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London Mining in iron ore dispute with Glencore

2014-09-22 12:01

London Mining says it could end an iron ore supply contract with Glencore after a payment dispute, sending shares of the company to an all-time low.

Queen urges unity in Scotland

2014-09-20 09:00

Scottish leader Alex Salmond says he will resign after losing an independence referendum that left the UK intact, while Queen Elizabeth II has called for "mutual respect" among Scots.

PM: Scottish independence settled for a generation

2014-09-19 14:03

Prime Minister David Cameron says that the question of Scottish independence had been settled 'for a generation' after what he called a clear vote by Scots to stay part of the UK.

EU, Nato welcome Scotland referendum result

2014-09-19 12:56

Top EU and Nato officials have breathed a sigh of relief at the outcome of Scotland’s referendum on independence, in which a majority voted against separating from the rest of Britain.

Scotland's next step? Possibly more powers

2014-09-19 09:18

Scotland may have rejected independence but will now be handed new powers by Britain which could amount to effective home rule.

Results suggest Scots reject independence

2014-09-19 07:03

Early results suggest a slim majority of Scottish voters have rejected independence from the UK and are in favour of keeping a 307-year union with England.

UK journo John Cantlie purportedly shown in ISIS video

2014-09-18 20:51

A man identified as British journalist John Cantlie has purportedly appeared as a captive of Islamic State militants in a video posted by the organisation's supporters online.

Poll: Support for Scotland staying in UK at 53%

2014-09-18 14:30

Supporters of keeping Scotland within the UK held a 6% point lead in a final independence opinion poll.

Polls open in Scottish independence vote

2014-09-18 08:49

Polling booths have opened in Scotland's historic referendum on independence, with record numbers of Scots expected to cast their vote on whether to stay or leave the UK.

UK's fate hangs on a divided Scotland

2014-09-17 21:48

On the eve of Scotland's independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters.

A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears

2014-09-17 20:06

The people of Scotland will decide whether to end a partnership with the rest of the UK that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.

World mostly hoping Scots vote No

2014-09-17 16:51

The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote 'No' to independence from Britain in Thursday's referendum.

Referendum: Polls suggest Scots to vote 'No'

2014-09-17 14:36

Opinion polls on the eve of Scotland’s historic referendum suggest voters will narrowly reject independence, as the rival camps battle on, aware the result remains too close to call.

French parliament approves jihadist travel ban

2014-09-17 12:08

France's parliament has approved a new anti-terror bill aimed at preventing potential jihadists from travelling to Iraq, Syria or elsewhere by confiscating their passports.

UK police boss quits amid child sex scandal

2014-09-16 17:30

The elected official in charge of policing in the English town of Rotherham has quit after weeks of resisting political pressure to stand down over a scandal involving the sexual exploitation of 1 400 children.

Scotland's vote worries chase investors out

2014-09-16 15:09

Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum this week has sent investors in British assets heading for the exits.

UK environmental record ranges from bad to worse

2014-09-16 09:45

British lawmakers say the government is doing a worse job of reducing air pollution, preventing flooding and protecting wildlife than it was four years ago.

Young Scots favour independence

2014-09-16 09:13

Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum.

Thai police question 3 Myanmar men over UK murder

2014-09-16 07:55

Thai police have questioned three Myanmar men over the murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests.

Prince Harry turns 30 with a beer - and a fortune

2014-09-15 19:22

Prince Harry has celebrated his 30th birthdaywith a beer after the end of his multi-sport event for wounded troops - and with a windfall from his late mother Diana's estate.

Nato - Scotland would have to apply

2014-09-15 15:56

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that if Scotland votes for independence this week it will have to reapply to join the military alliance.

UK tourists found naked, dead in Thai resort

2014-09-15 14:52

The naked bodies of two British tourists have been found beaten to death on a Thai beach, sparking a murder hunt with the suspect believed to still be on the small resort island of Koh Tao.

Tesco seeks to be UK's best-loved grocer

2014-09-15 11:15

Tesco has spent more than £1bn to win shoppers back with better-looking stores and product promotions but experts say there is a more fundamental problem to fix.

British PM heads to Scotland

2014-09-15 08:59

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is set to make his last visit to Scotland ahead of this week’s independence referendum, hoping to boost the “No” vote, with polls predicting a very tight race.

Beheading boosts resolve of anti-ISIS coalition

2014-09-14 21:34

The Islamic State's beheading of another Western hostage has strengthened the resolve of a US-led coalition ahead of a Paris conference on how to jointly eliminate ISIS.

 

Constitutionally, will the UK become more like the USA?

2014-09-22 07:33

Clem Sunter wonders whether the UK will ever be the same again after the Scottish referendum or whether it will move to the US model of federal government,

Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

2014-09-19 17:25

Scotland's decision to stay within the UK has cost separatists across Europe political momentum they could have gained for their own independence ambitions.

Business welcomes Scotland staying in UK

2014-09-19 13:29

Britain's business community breathed a sigh of relief after Scotland voted by a clear margin to remain in the United Kingdom.

Scot nationalists glum after 'devastating' result

2014-09-19 10:30

Supporters of Scottish independence have reacted gloomily to the results of a referendum that have dashed their hopes of leaving the United Kingdom, with some breaking down in tears.

Salmond concedes defeat as Scotland rejects independence

2014-09-19 07:48

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has conceded defeat after the majority of Scottish voters rejected independence and decided to remain part of the UK.

Nervy wait for Scots as early results trickle in

2014-09-19 05:47

In counting centres, jam-packed pubs and living rooms across Scotland, voters are nervously waiting for the results of their historic vote on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom.

Show hostage mercy, UK Muslims ask ISIS

2014-09-18 16:58
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British Muslim leaders have made a plea for the safety of a UK hostage threatened with beheading by Islamic State extremists in Syria.

Scots still agonising over independence vote

2014-09-18 10:43

Opinion polls show hundreds of thousands of Scots are still agonising over whether to stay with the 307-year British union or back secession, even as voting opened.

Healthy Briton injected in Ebola vaccine trial

2014-09-17 22:01

A healthy British volunteer has become the first person to receive a new vaccine for the Ebola virus in a trial at the University of Oxford in London.

Scotland's vote: How will the results come?

2014-09-17 21:09

Scots will vote on whether to declare independence from the UK in a referendum. Following are details on how and when the results are due.

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

2014-09-17 16:51

Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks? Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country, the final day of campaigning before the referendum on independence.

Most Bank of England officials oppose rate rise

2014-09-17 16:15

Most Bank of England policymakers remained against raising interest rates when they met this month, and data show wages rising at their slowest pace on record.

UK households income rising more quickly

2014-09-17 13:00

British households have seen their income from employment rise at the quickest pace in more than a year, according to a survey.

Scottish 'don't knows' hold key to historic vote

2014-09-17 05:00

Scotland's independence campaign has stoked strong passions on both sides, but it is the quiet waverers who may hold the balance of power.

Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

2014-09-16 17:30

The two sides in Scotland’s independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.

Britain pledges state funding to Scotland

2014-09-16 11:15

Britain has promised Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots control over healthcare spending to shore up support before the vote on independence.

UK bookies plan to tighten gambling controls

2014-09-16 08:15

Britain's four biggest bookmakers have committed to advertise more responsibly as part of a voluntary move to self-police, hoping to fend off further regulation.

UK: No rescue mission planned for hostage

2014-09-15 22:13

Britain has ruled out a mission by special forces to rescue a Briton whose life was threatened in the latest execution video released by ISIS, as they had no idea where the hostages were being held.

London designers target shoppers with tech

2014-09-15 15:57

Fueled by the boom in online sales for the latest trends, London's designers are finding new ways to deliver instant gratification to fashion hungry shoppers.

AngloGold Ashanti pulls plug on demerger

2014-09-15 15:00

AngloGold Ashanti has pulled the plug on its plan to spin off its global operations into a new London-listed company and seek a rights issue.

British cancer boy gets first proton treatment

2014-09-15 14:51

British boy Ashya King has undergone his first proton beam therapy session for a life-threatening brain tumour in Prague, a week after the 5-year-old boy was flown there from Spain.

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, Nato

2014-09-15 11:00

If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they’ll shake the twin pillar of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security – the EU and Nato.

Rivals race for support in 'knife-edge' Scotland vote

2014-09-15 05:00

Campaigners for and against Scottish independence are racing to win over undecided voters ahead of the historic referendum, as religious leaders prayed for harmony and music fans gathered for a separatist concert.

Van Baarle wins in UK

2014-09-14 19:44

Dylan van Baarle has won the Tour of Britain after retaining his overall race lead during the concluding stages.

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