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3 hrs ago | Daily Texan

As Scottish independence referendum approaches, students should take notice

After this Thursday, the United Kingdom as we know it may cease to exist. Every registered voter in Scotland has the opportunity that day to cast a simple, straightforward vote: "Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country? Yes/No."

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Conservatives (UK), Labour Party (UK), NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US News, Tyne and Wear County, England

6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Star-Spanlged-Banner 200th anniversary

More than 30 naval vessels and tall ships from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Germany, Spain and Turkey, on Tuesday, bid farewell to Fort McHenry and Baltimore, Md., after participating in the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spamgled-Banner. Sitting on a gently rising elevation, at the end of a peninsula, Fort McHenry, was the target of the Sept.

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Related Topix: Prison, Baltimore, MD, Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Fire

8 hrs ago | OpEdNews

Scotland Decides, but is Nationalism the Answer to a Supranational Problem?

This coming Thursday, 18th September, the Scottish electorate are to decide whether to stay as part of the United Kingdom or once more to become an independent state, after just over three hundred years of Westminster rule. Overall, it has been a very successful three hundred years - if you regard success largely built on the pillaging of others as success.

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16 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

An independent Scotland: A high-taxing, free-spending declining oil state

Scots will be worse off if they vote for independence. It's not good economics, and not much else is at stake.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Texas, Tyne and Wear County, England, Essex County, England, Greater London County, England

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Lucianne.com

Next 25 Articles

The House Select Committee on Benghazi is set to hold its first public hearing this week on September 17th.However, a note of caution should be added not to expect too much "substance" as an outcome. As most readers are now aware the Benghazi FUBAR is essentially two-thirds a result of bad policy, and one-third a result of terrible decisions as a result of that bad policy.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Barack Obama

Salt Lake Tribune

Will: Scotland considers its national future

WASHINGTON a Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep's pluck - the heart, lungs and liver - cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a sheep's stomach, then served, sometimes drenched with Scotch.

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IcLichfield

David Haines

The brutal murder of one British aid worker and threat to kill a second will add urgency to efforts today to form a substantial international coalition to mount an assault on Islamic State extremists. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will attend a summit in Paris as Washington seeks military commitments from more regional and global allies for the fight to push back the jihadist advance.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Tyne and Wear County, England, Conservatives (UK), Lothian County, Scotland, Essex County, England, Greater London County, England

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Accuracy In Media

While World Burns, United Nations worries about Global Warming

While conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine are dominating headlines across the world, the United Nations released a report warning people about global warming. Or, in other words, the U.N. warned the world about global warming's latest new reincarnation called "climate change."

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom

Common Dreams

Giving the Sassenachs a Big Scare

Every so often, the Scots like to rise up and give the Sassenachs a big scare. Next week, they are threatening to break their union with England and Wales which has been in effect since 1707.

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Sunderland Echo

Fire breaks out at care home in Washington

A total of 17 firefighters from Washington, Birtley and Hebburn stations fought the fire at the home, which has 60 rooms. One of the home's residents, an 81-year-old woman, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead for treatment for smoke inhalation.

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CBS News

The Scottish battle for independence

Is the United Kingdom on the verge of DIS-uniting? In just four days, the people of Scotland will be making that decision at the polls. Our Cover Story is reported by Mark Phillips: The piper on Princes Street in Edinburgh is an institution.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Lothian County, Scotland, Tyne and Wear County, England

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Foreign Policy

Terrorists Strike Again: ISIS Murders British Aid Worker

Turning its campaign of videotaped terror toward Washington's primary battlefield ally, the Islamic State released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines and threatening to kill another British hostage. The murder makes Haines the third Western captive to be killed by the militants in the weeks since American warplanes first began bombing targets belonging to the Islamic State, the armed group that controls broad swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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Newsday

David Haines, British aid worker, killed by ISIS in Syria

David Haines, a British aid worker, is shown purportedly before he was beheaded in this image made from video posted on the Internet by Islamic State militants and provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism watchdog, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

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Accuracy In Media

British Prime Minister begs Scotland Not to Secede

The United Kingdom is facing one of the toughest battles in recent history yet: the potential independence of Scotland from their country. Reuters reported British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron told Scots not to break apart the kingdom's "family of nations."

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The Star Online

U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant

The United States says it is "comfortable" it can forge an international coalition to fight Islamic State, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant, it risks finding itself out on a limb. President Barack Obama this week unveiled a rough plan to fight the Islamist militants simultaneously in Iraq and Syria, thrusting the United States directly into two different wars in which nearly every country in the region has a stake.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Francois Hollande, Iraq, Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Column: Scotland's epic vote

WASHINGTON >> Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep's pluck - the heart, lungs and liver - cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a sheep's stomach, then served, sometimes drenched with Scotch.

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The Washington Post

The District's fight for 51 stars

Commemorations in the District of historical milestones are frequent. In 2012, it was the 150th anniversary of Emancipation Day.

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Newsday

Gang sentenced for A 55m drug plot

Nine men from Tyneside, Teesside, Northampton, Nottingham and Slough were given jail terms ranging from two years eight months to 11 years. Operation Patton was launched in 2012 by the North East Regional Special Operations Unit , involving specialist staff from the Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland forces.

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The Northern Echo

Drugs gang jailed after 55m haul seized from North Yorkshire warehouse

Officers entered and searched a unit rented by Kirk Anderson and recovered a speedboat and a large consignment of drugs, 408 kilos of amphetamine and 30 kilos of heroin with a street value of A 55Million Officers entered and searched a unit rented by Kirk Anderson and recovered a speedboat and a large consignment of drugs, 408 kilos of amphetamine and 30 kilos of heroin with a street value of A 55Million Two holdalls containing A 313,000 were found in the boot of Abdur Khan's vehicle when he was stopped by Leicestershire Police, believed to be the cash dropped off at Michael Watts home address by Neil Hoban earlier that day A 65,000 found in Andrew Yates vehicle when he was stopped by Durham Police.

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Related Topix: Derbyshire County, England, Leicestershire County, England, World News, Nottinghamshire County, England, United Kingdom, Northamptonshire County, England, Tyne and Wear County, England

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Government Executive

What Three U.S. Secessionist Groups Think About the Scottish Independence Movement

The campaign for Scottish independence has garnered international interest, especially since recent polls indicated, for the first time, that success is within reach for the movement to break away from the United Kingdom. Some secessionist groups here in the United States are finding inspiration in the developments across the Atlantic and are following what's going on in Scotland particularly closely.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Vermont, Vermont Government, Tyne and Wear County, England

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