Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond speaks during a news conference in Edinburgh in this September 19, 2014 handout photo by the Scottish Government. REUTERS/Scottish Government/Handout via Reuters

Salmond says Scots 'tricked' out of independence

Alex Salmond, the defeated leader of Scotland's nationalists, accused PM David Cameron and other London politicians of tricking Scottish voters out of independence by making a false "vow" about granting them new powers.  Full Article 


Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey 9:05pm BST

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT - Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher. | Video


Relief over Scotland gives way to 'Great Stagnation' worries

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BRUSSELS - Scotland's rejection of independence and a lack of any fireworks at a Fed meeting last week have calmed investors enough to shift the focus back to what some call the "Great Stagnation", and how to avoid it.


French and German visions for Europe to clash in Berlin

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BERLIN/PARIS - Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel.


Julius Baer eyes Coutts international arm, wary of bidding war

11:39am BST

GENEVA - Swiss private bank Julius Baer is interested in acquiring Coutts International, a unit of Royal Bank of Scotland , but will not get into a bidding war for the venerable British bank's overseas arm, a Swiss paper reported on Sunday.


Sarkozy takes swipe at French presidential rivals in comeback campaign

3:03pm BST

PARIS - Nicolas Sarkozy, the author of state pension changes that inspired mass protests, wasted no time in attacking potential rivals in the 2017 presidential race after announcing his return to French politics via Facebook.


SoftBank estimates $4.6 billion gain from Alibaba listing

9:59am BST

TOKYO - Japan's SoftBank Corp said it expected a gain of about 500 billion yen (2.82 billion British pound) from Alibaba Group Holding's share listing in New York, where the Chinese e-commerce leader surged 38 percent on its first day of trade.

Pope condemns Islamist militants

Pope Francis is greeted by cheering crowds in predominantly Muslim Albania on his first official European visit, before launching his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date. Vanessa Johnston reports.