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US Congress asks if Russian cash funded Trump’s golf courses

US Congress has been questioning whether Russian money could have been used to fund Donald Trump’s golf courses in the UK and Ireland.

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Jacinda Ardern. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon congratulates New Zealand PM over pregnancy

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has congratulated New Zealand's prime minister after she announced that she is expecting her first child in June.
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Nicola Sturgeon. Picture:  Andrew MacColl/REX/Shutterstock

Sturgeon says councils could get power to police Airbnb

Nicola Sturgeon has said she would “not rule out” handing powers to councils to allow them to block short-term let properties rented through sites such as Airbnb.

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Ruth Davidson.

Can the Scottish Conservatives win the 2021 election?

Not for the first time in the last 18 months or so, the Scottish Conservatives are seemingly a party with their tails up.

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Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May review an honour guard at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Ian Langsdon/AFP/Getty Images

Macron ends summit with Brexit financial services warning

Emmanuel Macron has told the UK that it must choose between staying in the European single market and enjoying trade access for financial services, or risk the position of the City of London under a Canada-style free trade deal.

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FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon defends justice secretary in police row

Nicola Sturgeon has defended under fire Justice Secretary Michael Matheson over his handling of the leadership crisis at Police Scotland amid claims she is presiding over a "secret Scotland."

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Brexit Secretary David Davis described the passing of the EU Withdrawal Bill as an "historic milestone"

‘Historic milestone’ hailed as MPs vote through Brexit Withdrawal Bill

Flagship Brexit legislation has cleared the House of Commons in a significant parliamentary milestone on the way out of the European Union.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked Theresa May over Carillion at today's Prime Minister's Questions. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of being ‘negligent’ on Carillion

Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Government of “negligence” over Carillion as he urged Theresa May to end the “costly racket” of private companies running services for the public.

A section of the Bayeux Tapestry

France set to loan 950-year-old Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

French president Emmanuel Macron mounted a diplomatic conquest of Britain yesterday with the announcement that the 950-year-old Bayeux Tapestry will finally be loaned to the UK.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with his Scottish counterpart Richard Leonard. Picture: SNS

‘He’s extremely vigorous’: Jeremy Corbyn not too old to be Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn is “extremely vigorous” and will lead the Labour party into the next general election, aides have insisted, amid claims he is too old for the job.

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Ruth Davidson remains most popular leader - poll

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson remains the most popular political leader among voters, according to a new poll.

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Nicola Sturgeon says Scots could go it alone on Brexit deals

The Scottish Government is “actively” working on possible stand-alone deals with the European Union after Brexit in key areas such as law and order as well as education that may exclude the rest of the UK.

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Theresa May mocked over blue passport 'scam'

Theresa May mocked over blue passport 'scam'

Theresa May has been accused of lying to the British people by a senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the plan to restore dark blue British passports after Brexit.

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Ruth Davidson says powers must return to Scotland in ‘new UK’

Powers returning from Brussels after Brexit must be as “close to the Scottish people as possible”, Ruth Davidson has said following talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street.

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Fanny Grainger swapped Edinburgh for Cape Town in South Africa at the end of the 19th century (Picture: Getty)

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Why we are all immigrants

The story of Fanny Grainger, a Scottish woman who moved to Cape Town in the late 19th century, contains a valuable lesson about immigration, writes Paris Gourtsoyannis.

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Nicola Sturgeon.

Will Nicola Sturgeon call Indyref2 later this year?

While Nicola Sturgeon wouldn’t admit to kicking her ultimate political goal of independence into the long grass, it certainly appears to be far from an immediate priority.

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Poll: Voters ‘in the dark’ over Labour’s position on Brexit

A majority of voters are unsure of Labour’s current stance on Brexit, polling suggests.

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No deal Brexit will cost Scotland £12.7bn a year, finds report

Scotland’s economy faces a £12.7 billion knock if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal, a new report from the Scottish Government has warned.

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Lesley Riddoch: Is Nicola Sturgeon the superwoman who can stop Brexit?

Nicola Sturgeon should resist the growing calls for her to back a second referendum on Europe, writes Lesley Riddoch.

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