Manpreet Sing Makkar poses for a photograph in Calton Hill, Edinburgh July 16, 2014. Manpreet, who is originally from Punjab in India, moved to Scotland in 2001 and is active in the Yes campaign. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Poll shows record support for Scottish independence

A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level has thrown the fate of the United Kingdom into question, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.  Full Article 

Kremlin adviser says military strategy to reflect Ukraine crisis, NATO expansion - RIA 12:17pm BST

MOSCOW - A top Kremlin security adviser said threats to Russia from the situation in Ukraine and NATO enlargement in eastern Europe would be key factors as Moscow reviews its military strategy.

Senior construction manager Paul Barker poses on site during an office renovation project in the Canary Wharf business district in London July 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Construction growth strongest in seven months

Construction output in Britain grew at its fastest pace in seven months in August, boosting job creation but also putting strain on suppliers, industry data shows.  Full Article 

Pro-democracy activists clash with the police during a protest outside the hotel where China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Deputy General Secretary Li Fei is staying, in Hong Kong September 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

China's actions hint at "new world order"

As Beijing squashes Hong Kong's hopes for universal suffrage, Professor Willy Lam believes that this sets the stage for Beijing's goal of playing a substantial role in international policy.  Video 

A general view of pipes from Latvijas Gaze's underground gas storage facility in Incukalns August 12, 2014.   REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Europe drafts emergency energy plan

The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter, a source tells Reuters, as it braces for a possible halt in Russian gas as a result of the Ukraine crisis.  Full Article 

A resident of West Point neighbourhood, which has been quarantined following an outbreak of Ebola, carries a sack of food rations from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Monrovia August 28, 2014.   REUTERS/2Tango

Ebola threatens food security in West Africa

ROME - The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says, warning the problem will intensify in coming months.  Full Article 

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Poland hopeful coal's the future, not the past

Polish scientists say they're hopeful that successful experiments with coal gasifying could lead to a greater ability to extract deep lying layers of the fossil fuel, and potentially greener ways of using it.  Video 

Manchester United's new signing Angel Di Maria (L) poses for a photograph with manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England  August 28, 2014.   REUTERS/Darren Staples

English clubs lead the way in spending spree

English Premier League clubs spend a record 835 million pounds on hiring players during the summer transfer window as they reinvest cash from the latest round of broadcast deals.  Full Article