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  • Scottish government outlines case for independence

    Scottish government outlines case for independence
    LONDON -- An independent Scotland would be richer, fairer and nuclear-free but would keep the British pound, the queen and membership in the European Union, the Scottish government pledged Tuesday, laying out its most comprehensive blueprint for secession...
  • What's new in Great Britain in 2014

    What's new in Great Britain in 2014
    For travelers, Great Britain is a work in progress, richly rewarding those who visit with up-to-date information. Here are a few important changes to be aware of for 2014. London continues to grow and thrive post-Olympics. Free Wi-Fi is everywhere, bus...
  • Video essays: New kind of writing making quick mark

    Video essays: New kind of writing making quick mark
    A video essay blends features of nonfiction, memoir and fiction, offering a meditation on something or someone important to the author — a sort of minutes-long slice of life captured on video and accompanied by some form of narration. During a...
  • No union, no pound, British official warns Scots backing independence

    LONDON – Escalating the fight against secession, the British government warned Thursday that Scotland would lose the right to continue using the pound as its currency if voters there say yes to a historic referendum on independence this fall....
  • 'Outlander' 1st look trailer & fan event coverage

    'Outlander' 1st look trailer & fan event coverage
    Starz showed a first look trailer Saturday of its upcoming dama "Outlander" at fan event in Los Angeles that streamed online. The 16-episode series, based on the best-selling "Outlander" book series by Diana Gabaldon and adapted by Ronald D. Moore of...
  • Portsmouth, England, bemoans loss of shipbuilding identity

    Portsmouth, England, bemoans loss of shipbuilding identity
    PORTSMOUTH, England — Back when Britannia ruled the waves, few places contributed more to the domination and expansion of the British Empire than this seaside city. Its dockyard, reputedly the world's largest industrial site at the dawn of the...
  • Scotland's government unveils rosy blueprint for independence

    LONDON — An independent Scotland would be richer, fairer and nuclear-free but would keep the British pound, the queen and membership in the European Union and NATO, the Scottish government pledged Tuesday, laying out its most comprehensive blueprint...
  • Britain to stop building warships in England, keep Scotland shipyard

    LONDON — Britain, once the world’s mightiest seafaring power, announced Wednesday that it will shut down the last naval shipyard in England, eliminating nearly 1,000 jobs and closing a chapter of history stretching back hundreds of years....
  • Tourists find a forest of options for climbing family trees

     Tourists find a forest of options for climbing family trees
    Credit the Internet and baby boomers. For Americans of European lineage, the urge to learn the stories of our ancestors on the other side of the pond continues to fuel a strong interest in ancestral travel. Genealogy ranks among the top search...
  • Grant Park chorus master readies singers for a busy festival summer

    Grant Park chorus master readies singers for a busy festival summer
    Having rolled out some pretty heavy artillery to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grant Park Chorus and other musical milestones last summer, what will the 2013 Grant Park Music Festival do for an encore? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Almost every...
  • On the literary trail in Scotland

     On the literary trail in Scotland
    WIGTOWN, Scotland — "You're on the road to nowhere." The roads were getting narrower and narrower on the drive through southwestern Scotland. We had left behind the divided highway outside Glasgow, and then, somewhere near the towns with signs...