by Ken Jack
Alex Salmond has announced his decision to stand down as First Minister of Scotland and SNP Leader following defeat in the Scottish independence referendum.
More than 2,200 troops from 15 different countries, most of them NATO members, conduct military exercises in Yavoriv, Western Ukraine (15-26 September). The exercises take a symbolic significance as Ukraine tries to regain control of the East.
H.E. Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Foreign Minister of Germany met the UN Secretary-General in the Secretariat.