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Scotland votes ‘No’ for independence – Vote still shakes up union – Nationalist leader resigns

EDINBURGH: Scots rejected independence yesterday in a referendum that left the centuries-old United Kingdom intact but headed for a major shake-up that will give more autonomy to both Scotland and…

Sarkozy takes to Facebook to announce comeback – ‘We’ve been on our own in the ring for 2 years now’

PARIS: Former president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his return to French politics yesterday, taking to Facebook to offer disenchanted voters a “new political choice” amid a deep political and economic crisis.…

British journalist John Cantlie shown in IS video

BEIRUT: A man identified as British journalist John Cantlie has purportedly appeared as a captive of Islamic State militants in a video posted by the organisation’s supporters online. The Islamic…

UK Muslim leaders call for release of Briton held by IS

LONDON: Muslim groups across Britain called yesterday for the release of British hostage Alan Henning, a volunteer aid worker captured in Syria whose life was threatened in a recent video…

Scots vote on independence referendum to seal UK’s fate – Britain offers more powers

EDINBURGH: Scots began voting in an independence referendum yesterday that will decide the fate of the United Kingdom, after opinion polls showed hundreds of thousands of them were still agonizing…

Thai junta chief ‘sorry’ for bikini remarks

BANGKOK: Thailand’s junta chief apologised yesterday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal murder of two British…

Emir: Qatar doesn’t back extremists – Top Saudi clerics warn against joining jihadists

BERLIN/RIYADH: Qatar’s emir said in Germany yesterday that his wealthy Gulf state does not back Islamic “terrorist organisations”, and Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had no reason to doubt him.…

Scotland braces for independence vote

EDINBURGH: The campaign for Scotland’s independence referendum went down to the wire yesterday ahead of a knife-edge vote that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or…

French parliament approves jihadist travel ban

PARIS: France’s parliament yesterday approved a new anti-terror bill aimed at preventing potential jihadists from travelling to Iraq, Syria or elsewhere by confiscating their passports. The travel ban on French…

Ukraine and EU ratify pact at heart of crisis – Renewed fighting in the east heap further pressure

KIEV: The Ukrainian and European parliaments yesterday simultaneously ratified a landmark pact at the heart of the ex-Soviet country’s bloodiest crisis since independence. The vote on an accord that decisively…

Pints with politics; Scottish pubs debate independence

GLASGOW: Talking politics in British pubs can be a tricky subject but Scotland’s independence referendum has prompted two Glasgow bars to pin their “Yes” and “No” colors to the counter.…

Cameron in Scotland to boost ‘No’ vote – Queen hopes Scottish voters will ‘think carefully’

ABERDEEN: British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday was to plead with Scots to vote against independence in a referendum as Scotland enters the most decisive week in its modern history.…

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