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Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

September 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the... more »»

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — 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... more »»

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East. more »»

France: Sarkozy announces political comeback

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy may want his old job bac. more »»

Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey

September 19, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in... more »»

Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

September 19, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Despite Scotland's decision to reject independence, lawmakers in Spain's Catalonia region voted overwhelmingly Friday to give their leader the power to call a secession... more »»

Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in Iraq

September 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized... more »»

Donetsk cleans up from shelling in eastern Ukraine

September 19, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Peace talks to regulate the ongoing crisis in east Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists have battled Ukrainian troops since April, started late Friday in the capital of... more »»

Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

September 19, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in Sanaa for a second day Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and have shaken the Yemeni capital with thousands... more »»

Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

September 19, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacke. more »»

France strikes Islamic State group depot in Iraq

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. more »»

Mexico rights body probes deadly army-gang faceoff

September 19, 2014

ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's Civil Rights Commission says it is investigating the circumstances of a June confrontation between the army and a suspected drug gang that left 22 people dead. more »»

Scotland picks UK over independence in referendum

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its cor. more »»

Court again delays Kenya president's trial

September 19, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court again delayed the trial of Kenya's president on Friday, after prosecutors said they did not have a strong enough case to convict him... more »»

Floods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed

September 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead an... more »»

Scotland leader to quit after independence loses

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond announced Friday that he will resign as first minister and leader of his political party, hours after Scots voted to... more »»

Alex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigned as first minister and leader of his political party Friday, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United... more »»

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

September 19, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court. more »»

Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote

September 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom. more »»

South Africa's murder rate goes up

September 19, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year, police said Friday. more »»

 
 

 

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