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  • EU relief at Scotland's 'no' tinged with fear of nationalism

    BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - European Union and NATO officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland's clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted that the genie of separatism may be out of the bottle in Europe. EU...
  • U.S. stocks climb higher in early trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major market indexes are heading higher Friday as the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba prepares its stock-market debut. The Standard & Poor's 500 index pushed above the record level reached the day before. KEEPING SCORE: As of 9:...
  • The horror of genocide needs to be shown: UK film director

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The surviving prisoners didn't know what to expect when British troops entered the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in northwest Germany on April 15, 1945. Nor did the soldiers - until the sight of the...
  • Catalonia call independence vote despite Scottish 'no'

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - The leader of Spain's Catalonia region said on Friday he would defy Madrid to hold a non-binding independence vote in less than two months, saying his people deserved the same right to determine their future as Scots who voted to...
  • Obama says he welcomes result of Scotland referendum

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday congratulated Scotland for its "passionate yet peaceful" referendum, and said he welcomed its decision to stay part of the United Kingdom. "Through debate, discussion, and passionate yet...
  • China hands drugmaker GSK record $489 million fine for paying bribes

    SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) - China fined GlaxoSmithKline Plc a record 3 billion yuan ($489 million) on Friday for paying bribes to doctors to use its drugs, underlining the risks of doing business there while also ending a damaging chapter for the...
  • Nationalists push for Irish unity vote after 'inspiring' Scottish referendum

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said Scotland's "inspiring" referendum on independence would accelerate a vote to unite Ireland, a prospect quickly dismissed by Unionists who share power in Northern Ireland. Scotland spurned...
  • British Biz Establishment, BBC Relieved By Scotland's Rejection of Independence

    LONDON -- The British establishment is breathing a collective sigh of relief as Scotland has voted by a margin of 10% to stay in the United Kingdom. Prime Minister David Cameron (pictured) welcomed the result as around 85% of Scots -- the biggest turnout...
  • Cheers and tears from winners and losers in Scotland referendum

    Edinburgh (Reuters) - People reacted with relief and joy on one side and disappointment laced with bitterness on the other on Friday after Scotland decided to stay part of the United Kingdom in a referendum on independence. Many people stayed up all...
  • Special Report: Scotland stays in UK, but Britain faces change

    EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - When 3.6 million Scots voted on Thursday on whether to leave or stay within the United Kingdom, they were answering one simple question: Should Scotland be an independent country? But for a time some politicians on both sides...
  • Gambler rewarded for $1.5 million bet on Scottish 'No'

    LONDON (Reuters) - A London-based gambler enjoyed winnings of almost 200,000 pounds ($327,000) on Friday after making a record political bet on Scotland rejecting independence in a referendum. The high roller was rewarded after staking a total of 900,000...