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  • Factbox: UK companies keep watch as Scottish vote looms

    (Reuters) - Scotland is set to vote on Sept. 18 on whether to sever its 307-year-old ties with England and break up the United Kingdom, with latest opinion polls indicating that the vote is too close to call. More than 130 business leaders recently...
  • Scots, Scottish Americans in Chicago brace for Thursday's independence vote

    Scots, Scottish Americans in Chicago brace for Thursday's independence vote
    One of the proudest days in John Crombie’s life was the day he became an American citizen. But the Scotland native who has lived in the U.S. for 30 years and owns a Scottish pub in Lakeview hasn’t forgotten his roots. “You can take a...
  • Eyeing 'fatal blow' against IS, Britain lays ground to join U.S. air strikes

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is preparing the ground to join the United States in launching air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, but is moving cautiously to ensure it avoids a parliamentary defeat and acts as part of a regional...
  • World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'

    World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'
    The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote "No" to independence from Britain in Thursday's referendum. For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New Delhi are quietly...
  • American football back in London with extra game

    LONDON (Reuters) - The NFL roadshow rolls into London again next week for the first of three games designed to build its international fan base and lay the foundations for a team in the British capital. The Oakland Raiders face the Miami Dolphins at...
  • London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag

    London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag
    When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond. Four years later,...
  • Ignored and fed up, UK regions call for Scottish-style devolution

    CAERNARFON/YORK (Reuters) - Scotland's chance to vote for independence has lit hopes in other regions of Britain that a reworking of political ties might boost their chances of self-rule too. London-based parliamentarians have been wrong-footed by a late...
  • Market calm over Scottish vote at odds with disaster warnings

    LONDON (Reuters) - The big question about investor anxiety over Scotland's independence referendum is not whether it's warranted, but why it took so long to materialize and why it's still so marginal. Even now, with opinion polls showing a near-equal...
  • European banking job numbers drop a further 21,000 in first half

    LONDON (Reuters) - The banking sector's long and painful restructuring accounted for a further 1.2 percent fall in staff numbers at Europe's biggest lenders in the first half of the year, data compiled by Reuters shows, with little prospect of an upturn...
  • Forensics suggest Richard III killed by two blows to bare head

    LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists in Britain have given blow-by-blow details of King Richard III's death at the Battle of Bosworth more than 500 years ago and say two of many blows to his bare head could have killed him very swiftly. Their analysis of the...
  • Scotland's referendum: It's secession, not independence

    Scotland's referendum: It's secession, not independence
    To the editor: The referendum in Scotland should be regarded as concerning secession, not independence. Scotland is an integral part of the political union known as the United Kingdom, which has about 64 million members. Among other questionable aspects...