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Sep 10, 2014

British PM tells Scots: I would be heartbroken if you rip apart our UK ‘family of nations’

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron begged Scots on Wednesday not to rip apart Britain’s “family of nations”, visiting Scotland in an attempt to stem a steep last minute rise in secessionist support ahead of a Sept. 18 referendum on independence.

In a sign of new panic in the British ruling elite over the fate of the 307-year-old union, Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband scrapped their weekly question-and-answer session in parliament to speak at separate events in Scotland.

Sep 9, 2014

Cameron heads to Scotland as independence campaign gathers steam

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron implored Scots on Tuesday not to vote for independence in next week’s referendum after an opinion poll showed a surge in support for a break from the United Kingdom.

Cameron pledged to do everything he could to keep the United Kingdom together and said he would head north to Scotland to join the fray.

Sep 9, 2014

British PM heads to Scotland as independence campaign gathers steam

EDINBURGH/LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister
David Cameron implored Scots on Tuesday not to vote for
independence in next week’s referendum after an opinion poll
showed a surge in support for a break from the United Kingdom.

Cameron pledged to do everything he could to keep the United
Kingdom together and said he would head north to Scotland to
join the fray.

Sep 9, 2014

Poll shows Scottish independence vote too close to call as London offers more powers

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – The rival campaigns in Scotland’s fight over independence are running neck-and-neck nine days before the referendum, with a surge in support for those who wish to break away from the United Kingdom, a TNS poll showed on Tuesday.

The number of people saying they would vote “No” to independence had dropped to 39 percent, down from 45 percent a month ago. “Yes” support was slightly behind at 38 percent but had gained ground from 32 percent a month ago.

Sep 8, 2014

Poll shows rival Scottish independence camps neck-and-neck

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – The rival campaigns in Scotland’s fight over independence are running neck-and-neck nine days before the referendum, with a surge in support for those who wish to break away from the United Kingdom, a TNS poll showed on Tuesday.

The number of people saying they would vote “No” to independence had dropped to 39 percent, down from 45 percent a month ago. “Yes” support was slightly behind at 38 percent but had gained ground from 32 percent a month ago.

Sep 8, 2014

British markets spooked by poll showing Scots may vote to break up UK

LONDON/EDINBURGH, Sept 8 (Reuters) – British financial
markets tumbled on Monday after an opinion poll showed for the
first time this year that Scots may vote for independence next
week in a referendum that could herald the break up of the
United Kingdom.

The survey prompted concern bordering on panic among
Britain’s ruling elite, with Prime Minister David Cameron’s
Conservative-led government promising proposals this week to
grant Scotland greater autonomy if it stays.

Sep 8, 2014

Sterling drops as poll shows Scots may vote to break up UK

LONDON/EDINBURGH, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The British pound slid
and the stock market shuddered on Monday after an opinion poll
showed for the first time that Scots may vote for independence
next week in a referendum that could herald the break up of the
United Kingdom.

The survey prompted concern bordering on panic among
Britain’s ruling elite, with Prime Minister David Cameron’s
Conservative-led government promising proposals this week to
grant Scotland greater autonomy if it stays.

Aug 20, 2014

Adversaries seize chance to lecture U.S. on Ferguson unrest

LONDON (Reuters) – Governments scolded by the United States over their human rights records have seized on racial unrest and a police crackdown in the Missouri town of Ferguson to wag their fingers back in disapproval.

Adversaries and uneasy allies from Russia and Iran to China and Egypt have accused the United States of hypocrisy as images of police brandishing lethal weapons and tear-gassing protesters have been shown around the world.

Jul 1, 2014

Germany pushed to the limit by brave Algeria

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – Germany had to battle all the way into extra-time to beat Algeria 2-1 in their last-16 World Cup clash on Monday, crushing the North Africans’ dream of revenge and setting up a quarter-final duel against fellow former champions France.

The Germans were pushed hard by an inspired Algeria before goals from Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil sealed victory in a tense game marked by swift Algerian counter-attacks and a second-half German barrage of the “Desert Foxes” goalmouth.

Jul 1, 2014

Soccer-Germany pushed to the limit by brave Algeria

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil ,June 30 (Reuters) – Germany had to battle all the way into extra-time to beat Algeria 2-1 in their last-16 World Cup clash on Monday, crushing the North Africans’ dream of revenge and setting up a quarter-final duel against fellow former champions France.

The Germans were pushed hard by an inspired Algeria before goals from Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil sealed victory in a tense game marked by swift Algerian counter-attacks and a second-half German barrage of the “Desert Foxes” goalmouth.

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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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