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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.
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.
LONDON (Agence France-Presse) | Moammar Gadhafi's regime warned of "dire consequences" for relations between Libya and Britain if the convicted Lockerbie bomber died in a Scottish jail, secret files released Sunday show.
The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing is close to death and slipping in and out of consciousness, his family said Monday, a week after the regime that protected him was ousted from power.
Libyan rebel leaders asked NATO on Monday to keep up pressure on elements of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime and to protect those struggling to restore electricity and water to the battle-scarred capital of Tripoli.
The Libyan rebel government will not deport the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, its justice minister said Sunday.
The Libyan rebel government will not deport the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, its justice minister said Sunday, though there are new reports that Abdel Baset al-Meghrahi is on his deathbed.
New Jersey's two U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to question high-level Libyan defectors for any information they have on the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.
Relatives of the victims of the 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing denounced the British government Tuesday, after learning more about London's private contacts with Libya over the release of the only man convicted in the terrorist attack over Scotland that killed 190 Americans.
A State Department official said Wednesday that a review of government records found no evidence that oil giant BP sought to secure the early release of the Lockerbie bomber from a Scottish prison.
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.
The regrets of a cancer expert who assessed the only man ever convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie jetliner bombing have intensified the anger felt by victims' relatives over Scotland's decision to release the Libyan on compassionate grounds.
A huge party is under way in Scotland's capital, but there are a couple of clouds in the sky.
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.