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Scottish independence: Bill Clinton urges No vote

Posted by Henry Peirse on September 17, 2014 at 5:05 AM

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The Scotsman: Former US president Bill Clinton has stepped into the Scottish referendum debate - urging the country to vote to stay in the UK. Mr Clinton stressed that the decision was for “Scots alone to make”, admitting he had been reluctant to express his views up to now. But he highlighted issues including uncertainty over currency, and the impact on the economy of “long complex” negotiations - and argued Scotland should ...

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Ukraine votes on agreement to strengthen ties with EU

Posted by Henry Peirse on September 17, 2014 at 4:55 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Kiev

BBC: The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko called it a "first but very decisive step" to moving Ukraine closer to Europe. The comments came after Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement that strengthens economic and political ties between Ukraine and the EU. It is the same document that former president Viktor Yanukovych backed out of signing last year - which sparked ...

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US could deploy ground forces in ISIL fight

Posted by Henry Peirse on September 17, 2014 at 4:55 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Iraq

Al-Jazeera: American ground troops could be deployed against Islamic State and the Levante (ISIL) fighters in Iraq, according to the most senior US military officer. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US military's joint chiefs of staff, said on Tuesday he might recommend having US troops do more, potentia...

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US man faces new charges of trying to help Islamic State militants

Posted by Henry Peirse on September 17, 2014 at 4:50 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in New York

The Guardian: A man accused of plotting to kill members of the US military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, of Rochester, upstate New York, was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources t...

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Nearly 50 dead in Syria air strikes on central province - monitor

Posted by Henry Peirse on September 17, 2014 at 4:50 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Beirut

Reuters: At least 48 people including rebel fighters have been killed in Syrian government air bombardments around a town in the central province of Homs, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. Two days of air strikes left women and children among the dead, including a mother who was killed along with five of her children, said the Britain...

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Ebola outbreak: Obama says epidemic 'spiralling out of control', as Australia pledges 3.9m

Posted by Henry Peirse on September 17, 2014 at 4:45 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Sierra Leone

The Independent: US President Barack Obama has made clear the threat that Ebola poses by warning that the epidemic is “spiralling out of control”. He also said that the virus, which has so far killed 2,461 people after sweeping through West Africa since March,...

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The DOPE-mobile: Diplomatic car belonging to Vatican stopped at French border carrying four kilos of cocaine worth an estimated 500,000

Posted by Henry Peirse on September 17, 2014 at 4:40 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in The Vatican

Daily Mail: A diplomatic car belonging to the Vatican has been stopped at a French checkpoint carrying four kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of £500,000. Two Italian citizens were arrested in a grace and favour Jaguar allocated to Cardinal ...

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Xi calls for building Asian century of prosperity, renewal

Posted by Henry Peirse on September 17, 2014 at 4:40 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Delhi

Xinhua: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged China and India to join hands to build an Asian century of prosperity and renewal. "I am confident that as long as China and India work together, the Asian century of prosperity and renewal will surely arrive at an early date," Xi said in a signed article published Wednesday ahead of his state visit t...

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French Government Survives Confidence Vote

Posted by Henry Peirse on September 17, 2014 at 4:35 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Paris

VOA: By the end of the vote, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls got the results he had hoped for: 269 in favor of his government compared to 244 votes against. But the embattled Socialist government of French President Francois Hollande has lost its absolute majority in parliament, with some of its dissident lawmakers abstaining from ca...

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Woman emerges from rubble 4 days after Nigeria building collapses

Posted by Henry Peirse on September 17, 2014 at 4:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Lagos

AP via Fox News: Rescue workers early Tuesday dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slight injury, a government spokesman said. The death toll rose to 60 by Tuesday afternoon from the fallen multistory building serving as a shopping mall and gu...

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