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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

LIVE BLOG: Scottish Parliament debate on calling for a second referendum

Photo Credit: Gordon Terris/The Herald

1:59pm Tuesday 21 March 2017

Policeman stabbed and suspect shot in major incident at Houses of Parliament

There has been a major incident outside the Houses of Parliament

A policeman has been stabbed and his suspected attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament this afternoon.

3:26pm Wednesday 22 March 2017

Speaker of the Catalan parliament says that Scotland will win ScotRef 'either way'

Carme Forcadell is facing a ban from public office for allowing a vote on a referendum. Photograph: Lluís Brunet

SCOTLAND will emerge as the winner whether or not the country backs independence in a second referendum, according to the speaker of the Catalan parliament.

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Galloway Viking Hoard petition goes to the Scottish Parliament

Campaigners of Galloway Viking hoard delivered their petition to the Scottish parliament yesterday. Photograph: Gordon Terris

A GROUP of “Viking” campaigners have taken their fight to the Scottish Parliament in order to keep a 1000-year-old treasure hoard on display in the south of the country.

12:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017

ScotRef vote is put on hold in respect to London attack

The debate and vote at Holyrood was suspended after the suspected terror attack at Westminster

HOLYROOD bosses postponed their debate on another Scottish independence referendum yesterday as a mark of respect for the tragic events at their “sister Parliament”.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

Terror grips Westminster

Police surround the knifeman as he lies on the ground in the cobbled courtyard in front of Parliament

FOUR people, including an armed police officer, died after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of London yesterday.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

Mhairi Black: When the country is in shock the last thing we should do is listen to right-wing extremists

After Wednesday’s attack, the likes of Nigel Farage led the divisive messages. Photograph:  Jean-Francois Badias/PA

ONE of the problems with a rolling 24-hour news service is that people tend to get desensitised to what is happening in the world. How often do you turn on the TV and see stories of murder, death and violence from every corner of the world but think…

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

First Minister meets police and emergency advisers to assess the implications upon Scotland of assault

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has met security advisers over the attack in London

NICOLA Sturgeon was last night in discussions with senior police officers and security advisers to consider whether there were “any potential implications” to Scotland of yesterday’s terror attack in London.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

May dialogue win - let the ballot boxes decide

Catalalonia wants the Spanish government to talk about a referendum, as Scotland and the UK did for the 2014 poll

In a democracy the right to refuse all dialogue does not exist. We are already seated at the table ready for dialogue. How long before they arrive? What is more: will they even come?

3:08pm Wednesday 22 March 2017
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