Thursday, September 18, 2014
Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled to win over voters on Wednesday on the final day of campaigning as fresh opinion polls suggested a very slight majority for the “No.”
On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring — and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago.
The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.
Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday branded moves for independence such as those in Scotland and Spain's Catalonia region a “torpedo” to European integration.
Real Madrid started the defense of its Champions League crown with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Basel on Tuesday, while Liverpool celebrated its return to Europe's top club competition with a dramatic 2-1 win against Bulgarian side Ludogorets.
Rio 2016 Games organizers Tuesday unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance “as affordable as possible,” with entry to the blue riband 100m final costing just half of what it did at London 2012.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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.
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, triggering a massive blast that killed one Polish soldier and two other foreign troops as well as wounding at least 13 civilians.
The Ukrainian and European parliaments on Tuesday simultaneously ratified a landmark pact at the heart of the ex-Soviet country's bloodiest crisis since independence.