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Scotland sees big hit to its economy with no UK Brexit deal

Scotland sees big hit to its economy with no UK Brexit deal

Published 15/01/2018

FILE PHOTO - Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is seen speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show in this photograph received via the BBC, in [more…]

Curling: A stone’s throw, from Scottish island to Korean ice

Curling: A stone’s throw, from Scottish island to Korean ice

Published 12/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: Britain's skip Eve Muirhead delivers a stone during their women's curling bronze medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the Ice [more…]

Britain and EU clinch deal to move Brexit talks forward

Britain and EU clinch deal to move Brexit talks forward

Published 08/12/2017

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Yves HermanBRUSSELS/LONDON [more…]

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Published 05/12/2017

Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as "gene drive" to control pests. [more…]

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

Published 14/11/2017

The citizenship crisis engulfing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government deepened on Tuesday as an eighth lawmaker exited parliament and the main opposition party drafted in a high-profile candidate for a key by-election. [more…]

Poems in Dottyville: How two traumatized soldiers changed notions of war

Poems in Dottyville: How two traumatized soldiers changed notions of war

Published 10/11/2017

An imposing 19th Century building with elegant manicured lawns and sweeping views of the Edinburgh skyline seems an unlikely place to have earned the nickname "Dottyville" from one of Britain's most revered poets. [more…]

France`s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

France`s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

Published 29/10/2017

Lucas Pouille halted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's charge in the Vienna Open on Sunday, scoring a comfortable straight-sets victory over his French compatriot to claim his third title of the season. [more…]

France’s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

France’s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

Published 29/10/2017

(Reuters) - Lucas Pouille halted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s charge in the Vienna Open on Sunday, scoring a comfortable straight-sets victory over his French compatriot to claim [more…]

Rare, hidden portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots revealed

Rare, hidden portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots revealed

Published 27/10/2017

A rare, unfinished portrait believed to be of Mary, Queen of Scots has been found underneath another 16th-century painting after an X-ray revealed a ghostly likeness of the executed queen. [more…]

Four new faces but no Retallick in All Blacks squad

Four new faces but no Retallick in All Blacks squad

Published 22/10/2017

New Zealand named four uncapped players on Monday in the squad for their end-of-season tour but lock Brodie Retallick will not be on the plane to Europe as he deals with a personal matter. [more…]