A Scottish yes would also mean exit from EU, NATO

Sep 15, 2014

A Scottish yes would also mean exit from EU, NATO

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 pillars of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking ...

Sep 15, 2014

Cameron to visit Scotland before vote to try to keep U.K. intact

British Prime Minister David Cameron will make one of his final visits to Scotland later Monday, four days before a historic independence referendum, to warn Scots a vote to leave the United Kingdom is a forever choice. With opinion polls suggesting the referendum remains ...

Thousands march for U.K. union as Scotland vote nears

Sep 13, 2014

Thousands march for U.K. union as Scotland vote nears

Thousands of members of the Protestant Orange order marched through Edinburgh on Saturday in a show of strength against Scottish independence as the final weekend of campaigning for the referendum got under way with everything to play for. Up to 15,000 supporters of retaining ...

Northern Ireland's Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies

Sep 13, 2014

Northern Ireland's Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies

For most of his half-century in Northern Ireland politics, Ian Paisley was synonymous with two words: “no” and “never.” The Protestant minister, who became the province’s most divisive politician, used the slogan “Ulster says no!” to oppose Anglo-Irish negotiations over the future of Northern ...