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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

Scottish referendum too close to call as London offers more powers

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – A surge in Scottish support for breaking away from the United Kingdom has made an independence vote in nine days too close to call, a poll showed on Tuesday, as London scrambled to shore up the 307-year union by pledging more autonomy to Scotland.

The number of people in the TNS poll saying they would vote “No” to independence fell to 39 percent from 45 percent a month ago while “Yes” support leapt to 38 percent from 32 percent.

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.

Sep 4, 2014

NATO, wary of ceasefire talk, blasts Russia over Ukraine

NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 4 (Reuters) – NATO demanded on Thursday
that Moscow withdraw its troops from Ukraine as U.S. President
Barack Obama and his Western allies vowed to support Kiev and
buttress their own defences against Russia in the biggest
strategic shift since the Cold War.

NATO leaders made clear at a summit in Wales that their
military alliance would not use force to defend Ukraine, which
is not a member, but planned tougher economic sanctions to try
to change Russian behaviour in the former Soviet republic.

Sep 2, 2014

UK’s fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.

The poll by YouGov showed the unionist lead had shrunk to 6 percentage points from 22 a month ago as support for independence jumped to 47 percent in August, suggesting a major shift in opinion ahead of the September 18 referendum.

Aug 14, 2014

Putin’s Ukraine gamble hastens exodus of Russian money and talent

LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – The Kremlin’s worst clash with
the West since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union has
accelerated the outflow of two of Russia’s most prized assets:
money and brains.

Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea and support for rebels
accused of shooting down a passenger plane over Ukraine then
hindering the recovery of the 298 bodies have shredded Western
hopes of a lasting alliance with Moscow.

Jul 15, 2014

UK’s Cameron turns to women and anti-EUers in major ministerial shake-up

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting women and Eurosceptics to senior roles ahead of a national election in May next year.

In one surprise development, William Hague, Britain’s most senior diplomat for the past four years, voluntarily stood down allowing Cameron to appoint Philip Hammond, the defense minister and a prominent Eurosceptic, to the influential post.

Jul 7, 2014

Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle Britain’s political elite

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain pledged on Monday to investigate claims that politicians may have sexually abused children in the 1980s in a conspiracy by members of the establishment who used their power to cover up the crimes.

The allegations have jarred the current political elite just as Britain is grappling with revelations that some national celebrities had sexually abused children for decades.

Jul 7, 2014

Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle political elite

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain pledged on Monday to investigate claims that politicians may have sexually abused children in the 1980s in a conspiracy by members of the establishment who used their power to cover up the crimes.

The allegations have jarred the current political elite just as Britain is grappling with revelations that some national celebrities had sexually abused children for decades.