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Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed. #Arabic #Argentina #Business #France #India #Italy #opinion #Politics #Technology #United Kingdom

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EXCLUSIVE – South Korea’s Park says door open for talks with North

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly. However, Park said in an interview that Pyongyang must show sincerity in seeking a constructive dialogue and "walk the talk" in taking up South Korea's offers for engagement aimed at ending a deadlock after a decade of warming ties. #Brazil #China #facebook #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #opinion #Russia #South Korea #Technology #United States

30 mins ago

Egypt’s military focus is at home, not on Islamic State – minister

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's foreign minister has suggested his country might not provide military assistance to the United States for its battle against the Islamic State militant group, saying the army was focused on the home front. #Brazil #Egypt #India #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #United Kingdom #United States

45 mins ago

Saudi court sentences two to death, jails 13 over attack

DOHA (Reuters) - A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced two men to death and 13 others to long prison terms after they were accused of killing a policeman and three civilians and forming an al Qaeda cell in prison, the kingdom's state news agency (SPA) said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia has arrested thousands of suspected militants since al Qaeda supporters waged a wave of attacks on residential compounds for foreign workers and on Saudi government facilities starting in 2003, killing dozens. In 2006 and 2008 security forces foiled planned strikes against oil installations in its Eastern Province #cnt #content #rch #rco #typeof-social #undefined #wcntn #Yahoo!

Sep 17, 2014

Crimean Tatars say Russian security agencies raid their assembly

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Armed and masked men cordoned off the the Crimean Tatars' main assembly in the region as security officials searched it on Tuesday, a member of the ethnic minority, which widely opposed Russia's annexation, told Reuters. Russia wrested Crimea away from Ukraine and annexed it in March in spite of opposition from the Tatar community, who make up 300,000 of the Black Sea peninsula's 2 million people and are under pressure to align themselves with the new authorities. "I came to work shortly after 9.30 a.m. #Arabic #Business #China #Elections #facebook #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Technology #United States

Sep 17, 2014

Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of a day-old wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said. The blaze, one of about a dozen major fires raging across the drought-parched state, prompted authorities to order the evacuation of about 1,000 households in and around the Northern California town of Weed, which has a population of about 3,000. #Arabic #Brazil #France #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

Sep 17, 2014

Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday - an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future - and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them temporary and limited self-rule. But though Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko savoured a historic triumph with parliament's seal of approval for the EU deal, his peacemaking efforts drew derision from separatists and some mainstream politicians, while his military reported three more deaths of Ukrainian servicemen despite an 11-day ceasefire. "No nation has ever paid such a high price to become Europeans," Poroshenko told parliament referring to the bloody conflict that has gripped Ukraine since his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovich, walked away from the EU pact last November in favour of closer ties with Ukraine's former Soviet master, Russia #Arabic #Brazil #Business #China #facebook #France #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #United States

Sep 17, 2014

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

MONROVIA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region. #aut #content #cookie #rch #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!

Sep 17, 2014

Obama says Africa Ebola epidemic ‘spiralling out of control’

ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiralling out of control" and exhorted the global community to move faster and contribute more help to contain the spread of the deadly disease. #Arabic #Argentina #Business #France #Italy #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Russia #Technology

Sep 17, 2014

Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India

MULTAN Pakistan (Reuters) - Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives. "India irrigates its deserts and dumps extra water on Pakistan without any warning," the bearded Saeed told Reuters, as he surveyed a vast expanse of muddy water from a rescue boat just outside the central city of Multan. "If we don't stop India now, Pakistan will continue to face this danger." His comments will surprise few in India, where Saeed is suspected of helping mastermind the 2008 Mumbai massacre which killed 166 people, a few of them Americans #Argentina #Business #France #India #Infrastructure #markets #Mexico #opinion #Technology #United States