Support for Scottish independence lagging

On the eve of Scotland's historic referendum, opinion polls show support for staying within the United Kingdom marginally stronger than backing for independence, but tens of thousands of undecided citizens agonise over which way to vote.  Full Article | Full Coverage 


Eyeing 'fatal blow' against IS, Britain lays ground to join U.S. air strikes 3:48pm BST

LONDON - The British government is preparing the ground to join the United States in launching air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, but is moving cautiously to ensure it avoids a parliamentary defeat and acts as part of a regional coalition.

Pedestrians walk past the Bank of England in the City of London May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Most BoE officials oppose rate rise

Most Bank of England policymakers remained firmly against raising interest rates when they met this month, as new data shows wages rising at their slowest pace on record.  Full Article 

A trader sits at his desk at IG Index in London September 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Why are the markets so calm over Scotland?

The big question about investor anxiety over Scotland's independence referendum is not whether it's warranted, but why it took so long to materialise and why it's still so marginal.  Full Article 

A general view shows York Minster in York, northern England December 13, 2011.  REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

UK regions call for Scottish-style devolution

Scotland's chance to vote for independence has lit hopes in other regions of Britain that a reworking of political ties might boost their chances of self-rule too.  Full Article 

Buildings surround the Old Street roundabout dubbed 'Silicon Roundabout'; in London, in this May 28, 2013 file photo.       REUTERS/Luke Macgregor/Files

Wanted - more migrants

A shortage of tech skills and Britain’s promise to restrict immigration are hampering Silicon Roundabout’s growth, entrepreneurs say. That puts the city at odds with the nation.  Full Article 

South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul September 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea is "ready to talk" with North

SEOUL - South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, says the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly.  Full Article | Video 

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik prepares to enter Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft for a fit check evaluation at the company's Houston Product Support Center in this undated image. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters

Boeing and SpaceX to build 'space taxis'

CAPE CANAVERAL/WASHINGTON - NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated 'space taxis' to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides.  Full Article | Video 

NY man charged with trying to help Islamic State

A Rochester, NY man is indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers. Linda So reports.