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  • Rupert Murdoch says Scotland is alive with debate ahead of independence vote

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch visited Scotland on Saturday, praising the country of 5 million people for being alive with debate ahead of a independence vote that could break apart the United Kingdom. Murdoch, whose global media...
  • Special Report: Scots warm to the power of Yes

    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...
  • Scottish secession favored in poll for first time

    Scottish secession favored in poll for first time
    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...
  • UK scrambles to promise more powers if Scots reject independence

    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. British...
  • Former PM Brown to press for more powers for Scotland within United Kingdom

    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...
  • Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon

    Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon
    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...
  • Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013

    Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013
    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...
  • Election System Could Use A Shake-Up

    Election System Could Use A Shake-Up
    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...
  • 10 things you might not know about hamburgers

    10 things you might not know about hamburgers
    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...
  • 'I Am Malala' -- a chorus across the world in support of Pakistani teen

    'I Am Malala' -- a chorus across the world in support of Pakistani teen
    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...
  • Helen Mirren as queen in 'The Audience' to be broadcast to cinemas

    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...