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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.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
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.
Business-News-Schedule at 0830 GMT / 4.30 Am Et
The battle for the hearts and heads of the Scottish people takes a new turn with two British banks saying they will relocate to London if Scotland votes for independence in a referendum next week. , expect by 1100 GMT/7 AM ET, by Angus MacSwan and Alistair Smout, 700 words) LONDON - Equities are steady while sterling bounces back, as a poll showing that a majority of Scots intend to vote against independence next week took some of the edge off uncertainty over the United Kingdom's future.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
San Jose Mercury News
The Wire: Obama takes on ISIS; father admits killing kids; Brits...
In this image made through a window of the Oval Office, President Barack Obama speaks on the phone to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah from his desk at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, ahead of his address to the nation tonight regarding Iraq and Islamic State group militants.
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