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  • R&A allows women members after overwhelming 'yes' vote

    LONDON (Reuters) - After 260 years of exclusion, women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members' vote opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and paved the way for them to play a role in the...
  • What they said about the R&A vote to allow women members

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Royal & Ancient golf club's decision to allow women members after 260 years on Thursday has been widely welcomed within and beyond the game. Here are a selection of reactions to the vote, which was passed with an 85 percent...
  • Survey of voters predicts likely 'no' victory as polls close on Scotland's independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland Two years of sometimes bitter campaigning came to end at 10 p.m. Thursday, when the polls closed on a referendum on whether Scotland should peel away from the United Kingdom after 307 years together. Results were not expected for...
  • British hostage seized by Islamic State with Foley appears in new video

    WASHINGTON A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that was posted Thursday on...
  • Positive economic news pushes stocks to record highs

    NEW YORK — More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high. The gains came a day after the Fed made clear that it's in no hurry to raise...
  • British singer looks for U.S. break

    British singer looks for U.S. break
    At one point in most people’s lives, they have wanted to be a singer, dancer or actress. For Caitlyn Scarlett, an 18-year-old pop sensation from London, it is finally coming true.               Scarlett has been singing since she was 5. She said...
  • 25 Scottish things Great Britain will be sad to lose

    25 Scottish things Great Britain will be sad to lose
    The date of Sept. 18 could soon become a very important date in Scottish history.  After two years of campaigning, the people of Scotland will cast their votes Thursday on whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or to secede.  If the "Yes"...
  • Hollande asks Europe for patience with France, vows reform

    PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande pleaded with Germany and other European partners on Thursday to be patient with France and give it more time to reform before it meets deficit targets, admitting that results were coming too slowly....
  • Rupert Murdoch explains why Fox dropped Time Warner bid

    Rupert Murdoch explains why Fox dropped Time Warner bid
    Rupert Murdoch has shared some of his thoughts on U.S. and British politics, the Scottish referendum for independence -- and why he aborted his company's $80-billion bid this summer for rival Time Warner. Murdoch was interviewed Thursday morning by Neil...
  • British Ebola survivor flies to United States for blood donation

    British Ebola survivor flies to United States for blood donation
    (Reuters) - A British man who survived Ebola after being treated in London has flown to the United States to try to help another patient suffering from the virus, the Foreign Office in the United Kingdom said on Thursday. Media reports said William...
  • Merlin says traded well in key summer months

    LONDON (Reuters) - Madam Tussauds and Legoland operator Merlin Entertainments said it traded well over its key summer period and forecast a year of growth. The world's No.2 operator of visitor attractions behind Walt Disney, which makes about a third of...