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2 hrs ago | TheBostonChannel.com

Scotland's independence vote: The essentials

It's a vote that could end Scotland's 307-year union with England and Wales as Great Britain -- and see it launch into the world as an independent nation of some 5.3 million people. When campaigning began, that seemed a far-fetched prospect.

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2 hrs ago | TheBostonChannel.com

Why is the US nervous about Scottish vote?

When it comes to the prospective divorce of its closest friend, the United States is following the advice column carefully: don't take sides, keep your opinions to yourself, and avoid getting dragged into the fray. Thursday's independence referendum in Scotland, and with it the possible split of the 300-year-old United Kingdom, could have consequences big and small, including in the United States.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Military, US Navy, Opinion

5 hrs ago | KHGI

Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

15, 2014, Konrad Wierzbicki, 23, stands in front of a memorial to Poles killed by the Soviet Union in the 1940s in Otwock, Poland. . In this photo taken Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Poland, Vladimir Putin

5 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?" Though she was half joking, her comment revealed an anxiety Poles express frequently these days - that Russian aggression in Ukraine could spread, upending this NATO and European Union member's most peaceful and prosperous era in centuries. The woman was the third Pole in the past couple weeks to advise me to think twice about investing in Polish real estate, forcing me to start wondering if it really is wise for me, an American, to risk my savings here.

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9 hrs ago | DefenceTalk News

Rapid Trident 2014 begins in Ukraine

Soldiers from 15 nations began two weeks of collective training , with a ceremony yesterday, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here, to mark the official start of Rapid Trident 2014. Rapid Trident is an annual U.S. Army Europe-conducted, Ukrainian-led multinational exercise designed to enhance interoperability with allied and partner nations while promoting regional stability and security.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Russia Taday

US, NATO policies push world to brink of new Cold War - Duma Speaker

The Chairman of the State Duma has described as "cynical and irresponsible" steps taken by the United States and its allies which will result in a renewal of the Cold War that has already become a modern day reality. Sergey Naryshkin was speaking at the opening of the Lower House's fall session and said that the international situation had become much more tense in a very short period of time.

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NEWS.com.au

Ex-Nazi charged over 300,000 murders

A TALIBAN suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy close to the US embassy in Kabul, killing three soldiers. WATCH what happens when a young man refuses to give up a seat marked for the elderly and disabled on a crowded bus.

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Greenwich Citizen

There Are A Disturbing Number Of ISIS Recruits From NATO Partner Turkey

"As many as 1,000 Turks have joined ISIS, according to Turkish news media reports and government officials here," Yengisu writes. Turkey, a secular Muslim country led by a moderate Islamist party, faces a problem of disgruntled Islamists hoping for a more purely Islamic society.

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Recordpub.com

6 killed, 15 wounded in Donetsk in east Ukraine

Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday -- the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept.

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Related Topix: Russia, OH, World News, Vladimir Putin, Europe, Germany

The Washington Post

NATO troops killed in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed three coalition soldiers near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday morning, and a fourth soldier died late Monday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on NATO forces. The violence, the deadliest aimed at NATO troops in more than two months, highlights the continued vulnerability of American troops serving in Afghanistan.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Suicide blast strikes NATO convoy in Kabul, casualties reported

Taliban insurgents detonated a suicide car bomb near a convoy of international soldiers in Kabul early Tuesday morning as witnesses reported multiple casualties. The blast occurred on the capital's airport road in an area where the U.S. Embassy and Afghanistan's supreme court are located.

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The Daily Star

Turkish military weighs "buffer zone" against Iraq, Syria threats: media

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wait for the start of their meeting at the president's office in Ankara September 12, 2014.REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool ANKARA: Turkey's military is drawing up plans for a possible "buffer zone" on the country's southern border, where it faces a threat from Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Turkish media quoted President Tayyip Erdogan as saying on Monday. The government will evaluate the plans and decide whether such a move is necessary, Turkish television stations quoted Erdogan as telling reporters on his plane as he returned from an official visit to Qatar.

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MilitaryCity.com

NATO head: Security threats from Russia, Islamic State

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist organization. In his Brussels farewell speech as NATO's top civilian official, Rasmussen said the alliance finds itself on the front line of a geopolitical division between 'tolerance and fanaticism,' and 'democracy and totalitarianism.'

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SFGate

Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

Unidentified warplanes conducted four airstrikes on Monday near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, leaving one dead and five wounded, a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias and a militia commander said. A series of mysterious airstrikes in Libya, which U.S. officials have previously said were carried out by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates , have reinforced the perception that Libya has become a proxy battleground for larger regional struggles -- with Turkey and Qatar backing the Islamist militias and Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE supporting their opponents.

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Brandon Sun

A Scottish 'Yes' to independence will mean an exit, at least for now, from the EU and NATO

If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defence alliance. In breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom, Scotland would automatically find itself outside both the EU and NATO, and have to reapply to join both, officials from those Brussels-based organizations have stressed.

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The News-Star

Ten things to know for Monday, Sept. 15Ten things to know for Monday, ...

Ten things to know for Monday, Sept. 15 The Islamic State, the Middle East and Scotland's possible freedom headline today's list.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

10 things to know for Monday

14, 2014. . Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept.

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Nanaimo Daily News

6 killed, 15 wounded in worst fighting since Ukraine cease-fire began; 146 combatants freed

Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5. Nonetheless, the cease-fire deal has brought some normalcy to parts of eastern Ukraine and allowed prisoners on both sides to go home.

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KTEN-TV Denison

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Independent

These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing...

In Iraq the Iranian controlled Shia militias, which used to specialise in killing American troops, have relieved the Shia town of Amerli, long besieged by Isis The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is like an Islamic Khmer Rouge and deals with the rest of the world through violence. But a slogan of Isis is that "media is half of jihad", so events like the ritual murder of David Haines are geared to show strength and dominate the headlines, obscuring any sense that Isis's many enemies are making headway through American airstrikes.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism

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