Europe

Sarkozy announces return to politics

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Former president announces comeback despite ongoing graft investigations.

Scottish first minister to step down

Salmond says party and broader Scotland would benefit from new leadership.

Pound hits 2-year high on Scottish result

The British pound has surged to a more than two-year high against the euro as Scotland votes against independence.

Poroshenko says Russia threatens world

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claims Russia has put world security in peril.

Record turnout tipped for Scotland vote

Largest turnout for any Scottish poll on record expected for Thursday's independence vote.

Scots urged to seize independence

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First Minister Alex Salmond makes final plea for Scots to back independence.

Why Scotland's vote has Brussels spooked

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Whatever the outcome of Scotland's referendum on independence, the political ramifications for the UK and EU will be severe.

Scotland braces for independence vote

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Final push made by campaigners over Scotland independence ahead of Thursday's vote.

Communities divided as Scotland votes

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Scotland appears split down the middle on Thursday's independence vote.

Russia cheers Ukraine self-rule law

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Moscow says Kiev's self-rule law in nation's war-torn east is a 'step in the right direction'.

Taking Scotland out of the sterling

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If the Yes vote wins out in this week's Scottish referendum, a chain of reactions would come into play, touching all those who deal with the pound sterling.

French president wins confidence vote

President Francois Hollande survives confidence vote, but majority not strong.

Cameron warns Scots against 'divorce'

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British PM warns of dire consequences in most forceful comments yet on Scottish independence.

US wants 'strong, robust, united' Britain

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US cautiously wades into Scotland independence debate ahead of key vote.

Kiev accuses rebels of threatening peace

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Tenuous ceasefire with separatists remains at risk as Ukraine, Russia trade barbs.

Slight lead for 'No' in Scotland vote

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Two out of three polls give 'No' vote slight lead as Scottish vote on independence nears.

EU, Ukraine, Russia reach deal on EU-Ukraine association agreement

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EU, Ukraine drop part of deal that upset Russia in exchange for Moscow reassurance.

US hits Russia's largest bank

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White House actions follows similar moves from Europe to hit Russia's hip pocket.

The strange death of liberal Germany

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Germany's numerous challenges require economically liberal solutions, but they won't be found amid the country's fractured political landscape.

Financial fears over Scottish independence

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Shockwaves sent through London financial markets as independence fears swell.

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