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The humiliation of Boris: Johnson gives in to US demands not to meet Russian counterpart

Alex Salmond claimed Johnson deferring to the Pentagon was 'humiliating'

DAFT, buffoon, and poodle were just some of the terms being used to describe Boris Johnson yesterday, after he gave in to American demands to cancel a meeting with his Russian counterpart.

12:00am Monday 10 April 2017

Letters I: Russians only confirmed what we already knew

Parrot fashion: It’s probably for the best if Boris Johnson only says what he has been told to say

SO, there we have it. The Russians have said what we in Scotland have known for some time (The humiliation of Boris... and Westminster, The National, April 10). The UK is a second-rate, inconsequential world power, which no-one – least of all the…

5:59pm Monday 10 April 2017

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp: Brexit is the total collapse of UK’s global influence

Nigel Farage: the epitome of everthing that is going wrong with British culture

EVERY so often in some other country, someone we regard as a completely unhinged hard liner or populist political moron takes control and we find it both a little frightening and sometimes even a little funny. Remember Boris Yeltsin’s drunken dancing…

12:00am Friday 7 April 2017

Letters II: Nicola Sturgeon a capitalist? No, she’s a principled pragmatist

Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has only limited powers over the economy

I’M struggling to find justification for the “Nicola, Capitalist” epithet in either Sturgeon’s address at Stanford University or Michael Fry’s analysis (Stanford treated to side of Sturgeon rarely glimpsed: Nicola, Capitalist, The National,…

12:00am Wednesday 12 April 2017

Letters I: Is a police visit needed for a minor misdemeanour?

Police visited the home of Carol Rohan Beyts at 10pm

WOULD it not be a great idea to honour the dedication of the Balmeddie Golf Course staff by holding a mass urination up bye (Woman accused of ‘publicising’ opposition to trump, The National, April 5)?

12:00am Thursday 6 April 2017

Letters Special – readers have their say on Article 50: If only we had the power of Malta...

Malta's population is smaller than that of Edinburgh, yet it currently holds the EU presidency. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

I AM resting many of my hopes on our European friends and partners – who have seen who is in the right here, in the UK in general and in Scotland in particular. I am comforted by the fact that Scotland has friends, that the other European countries…

12:00am Saturday 1 April 2017

Letters II: Bail-out has benefited German banks while Greece is suffering

Greek national assets could be at risk if the IMF are not repaid

MICHAEL Fry’s defence of alleged German growth (Michael Fry: Stanford was treated to a side of Sturgeon that’s rarely glimpsed: Nicola, Capitalist, The National, April 11) was based on myth and misconception. Mr Fry was acting like a…

12:00am Thursday 13 April 2017

Rex Tillerson delivers US ultimatum to Russia on Syria: It's us or them

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Moscow ahead of today's talks on Syria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has delivered an ultimatum to Russia that it must side with America and like-minded countries or embrace Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Iran and militant group Hezbollah. His warning came as he arrived in Moscow…

12:00am Wednesday 12 April 2017

Anti-Assad forces take advantage of US air strikes against Syria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Tuscany in Italy yesterday

US-BACKED Syrian fighters have pushed on against members of Daesh in northern Syria under the cover of coalition air strikes and are closing in on a strategic town that is home to the country’s largest dam.

12:00am Tuesday 11 April 2017

Terrified Syrians in hiding as death toll from suspected chemical attack reaches 75

The European Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, holds up photos of victims of the Syrian chemical attack during a meeting of the Security Council

THE death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town has risen to 75, while activists and rescue workers were continuing to find terrified survivors hiding in shelters near the site.

12:00am Thursday 6 April 2017
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