Scotland: Independence Is Not A Simple Matter

For the first time in nearly three hundred years, Scotland is on the verge of being an independent nation. Some countries are still fighting bloody battles to free themselves from other nations wishing to determine their future. As for Scotland,…

Iron Age Coins Unearthed in Britain

Over two dozen of rare Roman and Iron Age coins were discovered inside of a cave in Dovedale, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Four of the coins were initially discovered by a random cave dweller in the Peak district, which lead to…

J.K. Rowling Voices Opinion on Scottish Independence

The debate over whether or not Scotland should separate from England and become its own, independent, sovereign nation has been waging for quite some time now. The discussion will finally come to an end on September 8, when Scots 16…

Mary Soames, Daughter of Winston Churchill, Dies

Mary Soames, the youngest daughter of former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Has died. According to a BBC News report, Soames died on Saturday May 31 after suffering from a short illness. Soames was 91 years old. Soames was born…

Angela Merkel Regrets Rise of Populism in EU

On Sunday, 21 of the 28 member-states of the European Union held votes for seats in the European Parliament, a vote which occurs every five years. The European Parliament is effectively the legislative body of the European Union and is…

Elena Baltacha Honored By Pro Tennis Community Following Her Death

Elena Baltacha was one of the best female tennis players out of Britain. Throughout her 11 year career, she won numerous matches on the ITF circuit in both singles and doubles. She also held the distinction of being British No.…

Brunei Sharia Law Going Into Effect

Hassanal Bolkiah, 67, The Sultan of Brunei, plans to begin enforcing Sharia law for Muslims and non-Muslims on Thursday, despite concerns from human rights campaigners and international watchdog groups. In the Arabic-speaking world, Sharia, also known as Islāmī qānūn, means…

Russian Bombers Spotted Around Dutch, UK Airspace

Russian bombers are apparently not all that an uncommon sight in Europe. Under normal conditions, nobody would really care if the Russian military came a little too close to a European nation’s airspace. Unfortunately, the world’s relationship with Russia is…

‘Kate Middleton Effect’ Boosts U.K. Clothing Sales

The “Kate Middleton Effect” (or “Kate Effect” for short) is an oft used term by the media to describe the effect that Kate Middleton has on the world around her, most specifically the fashion industry. While the term may have…

Shetland Islands, Place of Vikings and Oil, Question Scottish Independence

The Scottish referendum of independence scheduled for September leaves the Shetland Islands with a question. Go to with Scotland, stay with Britain, or become independent? A petition went online recently on the Scottish Parliament website asking to hold a referendum…