Scotland's Sturgeon says Brexit ruling shows devolution promises "worthless"The British government is politically obliged to consult the nation's devolved assemblies on exiting the European Union, regardless of a Supreme Court ruling earlier on Tuesday saying their consent was not legally necessary, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said. "The claims about Scotland being an equal partner are being exposed as nothing more than empty rhetoric and the very foundations of the devolution settlement that are supposed to protect our interests ... are being shown to be worthless," she said. Britain's Supreme Court said Prime Minister Theresa May must get parliament's approval before she begins Britain's formal exit from the European Union.
Trump budget pick Mulvaney faces Senate hearing
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UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament
Britain's government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plans ...
NJ Transit resumes service after storm delaysNew Jersey Transit trains resumed normal service Tuesday after making repairs to storm damage that delayed thousands of commuters. Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains were on or close ...
'Get up. We've got to get out': Storms kill 20 in the South
Bonnie and Wayne Collier were jolted awake in their mobile home by a cellphone weather alert early Sunday. They jumped up, turned on the TV, saw a tornado warning and decided to run. "We heard the ...
Powerful storm hammers U.S. East with heavy snow, wind gusts
The storm, known as a nor'easter, was forecast to bring snowfalls of up to 9 inches (23 cm) along with icy rains and wind gusts of 40 mph (65 kph) to northern Pennsylvania through central New York and into Maine on Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said.
BT shares plunge on cost of Italian accounting scandalLONDON (AP) ? Shares in telecoms giant BT plunged by almost a fifth Tuesday after the London-based company warned that the cost of an accounting scandal at its Italian business is bigger than expected and will weigh on its earnings.
UK public finances data suggest Hammond likely to hit deficit target
Britain cut its budget deficit by slightly less than expected last month but a better than previously thought performance in November could help Chancellor Philip Hammond to hit his target for the current financial year. Official figures on Tuesday showed public borrowing in December alone fell by 5 percent to 6.9 billion pounds, higher than a median forecast of 6.7 billion pounds in a Reuters poll of economists. The Office for National Statistics revised the shortfall in November to 11.3 billion pounds from a previous estimate of 12.6 billion pounds.
British Gas to pay 9.5 million pound for customer billing failings - Ofgem
(Reuters) - Centrica-owned British Gas has to pay 9.5 million pounds ($11.9 million) in compensation to customers who faced billing problems after the household energy supplier upgraded its system in 2014, UK energy market regulator Ofgem said on Tuesday. Ofgem said British Gas, Britain's biggest energy supplier, had shown failings in its registrations, complaints handling and billing processes for business customers and over 6,000 new customers had experienced delays registering with the supplier. The 9.5 million pounds comprises payments to affected customers and payments to a charity to help energy customers in need, Ofgem added.
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