This map shows all the countries that have declared independence from the British
Scotland could be next.
Britain's PM Cameron says UK will 'hunt down' Islamic State militants
He is facing increasing pressure to sanction airstrikes against IS following the beheading of British hostage David Haines.
Islamic State claims beheading of British hostage David Haines
The Sunni extremist group reportedly said it executed the British aid worker and threatened to kill another British hostage in retaliation for UK's entering a coalition with the US against the militants.
These 8 European separatist groups are totally inspired by Scotland right now
Here's a look at those who might be tempted to follow if the Scots end up voting for independence.
Watch how pro-independence Scots welcomed a group of anti-independence UK politicians in Glasgow
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The UK is panicking over next week’s Scottish independence vote
As a 307-year-old marriage teeters on divorce, unionists resort to desperate measures.
Britain to arm Iraqi Kurds with machine guns to fight Islamic State
Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said the shipment followed a request from the Iraqi government.
UK promises Scots more powers if they say no to independence
A Sunday Times poll showed for the first time that supporters of independence had taken a lead.
NATO to Putin: Don't even think about messing with eastern allies
The crisis in Ukraine is forcing the Western alliance back to a Cold War-style focus on collective defense.
In Europe’s oil capital, a tale of two cities
As Scotland prepares to vote on leaving the UK, some argue that independence is the best way to address growing inequality.
The West is raising the stakes over Ukraine
France halts warship sale to Russia, the EU is poised to impose more sanctions and NATO is boosting its defenses. But will it deter Putin?
Britain insists IS murder threat won’t affect policy
A video depicting the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff warns that a British hostage is next in line.
As NATO leaders prepare for summit, Britain weighs the costs of war
Western countries will debate how to respond after IS releases a video apparently showing the beheading of another American journalist.
Police treated British rape victims like 'stupid, naughty' girls
A sex abuse investigation in Britain raises difficult questions of race and child protection.
Britain’s foreign fighters aren’t just in Syria
The UK’s stance on Brits battling overseas depends on who they’re fighting for.
Edinburgh’s feminist revolution
A steep rise in the number of women comedians at this year’s Fringe Festival reflects changing social mores.
These tiny islands may hold the key to Scotland’s independence
Shetland has 0.5 percent of the country's population — and 50 percent of its oil.
Richard Dawkins says women should 'abort it and try again' if fetus has Down syndrome
'It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice.' – @RichardDawkins
Decoding Obama's 'relentless' quest for justice against the Islamic State
The president has promised to ‘see that justice is done’ for the brutal killing of journalist James Foley. But what does that actually mean?
Britain searching for Foley killer
Identifying the American journalist’s executioner will be difficult, but even the tiniest clues may prove helpful.
If you're a chocolate-loving science nerd, Cambridge University wants to hire you
Best. Job. Ever.
UK must use its 'military prowess' to help stop the Islamic State: prime minister
David Cameron used his toughest words yet on the crisis.
With Russia tensions on the rise, UK reverses decision to tear down a military base
The Cold War dies hard.
Everything you need to know about Scotland's decision on leaving the UK, in 6 minutes (VIDEO)
Scotland's independence debate is remarkably civil, for now. Will that last through referendum day?
The towns that EasyJet killed
As British tourists head to sunnier climes, it’s dark days for Britain’s seaside resorts.
US and Europe to escalate Russia sanctions
Western countries agree to sharply ratchet up economic sanctions as Ukrainian forces drive against rebels.
Good news! One of the world’s richest women is getting a raise
As wages lag for ordinary workers, the British queen’s salary is going up. Not everyone’s amused.
People living on the England-Scotland border worry about a new dividing line
In a region with a turbulent past, an upcoming Scottish vote on independence raises concerns that new border constraints will make life a lot more complicated.
Latin America vs. Europe: The rivalry returns
Slinging mud across the pond over soccer is as old as the World Cup.
Standing up for Scottish independence
A Sikh comedian who matches kilts with turbans has become a spokesman for Scotland’s bid to exit the UK.
60 Seconds on Earth: The battle of Bannockburn, the original Scottish independence referendum
If there was an award for Most Passionate Historical Re-enactment, it would probably go to these guys.