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Jul 31, 2015

Trump’s presidential bid draws scorn and bemusement in Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – With his distressed hairstyle, voluptuous female companions and love of the media spotlight, U.S. tycoon Donald Trump is no stranger to people on this side of the Atlantic.

But his bid to become president of the United States has got people scratching their heads.

May 8, 2015

Scottish nationalists crush opponents, set stage for eventual new independence bid

EDINBURGH/ABERDEEN (Reuters) – Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Friday held out the possibility of a new independence referendum – but not immediately – after her party’s crushing victory north of the border in a British national election.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) obliterated its opponents, taking 56 of Scotland’s 59 seats in the Westminster parliament. The Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats could muster only one seat each.

May 8, 2015

Scottish nationalists on course for landslide, paving way for secession struggle

EDINBURGH/GLASGOW, May 7 (Reuters) – Scottish nationalists
were on course for a landslide win north of the border in
Britain’s national election, obliterating their opponents and
setting the stage for a new battle over independence.

Early wins for the Scottish National Party (SNP) included
the ousting of the leader of the Labour party in Scotland, the
defeat of a senior Labour figure in Paisley and taking former
Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s onetime stronghold in Kirkcaldy.

May 7, 2015

Nationalists set to sweep Scotland but be shut out of government

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scottish nationalists could take nearly every seat in Scotland but be shut out of any role in the British government, according to an exit poll after voting ended in Britain’s national election on Thursday.

The poll for national television stations showed the Scottish National Party (SNP) taking 58 out of the 59 parliamentary seats north of the border.

May 7, 2015

Nationalists set to sweep Scotland but be shut out of UK govt

EDINBURGH, May 7 (Reuters) – Scottish nationalists could
take nearly every seat in Scotland but be shut out of any role
in the British government, according to an exit poll after
voting ended in Britain’s national election on Thursday.

The poll for national television stations showed the
Scottish National Party (SNP) taking 58 out of the 59
parliamentary seats north of the border.

May 6, 2015

SNP set to sweep Scotland, but what next?

EDINBURGH/GLASGOW (Reuters) – With Scottish nationalists set to crush their opponents north of the border, their role in Britain’s future political landscape was being fiercely argued on Wednesday on the eve of the United Kingdom’s parliamentary election.

Prime Minister David Cameron made a rare visit to Scotland to warn of what he saw as the dangers posed by the pro-independence Scottish National Party.

May 5, 2015

In former PM Brown’s home town, Scottish Labour Party fights for its life

KIRKCALDY, Scotland (Reuters) – - No election battle more starkly demonstrates the sudden collapse of Britain’s Labour Party in Scotland than the one unfolding in the home town of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which his party looks set to lose for the first time in 80 years.

The fight is not yet over and Labour still hopes to cling to the constituency of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath in Thursday’s election. But the latest polls predict victory for the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP), which lost a referendum on independence last year only to emerge as Scotland’s dominant political force.

May 1, 2015

Scottish nationalist Sturgeon steals the show in British election

LONDON (Reuters) – Detractors have vilified her as the most dangerous woman in Britain and an existential threat to the United Kingdom.

New-found admirers have lauded her as an astute operator who has shaken up Britain’s male-dominated political establishment.

May 1, 2015

Sturgeon steals the show in British election

LONDON (Reuters) – Detractors have vilified her as the most dangerous woman in Britain and an existential threat to the United Kingdom.

New-found admirers have lauded her as an astute operator who has shaken up Britain’s male-dominated political establishment.

Apr 30, 2015

Songlines world music awards honour Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen

LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) – Nigerian artists spanning five
decades of music-making took honours in Songlines magazine’s
2015 awards, with Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen
winning Best Artist and Ibibio Sound Machine picked as Best
Newcomers.

The Malian father and son duo of Toumani Sidiki Diabate were
named Best Group for their work highlighting the griot (story
teller) tradition in the awards, announced on Thursday.

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      "Angus MacSwan has reported for Reuters for 25 years from Asia, Latin America, the United States, the Middle East, South Africa and the Balkans. He has covered events from the overthrow of President Marcos in the Philippines in 1986 to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. He stood next to Archbishop Desmond Tutu when he voted in South Africa's first free election and witnessed the arrival of the first prisoners to the U.S. camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."
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