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  • Mayor taken to hospital amid harbor festivities

    Mayor taken to hospital amid harbor festivities
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was hospitalized Saturday night after complaining of shortness of breath at the Star-Spangled Spectacular festivities at Fort McHenry. The mayor delivered her remarks at the event, which included the vice...
  • UK's Cameron resists calls for air strikes despite hostage killing

    LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain resisted pressure on Sunday to join the United States in announcing air strikes against Islamic State after the militant group beheaded David Haines, a British hostage, and threatened to kill another Briton. Speaking...
  • Australia answers U.S. call to join coalition fighting Islamic State

    PERTH Australia (Reuters) - Australia became the first country to detail troop numbers and aircraft for a U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, as Washington drums up support for global action to counter the terrorist threat....
  • Will Scotland choose independence?

     Will Scotland choose independence?
    Voters in Scotland this week could end their country's 300-year-old union with England. That possibility perplexes not only many Britons but also President Obama, the leader of a country that chose to "dissolve the political bands" with England in 1776....
  • EU legal fog lets Scots bank on politics to keep them in

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - If Scots vote for independence, it will be in part because they believe assurances that their small Atlantic peninsula can quit the United Kingdom without ever leaving the secure embrace of the European Union. That, however, is not...
  • EU's Juncker offers Britain banking olive branch

    LONDON (Reuters) - New European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker unexpectedly handed Britain supervision of EU financial services on Wednesday, offering an olive branch to a country that is weighing its future in the bloc. Juncker, whose...
  • Bank of England's Kohn urges banks to focus on risks from end to QE

    LONDON (Reuters) - British banks need to prepare for the risk of financial market turmoil when central banks end unconventional monetary policy such as asset purchases, the Bank of England said on Thursday. Don Kohn, a former vice-chairman of the U.S....
  • Special Report: Scots warm to the power of Yes

    GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - In late August, Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling shared the stage as part of the push to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. The two Scotsmen, Britain's prime minister and finance minister between 2007 and 2010, often...
  • Cancer-zapping proton therapy only suitable for rare patients

    LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A new cancer-zapping therapy for which a British couple took their child to the Czech Republic amid an international police hunt and media storm can be highly effective, experts say, but is only suitable for rare tumors. The...
  • China asserts paternal rights over Hong Kong in democracy clash

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Just days before China was set to deliver its edict on electoral reform in Hong Kong, Beijing's most senior official in the city held a rare meeting with several local lawmakers whose determined push for full democracy had incensed...
  • Lloyds to set up English entities as Scottish independence contingency

    (Reuters) - Britain's Lloyds Banking Group Plc, which is based in Scotland, said on Wednesday it would set up legal entities in England as part of its contingency planning for next week's referendum on Scottish independence. Separately, government and...