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  • Scotland's independent streak

    Scotland's independent streak
    My fondest memories of travels in Scotland are in the pubs with folk bands stomping the paint off the floor as locals came together with the same twinkles in their eyes. This is an example of a time when I really feel I'm in Scotland instead of Britain....
  • UK watchdog says banks struggle to clean up forex market

    LONDON (Reuters) - Banks are struggling to stamp out activity at the root of alleged manipulation in foreign exchange markets, the chairman of Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. The FCA and U....
  • Olympics: IOC to respect Scotland vote, athletes protected - Bach

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee promised Scottish athletes' interests would be "safeguarded" ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics should Scotland vote in favor of independence on Sept. 18. If Scotland votes to break away from the...
  • Little respite for pound as BoE's Carney says rate hikes nearing

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British pound gave up brief gains on Tuesday, while gilt yields rose, after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said Britain's first interest rate hike since the financial crisis was getting closer. "With many of the conditions...
  • Scottish independence battle draws 'day of reckoning' warning to business

    Scottish independence battle draws 'day of reckoning' warning to business
    The battle over Scottish independence took a bitter turn on Saturday when a senior nationalist warned businesses such as BP that they could face punishment for voicing concern over the impact of secession. With the fate of the United Kingdom balanced on...
  • IOC to respect Scotland vote, athletes protected - Bach

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee promised Scottish athletes' interests would be "safeguarded" ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics should Scotland vote in favour of independence on Sept. 18. If Scotland votes to break away from the United...
  • 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...
  • Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

    Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby
    Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. The couple's first child, Prince George, was born in July last year amid a huge international media frenzy....
  • UK's Cameron will miss key parliamentary session to campaign in Scotland

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron and the leader of the country's two other major parties announced they would go to campaign in Scotland on Wednesday rather than attend the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session. With polls...
  • Northern Irish government not fit for purpose: first minister

    BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's devolved government is not fit for purpose in its current form and could collapse over a row between power-sharing partners on budget cuts, the British-controlled province's most senior politician said on Tuesday....
  • Carney says Bank of England 'absolutely indifferent' to politics

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday that officials setting monetary policy are "absolutely indifferent" to political events, eight months ahead of the Britain's next national election. "We're absolutely indifferent...