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Barroso casts doubt on independent Scotland becoming an EU member

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said states breaking away from existing European Union countries would struggle to gain EU membership, further complicating Scottish nationalists’ already uncertain plans for independence. Barroso said in an interview it would be nearly impossible for the EU to grant membership to such states – days after the…

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Barroso casts doubt on independent Scotland becoming an EU member

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said states breaking away from existing European Union countries would struggle to gain EU membership, further complicating Scottish nationalists’ already uncertain plans for independence. Barroso said in an interview it would be nearly impossible for the EU to grant membership to such states – days after the…

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Barroso casts doubt on independent Scotland becoming an EU member

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said states breaking away from existing European Union countries would struggle to gain EU membership, further complicating Scottish nationalists’ already uncertain plans for independence. Barroso said in an interview it would be nearly impossible for the EU to grant membership to such states – days after the…

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Trinidad to host Indian diaspora conference

Port-of-Spain, Feb 16 (IANS) Scholars from India, Europe, North America and the Caribbean are expected to participate in an Indian diaspora conference here July 11-13. The conference is one of a network of activities planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Council of Indian Culture(NCIC), an organisation that promotes Indian culture in Trinidad & Tobago, according to Primnath ...

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Olympics divide Sochi’s indigenous tribes

BOLSHOI KICHMAI, Russia — While Vladimir Putin and rich Olympic sponsors watch the Winter Games in gleaming arenas, boys in nearby Bolshoi Kichmai herd their goats by tying them to rickety bicycles, riding against the wind through a rocky valley where invading Russian armies slaughtered their ancestors 150 years ago. These Circassian boys, their families and neighbors are the real ...

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Olympics divide Sochi’s indigenous tribes

BOLSHOI KICHMAI, Russia — While Vladimir Putin and rich Olympic sponsors watch the Winter Games in gleaming arenas, boys in nearby Bolshoi Kichmai herd their goats by tying them to rickety bicycles, riding against the wind through a rocky valley where invading Russian armies slaughtered their ancestors 150 years ago. These Circassian boys, their families and neighbors are the real ...

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Brutal New York winter has left retailers in the cold

New York City’s brutal winter storms have left many local retailers out in the cold on sales. Spring clothes are hitting the shelves. But nobody wants to shop for skin-baring styles when it feels like the city has plunged into one polar vortex after another. The extreme weather is hitting retailers where it hurts. Last week, Census Bureau data showed ...

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Brutal New York winter has left retailers in the cold

New York City’s brutal winter storms have left many local retailers out in the cold on sales. Spring clothes are hitting the shelves. But nobody wants to shop for skin-baring styles when it feels like the city has plunged into one polar vortex after another. The extreme weather is hitting retailers where it hurts. Last week, Census Bureau data showed ...

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Mediator apologises to Syrians for lack of peace progress

International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologised to the Syrian people for the lack of progress at peace talks in Geneva after their second round ended on Saturday with little more than an agreement to meet again. As it became clear that the talks had not even broached the subject of a change of leadership in Syria, both France and Britain, who ...

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