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  • 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...
  • Queen says sure Scots will come together after referendum divisions

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth said on Friday she was sure Scots will be able to come together in a spirit of mutual respect after the divisions of their independence referendum. "For many in Scotland and elsewhere today, there will be...
  • Scottish independence: What is the referendum about?

    Scottish independence: What is the referendum about?
    Voters in Scotland cast ballots Thursday in a historic referendum on seceding from Britain. A “yes” vote would end Scotland’s 300-year-old union with England and Wales, redrawing the map of the United Kingdom and raising difficult...
  • British singer looks for U.S. break

    British singer looks for U.S. break
    At one point in most people’s lives, they have wanted to be a singer, dancer or actress. For Caitlyn Scarlett, an 18-year-old pop sensation from London, it is finally coming true.               Scarlett has been singing since she was 5. She said...
  • 25 Scottish things Great Britain will be sad to lose

    25 Scottish things Great Britain will be sad to lose
    The date of Sept. 18 could soon become a very important date in Scottish history.  After two years of campaigning, the people of Scotland will cast their votes Thursday on whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or to secede.  If the "Yes"...
  • Hollande asks Europe for patience with France, vows reform

    PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande pleaded with Germany and other European partners on Thursday to be patient with France and give it more time to reform before it meets deficit targets, admitting that results were coming too slowly....
  • Islamic State shows captive British journalist in new video

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western...
  • Rupert Murdoch explains why Fox dropped Time Warner bid

    Rupert Murdoch explains why Fox dropped Time Warner bid
    Rupert Murdoch has shared some of his thoughts on U.S. and British politics, the Scottish referendum for independence -- and why he aborted his company's $80-billion bid this summer for rival Time Warner. Murdoch was interviewed Thursday morning by Neil...
  • British Ebola survivor flies to United States for blood donation

    British Ebola survivor flies to United States for blood donation
    (Reuters) - A British man who survived Ebola after being treated in London has flown to the United States to try to help another patient suffering from the virus, the Foreign Office in the United Kingdom said on Thursday. Media reports said William...
  • Merlin says traded well in key summer months

    LONDON (Reuters) - Madam Tussauds and Legoland operator Merlin Entertainments said it traded well over its key summer period and forecast a year of growth. The world's No.2 operator of visitor attractions behind Walt Disney, which makes about a third of...
  • British hostage seized by Islamic State with Foley appears in new video

    A British photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that was posted on the Internet Thursday. John Cantlie, who people close to the case have long known was...
  • R&A allows women members after overwhelming 'yes' vote

    LONDON (Reuters) - After 260 years of exclusion, women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members' vote opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and paved the way for them to play a role in the...