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Scotland’s decision to remain part of the United Kingdom in an historic referendum Friday gave British markets a brief lift, as fears of an independent Scotland causing economic havoc waned. After an unprecedented voter turnout of just under 85 percent, 55.3 percent were against independence to 44.7 percent in favor. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Investors breathed a sigh of relief that the vote didn’t spark economic woes, including questions over what currency an independent Scotland would use and how the U.K.'s 1.3 trillion pounds ($2.1 trillion) debt would be divided. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares ended up 0.3 percent at 6,837.92 but had been higher earlier in the session. Uncertainty over the pound was likely a key element in the No campaign's victory. The Yes campaign had hoped it would still use the pound through a currency union with what's left of the U.K. but the main British political parties insisted that wasn't going to happen. There were also fears that a Yes vote may have triggered a bank run. "It might not have been financial meltdown territory, but the markets almost certainly would

Boycott-IsraelThe call to boycott The call to boycott certain countries or companies is not to be considered a new movement. In the year 1959 the Anti-Apartheid Movement, (AAM) a British organisation became the center of the international movement that opposed South Africa’s system of apartheid. The AAM recorded their first major win in 1961 when South Africa was forced to leave the Commonwealth. What they did was astonishing. The AAM held a 3-day vigil in vicinity of the Commonwealth venue and had

IMG-20140721-WA0012-700x410 MH17 PRESS STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF TRANSPORT, MALAYSIA IN KIEV, UKRAINE SUNDAY, 20 JULY 2014 1. I arrived in Kiev today at 13.10 local time, accompanied by the Director-General of the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia and the Chairman of Malaysia Airlines. 2. Today, I met with the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, chair of the Ukrainian Special Government Commission on MH17. I also met with the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Maksym Burbak, and the Chairman of

  10553501_789281194439397_6810118638913664531_n The United States announced yesterday that it does not believe the military operations launched by Israel on the Gaza Strip amount to "war crimes", Anadolu news agency reported. White House spokesman, Josh Earnest said during the daily briefing, "We do not see anything like this" in response to a question about the Palestinian accusation against Israel using disproportionate force amounting to war crimes in the attacks against Gaza. Earnest said: "The US is enthusiastic to send US

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 3.05.39 AM In recent days, we have been working behind the scenes to establish contact with those in charge of the MH17 crash site. That contact has now been made. Under difficult and fluid circumstances, we have been discussing the problems that have occupied us all: securing vital evidence from the aircraft, launching an independent investigation, and above all recovering the remains of those who lost their lives. Tonight, we have established the basis of an agreement to do just that. Earlier this

[caption id="attachment_16572" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Screenshot_2014-07-19-12-20-13 Kaylee Mann, right, lost her brother on MH370 and her stepdaughter on MH17.[/caption] An Australian woman whose brother disappeared on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has now learned that her stepdaughter was killed on the flight thought shot down in Ukraine. Kaylene Mann's brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows were on Flight 370 when it vanished in March. On Friday, she found out that her stepdaughter, Maree