Susan Dalgety: Embrace legacy of Otis and Elvis in the name of freedom

Otis Redding’s wife Zelma is to open a charter school in his birthplace to help create leaders with soul, writes Susan Dalgety.

Nicola Sturgeon chats with the Catalan President, Quim Torra, at Bute House (Picture: Getty)

Brian Wilson: There’s a sinister side to Sturgeon’s new Catalan friend

To general relief, the Spanish courts have abandoned pursuit of international arrest warrants for the ringleaders in the Catalan referendum, thereby sparing us months of martyred grandstanding.

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Eight injured after knife attack on bus in Germany

Eight injured after knife attack on bus in Germany

Eight people have been injured in an attack on a busy bus in the northern German city of Luebeck.

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The incident happened on a Missouri lake. Picture: Stone County Fire Dept

11 dead after ‘duck boat’ capsizes in Missouri lake

At least 11 people including children have died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank, police said.

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A puppet of Trump is used to make a point about his relationship with Vladimir Putin (Picture: Alex Wong)

Thomas L Friedman: How US can curb power of a president with no shame

If your puppy makes a mess on your carpet and you shout “Bad dog”, there is a good chance that puppy’s ears will droop, his head will bow and he may even whimper.

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Joyce McMillan: New political alliances vital to stop Brexit disaster

The real threat of a catastrophic no-deal Brexit means it is time to form new alliances, writes Joyce McMillan.

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Wannabe tough guy Donald Trump seems drawn to Vladimir Putin's thuggish strength (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Ruth Davidson: Putin-sycophant Trump will never destroy Western democracy

Donald Trump may pose a threat to Western democracy as we know it, but he will not triumph, writes Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson.

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Donald Trump faced accusations of treason after appearing to believe Vladimir Putin over US intelligence services (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Tom Peterkin: Trump’s double-negative excuse doesn’t not sound unconvincing

The US President’s tortured explanation of his Helsinki blunder – which prompted accusations that he had acted in a treasonous way – does not bode well, writes Tom Peterkin.

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Thailand cave rescue: Boys and coach discharged from hospital

The Thai footballers who were rescued from a flooded cave in a daring international operation after being trapped for more than two weeks have now left hospital.

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Billionaire Elon Musk has apologised to a British cave diver after calling him a "pedo guy". Picture: AFP/Getty

Elon Musk apologises to British cave diver for ‘pedo’ comment

Billionaire Elon Musk has apologised to a British expat who helped with the rescue of 12 schoolboys trapped in a cave in Thailand after calling him “pedo guy”.

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Donald Trump’s Turnberry firm paid £50,000 by US Government for weekend visit

Donald Trump’s Turnberry firm was paid more than £50,000 by his own government to cover the accommodation bill for his weekend stay at his loss-making resort, The Scotsman can reveal.

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Journalists must follow the money when trying to understand the 45th President of the United States. Picture: Jonh Devlin

Martyn McLaughlin: Media must cover Trump with purpose and aggression

The chaotic presidency of Donald Trump requires focused, impactful reporting, writes Martyn McLaughlin.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands after a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. Picture: Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP

Donald Trump back tracks over Russia interference comment

US President Donald Trump has said he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he does not see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 US election.

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The 'baby Trump' balloons are launched at the Saturday's 'carnival of resistance' in the Meadows. Picture: Neil Hanna/AFP

Ian Swanson: Trump’s chaotic visit was par for the POTUS course

The President came, saw, sparked massive protests across the UK – and played a lot of golf, writes Ian Swanson.

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The Patrouille de France display team 'fly' Le Tricolore above the Champs-Elysees as France celebrates the return of the World Cup. Picture: Getty

Joy as World Cup ‘comes home’ to France

France’s victorious World Cup team returned home from Russia to a red carpet welcome ahead of a victory parade in Paris last night.

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Trump is like a mirror in which we should be able to see what we might become (Picture: Getty)

Darren McGarvey: Beware your inner Trump, the monster inside us all

People often ask me why we haven’t seen a sharper rise in far-right activity north of the Border, and I always tell them the same thing: it’s because we have a very robust spoken-word poetry community.

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U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin answer questions about the 2016 U.S Election collusion during a joint press conference. Picture: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Election meddling: Donald Trump sides with Russia against FBI

Donald Trump has sided with Vladimir Putin against his own intelligence agencies by denying Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.

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Donald Trump is not about to embarrass Vladimir Putin in the way he did with Theresa May (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Why Putin is the only person Trump respects

Donald Trump doesn’t have friends – only competitors.

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Palestinian youths mourn at al-Shifa hospital morgue on July 14, 2018 after two teenagers were killed in one of a series of Israeli raids. Picture: ANAS BABA/AFP/Getty Images

Ceasefire holds after major Israeli airstrikes on Gaza border

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Cuba's new President Miguel Diaz-Canel is pictured after he was formally named president by the National Assembly. Picture: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images

Cuba reveals new details on constitution plan

Cuba has revealed new details about plans to reshape its government, courts and economy with a constitutional reform set to be approved by the national assembly this month.

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