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Nicola Strurgeon congratulates new American president Donald Trump

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration as protests were held around the country.

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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th President of the United States Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ross Douthat: How the Obama legacy crumbled

Much of the progress made in the former President’s first four years in office was undone during his second term says Ross Douthat

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US President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as President on January at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Leader comment: Trump plays the patriotism card

So remote looked the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency for much of last year that yesterday’s inauguration had an almost surreal quality.

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Police use pepper spray on protesters in Washington. Picture: AP

Trump ceremony is marked by protests across the world

Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation a few blocks away from Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington yesterday as protesters registered their rage against the incoming president.

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Win Butler, lead singer of Arcade Fire, Trump protesters. Picture: Getty

Arcade Fire joins growing list of bands using art to defy Trump

Arcade Fire has joined the list of bands releasing music in protest against Donald Trump’s presidency.

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U.S. President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible and his son Barron Trump looks on. Picture: Getty

Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th president of the United States

DONALD Trump vowed to put “America first” as he set out a nationalist agenda after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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Holyroods European committee's convener Joan McAlpine said it was clear a vast majority thought Brexit would be bad for Scotland. Picture: TSPL

‘Vast majority’ of Scots fearful of Brexit

Scots believe Brexit will be bad for business and investment, as well as hitting education and the environment, a report published by MSPs has found.

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond said that Donald Trump has a character problem. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Alex Salmond reacts to Donald Trump’s inaugural address

ALEX Salmond reacted to Donald Trump’s inaugural address by saying that it may now be a case of “may God Bless America and may God help the rest of us”.

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Mr Farage is one of Britains most prominent supporters of new US president Donald Trump. Picture: TSPL

Ex-Ukip leader Nigel Farage to be political analyst on Fox News

NIGEL Farage has taken up a post as a political analyst on American right-wing news channel Fox News.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to move the budget to autumn and have a smaller financial update in the form of a Spring Statement. Picture: John Devlin

Finance ministers seek Treasury clarity on economic plans

FINANCE ministers from the UK’s devolved administrations have called for greater clarity from the Treasury over its plans to manage the economy as Brexit approaches.

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Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell questioned why the Scottish Government hadn't used their current powers to attract more migrants. Picture: Getty

Call to devolve immigration powers rejected by UK government

THE UK Government has rejected a call to consider devolving immigration powers to Scotland and changing visa arrangements to encourage students from other countries to stay on north of the border after graduating.

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The Scottish Conservatives called on Mr Corbyn and Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale to rule out any change to Labours policy to retain the Barnett Formula. Picture: John Devlin

Labour candidate pledges to ‘call time’ on Barnett Formula

A LABOUR mayoral candidate has vowed to “call time” on the the Barnett Formula in opposition to party policy on the day leader Jeremy Corbyn travelled to Scotland.

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Mr Corbyn insisted the vote for Brexit could bring opportunities for Scotland, with the possibility of further powers being devolved to Holyrood. Picture: John Devlin

Independence would bring ‘turbo-charged’ austerity, says Corbyn

INDEPENDENCE would result in “turbo-charged austerity” for Scotland and a “glaring hole” in the cash for essential public services, Jeremy Corbyn has warned.

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Reports of noisy sex parties have angered residents across Edinburgh.

Noisy sex parties disturbing residents in Edinburgh

An MSP has raised concern over ‘very audible sex parties’ occurring in Edinburgh due to the number of short term holiday lets in the city.

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More than 15,000 new homes will be built in Glasgow in the next five years. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Glasgow lays foundations for 15,000 new homes by 2022

More than 15,000 homes will be built in Glasgow over the next five years as the city moves away from a legacy of depopulation.

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Steven Todd says the commercial and industrial sectors are likely to 'bear the brunt' of Brexit uncertainty. Picture: Alan Richardson

Steven Todd: How will Brexit affect construction?

The forecasts for the construction industry over the next two years are a bit of a mixed bag, primarily as a result of the ongoing Brexit debate and forthcoming negotiations.

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Video: Anti-Trump banners hung in protest in Edinburgh

Anti-Trump campaigners have hung banners over North Bridge in Edinburgh in defiance against the President-elect to mark inauguration day.

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Edinburgh is popular with tourists

Edinburgh ‘tourist tax’ lined up for next year

A TOURIST tax in the Capital could be in place in just over a year, the council leader has said.

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Protesters hold signs as they listen to speakers at an anti-Trump rally. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Donald Trump Inauguration: police clash with protesters

Protesters have clashed with police outside a pro-Donald Trump rally in Washington DC, as tens of thousands of people prepare to take to the streets to oppose his presidency.

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Environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham meets pupils studying climate change at Currie Community High School in Edinburgh.

Scots emissions to be cut by 66% in 15 years under latest plan

Greenhouse gas emissions will be slashed by two thirds from 1990 levels in the next 15 years under the Scottish Government’s new action plan to tackle global warming.

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