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Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border

Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine drive onto the territory of Russia-Ukraine border crossing point "Donetsk" in Russia's Rostov RegionBy Natalia Zinets and Dmitry Madorsky KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) - Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a "direct invasion" of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces. NATO called it a blatant breach of Russia's international commitments and said Russia had been using artillery against Ukrainian troops both across the border and within Ukraine, the closest the alliance has come to accusing Russia of direct war. "These developments are even more worrying as they coincide with a major escalation in Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine since mid-August, including the use of Russian forces," NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:03:49 -0400
Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza; Israel launches air strikes

A Hamas militant grabs a Palestinian suspected of collaborating with Israel in Gaza CityBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to die in the six-week war. A further 11 were killed at an abandoned police station near Gaza City, Hamas security officials said. "The resistance has begun an operation called 'strangling the necks', targeting collaborators who aid the (Israeli) occupation, kill our people and destroy houses," said Al-Majd, a website run by Hamas's internal security service. The notice read: "They provided the enemy with information about the whereabouts of fighters, tunnels of resistance, bombs, houses of fighters and places of rockets, and the occupation bombarded these areas, killing a number of fighters ... Therefore, the ruling of revolutionary justice was handed upon him." EXECUTIONS DENOUNCED The crackdown on suspected collaborators follows the killing of three of Hamas's most senior military commanders in an Israeli air strike on Thursday.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:06:00 -0400
Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting

Peshmerga fighters are seen in vehicles with Kurdish flags as they guard Mosul Dam in northern IraqBy Raheem Salman and Alexander Dziadosz BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers. A morgue official in Diyala province north of Baghdad said 68 people had been killed in the sectarian attack staged on the Muslim day of prayer. Attacks on mosques are acutely sensitive and have in the past unleashed a deadly series of revenge killings and counter attacks in Iraq, where violence has returned to the levels of 2006-2007, the peak of a sectarian civil war. Some women who rushed to see the fate of their relatives at the mosque were killed." The bloodbath marks a setback for Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, from the majority Shi'ite community, who is seeking support from Sunnis and ethnic Kurds to take on the Islamic State insurgency that is threatening to tear Iraq apart.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:43:59 -0400
U.N. says Syria death toll tops 190,000, rights envoy raps world powers

A Syrian army soldier loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad chats with fellow fighters sitting on a balcony of a damaged building in Mleiha, which lies on the edge of the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus airport, after taking control of the area frBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria's civil war, a U.N. report said on Friday, and the world body's human rights envoy rebuked leading powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidable human catastrophe". U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said war crimes were still being committed with total impunity on all sides in the conflict, which began with initially peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad's rule in March 2011. Pillay, in a statement issued a week before leaving office, added: "The killers, destroyers and torturers in Syria have been empowered and emboldened by the international paralysis. Of them, some 62,000 - both civilians and combatants - were killed in the past year alone, Pillay's spokesman Rupert Colville said.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:46:37 -0400
Thai junta leader tells nation to move on from coup

File photo of Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha pausing as he addresses reporters at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in BangkokThai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, in an address to the nation a day after he was elected prime minister by a legislature he hand-picked, asked Thais not to dwell on the dramatic coup he led in May. "There is no point saying whether a coup is good or whether it is bad," Prayuth said in his Friday night speech. In a rambling, 90-minute speech Prayuth, who is also Thailand's army chief, touched on a number of topics ranging from Thailand's illegal ivory trade to practices of human trafficking in the fishing industry. His election, which still needs to be endorsed by Thailand's king, adds a veneer of legitimacy to a military council, formally known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), that has ruled unchallenged since it took control. It comes at a time when Thailand's economy, which narrowly avoided a technical recession in the second quarter this year, is struggling to get back on its feet after months of sometimes violent street demonstrations.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:45:58 -0400
U.N. nuclear inquiry on Iran seen making slow headway: diplomats

IAEA Director General Amano talks to the media as he arrives at Vienna's airportBy Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog appears to have made only limited progress so far in getting Iran to answer questions about its suspected atomic bomb research, diplomatic sources said on Friday, three days before a deadline for cooperation. Under an accord reached by the U.N. agency and Iran in November in an attempt to revive the long-stalled investigation, Tehran agreed in May to carry out five specific steps by Aug. 25 to help allay international concerns. They include providing information about two issues - for example, alleged explosives experimentation - that are part of the inquiry by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) into what it calls the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear programme, which Tehran says is peaceful. The diplomatic sources said Iran and the IAEA may have begun discussing the two topics, but they did not believe Tehran had provided the requested information or explanations yet.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:26:13 -0400
West Indies 247-7 vs Bangladesh in 2nd ODI
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) — Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo hit half-centuries as the West Indies posted 247-7 off 50 overs against Bangladesh in the second one-day international at the National Stadium on Friday.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:20:02 -0400
Amnesty: Mali holding children detainees as adults
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Children accused of belonging to armed militias in Mali and participating in the country's ongoing unrest are languishing in jails and being held alongside adults, an international human rights group charged. .
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:16:50 -0400
Donaldson retains lead at Czech Masters
VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) — Jamie Donaldson shot a 3-under 69 Friday to retain a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Czech Masters and keep alive his hopes of a spot on Europe's Ryder Cup team.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:15:32 -0400
Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel's deadly airstrike against three top Hamas military commanders.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:12:53 -0400
Storms dump heavy rain across northern Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands braced for heavy rains and strong winds on Friday as a cluster of storms swirled across the northern Caribbean.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:12:10 -0400
Shiite militiamen kill 70 at Iraq Sunni mosque

Shiite militiamen in Karbala on June 26, 2014Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday, dealing a blow to government efforts to regain territory seized by jihadist-led militants. The shooting in the Hamreen area of Diyala province will increase already significant anger among Iraq's Sunni Arab minority with the Shiite-led government, undermining an anti-militant drive that ultimately requires Sunni cooperation to succeed. It came as government forces battled to regain ground in Diyala, and Washington warned of the dangers of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, which spearheaded an offensive that overran swathes of Iraq in June, and this week released a video of American journalist James Foley being beheaded.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:11:02 -0400
Verstappen focused on exams as well as F1 history

Dutch driver Max Verstappen answers to media during a news conference at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Max Verstappen will become the youngest ever F1 driver when he makes his debut at the age of 17 in next year's championship replacing Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne of France. The Belgium Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)SPA, Belgium (AP) — Max Verstappen will find himself in a unique position next year: fitting his school exams around his debut as the youngest ever Formula One driver.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:06:38 -0400
Netanyahu warns Hamas of 'heavy price' after child killed

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference at the defense ministry in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on August 2, 2014Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday vowed harsh retribution against Hamas, the Islamist rulers of Gaza, after a mortar round fired from the Palestinian territory killed an Israeli child. "Hamas will pay a heavy price for this attack," Netanyahu's spokesman Ofir Gendelman cited the premier as saying on his Twitter account, adding that the Israeli army and Shin Bet internal security service would "intensify ops against Hamas until the goal of #ProtectiveEdge is achieved". The boy was the first child to be killed on the Israeli side since the July 8 start of the war with Hamas, which Netanyahu has said was aimed at ending rocket fire at Israel and delivering a significant blow to Hamas.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:05:05 -0400
March, memorial service planned in embattled Missouri town

St Louis county prosecutor Bob McCulloch is seen in an undated handout photo from the St Louis County prosecutor's officeBy Nick Carey, Carey Gillam and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Another march and a memorial service are planned for Friday in the violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, where the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a police officer has prompted two weeks of protests. Following two straight nights of relative calm in the St. Louis suburb, a drawdown of National Guard troops was expected to begin on Friday. Some protesters said they thought this was a good sign, but doubted it would have much impact. "It antagonized the people more having them here, but we never cared about them much anyway," said Mauricelm-Lei Millere, an advisor with the New Black Panther Party, which is planning a march at 7 p.m. CDT starting in the neighborhood where Michael Brown, 18, had lived before being shot on Aug. 9.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:04:40 -0400
Springboks need more black players: Tutu

Bakkies Botha (R) and Cornell Hendricks chase down a loose ball during a match in Cape Town on June 7, 2014South Africa's Springbok rugby team should include more black players, Nobel peace prize laureate and leading anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu said Friday. "Particularly hurtful is the selection of black players as peripheral squad members, never given the chance to settle down and earn their spurs," he said in a letter to the Cape Times. The Springboks, who are ranked as number two in the world, play Argentina on Saturday with two black Africans on the bench but none in the starting 15. Rugby and cricket teams had to boost the number of black players threefold to reach the 50 percent representation target, according to the study.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:02:56 -0400
London's FTSE ends week lower

The benchmark FTSE 100 edged down 0.04 percent Friday to end on 6,775.25 pointsLondon's leading share index ended slightly lower on Friday in subdued trade before the long holiday weekend and after a major speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. In a speech to leading central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellen, who has kept Fed policy expansive due to perceived excess slack in the jobs market, gave no clear new signs for monetary policy. Alluding to the rising pressure from so-called inflation hawks inside and outside the Fed to begin tightening policy, she admitted that analyzing the data has been "especially challenging recently". The hawks argue that the sharp fall of the jobless rate to 6.2 percent is a clear forerunner of inflation and want the Fed to move forward its timeline for an interest rate hike next year.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:02:44 -0400
Top Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July were given full military honors and a day of national mourning was declared, the first for civilians in the country's five-decade history.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:02:43 -0400
U.S. protests dangerous intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane

A U.S. Navy plane P-8 PoseidonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has lodged a formal protest with Beijing over an air intercept this week in which a Chinese warplane flew close to a U.S. Navy patrol jet and conducted acrobatic maneuvers around it in international air space, the Pentagon said on Friday. Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the intercept took place on Tuesday 135 miles (200 km) east of Hainan Island. He said the Chinese fighter jet flew as close as 20 to 30 feet (7 to 10 meters) to the P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol plane and conducted a barrel roll over the plane. ...

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:01:14 -0400
Yemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoff
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Yemen's powerful Shiite rebel group escalated their standoff with the government on Friday, setting up tents near three ministries to press for the replacement of a prime minister they depict as "manipulated" by their rival Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:58:11 -0400
Rebel-held mine collapses in Central African Republic, killing 25
By Crispin Dembassa-Kette BANGUI (Reuters) - At least 25 people died when a gold mine collapsed near the Central African Republic town of Bambari, a spokesman for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels which run the mine said on Friday. The mine at Ndassima is carved deep into a forested hilltop about 60 kilometres (40 miles) north of Seleka's military headquarters in Bambari. The mine collapse is the latest setback for the country, which has been beset by sectarian violence between the Seleka and Christian militia for over a year. Newly installed interim Prime Minister Mahamat Kamoun named a government with five Seleka cabinet members on Friday in a bid to help stabilize the mineral-rich country.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:57:10 -0400
Kiev, West slam Russia's convoy 'invasion' in east Ukraine

A local resident holds a Russian national flag as lorries, part of a Russian humanitarian convoy cross the Ukrainian border at the Izvarino custom control checkpoint, on August 22, 2014The West on Friday blasted Moscow for unilaterally sending a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion". The European Union said it "deplored" Russia's decision to order in the convoy, which local officials said had begun arriving in Lugansk, without consent and called on Moscow to withdraw the trucks. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council was to hold snap consultations on the issue later Friday and NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen called Moscow's decision an escalation of the Ukraine crisis that "can only lead to Russia's further isolation".

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:55:13 -0400
Drilling Latin America's largest sewer

In this Aug. 19, 2014 photo, workers shovel ground rock, left by the giant boring machine, to a conveyer belt inside the Tunel Emisor Oriente in Zumpango, Mexico. Scheduled to be completed by 2018, a decade after it was begun, the 62 kilometer (38 mile) tunnel will be the largest sewer in Latin America. (AP Photo/Sean Havey)ZUMPANGO, Mexico (AP) — Some 110 meters (120yards) beneath a Mexico City suburb, a boxcar-size machine digs Latin America's largest sewer.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:55:12 -0400
Russian aid convoy reaches war-torn Luhansk
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Declaring it had lost patience with Ukraine's stalling tactics, Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kiev. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion" that aimed to provoke an international incident.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:52:50 -0400
Italian Paltrinieri adds 2nd long distance gold

Italy's gold medal winner Gregorio Paltrinieri competes in the men's 800m freestyle final at the LEN Swimming European Championships in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)BERLIN (AP) — Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy underlined his long-distance dominance by winning the 800-meter freestyle gold medal on Friday to add to his 1,500 title at the European Swimming Championship.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:52:37 -0400
Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack

Iraqi premier-designate Haider al-Abadi meets with Pastor Farouk Yousuf in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Al-Abadi has until Sept. 11 to submit a list of Cabinet members to parliament for approval. Religious and ethnic minorities have called upon him to assemble an all-inclusive government. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, Pool)BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:22:48 -0400
Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a government press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Vucic says the Balkan country will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports despite pressure from the European Union. The EU has warned candidate countries to refrain from “exploiting” the Russian ban by increasing their exports. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:50:26 -0400
UEFA rules on Crimean games in Russian league
GENEVA (AP) — UEFA will not recognize any matches played by Crimean clubs in Russian competitions but stopped short of issuing sanctions against 2018 World Cup host Russia.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:49:35 -0400
Syria war toll tops 191,000 says UN

Rebel fighters from the Islamic Front, an umbrella of Islamist rebel groups in Syria, fire their weapons during clashes with government forces in the old city of Aleppo on July 21, 2014The death toll from the war in Syria has topped 191,000, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Friday, criticising "international paralysis" on the conflict where jihadists have established a foothold. Among the dead were 9,000 children, she said, with her spokesman stressing that up to 6,000 people were dying in Syria every month. Pillay's comments came as a monitoring group reported that at least 70 Islamic State jihadist fighters had been killed in 48 hours of clashes with Syrian army troops in the northern province of Raqa. IS military gains in Raqa and Aleppo provinces have prompted the Syrian government for the first time to launch intensive air strikes against the jihadists who have seized large swathes of territory straddling Syria and Iraq.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:49:05 -0400
Canadian PM bans Chinese media from Arctic trip
TORONTO (AP) — Canada says "past incidents and behaviors" are to blame for China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper being banned from an Arctic trip with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:46:30 -0400
U.S. urges Moscow to immediately withdraw convoy from Ukraine
The United States is very concerned about the movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine in violation of its territorial integrity and is calling on Moscow to withdraw its equipment and personnel immediately, the Pentagon said on Friday. "This is a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia," Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told a briefing. "Russia must remove its vehicles and its personnel from the territory of Ukraine immediately.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:40:58 -0400
Rojo must wait for Man United debut
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Stung by a surprise opening-day defeat and with injuries taking their toll, the honeymoon period for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United is definitely over.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:38:18 -0400
German policeman on trial in dismemberment killing

Court officers lead defendent Detlev G. (R) into the courtroom at the start of the trial at the regional court in Dresden, Germany, 22 August 2014. A German police handwriting expert is on trial over accusations he killed and chopped up a man he met in an Internet cannibalism chat forum. Detlev G., whose last name hasn't been released, is charged with murder and defilement of a corpse in the November slaying of a 59-year-old businessman from Hannover who had fantasized about being killed and eaten. Prosecutors say there is no evidence the suspect ate parts of his victim. (AP Photo/dpa/MATTHIAS HIEKEL)BERLIN (AP) — A German police officer went on trial Friday accused of strangling and chopping up a man he met in an Internet chat forum devoted to cannibalism.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:37:21 -0400
Pentagon condemns Russian movements into Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. government "strongly condemns" the unilateral movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:33:38 -0400
Top Asian News at 4:30 p.m. GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July were given full military honors and a day of national mourning was declared, the first for civilians in the country's five-decade history.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:32:43 -0400
Iraq Sunni lawmakers suspend talks on new government to protest mosque attack
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq Sunni lawmakers suspend talks on new government to protest mosque attack .
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:31:22 -0400
Stocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2013 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. European stock markets turned lower on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, while Wall Street was expected to open flat, amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed Friday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months. Investors were also monitoring another flare-up in tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:26:16 -0400
NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government.
Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:26:12 -0400
Edinburgh and London grapple over North Sea's black gold

The BP Eastern Trough Area Project oil platform in the North Sea, around 100 miles east of Aberdeen, Scotland, February 24, 2014North Sea oil has been at the centre of fierce debate over Scotland's future ahead of an independence vote next month, with both sides wrangling over the outlook for the region's treasure trove of black gold. Around 42 billion barrels of oil and gas have been extracted from the North Sea since the early 1970s, providing a welcome boost to the British government's coffers -- and Scotland's economy. Now, with Scotland heading to the polls on September 18 in a referendum that could spell the end of the 300-year-old union with England, its lucrative energy resources are in sharp focus. British Prime Minister David Cameron's coalition government is calling on Scots to reject independence, while the devolved Scottish administration of First Minister Alex Salmond is backing a historic separation.

Date Posted : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:24:52 -0400
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