When Scotland voted in 2014 against independence, that seemed to settle the issue: The hauntingly rugged region where Britain’s royal family spends its holidays at its vast Balmoral estate would remain with England, Wales and Northern Ireland in a United Kingdom governed from London.
The nominee to succeed Mario Draghi as head of the European Central Bank has defended the bank’s record low interest rates and extraordinary stimulus measures deployed in the wake of the Great Recession and eurozone debt crisis.
The U.N. human rights chief says her office has tallied more than 1,000 civilian deaths in Syria over the last four months, the majority of them due to airstrikes and ground attacks by President Bashar Assad’s forces and their allies.
Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei accused U.S. authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather information on the company.
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