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LONDON, Sept 19- British Prime Minister David Cameron said the issue of Scottish independence had been settled "for a generation" on Friday but pledged a swift constitutional shake-up after what he called "a clear vote" by Scots to stay part of the United Kingdom.
EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain's remaining global clout.
LONDON/ EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Scottish voters have rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom in a vote that had threatened to break up the world's sixth-biggest economy. UK PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON. "Scotland has by a majority decided not, at this stage, to become an independent country.
LONDON, Sept 19- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday the Scottish National Party would join talks on transfering further powers to Scotland after voters rejected independence. "I've just spoken to Alex Salmond, congratulating him on a hard-fought campaign. I'm delighted the SNP will join talks on further devolution, "Cameron said on Twitter.
BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYS SCOTTISH REJECTION OF INDEPENDENCE' A CLEAR RESULT'.
EDINBURGH, Scotland— Chief vote counting officer declares No side the winner in Scottish independence vote.
EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allies and investors, results showed on Friday with more than two thirds of the vote declared. Supporters of the United Kingdom have won 54 percent of the vote, according to Reuters calculations, and that share could climb.
LONDON, Sept 19- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday congratulated Alistair Darling, the man who spearheaded the campaign against Scottish independence, as partial results indicated Scotland had voted to stay in the United Kingdom by a clear margin.
BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON CONGRATULATES HEAD OF SCOTTISH ANTI-INDEPENDENCE CAMPAIGN.
EDINBURGH, Scotland— Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Now, the task was to heal the divide— and use the energy the referendum unleashed to hold London politicians to promises of more powers for Scotland.
*PM Cameron and Elizabeth II expected to comment. EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Scotland has voted against breaking from the United Kingdom in half its constituencies home to nearly one third of the electorate, early results from a divisive independence referendum showed. Scotland's final verdict on the union should be clear around breakfast time on Friday.
EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Scotland voted against breaking apart the United Kingdom in four small constituencies, early referendum results showed on Friday, as Scots agonized over the fate of their country following a divisive independence campaign.
EDINBURGH, Sept 19- Scots agonized over the fate of their country on Friday after record numbers voted in a divisive independence referendum that could break apart the United Kingdom.
*London offers more powers if Scotland stays. EDINBURGH, Sept 18- Scotland has voted on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or break the 307- year-old union in a finely balanced independence referendum with global consequences. The gap is sufficiently close that if the pollsters have got it marginally wrong, Scotland could go its own way.
*London offers more powers if Scotland stays. EDINBURGH, Sept 18- Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307- year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences.
*Britain implores Scotland to stay, offers more powers. EDINBURGH, Sept 18- Scotland voted in a referendum on Thursday to choose whether to end the 307- year-old union with England and become an independent nation or stay within the United Kingdom- a decision which could have consequences across the globe.
*Britain implores Scotland to stay, offers more powers. EDINBURGH, Sept 18- Scots began voting in an independence referendum on Thursday that will decide the fate of the United Kingdom, after opinion polls showed hundreds of thousands of them were still agonizing over whether to stay with the 307- year union or back secession. "This is an historic day for Scotland.
EDINBURGH, Scotland— From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment— and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath— after voters turned out in huge numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland's 307- year union with England.
The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote. The issues range from whether Scotland will use the pound as its currency to how much U.K. debt it should take on to how the military will be split up— and the results will affect all of the U.K.' s 64 million people, not just the 5.3 million in Scotland.
*Polling stations open at 0600 GMT on Thursday. EDINBURGH, Sept 18- Just hours before Scotland's independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters, as opinion polls showed supporters of the 307- year union just a whisker ahead of secessionists.