Understanding the pro-Brexit vote in one English town

Jul 1, 2016
Many people in St. Helens, a former industrial powerhouse, feel left behind.
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Brexit uncertainty clouds UK economic outlook

Jun 30, 2016
Prime minister's upcoming departure adds a layer of political confusion.
Protesters gather against the EU referendum result in Trafalgar Square on June 28 in London.
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As Brexit looms, London frets about its future

Jun 29, 2016
London voted to remain in the EU, but now the likelihood of leaving worries many.
City workers talk on their mobile phones near the Bank of England as the financial markets face uncertainty in the wake of Brexit on June 27, 2016 in London, England. 
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How did Shakespeare make his money?

Apr 21, 2016
Did theater or wool-trading account for the playwright's wealth?
A Sotheby's employee handles a copy of William Shakespeare, The First Folio 1623 on July 7, 2006 in London, England. 
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Scotland says no to independence. Now what?

Sep 19, 2014
The "no's" have it: the United Kingdom is still united as a kingdom.

Will the Scottish referendum come down to 'Braveheart' or cool head ?

Sep 17, 2014
Opponents of Scottish independence say emotion is getting the better of independence supporters.

Scotland's currency dilemma

Sep 15, 2014
UK politicians say if Scotland becomes independent, it can no longer use the pound.

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A small UK company with big graphene dreams

Jul 28, 2014
The wonder material isolated a decade ago has yet to live up to its promise.

Britain is giving subsidies for rock music

Jun 5, 2014
U.K. arts subsidies used to be mainly for ballet and theater. That's changing.

Why not seize Putin's assets?

Mar 5, 2014
The EU and U.S. are considering sanctions to punish Russia for its intervention in Ukraine.