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April 8, 2014 | By Michael McGough
In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in 1937. The political establishment in Britain (including, it is assumed, the queen) is vehemently opposed to Scottish independence. But it long ago resigned itself to the independence of the Irish Republic. More than that, it has expressed a willingness to have British-ruled Northern Ireland reunite with the rest of the island if that's the preference of a majority of Northern Ireland's population.
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TRAVEL
May 5, 1991 | JACK ADLER
If you plan extensive travel within the United Kingdom, look into the "Visit United Kingdom" fares offered by Dan-Air in conjunction with Air U.K. The special fares apply to any destination that the two airlines serve on their combined routes in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Dan-Air's route includes London (Heathrow and Gatwick airports), Manchester, Newcastle and the island of Jersey, plus Aberdeen and Inverness, Scotland. Air U.K.
WORLD
September 18, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - Exactly a year before Scotland decides whether to remain part of Great Britain or go it alone, supporters of independence clashed Wednesday with those who want to stay in the British fold, heralding 12 months of searching debate over fundamental notions of national identity. Scottish voters go to the polls Sept. 18, 2014, in a historic referendum that could radically redraw the political map of the British Isles. First Minister Alex Salmond, an ardent nationalist, said the time had come for Scotland to break away from England and Wales and claim sovereignty over weighty matters of state, from defense to education, without interference from the central British government in London.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1998 | Dow Jones
Earle M. Jorgensen Holding Co. said it sold its United Kingdom unit, Earle M. Jorgensen Ltd., to Van Leeuwen Pipe & Tube Group in the Netherlands. Terms weren't disclosed. Van Leeuwen distributes steel pipes, fittings, flanges and valves. Earle M. Jorgensen distributes metal.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2012
About the fund Co-manager: David Nadel The fund: Royce Global Value Fund (RIVFX) Headquarters: New York Assets: About $300 million Top five holdings : Semperit AG Holding (Austria), Jupiter Fund Management (United Kingdom), Santen Pharmaceutical (Japan), Mayr-Melnhof Karton (Austria), Value Partners Group (Hong Kong) Morningstar rating : Three stars Performance: Annualized three-year return of 13%
SCIENCE
January 20, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
China's export industry is responsible for dirty emissions that are blowing across the Pacific Ocean and contributing to smog in the United States, a new scientific study says. About one-fifth of the pollution China spews into the atmosphere comes from producing goods for export to the United States and other countries, according to the paper by a group of scientists that was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . Winds blow pollutants from Chinese power plants and factories across the Pacific in about six days, where they boost levels of smog in the United States.
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