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  • *Unionists gain 4 pct point lead over separatists- YouGov. A YouGov survey for The Times and Sun newspapers put Scottish support for the union at 52 percent versus support for independence at 48 percent, excluding those who said they did not know how they would vote.

  • PARIS, Sept 11- Britain's international partners are aghast, mostly in silence, at the possibility that one of the leading Western powers could break up and turn in on itself if Scotland votes next week for independence from London.

  • Silent Europe aghast at possible breakup of Britain Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 11- Britain's international partners are aghast, mostly in silence, at the possibility one of the leading Western powers could break up and turn in on itself if Scotland votes for independence from London.

  • LONDON, Sept 11- European leaders spoke early on Thursday and agreed to push ahead with a package of sanctions against Russia by the end of the week, due to its aggression towards Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said.

  • LONDON, Sept 11- European leaders spoke early on Thursday and agreed to push ahead with a package of sanctions against Russia by the end of the week, due to its aggression towards Ukraine, the spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron said.

  • Russian rouble touches new historic low against dollar Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Sept 11- The Russian rouble reached a new historic low against the dollar on Thursday, shortly after British Prime Minister David Cameron said the European Union would introduce new sanctions against Russia on Friday.

  • Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Russia for helping separatists destabilize Ukraine, limiting Russia's access to its financial market, hitting the country's vital oil industry, curbing high-tech exports and targeting more officials with travel bans and asset freezes.

  • *RBS says would re-locate holding company in England. *To retain significant operations in Scotland. LONDON, Sept 11- Scotland's two biggest banks have said they would relocate to England if Scots vote for independence next week, adding to the economic uncertainties the country faces if it decides to end its 307- year union with the rest of the UK.

  • SPECIAL REPORT-Scots warm to the power of Yes Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept 11- In late August, Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling shared the stage as part of the push to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. The two Scotsmen, Britain's prime minister and finance minister between 2007 and 2010, often fought each other in office.

  • BAGHDAD/ DUBAI, Sept 11- Sometimes they came pretending to buy things. Months before they took control of the Iraqi city of Mosul in June, Islamic State militants were already busy collecting money to finance their campaign of setting up a 7th century-style caliphate.

  • *Dollar near 6- year high vs yen. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar held near a six-year peak against the yen early on Thursday and powered to a seven-month high on its New Zealand peer, which fell after the country's central bank said the kiwi's current level was "unjustified and unsustainable".

  • FOREX-Dollar holds broad gains, NZ dlr stung by RBNZ Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:17 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar held near a six-year peak against the yen early on Thursday and powered to a seven-month high on its New Zealand peer, which fell after the country's central bank said its current level is "unjustified and unsustainable". The kiwi sank as far as $0.8180, bringing into view its 2014 trough of $0.8052 set in February.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success. DALLAS— For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they're likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier's colors.

  • *Cameron visits Scotland to beg Scots to keep the UK. *Party leaders Miliband, Clegg also speak in Scotland. EDINBURGH, Sept 10- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom's "family of nations", flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days before a referendum.

  • UPDATE 5-"Don't break my heart," British PM begs Scots Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    *Cameron visits Scotland to beg Scots to keep the UK. *Party leaders Miliband, Clegg also speak in Scotland. EDINBURGH, Sept 10- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom's "family of nations", flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days before a referendum.

  • MADRID/ LONDON, Sept 10- Ana Patricia Botin has been schooled for decades to replace her father Emilio Botin at the helm of Santander, ensuring that Spain's banking dynasty will remain in charge of the euro zone's biggest bank.

  • UPDATE 1-EU's Juncker offers Britain banking olive branch Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept 10- New European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker unexpectedly handed Britain supervision of EU financial services on Wednesday, offering an olive branch to a country that is weighing its future in the bloc.

  • *Juncker unveils new 28- strong European Commission. BRUSSELS, Sept 10- The incoming head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled an EU executive team on Wednesday that handed key economic responsibilities to French and British commissioners but overseen by others in a new-look hierarchy.

  • EU's Juncker offers Britain banking olive branch Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 10- New European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker handed Britain supervision of EU financial services on Wednesday, offering an olive branch to a country that is weighing its future in the bloc.

  • LONDON, Sept 10- Global shares struggled on Wednesday as markets added to bets on an early U.S. rate hike while nagging concerns over Scotland's future unnerved investors in Europe, hurting sterling and helping the dollar hold on to recent gains.