Politics

Scottish 'don't knows' hold key to historic vote

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EDINBURGH - Scotland's independence campaign has stoked strong passions on both sides but with just two days until Thursday's historic referendum, it is the quiet waverers who may hold the balance of power. | Video

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Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland 5:29pm BST

EDINBURGH - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence. | Video

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Betfair pays up early to gamblers backing Scottish 'No' 3:58pm BST

LONDON - Polls say the outcome of the Scottish independence vote is too close to call but gambling company Betfair is already paying out more than 100,000 pounds to customers who backed a "No" vote. | Video

Police boss at centre of British child sex scandal quits 2:50pm BST

LONDON - A official who for weeks defied a barrage of calls to quit over his role in a 16-year sex abuse scandal involving some 1,400 children finally bowed to pressure and resigned on Tuesday.

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On last visit before vote, Cameron appeals to Scots to keep Britain intact 5:19am BST

ABERDEEN/LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning on Monday that a breakaway vote would be irreversible. | Video

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Scots independence battle reaches fever pitch on streets and screens 15 Sep 2014

GLASGOW Scotland - Thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, on Sunday as polls showed the rival camps running desperately close just five days before a referendum which could bring the break-up of the United Kingdom. | Video

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Insight - An unlikely hero, Gordon Brown wrestles with Scotland's fate 15 Sep 2014

GLASGOW Scotland - Once mocked for claiming to have saved the world after the 2008 financial crisis, former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown may now have the fate of Scotland in his hands.

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Scots independence battle reaches fever pitch on streets and screens 14 Sep 2014

GLASGOW Scotland - Thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, on Sunday as polls showed the rival camps running desperately close just five days before a referendum which could bring the break-up of the United Kingdom. | Video

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Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after new Scotland polls 13 Sep 2014

EDINBURGH - The fate of the United Kingdom remained unclear five days before a historic referendum on Scottish independence as three new polls on Saturday showed a slight lead for supporters of the union, but one saying the separatist campaign was pulling ahead. | Video

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Boris Johnson selected to run for British parliament in 2015 13 Sep 2014

LONDON - The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who is seen as a potential successor to Prime Minister David Cameron, was on Friday selected by the Conservative party to run for parliament in 2015.