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  • UK opposition leader to Scots: Spurn breakaway because PM Cameron is on way out

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party urged Scots on Thursday to reject independence in a referendum this month, saying it would soon oust the ruling Conservatives, who have little support north of the border. Labour leader Ed Miliband...
  • Video depicts beheading of second American journalist

    WASHINGTON Ignoring his mother's plea for mercy, the Islamic State posted a video Tuesday showing the beheading of Steven Joel Sotloff, the second American journalist executed in two weeks by the extremist group in reprisal for U.S. airstrikes against its...
  • From Syria to Ukraine, crises fill the Obama-NATO agenda

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama heads to Europe next week, looking to assure nervous allies of the United States' commitment to the region, as NATO prepares to beef up forces amid fears that Russia will step up its provocations beyond Ukraine. Obama...
  • War -- past, present and future

    The world seems to be falling apart. Only lunatics from North Korea or Iran once mumbled about using nuclear weapons against their supposed enemies. Now Vladimir Putin, after gobbling up the Crimea, points to his nuclear arsenal and warns the West not to...
  • Bank of England holds rates despite robust recovery

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England kept interest rates on hold on Thursday as Britain's economy continued to thrive, although risks to the recovery both at home and abroad remain. The BoE's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) left its Bank Rate at 0.5...
  • Spain's 7.5 million Catalans seek independence

    BARCELONA, Spain A new crack in the facade of European unity has appeared in northeastern Spain where an ancient people known as Catalans, speaking a language older than English, are seeking to leave Spain and form a separate state: Catalonia. Recent...
  • Fall movie season is here

    As far as Hollywood is concerned, summer is in the rearview mirror. Fall movie season arrived Tuesday and will stretch into November when it gives way to holiday films including "Into the Woods" from director Rob Marshall. As always, dates are subject to...
  • NATO chief, at summit, says Russia attacking Ukraine

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) - NATO's top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine as allied leaders gathered for a summit to buttress support for Kiev and bolster defenses against a Russia they now see as hostile for the first time...
  • Britain's Cameron says pressure to build on Russia over Ukraine

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said pressure would ramp up on Russia if it did not curtail its actions in Ukraine, which he described as unacceptable. Speaking ahead of a two-day NATO summit in Wales, Cameron told BBC...
  • Ebola spreads in Nigeria; toll from West African outbreak tops 1,900

    Ebola spreads in Nigeria; toll from West African outbreak tops 1,900
    A doctor in Nigeria continued to treat patients after developing symptoms of Ebola and may have exposed scores of people to the deadly virus, the United Nations health organization warned Tuesday, raising fears that the outbreak could escalate in Africa's...
  • George Clooney to direct film on British phone hacking scandal

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Actor-filmmaker George Clooney will direct a movie about the phone hacking scandal that ensnared some of Britain's biggest media figures and politicians, studio Sony Pictures Entertainment said on Wednesday. "Hack Attack"...
  • George Clooney to direct 'Hack Attack,' about British media scandal

    George Clooney is answering the call to direct "Hack Attack" for Sony Pictures, an adaptation of journalist Nick Davies' book about the British phone-hacking scandal that erupted around Rupert Murdoch's news empire. Davies investigated Murdoch's News...