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Does China Think the Sino-British Joint Declaration Is Void?

Recent statements suggest China pays little heed to the document governing Hong Kong's handover.

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Prince William Wants the World to Help Save the Rhinos

Prince William used his first trip to Washington to condemn the illegal wildlife trade on Monday. After meeting with President Barack Obama in the morning, ...

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London’s Hong Kong Blunder

Thirty years ago this autumn, the United Kingdom and China agreed to negotiate the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty, after 142 years of ...

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Welcome to U.K. Spec Ops, comrades!

Evelyn Waugh's summary of the HQ of British Spec Ops in WWII: "Experts, charlatans, plain lunatics and every unemployed member of the British Communist Party."

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The Strangely Silent Majority in Scotland’s Independence Referendum

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- One of the most surprising things about the Scottish independence referendum, at least here in the country's capital, is the seeming discrepancy ...

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The Catalan Connection in Scotland’s Independence Referendum

EDINBURGH, Scotland — There are a lot of people from outside the country who have come to wish Scots well during their referendum on independence. Some ...

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‘What’s So Wrong with Splitting up?’

It reads like an Orwellian threat to all Scots: "The English government needs to immediately commence political thought education, and Scotland needs to be ruled ...

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The nature of coalitions

I'd never seen this mentioned before, but a Marine lt. col. mentioned that in Iraq, some British troops had t-shirts that had a Union Jack ...

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Why the Pentagon Should Care About Scotland’s Referendum

As Scottish voters contemplate whether to withdraw from their 307-year-long union with the rest of the United Kingdom on Sept. 18, U.S. policymakers have their ...

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Scotland’s Risky Power Play

Scottish independence promises greener pastures. But it could also drive up energy prices.

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Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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