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Independent Scotland 'may keep pound' to ensure stability

Comments made to Guardian by goverment minister at heart of pro-union campaign will be major boost for Alex Salmond<p>A currency union will eventually be agreed between an independent Scotland and the remainder of the UK to ensure fiscal and economic stability on both sides of the border, according to …

Cairo Clashes Leave At Least 5 Dead

CAIRO, March 28 (Reuters) - At least five people were killed in clashes in Cairo on Friday involving security forces, Muslim Brotherhood supporters and residents days after after hundreds of Islamists opposed to the military-backed government were sentenced to death.<p>Newspaper Al Dustour said one of …

Reforming the NSA: the rival plans to curb government surveillance | US news | theguardian.com

If the west wants to hurt Putin, could Saudi Arabia do its dirty work?

Europe depends on Russian oil and gas exports, so an embargo may not be practical. But there is another way to apply pressure<p>Russia is vulnerable to sanctions. Economic weakness caused the collapse of the Soviet Union a quarter of a century ago and – the self-enrichment of the oligarchs apart – not …

Twitter gets court victory in Turkey but ban not lifted

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter said late Friday that it won a key victory for freedom of expression after a Turkish court reversed an order that forced the company to take down an account that accused a former government minister of corruption.<p>The Turkish government banned access to the social network …

South Asia

Ukraine: Vitali Klitschko pulls out of presidential race

Opposition politician Vitali Klitschko has thrown his weight behind chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko, in bid to avoid splitting vote in favour of Yulia Tymoshenko<p><b>Ukraine</b>'s boxer turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko announced on Saturday that he had decided against contesting snap …

Russia