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  • Flautist Galway tells awards audience of his 'bug' for practicing

    LONDON (Reuters) - James Galway, known as "the man with the golden flute", attributed his success in part to his "video-game-like" style of practicing as he received a lifetime achievement award at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards on Wednesday....
  • Rural 'no' votes appear to doom dream of Scottish independence

    EDINBURGH, Scotland The United Kingdom appeared early Friday to have survived the threat of being ripped apart, as early vote returns showed Scottish voters rejecting independence even in areas thought likely to endorse it. The first returns from...
  • Sterling hits two-year high versus euro as Scotland votes

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling rose on Thursday, hitting a two-year peak against the euro and a near two-week high against the dollar on growing expectations that Scotland will vote to stay within the United Kingdom. Thursday's vote on whether Scotland will...
  • Leader of Russia-annexed Crimea backs Scottish 'yes' vote

    MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The recently-installed leader of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, on Thursday supported the Scottish independence vote and accused the West of double standards in its dealing...
  • Yes or no? Results trickle in from Scotland's independence referendum

    Yes or no? Results trickle in from Scotland's independence referendum
    Results were trickling in early Friday in Scotland’s independence referendum, a poll that will decide the future of the 300-year-old union with Britain. Nine of Scotland’s 32 local authorities reported “no” votes, some by a...
  • Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance

    Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance
    Scotland has voted on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or break the 307-year-old union in a finely balanced independence referendum with global consequences. Its verdict should be clear around breakfast time on Friday. Polling booths closed...
  • Scottish independence: What is the referendum about?

    Scottish independence: What is the referendum about?
    Voters in Scotland cast ballots Thursday in a historic referendum on seceding from Britain. A “yes” vote would end Scotland’s 300-year-old union with England and Wales, redrawing the map of the United Kingdom and raising difficult...
  • R&A allows women members after overwhelming 'yes' vote

    LONDON (Reuters) - After 260 years of exclusion, women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members' vote opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and paved the way for them to play a role in the...
  • What they said about the R&A vote to allow women members

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Royal & Ancient golf club's decision to allow women members after 260 years on Thursday has been widely welcomed within and beyond the game. Here are a selection of reactions to the vote, which was passed with an 85 percent...
  • Survey of voters predicts likely 'no' victory as polls close on Scotland's independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland Two years of sometimes bitter campaigning came to end at 10 p.m. Thursday, when the polls closed on a referendum on whether Scotland should peel away from the United Kingdom after 307 years together. Results were not expected for...
  • British hostage seized by Islamic State with Foley appears in new video

    WASHINGTON A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that was posted Thursday on...