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Nikkei and the FT: a meeting of minds or culture clash?

For all the assurances by Nikkei executives that the Financial Times would retain editorial independence under their ownership, some staff at the business daily were fretting about everything from journalistic standards to holiday allowance.

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Nikkei chief vows to ensure FT's editorial independence

Top executives at Nikkei pledged to preserve the editorial independence of the Financial Times after the Japanese media group's $1.3 billion purchase of the British business newspaper, which has sometimes been critical of its new owner.

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With Yemen strikes, Saudis show growing independence from US

Saudi Arabia kept some key details of its military action in Yemen from Washington until the last moment, US officials said, as the kingdom takes a more assertive regional role to compensate for perceived US disengagement. The Mid

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Salmond quits as Scots spurn independence

Nationalist leader Alex Salmond said he will be step down from his post after Scots spurned independence in a historic referendum and warned politicians in London that they must respect their hasty promises of more powers for Scotland.

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Scotland rejects independence, UK remains intact

Investors in British financial assets breathed a sigh of relief on Friday, spared a prolonged and unprecedented degree of uncertainty from the United Kingdom splitting apart after Scotland voted against independence. Stocks were c

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Iraq chaos fuels Kurds' independence dream

A grave, freshly dug and adorned with pebbles, is the modest tribute to one more sacrifice in the long history of struggle for an independent Kurdish state. Hogir Fathi was looking forward t

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Migration offers new freedom to women

Labour migration has led to an increase in the independence of women and their influence over household decisions, but more could be done to harness the positive impact these women have, according to a research paper. The paper, &

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South Sudan, world's newest nation

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese danced and sang to mark their first hours of independence on Saturday, a hard-won separation from the north that also plunged the fractured region into a new period of uncertainty. The Republic of South

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Kosovo Albanians set to break away from Serbia

Kosovo Albanians prepared to declare independence from Serbia on Sunday at a special session of parliament that will end a long chapter in the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia. 'Kosovo citizens today await an independent, sovereign and democra

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