UPDATE 1-Obama says wants Scotland inside the UK, Britain inside the EU

June 5, 2014 6:13 PM

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* Secessionists to Obama: independence is up to Scots (Adds reaction from Scottish nationalist leader)

BRUSSELS, June 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday gave the strongest signal yet that the United States wanted to see the United Kingdom remain inside the European Union and Scotland to preserve its 307-year-old union with England.

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