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  • *Need for skilled talent puts London at odds with national policy. LONDON, Sept 17- When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond.

  • *London pledges Scotland health spending powers. EDINBURGH, Sept 16- Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence.

  • Scottish mistrust of Conservatives key in campaign Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:46 AM ET

    The Conservatives, also known as Tories, have been in power in the United Kingdom more often than not since the end of World War I. For a while, Scotland was even a bedrock of support— in the 1955 general election the Conservatives won half the vote and seats in Scotland.

  • EDINBURGH, Sept 16- Britain promised to guarantee Scotland's high levels of state funding, granting Scots control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence.

  • EDINBURGH, Sept 16- Alex Salmond wields no claymore sword and appears only sparingly in a kilt, and yet he has brought Scotland closer to independence than any Scottish warrior since union with England more than 300 years ago. This campaign reaches its climax on Thursday when Scots vote in a referendum on whether to stay part of the United Kingdom or to break away.

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Sept 14- Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

  • *Cameron makes last visit to Scotland before vote. ABERDEEN/ LONDON, Sept 15- British Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning on Monday that a breakaway vote would be irreversible.

  • ABERDEEN, Scotland, Sept 15- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday made an impassioned appeal to Scots to shun independence at a referendum on Thursday that could break the United Kingdom. "If Scotland votes yes, the UK will split, and we will go our separate ways forever," Cameron said in the Scottish city of Aberdeen.

  • BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYS A SCOTTISH EXIT FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM WOULD BE FOREVER.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- European shares slipped on Monday, with stocks trading in a narrow range before Scotland votes on independence and the Federal Reserve holds it latest policy meeting, both events that are due later this week.

  • *Cameron's last visit to Scotland before vote. ABERDEEN/ LONDON, Sept 15- British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to appeal to Scots' emotions on his last visit to Scotland before this week's historic referendum by warning them on Monday that a vote to leave the United Kingdom would be irreversible.

  • GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept 15- Once mocked for claiming to have saved the world after the 2008 financial crisis, former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown may now have the fate of Scotland in his hands.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- British Prime Minister David Cameron will make one of his final visits to Scotland later on Monday four days before a historic independence referendum to warn Scots a vote to leave the United Kingdom is a forever choice.

  • *Thousands of "Yes" supporters in streets of Glasgow. largest city, Glasgow, on Sunday as polls showed the rival camps running desperately close just five days before a referendum which could bring the break-up of the United Kingdom. We're aiming to achieve a substantial majority if we can, "he said on the BBC.

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Sept 14- Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

  • *Spain, others, fearful of separatist precedent, could veto Scots. *Realpolitik, negotiation with Spain, London may well be decisive. BRUSSELS, Sept 14- If Scots vote for independence, it will be in part because they believe assurances that their small Atlantic peninsula can quit the United Kingdom without ever leaving the secure embrace of the European Union.

  • *Four different polls show future of UK at stake. EDINBURGH, Sept 14- The future of Scotland and the United Kingdom looked uncertain on Sunday, five days before a historic referendum on independence, as polls showed the rival campaigns running desperately close.

  • *Ukraine conflict, sanctions darken mood in Europe. Federal Reserve may give clearer hints on when it will hike the cost of borrowing in the United States in the coming week, as struggling Europe braces for a tight vote in Scotland on whether to leave the United Kingdom.

  • *Scottish nationalists warn BP and some banks. *Rupert Murdoch visits, says Scotland' alive with debate'. At stake is not just the future of Scotland, but that of the United Kingdom, forged by the union with England 307 years ago.

  • *Scottish nationalists warn BP and some banks. EDINBURGH, Sept 13- The battle over Scottish independence took a bitter turn on Saturday when a senior nationalist warned businesses such as BP that they could face punishment for voicing concern over the impact of secession.