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Scots vote on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knife-edge

EDINBURGH - Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences. | Video

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West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears

VIENNA - Western powers told Iran on Thursday it must step up cooperation with a U.N. watchdog's investigation into suspected atomic bomb research if it wants to get a broader nuclear deal that would ease sanctions.

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France ready for greater EU integration with Germany - Hollande

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he was ready to go further on European Union integration with Germany and wanted to move towards a "two-speed" Europe.

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Russia's Putin says sanctions violate principles of WTO

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Western sanctions against Russia violated the principles of the World Trade Organization and the main way to combat them was to develop the domestic market.

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China separatism trial of Muslim scholar ends, verdict next week: lawyer

BEIJING - China's trial of a Uighur scholar on separatism charges completed its two days of evidence on Thursday, and his lawyer said a verdict in a case that has drawn international criticism might come next week.

China 11:26am EDT

Nine missing after Guinea Ebola team attacked in remote southeast

CONAKRY - Nine Guineans, including two journalists and several officials trying to educate the local population on the risks of Ebola, have gone missing after being attacked by stone-throwing residents, the government said on Thursday.

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