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  • In this photo taken March 16, 2014 the 'Saltire' flag, of Scotland, at rear, flies alongside the 'Union Jack' of the United Kingdom outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland. Scotland's swithering "middle million" has Britain's future in its hands. "Swithering" means wavering, and it's a word you hear a lot in Scotland right now. Six months from Tuesday, Scottish voters must decide whether their country should become independent, breaking up Great Britain as it has existed for 300 years. Faced with the historic choice, many find their hearts say "aye" but their heads say "why risk it?" Polls suggest as many as a quarter of Scotland's 4 million voters remain undecided, and their choice will determine the outcome. Many long to cut the tie binding them to England, but fear the risks _ and the financial fallout. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless)

    Head battles heart in Scottish independence debate

    Scotland's swithering "middle million" has Britain's future in its hands.


  • British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond sign a referendum agreement on Scottish independence during a meeting at St Andrew's House in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Gordon Terris, Pool)

    Scots move closer to vote on independence from U.K.

    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.


  • World Briefs: Scots move closer to independence vote

    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.


  • ** FILE ** Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (Associated Press)

    Previously undisclosed Lockerbie files published

    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.


  • Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond makes a statement to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, outlining the referendum consultation Wednesday Jan. 25, 2012. Salmond announced the Scottish government's preferred options for the vote on whether to sever ties from Britain, which it plans to hold in the fall of 2014. (AP Photo/ Andrew Milligan/PA)

    Scots gain momentum for split from England

    For Ben Judge, Scottish independence is about something more than tartan, bagpipes or any other symbol of Scotland's misty past.


  • **FILE** Alex Salmond, the first minister of Scotland (The Washington Times)

    Embassy Row

    The leader of the Scottish government this week angrily criticized U.S. senators who continue to question Scotland's decision to release the Libyan terrorist convicted in the Lockerbie bombing.


  • This is an undated file photo, issued by the Crown Office, of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the Libyan man found guilty of the Lockerbie bombing. (Associated Press/Crown Office, File)

    Embassy Row

    President Obama's top counterterrorism aide denounced Scotland's decision last year to release the Lockerbie bomber as a "travesty" and categorically denied a widespread report that the United States secretly endorsed the decision to free the Libyan terrorist, who was sentenced to life in prison.


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