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  • UK regulator fines Barclays record $62 million

    LONDON (AP) — U.K. regulators fined Barclays Bank Plc, Britain's second-biggest bank, a record 37.7 million pounds ($62 million) for failing to properly protect client assets. The Financial Conduct Authority said Tuesday that the penalty was the largest ever for such violations and reflected...

  • Cameron: Queen 'purred' after Scottish vote

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has been overheard describing his nervousness about the Scotland referendum and how Queen Elizabeth II appeared relieved when he called to tell her the result. The leader was filmed chatting with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New...

  • UK Labour leader lays out vision for the future

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition leader Ed Miliband laid out his vision Tuesday for the country's top job ahead of national elections in 2015, offering a 10-year-blueprint for the future. In the last Labour Party Conference before the May election, the party's leader promised thousands more...

  • Scottish teens proud, passionate about voting

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders — and for the first time in British history, ballot cards in hand. Scotland's experiment of...

  • White House privately delighted U.K. remains united

    The Obama administration is breathing a private sigh of relieve at Scotland's failed independent referendum, as a fractured United Kingdom would have posed global security concerns for both the United States and the U.K.

  • As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift

    NEW YORK (AP) — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed. Investors watched as the Chinese e-commerce giant surged 38 percent Friday, in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange....

  • This is the age group that voted overwhelmingly against Scottish independence

    Final results showed Friday that 55 percent of the nation voted "no" to Scottish independence, while only 45 percent voted "yes."

  • Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Despite Scotland's decision to reject independence, lawmakers in Spain's Catalonia region voted overwhelmingly Friday to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal. The prospect of an...

  • Scotland: Who won? Who lost?

    LONDON (AP) — Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum? ___ WINNERS: The 55.3 percent of Scottish voters who wanted to stay in the United Kingdom. LOSERS: The 44.7 percent who disagreed. WINNER: Gordon Brown. The former prime minister broke out of what seemed to be a long...

  • Scotland votes 'no' on independence from United Kingdom

    The country will stay a part of the U.K. after 55 percent -- or about 2 million people -- voted against the referendum Thursday.

  • UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union

    LONDON (AP) — Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from...

  • High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland's 307-year...

  • Obama tweets support for UK

    President Obama tweeted Wednesday his desire for keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom.

  • Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state. A full 97 percent of those eligible...

  • Congress divided on prospect of independent Scotland

    "I hope they won't do it. I don't think Scots will live as good a quality of life if the 'yeses' prevail," said Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a member of the Senate's Friends of Scotland Caucus.



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