Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron pauses at a news conference in Downing Street, central London August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Cameron 'nervous' over Scottish independence vote

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was nervous but confident Scots would vote against leaving the United Kingdom when they vote in a referendum on independence next month.  Full Article 

EU names Tusk, Mogherini to top jobs, ready Russian sanctions 12:49am BST

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders on Saturday chose Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk to chair their Council and named Italian Federica Mogherini to run the bloc's foreign relations, as the EU prepared to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine. | Video

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces bid to break Islamic State siege of town

30 Aug 2014

BAGHDAD - Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on Islamic State fighters on Saturday in a push to break the Sunni militants' siege of the Shi'ite town of Amerli, army sources said.

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China and Hong Kong poised for showdown over democracy

30 Aug 2014

HONG KONG - Hong Kong is poised for a showdown with China when the Chinese parliament meets later on Sunday, with the largely rubber-stamp body likely to snuff out hopes for a democratic breakthrough in the regional financial hub at elections due in 2017.

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Iran nuclear talks to continue on fringes of UN assembly - Ashton

30 Aug 2014

MILAN - The six global powers will discuss ways to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Saturday.

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Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier - video

30 Aug 2014

BEIRUT - Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.

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Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

30 Aug 2014

MONROVIA/CONAKRY - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighbourhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.