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  • Pankaj Mishra: Scots aren't the only angry ones wanting independence

    Pankaj Mishra: Scots aren't the only angry ones wanting independence
    This week's referendum in Scotland could result in the U.K. losing almost one-third of its land mass, and 8 percent of its population, and, very likely, its present prime minister. In a summer rich with shocks, the breakup of a United Nations Security...
  • 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...
  • Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood calls for Scottish independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's grand dame of fashion Vivienne Westwood on Sunday urged Scotland to vote for independence ahead of a historic referendum next week that could see it break away from the United Kingdom. The designer, who is as famous for her...
  • In Scotland, two sides rally on eve of independence vote

    In Scotland, two sides rally on eve of independence vote
    Scotland was a flurry of last-minute campaign activity hours before voting began Thursday on a referendum to determine whether it would leave Britain. Advocates on both sides of the debate — “yes” for independence and “no”...
  • Scotland’s referendum stirs Kashmiri demands for vote on future

    SRINAGAR India (Reuters) - Kashmiri separatist leaders have seized on Scotland's referendum on independence to demand that India follow through on a promise to grant a similar vote in the disputed Himalayan region. Scotland was voting on Thursday on...
  • Polls show Scots' support for independence slightly behind on eve of referendum

    Polls show Scots' support for independence slightly behind on eve of referendum
    On the eve of Scotland's historic referendum, polls showed support for staying in the United Kingdom just ahead of backing for independence but tens of thousands of citizens were still agonizing over which way to vote on Thursday. Leaders and supporters...
  • New Britain Sex Assault Suspect Arrested After Chase In Hartford, Police Say

    New Britain Sex Assault Suspect Arrested After Chase In Hartford, Police Say
    HARTFORD — A Hartford man suspected of a sexual assault in New Britain earlier this month was caught and arrested Wednesday after stealing a car and leading Hartford officers on a chase, police said. Antonio Ponder, 24, of Edwards St. in Hartford,...
  • Scottish push for indepedence is baffling: Their Take

    Scots free? Voters in Scotland today could end their country's 300-year-old union with England. That possibility perplexes not only many Britons but also President Obama .... In June, Obama said that the United States had a "deep interest" in ensuring...
  • GSK melanoma pill backed by UK cost watchdog with price cut

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE has recommended a third new drug for melanoma, this time from GlaxoSmithKline, after the drugmaker offered to supply it at a discount to the state-run National Health Service. GSK currently markets...
  • 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...
  • 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....