RT News - September 19, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

Scotland will remain a part of the United Kingdom - with the better-together campaign outperforming the pro-independence side by some 10 percent of the vote in the country's historic referendum. First minister Alex Salmond has admitted defeat. The battle for Scottish votes has been intensely fought in the media - we analyse the methods used, from optimistic promises, to stern warnings and last-minute bargaining. Congress has approved Barrack Obama's plan to fight Islamic State jihadists by arming Syrian rebels - but critics warn that the weapons could end up in the wrong hands.