Brian Wilson: Don’t believe everything you hear about Russia’s McMafia
It’s never a hardship to be in St Petersburg for whatever reason and, over the years, I have had a few – friendship, trade, tourism and now football. No city in Europe is grander or has more reason to hate war.
Dr Peter Wilkie: Botanic Garden fighting to save the rainforest from the scorched earth of human activity
Recognised as a major provider of biodiversity expertise, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has been invited this month to join a workshop in Indonesia hosted by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
Evangelist American pastor Billy Graham dies aged 99
The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died.
Donald Trump lashes out at FBI over Florida school shooting
President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI, saying the agency “missed all of the many signals” sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.”
Fund-raisers face uphill struggle in wake of aid agencies scandal
If a clipboard-carrying charity fund-raiser ventures onto their local high street this weekend and asks the public to give generously to help people overseas, they may face a chillier reception than usual.