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By Karen Rebelo LONDON (Reuters) - More than 130 company bosses have come out against Scottish independence, saying the business case for it has not been made, in one of the biggest corporate interventions in the referendum debate just three weeks before the vote. Chief executives of FTSE 100 companies including mining giant BHP Billiton and temporary power provider Aggreko plus the chairman of HSBC bank, and bosses of whisky, fishing and potato firms all put their names to a letter calling for the United Kingdom to stay together. Voters will decide on Sept. 18 whether Scotland should end its 307-year-old union with England and leave the United Kingdom. The latest intervention against independence is likely to provide a shot in the arm for the British government's "Better Together" campaign and comes as the pro-independence side struggles to catch up in the polls, despite its leader Alex Salmond's recent success in a TV debate.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - usnewsRussian courts on Wednesday ordered the temporary closure of three McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over breaches of sanitary rules, news agencies reported, amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine. The restaurants on Moscow's Manezh square, under the walls of the Kremlin, at Pushkin Square and on Prospect Mira have been closed since last week following an order from state food safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor. Rospotrebnadzor has so far ordered the temporary closure of a total of five McDonald's restaurants in Russia. Sweeping checks, including unscheduled inspections, have been unveiled across Russian regions.