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  • Scottish referendum results in shift in power across Britain

    The campaign signs are coming down. Gone are the colorful “yes” and “no” buttons that seemed to grace every lapel in Scotland. The dream of independence is dead, perhaps for a generation or more. But though the status quo...
  • Scotland rejects independence in historic vote

    Scotland rejects independence in historic vote
    Scotland rejected independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. A vote for the 307-year union is a relief for millions of Britons...
  • Why do Americans hate America? [Commentary]

    Why do Americans hate America? [Commentary]
    After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many of the defectors have forgotten what it means to be British. As a means of...
  • Scotland's 'no' to independence sets up battle in Europe's other breakaway regions

    EDINBURGH, Scotland European leaders worried about other would-be breakaway regions were able to breathe again Friday after Scottish voters' resounding rejection of independence, but in the still-intact British Isles, the reaction was mixed for many,...
  • Scotland opts to stay with Britain

    Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain. With turnout at...
  • 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:...
  • Queen says sure Scots will come together after referendum divisions

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth said on Friday she was sure Scots will be able to come together in a spirit of mutual respect after the divisions of their independence referendum. "For many in Scotland and elsewhere today, there will be...
  • Flautist Galway tells awards audience of his "bug" for practicing

    * Galway honoured for his popularising of flute * Says he practiced like today's youth play videogames * Sir Neville Marriner, 90, says "chose his parents well" By Michael Roddy LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - James Galway, known as "the man with the...
  • Scots vote shows pitfalls, opportunities for EU referendum

    PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scotland's vote against independence offers lessons for British politicians and their European partners faced with a referendum on whether to stay in the EU which Prime Minister David Cameron has promised for 2017. The fact...
  • 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...
  • Relief at Scotland's 'no' vote tinged with fear of nationalism

    Relief at Scotland's 'no' vote tinged with fear of nationalism
    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 partners had mostly kept quiet in...