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  • Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood calls for Scottish independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's grand dame of fashion Vivienne Westwood on Sunday urged Scotland to vote for independence ahead of a historic referendum next week that could see it break away from the United Kingdom. The designer, who is as famous for her...
  • Salmond a likely winner whichever way Scots vote on independence

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Alex Salmond wields no claymore sword and appears only sparingly in a kilt, and yet he has brought Scotland closer to independence than any Scottish warrior since union with England more than 300 years ago. Dressed typically in a...
  • U.S. partners unclear on roles in fight against Islamic State

    (Reuters) - Many countries have said they support a coalition the United States hopes to build to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but most have been vague about any specific role they might play. Below is a list of some of the key...
  • UK lawmakers say government environmental record ranges from bad to worse

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers say the government is doing a worse job of reducing air pollution, preventing flooding and protecting wildlife than it was four years ago, according to a report published on Tuesday. The Environmental Audit Committee'...
  • British prime minister campaigns against Scottish independence

    British prime minister campaigns against Scottish independence
    British Prime Minister David Cameron pushed hard against Scottish independence Monday, three days before Scots vote on whether to secede from Britain. “I want to speak very directly to the people of this country today about what is at stake,&...
  • London designers look to botany, nature for inspiration

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's established designers took to the stage on the fourth day of London Fashion Week on Monday to showcase their latest collections featuring tulle dresses, sequined tops and sheer floor length gowns. Burberry, which is...
  • Hartford Man Suspected Of Sexual Assault Considered A Danger, Police Say

    Hartford Man Suspected Of Sexual Assault Considered A Danger, Police Say
    NEW BRITAIN — A Hartford man considered a danger to the public by police is wanted in connection with a sexual assault of a woman earlier this month, police said. Antonio Ponder, 24, of Edwards St. in Hartford, was identified as a suspect into...
  • Outcome of Thursday's independence vote not the only uncertainty in Scotland

    EDINBURGH, Scotland It was raining Monday as V.O. Devlin took his stand for Scottish freedom, seated in his coffee shop on Leith Walk, Edinburgh's longest street, surrounded by banners and stickers urging "yes" on Thursday's vote on independence from...
  • CNU will host forums on Scottish independence, church taxes

    CNU will host forums on Scottish independence, church taxes
    Christopher Newport University will host a two forums in the next few weeks, discussing Scottish independence and whether churches should be taxed. The CNU Public History Center will have a panel discussion titled "The Vote for Scottish Independence:...
  • Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on Islamic State, say U.S. officials

    PARIS (Reuters) - Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. officials said on Sunday, indicating a possible widening of the air campaign against militants who have seized parts of Iraq...
  • Cameron vows to destroy Islamic State 'and what it stands for'

    Cameron vows to destroy Islamic State 'and what it stands for'
    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday praised slain British aid worker David Haines as a hero and pledged to continue working as part of an international coalition to bring to justice the perpetrators, who he said “are not Muslims, they are...