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  • 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....
  • UK lawmakers say government environmental record ranges from bad to worse

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers say the government is doing a worse job of reducing air pollution, preventing flooding and protecting wildlife than it was four years ago, according to a report published on Tuesday. The Environmental Audit Committee'...
  • British prime minister campaigns against Scottish independence

    British prime minister campaigns against Scottish independence
    British Prime Minister David Cameron pushed hard against Scottish independence Monday, three days before Scots vote on whether to secede from Britain. “I want to speak very directly to the people of this country today about what is at stake,&...
  • London designers look to botany, nature for inspiration

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's established designers took to the stage on the fourth day of London Fashion Week on Monday to showcase their latest collections featuring tulle dresses, sequined tops and sheer floor length gowns. Burberry, which is...
  • Hartford Man Suspected Of Sexual Assault Considered A Danger, Police Say

    Hartford Man Suspected Of Sexual Assault Considered A Danger, Police Say
    NEW BRITAIN — A Hartford man considered a danger to the public by police is wanted in connection with a sexual assault of a woman earlier this month, police said. Antonio Ponder, 24, of Edwards St. in Hartford, was identified as a suspect into...
  • Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on Islamic State, say U.S. officials

    PARIS (Reuters) - Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. officials said on Sunday, indicating a possible widening of the air campaign against militants who have seized parts of Iraq...
  • Cameron vows to destroy Islamic State 'and what it stands for'

    Cameron vows to destroy Islamic State 'and what it stands for'
    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday praised slain British aid worker David Haines as a hero and pledged to continue working as part of an international coalition to bring to justice the perpetrators, who he said “are not Muslims, they are...
  • Sam Smith holds off Robert Plant to keep top UK music chart spot

    LONDON (Reuters) - English singer-songwriter Sam Smith held onto the number one spot in Britain's album charts on Sunday, seeing off a strong challenge from Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, the Official Charts Company said. Plant's new release,...
  • Scotland's 'Kirk' appeals for reconciliation after vote

    ROSNEATH, Scotland (Reuters) - On the last Sunday before Scotland votes on independence, church ministers urged Scots from the pulpit to work for reconciliation and avoid recrimination after the referendum. They offered no guidance, heavenly or...
  • British queen urges Scots to 'think carefully' on independence vote

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth II has broken her silence over the Scottish independence vote, telling a member of the public on Sunday that she hoped Scots would think very carefully about the future when voting in a referendum that could break...
  • Scottish independence battle draws 'day of reckoning' warning to business

    Scottish independence battle draws 'day of reckoning' warning to business
    The battle over Scottish independence took a bitter turn on Saturday when a senior nationalist warned businesses such as BP that they could face punishment for voicing concern over the impact of secession. With the fate of the United Kingdom balanced on...
  • UK's Cameron resists calls for air strikes despite hostage killing

    LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain resisted pressure on Sunday to join the United States in announcing air strikes against Islamic State after the militant group beheaded David Haines, a British hostage, and threatened to kill another Briton. Speaking...