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Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence

No supporters for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate the overall result at a No campaign event at an hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.  The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence in a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Scottish voters have rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, official results showed on Friday, by a margin of almost 10 percentage points.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

What if? Scotland’s steps to independence

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, front center, meets with Scots and other European citizens to celebrate European citizenship and "Scotland's continued EU membership with a Yes vote" at  Parliament Square in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Opinion polls showing that the independence referendum in Scotland is too close to call have prompted widespread selling of the British pound. If the actual vote on Sept. 18 delivers a knockout blow to Scotland’s 307-year union with England, that selling could become even more pronounced as the United Kingdom is likely plunged into the biggest constitutional crisis in its history. The fate of the British pound, which has been one of the most tangible links of the union, will be front and center of the separation proceedings as it has been for the past few months during the cut and thrust of the campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan, PA Wire)     UNITED KINGDOM OUT   -   NO SALES    -    NO ARCHIVES

With polls ahead of Scotland’s independence referendum now showing the two sides neck and neck, Britain is starting to consider seriously the implications of a “Yes” victory.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Erdogan vows ‘new era’ in Turkey after ‘historic’ election win

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to the crowd on top of a bus in downtown Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Turks were voting in their first direct presidential election Sunday _ a watershed event in Turkey’s 91-year history, where the president was previously elected by Parliament. Erdogan on Sunday vowed a "new era" of reconciliation in Turkey after winning a "historic" victory in the presidential elections.  AP PHOTO/EMRAH GUREL

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed a “new era” of reconciliation in Turkey after winning a “historic” victory in presidential elections.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Far-right National Front triumphs in French Euro elections

A woman embraces French President Francois Hollande as he leaves the polling station after voting in the European elections in Tulle, central France, Sunday, May 25, 2014. The far right National Front topped the polls in elections to the European Parliament in France. Voters of 21 nations are casting ballots to decide the makeup of the next European Parliament and help determine the European Union's future leaders and direction.  AP PHOTO/BOB EDME

The far right National Front topped the polls in elections to the European Parliament in France with a record score of around 25 percent of votes cast, according to exit polls published as ballots closed at 20:00 (1800 GMT).

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt’s interim president urges Egyptians to vote

A billboard supporting presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the country's former military chief, is seen lighten in front of the television building in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 24, 2014. AP

Egypt’s interim president has urged Egyptians to come out and vote in this week’s presidential election, saying the vote will shape the nation’s future.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »