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Scottish Independence

With 48 Hours To Go, Sides In Scottish Referendum Make Final Push

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go u...

Scottish Independence: The Spiritual Implications

Ben Daniel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Ben Daniel

I watched as several members of my home church left for Nicaragua. They went to build houses and schools and to see first-hand what was happening in that small and war-torn nation.

John Oliver Begs Scotland To Stay With The United Kingdom

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Comedy

In the grand tradition of British romantic comedies, John Oliver took a moment on Sunday to tell Scotland, "I'm just a boy, standing in front of a nat...

A Scottish 'Yes' Also Means Exit From The EU And NATO

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — 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 pi...

The Queen Breaks Her Silence On Scotland's Independence

AP | By GREGORY KATZ | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully abo...

Scottish Independence Coming Down To A Close Vote, Polls Say

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

Two new polls released on Saturday suggest that Scottish support for staying in the United Kingdom is inching ahead of the desire for Scottish indepen...

Thousands Of Unionists March To Keep Scotland In The UK

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Sept 13 (Reuters) - About 12,000 Protestant unionists, including contingents from Northern Ireland, marched through Edinburg...

Poll: Opponents Of Scottish Independence Rise To 52 Percent

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a narrow lead over separatists, a YouGov poll sho...

Edinburgh: Motherlode of Festivals

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Though August is a peak time for Edinburgh Festivals, you'll find something stimulating and entertaining throughout the year.

Scotland Readies For Close Vote On Independence

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

By Angus MacSwan and Alistair Smout EDINBURGH, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The battle for the hearts and heads of the Scottish people intensif...

The Royal Bank Of Scotland Would Leave Scotland In Case Of Independence

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group sa...

Is Rupert Murdoch About To Back Scottish Independence?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Media

The Scottish independence referendum campaign has reached a fever pitch, with seemingly every top politician in Britain who doesn't want Scotland to b...

An Introduction to Scottish Independence

James McKeon | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
James McKeon

Let us look at the four main points of contention leading some to vote "yes" for independence and others to vote "no." As you will see, both sides provide very strong arguments -- with expert backing -- and determining who is right can often be downright impossible.

British PM Cameron Tells Scots He'd Be 'Heartbroken' If They Left

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Sept 10 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday that he would be heartbroken if Scots vote in next week's refe...

Why You Should Care About Scotland's Independence Vote

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

By Mike Peacock LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - An opinion poll showing Scottish independence campaigners have a slim lead nine days befor...

If Scotland Leaves the UK

Wikistrat | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Wikistrat

Considering these risks and opportunities, Wikistrat evaluated four scenarios for charting Scotland's emergence as an independent country by the year 2020 -- if it gains independence within the next five years.

British Pound Sinks As Scotland's Independence Race Tightens

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main political leaders scrambled Monday to offer Scotland greater autonomy in a last-minute bid to stave off independence, a...

Fears Of Scottish Independence Send British Pound Spiraling Downward

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main political leaders scrambled Monday to offer Scotland greater autonomy in a last-minute bid to stave off independence, a...

UK Offers Scotland More Autonomy Ahead Of Vote

AP | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the up...

Scottish Independence Supporters Lead Poll For First Time

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Supporters of Scottish independence have taken their first opinion poll lead since the referendum campaign began, accor...

Divorce, European Style

John Feffer | Posted 09.04.2014 | World
John Feffer

At stake is not only the happiness of the Ukrainian family but the happiness of the common Europe home. We can still avoid an Anna Karenina ending. There's still time to prevent the train wreck of a new Cold War.

Scottish Independence and Participatory Democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Harry Boyte

I've just returned from 10 days of travel with my family in Scotland. The "Yes" side in the battle over the referendum on Scottish independence, to be held September 19, is another example of aspirations for civic empowerment, especially among young people, appearing around the world.

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

David Miles | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
David Miles

John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt.

Scottish Independence Polls Show Close Race A Month Before The Vote

AP | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Two opinion polls show that Scotland's voters are narrowly divided on whether to leave the United Kingdom one month befor...

In Time for the Scottish Referendum, the Battle of Bannockburn Gets a Facelift

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 07.31.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

The 1314 Battle of Bannockburn victory for the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence, led by Robert the Bruce, inspired the Scots to believe they could triumph even if they were outnumbered and outarmored by the English.