/ Mar 17, 2017

U.K.'s Brexit fight with Scotland escalates as May rejects vote

Prime Minister Theresa May rejected Scotland’s bid to hold a referendum on independence before the U.K. leaves the European Union, the latest twist in the increasingly acrimonious fight over Brexit with the nationalist government in Edinburgh. While not ruling one out eventually, May’s team ...

Scotland takes a step toward new independence vote

Mar 14, 2017

Scotland takes a step toward new independence vote

Scotland’s announcement Monday that it will begin preparations for a new independence bid raised the specter of one of Brexit’s most feared consequences — the break-up of the United Kingdom. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she will seek the semiautonomous Scottish parliament’s authority next ...

Mar 2, 2017

'Lisbon Lion' Gemmell dies at 73

Celtic great Tommy Gemmell, who inspired the club to glory in the 1967 European Cup, has died at age 73 after a long illness, the Scottish giants announced on Thursday. Gemmell scored Celtic’s equalizer and played a part in Stevie Chalmers’ 84th-minute winner as ...

/ Feb 8, 2017

Poll shows support for Scottish independence rising

Support for Scottish independence rose after the British Prime Minister came out in favor of the U.K. making a clean break with the European Union, a BMG survey for Herald Scotland showed. The survey indicated 49 percent of Scots support independence with 51 percent ...

Nov 12, 2016

England, France record victories

England shrugged aside the potential ramifications of sanctions over poppy emblems Friday with a 3-0 Wembley win over Scotland to bring a 2018 World Cup berth a step closer. A trio of headers from Liverpool pair Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana and Chelsea’s Gary ...

U.K. lawmakers set to debate replacing Britain's nuclear-armed submarines

Jul 18, 2016

U.K. lawmakers set to debate replacing Britain's nuclear-armed submarines

British lawmakers are due to vote Monday on whether to replace the country’s fleet of nuclear-armed submarines, a powerful but expensive symbol of the country’s military status. The Conservative government is determined to maintain Britain’s nuclear deterrent, which consists of four Royal Navy submarines ...