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  • Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland

    Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland
    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence....
  • Ukraine lawmakers approve EU pact, offer autonomy to rebel regions

    Ukraine lawmakers approve EU pact, offer autonomy to rebel regions
    Lawmakers in Ukraine endorsed an association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, making a decisive turn in favor of closer relations with Western neighbors in spite of the 10-month-old conflict that shift in alliance has ignited with Russia....
  • Italian economy may contract this year: economy minister

    ROME (Reuters) - Italy's economy may contract in 2014 for the third consecutive year, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Tuesday, following negative forecasts from Italy's employers' lobby and the Organisation of Economic Growth and Development....
  • 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...
  • Washington fears vote for Scottish independence could damage 'special relationship'

    Ahead of Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence, U.S. policy makers are speaking out albeit tentatively in support of a united United Kingdom. "Our 'special relationship' with the United Kingdom is unparalleled," House Foreign Affairs...
  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for Sept. 17: Howl-O-Scream; Monster truck; Camp Peary

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for Sept. 17: Howl-O-Scream; Monster truck; Camp Peary
    Howl-O-Scream "I don't like the way Busch Gardens has changed Howl-O-Scream. It used to be such fun to take the little ones in the evening when Jack is Back and they had the dancing scarecrows on stilts and riding a train and you went through and you...
  • U.N. Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola response

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council could adopt a resolution later this week to expand the global response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa by calling on countries to lift travel restrictions and provide urgent...
  • Italy's Renzi pushing labor reform, but scepticism growing

    ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday he would force through changes to Italy's labor laws with special emergency measures if parliament dragged its feet, and rejected criticism his government was moving too slowly with its reform...
  • Chinese increasingly protest projects that threaten environment

    BEIJING China is a country with gargantuan environmental problems, deep distrust of government and a population that is increasingly wired through mobile devices. Put that together and it's no surprise that large street protests are breaking out against...
  • Swiss bankers urge EU deals to root out tax cheats, gain market access

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The head of Switzerland's banking association urged the government on Tuesday to strike deals with European neighbors to root out untaxed money in the country and make it easier for Swiss banks to do business abroad. Switzerland has...
  • French PM Valls sees off revolt to win confidence vote

    PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls headed off a backbench revolt against his government on Tuesday, winning a confidence vote after promising to preserve France's social model while pushing pro-business reforms intended to boost economic...
  • More austerity, reforms ahead for Finland, PM Stubb says

    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's weak economy mean its government may have to cut spending further over the next few years to stop national debt levels exceeding EU limits, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb told Reuters. The small Nordic economy, whose strong...