Scotland's independence debate has gripped the world of show business, pitting heavyweights such as Paul McCartney and Sean Connery on opposite sides.
The yen fell again against the dollar and euro while the pound edged higher amid polls in Scotland showing a small majority against breaking from the UK.
Scotland's pro-independence leade said the "eyes of the world" were on a referendum next week as officials reported record numbers registering to vote.
Crimea's Kremlin-loyal leader said that if the world recognises an independent Scotland, then it should also offer similar to Crimea.
The rival campaigns in the Scottish independence vote are tied with just over a week to go.
Bagpipe music, caber-tossing and tugs-of-war were on everyone's minds at the Braemar Highland games presided over by Queen Elizabeth II.
The referendum has fired up debate in the rest of the United Kingdom over London's dominance and the historic ties that hold the country together.
A second poll showed support for Scottish independence rising from the historic referendum, more than halving the lead of the anti-independence camp.
Support for Scottish independence is increasing ahead of a referendum, amid attempts by David Cameron to make the business case for retaining the union.
British Prime Minister heads to Scotland to make the business case for it remaining part of Britain.
North Sea oil has been at the centre of fierce debate over Scotland's future ahead of an independence vote next month.
Prominent Scottish historian Tom Devine backed independence on Sunday in a boost to the Yes campaign a month from the referendum.
Britain's state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland warned over future earnings despite posting a surge in profits.
Queen Elizabeth II smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain's biggest warship as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland.
A blaze ripped through one of the world's top art schools in the Scottish city of Glasgow on Friday, damaging a historic building designed by the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Bans on smoking in public and the workplace led to a 10 percent drop in premature births and in emergency asthma treatment for children.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will urge people in all parts of the United Kingdom on Friday to try to persuade Scots to vote 'no' in their referendum on independence.
A police helicopter smashed through the roof of a crowded pub in the Scottish city of Glasgow, causing numerous casualties including probable deaths and leaving several people trapped in the rubble, officials said Saturday.
The Scottish government on Tuesday unveils its legal argument for independence from the United Kingdom, but nationalist leaders face an uphill battle in convincing voters to end the 300-year union.
A science satellite dubbed the "Ferrari of space" for its sleek, finned looks will shortly run out of fuel and fall to Earth after a successful mission, the European Space Agency (ESA) says.
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