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Final-day push before historic Scottish independence vote

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Campaigners on both sides of Scotland’s independence referendum are trying to sway over 4 million registered voters in a last-day push before the historic vote gets underway. Voters in Scotland will head to polls on Thursday to decide whether they want to stay in the 307-year-union with the rest of the UK or become independent. Turnout is expected to... 

Another shelling kills two more civilians, injures 3 in Ukraine’s east

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At least two civilians have been killed and three others wounded in renewed shelling in Ukraine’s restive east, despite a truce between the Kiev government forces and pro-Russians. Officials in eastern city of Donetsk said the deadly shell fire hit a residential neighborhood north of the city on Wednesday. According to the Donetsk city council, the two civilians... 

France urges end to flow of money to ISIL

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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called for an end to the flow of money to the terrorist ISIL group operating in Iraq and Syria. Fabius made the remarks during a joint press briefing with his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in the French capital, Paris, on Monday. Fabius said many of the participants at the Paris conference spoke of the need... 

Shelling kills 10 people in Ukraine

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At least 10 people have been killed during fresh clashes in war-torn eastern Ukraine over the last 48-hours. According to Donetsk city officials, four people were killed on Monday when a car repair shop was hit by an artillery shell and six civilians were killed in separate shelling incidents on Sunday. The officials also said that 15 people were wounded by... 

Nationalist anti-immigrant party ‘real winner’ of Sweden election

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The general parliamentary election in Sweden on Sunday was ‘something of a shock’ to the nation. The far-right Sweden Democrats party managed to table the third highest number of votes on the back of their strong anti-immigration policies. The results of the vote saw a shift to the left after eight years of conservative rule. The Prime Minister Fredrik... 

NATO states start sending arms to Kiev

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Ukrainian Defense Minister Valery Heletey (C) walks with troopers at a temporary base near the eastern city of Slavyansk. Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey has said NATO member states have begun supplying weapons to the country’s forces, despite a truce between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russians. Heletey made the announcement during an interview with... 

Scotland to become independent, new poll raises Yes vote at 54%

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A new poll shows that support for Scottish independence has risen by eight percentage points above support for union with the UK, just five days before a referendum vote. The survey, conducted by Britain-based ICM research foundation and released on Sunday, showed that the pro-independence campaign enjoyed 54-percent support compared to the 46 percent for anti-independence... 

DS brand’s split from Citroen confirmed

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The Divine DS previewed the decision to remove Citroën badging from future DS models. Premium brand will go its own way with next round of new cars. Citroën has confirmed that its DS brand is to be separated from its parent for good, which means future European-market DS models won’t feature any Citroën badging. According to the company, Citroëns will... 

Russia to appeal against US, EU sanctions to WTO

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Russia is planning to appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over anti-Moscow Western sanctions, Russian Economy Minister Aleksey Ulyukaev has said. “The latest round of sanctions provides grounds to appeal to the WTO. And we will appeal,” Ulyukaev told reporters on Friday. The Russian minister also warned that Russia’s response to the new sanctions... 

Russia’s 2nd Ukraine aid convoy of 200 trucks crosses border

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All 200 trucks in Russia’s 2nd convoy carrying long-awaited humanitarian aid for devastated areas of eastern Ukraine have crossed the border after weeks of delays that occurred despite an agreement on relief corridors in the Minsk ceasefire deal. “At 08:00 Moscow time (04:00 GMT) the customs procedures for all trucks and goods in them were completed,”... 

Lake Baikal turns into swamp because of alien algae

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One of the central natural wonders of Russia, Lake Baikal, has recently been a source of troubling news. Every week, volunteers remove tons of garbage from the coast of the deepest fresh water lake on our planet, while officials try to handle the consequences of the closure of a pulp and paper mill. Now it is environmentalists who sound the alarm. In their... 

Moscow to give ‘appropriate’ response to new EU sanctions

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Building of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Moscow’s Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square. Moscow will take “appropriate measures” in response to possible new sanctions from the European Union, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson said. “On many levels, the Russian leadership has made it clear that we’ll take adequate measures and... 

UK PM threatens Scots ahead of independence vote

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has resorted to threats and emotions to discourage Scots from voting for independence in next week’s referendum. Cameron warned on Wednesday during a visit at the Scottish Widows building in Edinburgh that a breakaway from the UK would be forever. In addition, Cameron warned that Britain would not share its currency, the... 

Catalan independence vote will go ahead: Mas

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Catalan President Artur Mas says a vote on the region’s independence from Spain will be “impossible” to stop even if Madrid is against the referendum. “If the Catalan population wants to vote on its future, it’s practically impossible to stop that forever,” Mas said in an interview on Wednesday. He said the Spanish government... 

Russia jets overfly Canadian frigate

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Three Russian military planes have conducted low-level flyovers buzzing a Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea off the southern coast of Ukraine. A Canadian military source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said three Russian aircraft flew low over HMCS Toronto on Sunday. The source added that two of the Russian planes... 
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