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Britain warns Scots that independence would hurt energy industry

Britain on Tuesday warned Scots that voting for independence would put jobs and investment in the Scottish energy industry at risk, threatening the commercial viability of North Sea oil and gas fields and renewable energy projects. The latest paper, due to be released on Wednesday, will say that independence would deter investment in low-carbon... Read more...

Turkey says Twitter 'biased', did nothing to stop 'character assassinations'

Turkey says Twitter 'biased', did nothing to stop 'character assassinations'By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said on Saturday that Twitter was "biased" and had been used for "systematic character assassinations" of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government, a day after Ankara's ban on the site prompted an international outcry. However, a senior Turkish government official later told Reuters that talks with the social media company on resolving problems which led to the block

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Displaced again, Sandy victims escape motel fire

Displaced again, Sandy victims escape motel firePOINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Having endured one disaster already, victims of Superstorm Sandy found a temporary refuge in a motel two blocks from the beach in this popular summer resort town.

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Britain warns Putin after 'Kalashnikov referendum' in Crimea

Britain warns Putin after 'Kalashnikov referendum' in CrimeaBritish Prime Minister David Cameron warned the Kremlin on Friday that Russia would face far reaching consequences if it sent troops into Ukraine after a referendum in Crimea which he said has been carried out under the barrel of a Kalashnikov. "Since we last met a sham and illegal referendum has taken place at the barrel of a Kalashnikov and

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Minnesota NBA basketball forward arrested after threatening girlfriend

Minnesota NBA basketball forward arrested after threatening girlfriendBy David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team forward, Dante Cunningham, charged last week with choking his live-in girlfriend during a domestic assault, is now suspected of sending her threatening messages, police said on Monday. Cunningham, 26, was arrested on a felony domestic assault charge and ordered to stay away from the woman after an alleged attack on Thursday in Medina, Minnesota, a suburb west of

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South Africa's Adcock says Q2 profit under extreme pressure

South Africa's Adcock says Q2 profit under extreme pressureSouth African drugmaker Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd said quarterly profit was under "extreme pressure" as debt-laden consumers cut back on self-medication and the weaker rand pushed up costs of imported raw materials. Adcock has been at the centre of a takeover battle between South Africa's Bidvest and Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals. The winner, industrial conglomerate Bidvest, has since replaced Adcock's chairman with

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