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“Independent” Scotland could claim part of $12.6b gold reserves

Scottish gold

The distribution of the UK’s assets in the event of Scottish independence would be subject to negotiation between an independent Scottish Government and the continuing UK government, a spokesman for the United Kingdom Treasury said. The United Kingdom, whose reserves are worth 7.84 billion pounds ($12.6 billion) at today’s prices, ...

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MI5 ‘tried to recruit’ Woolwich murder suspect

Woolwich

UK intelligence service MI5 approached Woolwich killing suspect Michael Adebolajo to offer him a job, a friend of the alleged murderer claimed in a BBC interview. Meanwhile police have arrested three more people suspected of plotting the brutal killing. Abu Nusaybah, who claims to be a close friend of Adebolajo, ...

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UK MPs to examine royal expenses

Buckingham Palace

Following a change in the British law that allows MPs to look into royal finances, Queen Elizabeth and the royal family face an inquiry into their expenses that would decide whether they provide value for taxpayer money. The inquiry, to be launched later this year by the House of Commons’ ...

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UK to double number of drones in Afghanistan

UK drone Afghanistan

The UK military reportedly aims to double the size of its armed drone fleet in Afghanistan to ten by purchasing five US-made Reaper drones, which for the first time will be controlled from a UK base. The first five were controlled at US stations. The Royal Air Force (RAF) announced ...

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