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  • 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.

  • Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out. The land that gave the world haggis and tartan has produced so much more, from golf and television to Dolly the Sheep and "Grand Theft Auto." If Scotland splits from Britain after a referendum this week, it...

  • Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

    MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And they could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party, which is...

  • Editorial cartoon: Breaking up?

    Cartoon by Pat Bagley/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. The pitch of the debate has grown increasingly shrill as both sides make their oft-repeated claims and promises...



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