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Scotland opts to stay with Britain

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Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain. 



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China troops withdraw from India border as Xi visit ends

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New Delhi (AFP) - Chinese troops have begun pulling back from the disputed border with India, sources said Friday, as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a rare summit in New Delhi overshadowed by the stand-off at the remote frontier. 



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Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

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BAGHDAD (AP) ā€” For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia ā€” from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and...(more) 



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South Korea fires warning shots at North's patrol boat

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea fired warning shots on Friday after a North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed maritime border to the west of the divided peninsula, the South's military said. Such incidents are not unheard of along the tense sea border between the rivals...(more) 



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Cameron vows new powers for all of UK after Scotland vote

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London (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday promised to grant new powers to all parts of the United Kingdom after separatists in Scotland won 1.5 million votes in an independence referendum but were beaten by pro-unity supporters. 



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Scotland's next step? No independence but more powers

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Edinburgh (AFP) - Scotland may have rejected independence but will now be handed new powers by Britain which could amount to effective home rule -- though experts warn that agreeing these could be messy. 



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Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum

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Edinburgh (AFP) - Scotland has rejected independence in a referendum that leaves the United Kingdom intact but opens the door to wider autonomy following a huge turnout, preliminary results showed Friday. 



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Ukraine's Poroshenko says U.S. promises $1 billion in financial guarantees

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a tweet on Friday that the United States had promised $1 billion in financial guarantees for Kiev to raise funds on the capital markets. "Agreed with @BarackObama that Ukraine will receive $1 billion in financial guarantees," he...(more) 



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Britain's Deputy PM pledges wider UK reform after Scottish 'No' vote

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LONDON (Reuters) - Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Friday said he wanted the coalition government to deliver new powers to Scotland, saying Scots' rejection of independence was a signal for wider constitutional reform across all of Britain. "Iā€™m absolutely delighted the Scottish people have taken...(more) 



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Chief vote counting officer declares No side the winner in Scottish independence vote

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) ā€” Chief vote counting officer declares No side the winner in Scottish independence vote. 



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Opponents of Scottish independence hold lead

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No on independence from U.K. holds lead in Scotland vote count         



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British markets breathe sigh of relief as Scots vote 'No'

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LONDON (Reuters) - British stocks were set to open higher on Friday while previously inflated bets on high volatility in the currency market over the next week fell away as the "No" camp looked set for victory in Scotland's independence referendum. Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond...(more) 



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