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  • 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...
  • 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”...
  • Police boss at center of British child sex scandal quits

    LONDON (Reuters) - A official who for weeks defied a barrage of calls to quit over his role in a 16-year sex abuse scandal involving some 1,400 children finally bowed to pressure and resigned on Tuesday. Shaun Wright was in charge of children's...
  • 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...
  • An unlikely hero, Gordon Brown wrestles with Scotland's fate

    GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - Once mocked for claiming to have saved the world after the 2008 financial crisis, former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown may now have the fate of Scotland in his hands. For many English, Scotsman Brown is an unlikely hero....
  • Will Scotland choose independence?

     Will Scotland choose independence?
    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....
  • 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...
  • UK opposition leader to Scots: Spurn breakaway because PM Cameron is on way out

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party urged Scots on Thursday to reject independence in a referendum this month, saying it would soon oust the ruling Conservatives, who have little support north of the border. Labour leader Ed Miliband...
  • Severe consequences for UK if Scotland leaves: Goldman

    LONDON (Reuters) - A Scottish vote for independence from the United Kingdom this month could have serious consequences for the Scottish and UK economies, Goldman Sachs said in a research note on Wednesday. Goldman Sachs economist Kevin Daly said that...
  • Cameron proposes new anti-terrorism laws in Britain

    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...
  • Protesters clash with police over Hong Kong election rules

    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...