| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:24 AM
GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - In late August, Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling shared the stage as part of the push to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom.
The two Scotsmen, Britain's prime minister and finance minister between 2007 and 2010, often...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 11:50 AM
The race for Scottish independence reached a new level of intensity Monday after a weekend opinion poll showed a majority of voters for the first time favoring secession from the United Kingdom.
Increased uncertainty over Scotland's future resulted in...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 8:22 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is scrambling to respond to a lurch in the opinion polls toward a vote for Scottish independence this month by promising a range of new powers for Scotland if it chooses to stay within the United Kingdom.
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:23 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he would spearhead a push for Scotland to gain more powers within the United Kingdom if Scots reject independence in a referendum this month.
Brown, a Scot who represents a Scottish...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:18 PM
It's tempting to view Alan Turing as Britain's analogue to America's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Two certified scientific war heroes of the '40s, pilloried by their governments in the '50s for supposed offenses totally unrelated to their wartime service, in...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Dr. Alan Turing, the World War II-era British codebreaker who is often said to be the father of the modern computer, received a posthumous royal pardon Tuesday, close to 60 years after he committed suicide.
The pardon’s announcement comes during...
| May 12, 2013
May is National Hamburger Month, and the industry hopes you'll forget all about last month, when a Utah man attracted publicity by claiming he had a 14-year-old McDonald's hamburger that has never been refrigerated yet looks like new — no mold, no...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Helen Mirren's big return to the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the new play "The Audience," by Peter Morgan, now will be a global event. Fans around the world will be able to experience the London stage production when it is broadcast to cinemas this...
| Nov 20, 2012
The balloons, posters and confetti had not yet been swept up, or crying towels laundered, when talk turned to 2016 candidates. Good heavens, could we not have a few months' respite?
But as we look forward, as eventually we must, shouldn't we talk...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 10:11 AM
The 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the headsimply because she wants an education has become an international symbol of defiance against the Taliban.
Though the extremist group has been called murderous ideologues for years, Malala Yousufzai's...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Gordon Brown denied Murdoch's allegations of "war" threats; Ex- premier lambasts Murdoch's Sun...