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  • China hands drugmaker GSK record $489 million fine for paying bribes

    SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) - China fined GlaxoSmithKline Plc a record 3 billion yuan ($489 million) on Friday for paying bribes to doctors to use its drugs, underlining the risks of doing business there while also ending a damaging chapter for the...
  • Obama says he welcomes result of Scotland referendum

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday congratulated Scotland for its "passionate yet peaceful" referendum, and said he welcomed its decision to stay part of the United Kingdom. "Through debate, discussion, and passionate yet...
  • Catalonia call independence vote despite Scottish 'no'

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - The leader of Spain's Catalonia region said on Friday he would defy Madrid to hold a non-binding independence vote in less than two months, saying his people deserved the same right to determine their future as Scots who voted to...
  • The horror of genocide needs to be shown: UK film director

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The surviving prisoners didn't know what to expect when British troops entered the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in northwest Germany on April 15, 1945. Nor did the soldiers - until the sight of the...
  • Gambler rewarded for $1.5 million bet on Scottish 'No'

    LONDON (Reuters) - A London-based gambler enjoyed winnings of almost 200,000 pounds ($327,000) on Friday after making a record political bet on Scotland rejecting independence in a referendum. The high roller was rewarded after staking a total of 900,000...
  • Special Report: Scotland stays in UK, but Britain faces change

    EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - When 3.6 million Scots voted on Thursday on whether to leave or stay within the United Kingdom, they were answering one simple question: Should Scotland be an independent country? But for a time some politicians on both sides...
  • NATO glad Britain to remain united after Scots vote

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen welcomed David Cameron's statement on Friday that Britain will remain a united country following Scotland's referendum rejecting independence. "The United Kingdom is a founding member of...
  • Scotland Votes to Stay in United Kingdom

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after Thursday's referendum on independence, the BBC reported. The votes to stay in the U.K. totaled 2,001,926, while 1,617,989 Scots voted for independence. The vote equates...
  • Yes or no? Results trickle in from Scotland's independence referendum

    Yes or no? Results trickle in from Scotland's independence referendum
    Results were trickling in early Friday in Scotland’s independence referendum, a poll that will decide the future of the 300-year-old union with Britain. Nine of Scotland’s 32 local authorities reported “no” votes, some by a...
  • British PM Cameron says Scottish independence issue settled 'for a generation'

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said the issue of Scottish independence had been settled "for a generation" on Friday but pledged a swift constitutional shake-up after what he called "a clear vote" by Scots to stay part of the...
  • EU chief Barroso hails Scots result, welcomes EU commitment

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso hailed Scotland's rejection of independence as positive for Europe and noted the strength of commitment shown by Scots during the campaign to membership of the EU. "I welcome the...