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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...
  • Britain says no rescue mission as does not know where IS hostages are

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain ruled out a mission by special forces to rescue a Briton whose life was threatened in the latest execution video released by Islamic State militants, saying on Monday it did not know where he and other hostages were being held....
  • British PM Cameron implores Scots not to break the United Kingdom

    ABERDEEN Scotland (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday made an impassioned appeal to Scots to shun independence at a referendum on Thursday that could break the United Kingdom. "If Scotland votes yes, the UK will split, and we...
  • British PM set to warn Scotland of dangers of independence vote

    British PM set to warn Scotland of dangers of independence vote
    British Prime Minister David Cameron will make one of his final visits to Scotland later on Monday four days before a historic independence referendum to warn Scots a vote to leave the United Kingdom is a forever choice. With opinion polls suggesting...
  • Ioan Gruffudd tackles nervousness and a new role in 'Forever'

    BEVERLY HILLS Many British actors come to America to hit the big time. They star in long-running TV series or wage battles in action-gripped movies. But it's been more than that for Ioan Gruffudd. The Welsh actor has starred as the brave naval officer...
  • Dan Stevens gets rowdy in 'The Guest'

    Dan Stevens gets rowdy in 'The Guest'
    Dan Stevens has not been in many fights in his life. You’d never know it from “The Guest.” In the immensely fun action-thriller, opening Wednesday, the 31-year-old English actor (“Downton Abbey”) transforms into David, a...
  • 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...
  • Will Scotland Break Free Of United Kingdom?

    Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep's pluck — the heart, lungs and liver — cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a...
  • 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...
  • U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State

    U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State
    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join airstrikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another. U....
  • London designers target fashion-hungry shoppers with 'tech firsts'

    London designers target fashion-hungry shoppers with 'tech firsts'
    LONDON - Fueled by the boom in online sales for the latest trends, London's designers are finding new ways to deliver instant gratification to fashion hungry shoppers, amid high hopes of boosting growth in the sector. British retailer Topshop, whose...