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12:01, 20 September 2014 Saturday
Ukraine Poland and Lithuania form joint military unit

The three countries and other states in the area have been on high alert since Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in March.

11:45, 20 September 2014 Saturday

Although the bill aims to clarify a grey area of the law, it will effectively outlaw whistleblowing unless Swiss authorities -- renowned worldwide as a model of efficiency -- fail to follow correct procedures.

11:42, 20 September 2014 Saturday
Russian vote monitor denounces UK pressure in Scottish referendum

For many in Russia, a Scottish "Yes" vote would have been seen as legitimising separatist sentiments in Crimea and in eastern Ukraine.

11:24, 20 September 2014 Saturday
Deal reached on enforcing Ukraine ceasefire

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed to a cease-fire with the rebels shortly after Ukrainian forces suffered reverses on the battlefield that saw them lose a southern swath of the Donetsk region along the border with Russia.

11:00, 20 September 2014 Saturday
Scottish leader resigns after referendum defeat

"For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream will never die," Scotland's First Minister and nationalist leader Alex Salmond said after his campaign for indepedence from the UK lost in a referendum.

09:52, 20 September 2014 Saturday
Germany's Bundesrat ratifies dual citizenship draft law

The children of immigrants born in Germany will be eligible to apply for citizenship under new legislation.

17:35, 19 September 2014 Friday
France's Sarkozy announces return to politics

"I am a candidate for the presidency of my political family," former president Nicolas Sarkozy said.

17:02, 19 September 2014 Friday
Germany raises hurdles for asylum seekers from Balkans

Parliament agreed to upgrade Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia to "safe" countries where basic human rights are guaranteed.

16:59, 19 September 2014 Friday
Inspired' by Scots Nationalists push for Irish unity vote

Although the pro-British Protestants still make up a majority of the Northern Irish population, Nationalist leader Adams intensified his push for a border poll

15:18, 19 September 2014 Friday
Austrian town officials resign after Nazi basement film

The scene shows five men in traditional dress singing a drinking song in a room featuring a portrait of Hitler, a swastika flag and mannequins wearing Nazi uniforms and helmets.

14:04, 19 September 2014 Friday
EU relief at Scotland's quot no quot tinged with fear

EU partners had mostly kept quiet in the run-up to Thursday's referendum, lest their fears of a break-up of the United Kingdom leading to contagion elsewhere in Europe be seized upon as interference.

14:01, 19 September 2014 Friday
New Polish PM brings her rival into government

Outgoing foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski, one of Poland's most high-profile politicians on the international stage, is to be given the job of speaker of parliament

13:05, 19 September 2014 Friday
Spain relieved as Scottish 'no' deals blow to Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Scots had "chosen the most favourable option for everyone; for themselves, for all of Britain and for the rest of Europe."

11:27, 19 September 2014 Friday
EU slams eviction of Crimean Tatars from headquarters

On Thursday, the Crimea Fund was fined 50,000 rubles for failure to meet the eviction deadline and given a further 24 hours to leave.

11:09, 19 September 2014 Friday
UK's Cameron pledges constitutional shake-up

Cameron promised he would seek to shake up the constitutional arrangements for the rest of Britain as well as honouring a cross-party pledge to grant Scotland more powers on tax and spending.

10:24, 19 September 2014 Friday
Scots spurn independence but impatient for new powers

With 31 of 32 constituencies declared, unionists had won 55 percent of the vote while separatists were on 45 percent.

09:17, 19 September 2014 Friday
Ukraine president secures U S military aid but not weapons

The White House announced that Ukraine would receive $53 million in new aid, including $46 million for military equipment

23:51, 18 September 2014 Thursday
Leader of annexed Crimea backs Scottish quot yes quot vote

"If they choose their independent way forward that is absolutely fine. Crimea understands them and supports them morally," the new, pro-Moscow leader of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, said

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