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'No' supporters hold banners after a campaign rally in Glasgow, Scotland, Sept. 17, 2014.

Polls Open in Scotland Independence Vote

As race to persuade undecided voters continues, 'No' voters say they believe life in Scotland will slowly improve, 'Yes' vote not worth the risk More

Papan yang menunjukkan nilai pertukaran mata uang di Moskow (15/9).

Video Russian Economy Reeling after New Western Sanctions

State-owned energy firms continue to bleed profits and Russia’s national currency plunged to a new low this week More

A woman cries in front of her damaged apartment building after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Sept. 17, 2014.

Photogallery Ukraine Orders Full Military Alert, as New Casualties Strain Cease-fire

Latest fighting reported just hours ahead of arrival in Washington of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko More

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko shows a signed landmark association agreement with the European Union during a session of the parliament in Kyiv, Sept. 16, 2014.

Video Despite Criticism, Ukraine's Poroshenko Still Has Much Support

As president heads to Washington and New York to seek more help in fight against separatists, VOA finds he still commands significant support at home More

An excavator demolishes a lone house at the construction site of an urban transformation project in Fikirtepe, an Istanbul neighborhood in the Asian part of the city, Turkey, August 14, 2014.

Safety a Concern in Turkey Construction Industry

Istanbul witnessing massive construction boom supported by government agencies, with city now boasting more skyscrapers, but critics say country offers no protection to workers More


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World Holds Its Breath, Mostly Hoping Scots Vote 'No'

For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers are quietly praying United Kingdom holds together and does not create contagious precedent of state fragmentation in unstable times
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Video Russian Economy Reeling After New Western Sanctions

A new wave of Western sanctions is hitting Russia’s economy hard. State-owned energy firms continue to bleed profits and Russia’s national currency plunged to a new low this week after the U.S. and the European Union announced new sanctions to punish Russia's aggressive stance in eastern Ukraine. But as Mil Arcega reports, the sanctions could also prove costly for European and American companies.