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  • Local residents react to Scottish vote

    Local residents react to Scottish vote
    Annapolis resident Graham Gardner, 82, waited anxiously late into the night as 4 million Scottish voters decided the fate of the United Kingdom. "The United Kingdom is like a three-legged stool," the Scottish immigrant from Glasgow said. "You pull one...
  • Catalonia call independence vote despite Scottish 'no'

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - The leader of Spain's Catalonia region said on Friday he would defy Madrid to hold a non-binding independence vote in less than two months, saying his people deserved the same right to determine their future as Scots who voted to...
  • The horror of genocide needs to be shown: UK film director

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The surviving prisoners didn't know what to expect when British troops entered the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in northwest Germany on April 15, 1945. Nor did the soldiers - until the sight of the...
  • Scottish referendum: Scots to remain in U.K.

    Scottish referendum: Scots to remain in  U.K.
    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...
  • Scotland opts to stay with Britain

    Scotland opts to stay with Britain
    Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain. With turnout at...
  • Scotland rejects independence in historic vote

    Scotland rejects independence in historic vote
    Scotland rejects¬†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...
  • Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

    Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers
    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - 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...
  • Gambler rewarded for $1.5 million bet on Scottish 'No'

    LONDON (Reuters) - A London-based gambler enjoyed winnings of almost 200,000 pounds ($327,000) on Friday after making a record political bet on Scotland rejecting independence in a referendum. The high roller was rewarded after staking a total of 900,000...
  • British markets breathe sigh of relief as Scots vote 'No'

    LONDON (Reuters) - British stocks were set to open higher on Friday while previously inflated bets on high volatility in the currency market over the next week fell away as the "No" camp looked set for victory in Scotland's independence referendum. The...
  • Britain's Deputy PM pledges wider UK reform after Scottish 'No' vote

    LONDON (Reuters) - Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Friday said he wanted the coalition government to deliver new powers to Scotland, saying Scots' rejection of independence was a signal for wider constitutional reform across all of Britain. "I'm...
  • Salmond concedes defeat, demands more Scottish powers fast

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond conceded defeat on Friday over his bid to win independence and demanded the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh. "Scotland has by a majority decided not...
  • UK PM Cameron says Scots nationalists to join devolution talks

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday the Scottish National Party (SNP) would join talks on transfering further powers to Scotland after voters rejected independence. "I've just spoken to (SNP leader) Alex Salmond,...