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Scots Hit The Polls To Determine Future Of Country

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Undated) -- Millions of Scots are heading to the polls to decide if their country will remain part of the U.K. or become an independent Scotland. Analysts expect a historic turnout among the more than four-million registered voters. Opinion polls put nationalists just behind U.K. loyalists. But the margin is pretty thin. Five separate polls…

Netherlands To Provide Fighter Jets For ISIS Counterattack

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Undated) -- There are reports that the Netherlands might provide fighter-jets and weapons to Kurdish troops fighting ISIS militants. A Dutch newspaper cites government sources saying a number of F-16s will launch airstrikes against ISIS forces in Iraq and possibly Syria. Prime Minister Mark Rutte's cabinet will discuss the contribution at its weekly meeting Friday.…

Ukraine President Meets With Obama, Addresses Congress Today

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is in Washington today where he'll pitch both President Obama and Congress to help his country combat what Poroshenko calls Russian aggression. Poroshenko will meet with Obama before speaking to a joint session of Congress. The Ukrainian president has been pressing the Obama administration for months to provide…

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Diagnosed With Cancer

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Toronto) -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer. Dr. Zane Cohen explained the results of a biopsy on the controversial mayor.   Cohen said it was a rare type of cancer, but he's optimistic about treatment. He mentioned that it usually responds well to chemotherapy. Ford recently backed out of a reelection campaign due to…

Senate To Vote On Arming, Training Syrian Rebels

Posted On September 17, 2014

A half-billion-dollar measure that would provide funding to train and arm thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is headed for a vote in the Senate today. The House passed the measure yesterday by a vote of 273-156. President Obama has authorized airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria and calls the Syrian rebels a necessary…