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Scottish Sprint, ISIS Trailer, Gerard Drinks

While You Slept

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LAST DAY OF CAMPAIGNING IN SCOTLAND
Pro-independence and pro-union militants are campaigning for the last day in Scotland, with the latest polls ahead of tomorrow’s referendum giving the “No” to independence a slight lead, although more than 8% are still undecided, according to The Daily Mail. Newspapers across the UK are trying to weigh in on the final hours of debate, with The Daily Telegraph claiming that Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond “bullied” a university principal who had criticized the effects of a pro-independence vote. Rupert Murdoch’s Scottish Sun meanwhile stopped short of positioning itself and tells its readers that it’s “your voice, your choice your vote.”

ISIS REPLIES TO OBAMA IN BLOCKBUSTER TRAILER
Terrorist group ISIS has responded to last week’s statement by Barack Obama that Washington would “degrade and ultimately destroy” with a 52-second video clip that, according to The New York Times, “looks like a Hollywood trailer.” In the video, ISIS warns that “fighting has just begun” and suggests it will kill American ground forces, if any should be sent to fight them in the Middle East. The newspaper describes the timing of the video’s release as “curious,” coming just hours after Army Gen. Martin Dempsey raised this very possibility and suggested that Obama, who has so far dismissed this option, could be persuaded to change his mind, The Washington Post reports.

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Ukrainian protestors stand at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to mark Vyshyvanka Day, an International day to celebrate Ukrainian heritage and traditions

Lisa Berdet, Lila Paulou and Bertrand Hauger.

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Welcome to Friday, where Russia intensifies shelling in eastern Ukraine, Biden lands in South Korea, and a Mercedes becomes the most expensive car ever sold. Meanwhile, for German daily die Welt, Cosima Lutz explores the sizzling question of the skyrocketing price of cooking oils.

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