| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:16 PM
Scotland spurned 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 including Prime...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 11:03 PM
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”...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 11:52 AM
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...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Voters in Scotland this week could end their country's 300-year-old union with England. That possibility perplexes not only many Britons but also President Obama, the leader of a country that chose to "dissolve the political bands" with England in 1776....
| Sep 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
British Prime Minister David Cameron proposed new counter-terrorism laws Monday that would make it easier for the government to seize the passports of suspected militants from Britain traveling to Syria and Iraq.
The proposed legislation would also...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Protesters clashed with Hong Kong police Monday at a heated news conference about limits imposed by mainland Chinese authorities on the territory’s 2017 election.
Demonstrators have promised a wave of civil disobedience in the semi-autonomous...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If the polls are right, supporters of independence for Scotland are heading for a disappointing defeat in next month's historic referendum on seceding from Britain.
But in many ways, they've already won.
Even if Britain remains intact, Scotland...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The numbers are shocking: at least 1,400 children sexually abused over a 16-year period in an English town of less than 300,000 people. Children “raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked … abducted, beaten and intimidated. There were...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday at his home in Dublin after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England -- "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry." -- "Hamlet," Act I, Scene III
William Shakespeare is not known for his economic expertise, but the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:51 PM
AIDS researchers and advocates are used to dealing with death, they say, but that hasn't made the last 48 hours any easier.
An estimated 12,000 scientists, medical workers, advocates and policymakers are traveling to the 20th International AIDS...