition Social Democrat-led Red-Green bloc, which won 43.7 percent. The far-right Sweden Democrats...