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Hong Kong: Beijing-backed Carrie Lam chosen as leader

John Tsang, left, was defeated by Carrie Lam, right, who is seen as China's candidate

A COMMITTEE dominated by pro-Beijing elites has picked China favourite Carrie Lam to lead the former British territory in the first such poll since huge pro-democracy protests erupted in 2014.

4:54pm Sunday 26 March 2017

Russia: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested in Moscow protest

Alexei Navalny, centre, was arrested in Moscow walking to the protest in Pushkin Square

RUSSIAN opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested as thousands of people crowded into a Moscow square for an unsanctioned protest against the government.

4:40pm Sunday 26 March 2017

FBI director confirms ongoing probe into possible Russian links with Trump associates

FBI director James Comey said there was no proof Obama had ordered the wiretapping of Trump’s phones    Photograph: AP/J. Scott Applewhite

DONALD Trump took to social media again last night after the director of the FBI confirmed that an investigation is under way into possible links between Russia and associates of the US President – as part of as wider probe into Russian interference…

12:00am Tuesday 21 March 2017

Letters II: Unionism can mean different things to different Unionists

Nationalists should focus on pressing Unionists on what kind of Union they want

THE comment piece by economist Mark Littlewood was an interesting one (Nationalists need economic answers for indyref2 The National, March 24).

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Rab Wilson: There’s mony possible weys forrit fir oor kintra

Winnie Ewing won the wattershed victory fur the SNP in 1967

THAT I for Poor Auld Scotland’s Sake … Lik the feck o Scots patriots ah wis fully in support o Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement last week that there wid be anither independence referendum. It fairly left Theresa “Thatcher Lite” May…

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

Carolyn Leckie: This is a time to be bold, not cautious – we can win in 2019

In 2011 the then Scottish Tory leader Annabel Goldie urged Alex Salmond to take a 'brave pill and get on with the referendum'

WELL, what a week it has been. Writing a column amidst a political atmosphere that changes faster than the Scottish weather is a bit of a challenge. But looking back can help to put things in context and make some sense of tumultuous times.

12:00am Monday 20 March 2017

Television review of the week: American Justice, polygamy, and Broadchurch

Tough guys: You can vote for your sheriff in Florida

OBVIOUSLY, democracy is a good thing, or at least, as Churchill noted: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Lesley Riddoch: ScotRef debate needs to find an injection of vision in the near future

SNP MSPs were puzzlingly quiet at the debate on a second independence referendum at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday. Some dynamism needs to be found again, and soon, as does the spark to rebut dodgy Tory lines on independence  Photograph: Jeff J Mitche

I WAS in Northern Ireland yesterday — a strange location given the independence debate in Edinburgh and the sudden outbreak of violence at Westminster.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

Alyn Smith: The time has come for Scotland to make its own moves on the world stage

Winnie Ewing earned the title of 'Madame Ecosse' from European media as an MEP

STOP the world, Scotland wants to get on – a famous quote from the famous Madame Ecosse, Winnie Ewing.

12:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017

South Korea: Impeached President Park Geun-hye offers an apology

Park has denied any legal wrongdoing, so the apology may simply be a formality

SOUTH Korean prosecutors have grilled the country's ousted president in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and threaten to put her in jail.

5:10pm Tuesday 21 March 2017
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