World News: Scotland announces plan for second independence referendum in 2023
Updated: 2022-06-29 09:59:18 KST
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Scotland has announced plans to hold a second independence referendum on October 19th, 2023.
The statement was made on Tuesday by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who also pledged to take the issue to the Supreme Court should the British government attempt to block the vote.
Sturgeon has asked for formal consent of the secession vote from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a written letter,.. but plans to press ahead regardless of the response.
In the previous 2014 referendum, 55-percent of Scottish voters decided against independence.
But this was followed by the Brexit vote less than two years later, which the majority of Scots rejected.
The UK government has said it will examine the First Minister's latest proposals, but added that "now is not the time" for a referendum.
Bulgaria is expelling 70 Russian diplomats, calling them a "threat to national security".
The decision was announced by Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister on Tuesday over concerns of espionage amid increased tensions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The expulsion is the largest such move by the Balkan country following the expulsion of 10 representatives in March
Less than half of Russia's diplomatic staff in Bulgaria will remain, and Moscow's representation in the country will be limited to just 48 people.
The expelled Russian diplomats have been ordered to leave the country by July 3rd.
At 101 years of age, the oldest Nazi criminal to ever stand trial in a German court was found guilty on Tuesday of aiding and abetting the murders of around 3,500 people.
Named "Josef S" during proceedings, in accordance with German privacy laws, the former SS Guard was handed a five year prison sentence for being complicit in the shooting of Soviet prisoners of war and the gassing of other prisoners to death.
The former guard worked at Sachsenhausen concentration camp for 3 years during the Second World War, overseeing a facility that saw tens of thousands die from medical experiments, forced labor, murder, and starvation.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reached another milestone, surpassing 100 million followers on Twitter.
According to data analysis company, SocialBlade, Musk reached the nine-digit follower count on June 27th, after jumping up by an additional 150-thousand followers.
This comes as Musk is attempting to buy the social media platform for 44-billion-US-dollars.
Musk is the sixth most followed person on Twitter behind former U.S. President Barack Obama, singers Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Rihanna, and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Musk first created a Twitter account in June 2009 and made his first official post in June 2010, where he asked people to ignore Tweets from fake pages of him.