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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

EDINBURGH - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. | Video

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Russia fails to remove Syria nuclear probe from IAEA agenda

VIENNA - Western states defeated a Russian proposal on Friday to remove Syria's alleged past nuclear activities from the agenda of meetings of the U.N. atomic agency, diplomats said.

7:19am EDT

Spanish leaders relieved as Scottish 'no' deals blow to Catalan separatists

BARCELONA - Spanish political leaders hailed Scotland's rejection of independence on Friday, a vote that dealt a blow to separatists in Spain's own northeastern region of Catalonia who have drawn inspiration from secessionist Scots.

Spain 6:30am EDT

Modi says al Qaeda will fail in India: CNN

NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world's second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.

4:07am EDT

Japan PM Abe seeks summit with South Korea's Park amid frosty ties

SEOUL/TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in the two countries' frosty ties over Japan's wartime past, including running military brothels.

Japan, South Korea 6:25am EDT

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 would come next week.

China 5:41am EDT

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