RT News - September 16, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

Scotland's looming independence referendum is spurring calls for similar votes in regions across Europe; Libya is edging towards a new civil conflict - with gang bloodshed and lawlessness highlighting the government's failure to keep the country under control; The U.S. launches its first offensive military strikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq - with the group now recognized as the largest terrorist organisation in history; With a truce holding in Eastern Ukraine, and refugees returning home despite sporadic fighting. An international military force kicks-off war games on the other side of the country, to show support for Kiev.