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Thousands march for U.K. union as Scotland vote nears

Sep 13, 2014

Thousands march for U.K. union as Scotland vote nears

Thousands of members of the Protestant Orange order marched through Edinburgh on Saturday in a show of strength against Scottish independence as the final weekend of campaigning for the referendum got under way with everything to play for. Up to 15,000 supporters of retaining ...

Sep 12, 2014

NATO's new missions won't solve Ukraine, Iraq crises

NATO leaders emerged from a summit in Wales with a plan to protect eastern members from a resurgent Russia, a pledge to reverse the decline in their defense spending, and an embryonic Western coalition to combat Islamic militants in Iraq. Yet despite ringing declarations ...

Sep 12, 2014

Venezuela's U.N. Security Council bid gains backing

Venezuela’s socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council. The unanimous endorsement of Venezuela’s candidacy to represent the region ...