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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Alex Salmond
A storm is brewing at Muirfield.
Funny man David Letterman wants to be an ambassador. Seriously. He particularly would like to be the U.S. envoy to Canada.
Scotland, Flanders and Catalonia. Independence movements in these regions of Britain, Belgium and Spain are raising concerns about the stability of a fractious European Union trying to forge closer ties to prevent economic catastrophe.
Seven hundred years after a vastly outnumbered Scottish army under legendary King Robert the Bruce defeated the English in a battle for Scottish independence, Scotland next year will again tackle the issue of separating from England.
Scotland moved a step closer Monday to a vote on independence after Scottish and British leaders signed a deal laying the groundwork for a popular referendum that could alter the shape of the United Kingdom.
Scotland moved a step closer Monday to a vote on independence after Scottish and British leaders signed a deal laying the groundwork for a popular referendum that could radically alter the shape of the United Kingdom.
Italy's justice minister is warning that rampant corruption by politicians' pilfering public funds is reaching unprecedented levels, just as the government is demanding sacrifices from its citizens to keep the country from succumbing to the European debt crisis.
Once the Centre Court roof was closed, nothing could stop Roger Federer from winning his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title. The 30-year-old Federer finally equaled Pete Sampras' record at the All England Club, and won his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday.
British media ethics inquiry said Friday that Prime Minister David Cameron will give evidence next week, amid questions over his ties to a number of suspects in the country's tabloid phone hacking scandal.
Donald Trump on Wednesday swept into Scotland's parliament to demand the country end plans for an offshore wind farm he fears will spoil the view at his exclusive new 750-million-pound ($1.2-billion) golf resort.
He came, he saw, he blustered.
A Scottish newspaper on Sunday published previously undisclosed files on the 1988 Pan Am bombing that killed hundreds over Lockerbie, Scotland, arguing that it is in the public interest to ignore data protection laws that have kept the documents from the public.
For Ben Judge, Scottish independence is about something more than tartan, bagpipes or any other symbol of Scotland's misty past.
French police acting alongside Spanish counterparts arrested three men at a railway station in France on suspicion of belonging to Basque separatist group ETA, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.
A referendum on Scottish independence should be held soon because the uncertainty about the issue is damaging Scotland's economy, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday.
"I just think it's indefensible in the 21st century not to have a golf club that's open to all," said Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, a huge golf fan who played a round with Phil Mickelson last week.