Queen asks Commonwealth to put Prince Charles in charge

The Queen has publicly called on Commonwealth governments to name Prince Charles as her successor to head the organisation, as she opened what could be her last summit in charge of the 53-nation bloc.

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The president denies having any relationship with Stormy Daniels. Picture: AFP

Donald Trump retweets convicted Scottish forger in Stormy Daniels row

Donald Trump has retweeted a woman from Lanark convicted of forgery, in the latest example of the president’s unpredictable social media behaviour.

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Ross Thomson, MP for Aberdeen South, who has been accused of "trivialising" the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. Picture: Conservative Party/PA

Scots Tory MP accused of ‘trivialising’ dictatorship of Saddam Hussein

A Conservative MP has been accused of “trivialising” the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein while on a fact-finding visit to Iraq.

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Tweets on Salmond's programme "not from audience", Ofcom says

Tweets on Salmond's programme "not from audience", Ofcom says

'Audience tweets' read out on Alex Salmond's programme on Russia Today (RT) "were not from audience members", broadcast regulator Ofcom has said.
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Russia considers banning Scotch whisky imports in diplomatic row

Exports of Scotch whisky to Russia could be hit by the worsening diplomatic row between Russia and the UK, senior figures in Moscow have warned.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at 92. Picture; Getty

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Barbara Bush, the former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died at the age of 92.

Once banned from Britain, Narendra Modi was accused of involvement in a massacre of Muslims. Picture: Getty

Andrew Hammond: Post-Brexit UK needs India’s cash – but issues with Modi still remain

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts a visit to the United Kingdom today in a landmark trip that will strengthen bilateral political and economic ties.

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The engine after the emergency landing. (Amanda Bourman via AP)

Passenger dies after engine ‘explodes’ on flight

A federal investigator has said that one person died after a plane with engine failure made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

Mr Salmond said the Syrian government 'certainly has the means but the motivation could lie elsewhere'.

Alex Salmond questions Assad involvement in chemical weapons attack

Alex Salmond has questioned whether the Bashar al-Assad regime was responsible for the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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Theresa May accuses Russia of cover up and denies following Trump’s lead

Theresa May has hit back at accusations that she ordered military action against Syria on the “whims of the US president”, telling MPs: “We have not done this because President Trump asked us to do so.”

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Senior intelligence official Ciaran Martin said advice is being offered to internet companies. Picture: PA

Alert over ‘malicious’ Russian cyber attack

Russia has hacked into millions of computers across Britain, including home terminals and internet routers, and may be preparing for a widescale cyber attack, US and UK security chiefs said in an unprecedented warning last night.

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Protestors demonstrate outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Picture: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Protests planned at US Starbucks after arrests of black men

Protests are planned at a Philadelphia Starbucks where two black men were arrested after store employees called 911 to say they were trespassing.

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James Comey: Donald Trump is ‘morally unfit’ to be US president

Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks Donald Trump is morally unfit to be the US president.

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Theresa May forced to justify Syria strikes after SNP pressure

Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from the SNP for parliamentary scrutiny of British airstrikes in Syria, with the Prime Minister set to go before the House of Commons this afternoon to justify the UK’s military intervention.

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 15:  Catalonia Independence supporters march during a demonstration in Barcelona. Picture: David Ramos/Getty

Major rally held in Catalonia to demand release of separatists

Hundreds of thousands of Catalan separatists rallied in downtown Barcelona yesterday to demand the release of high-profile secessionist leaders being held in pre-trial detention.

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A Rohingya woman at a repatriation camp in Maungdaw. Picture: MYANMAR NEWS AGENCY/AFP/Getty Images

First Rohingya family return home despite UN safety warning

Myanmar says it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite the UN warning it is not safe to return.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 15:  Protestors demonstrate outside a Center City Starbucks in Philadelphia after police arrested two black men who were waiting inside the coffee shop. Picture: Mark Makela/Getty

Starbucks CEO apologises after two black men arrested in shop

The head of Starbucks has said he wants to personally apologise to two black men who were arrested while sitting inside one of the chain’s coffee shops in Philadelphia.

Westminster, where Labour defeated the last attempt to launch an attack on Syria when Ed Miliband won a Commons vote. Picture: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

Euan McColm: Missed chance to question Labour’s Syria stance

There was something bleakly comical about Diane Abbott’s response to the question. Asked repeatedly by the BBC’s Nick Robinson on Friday’s edition of Radio 4’s Today programme whether there were any circumstances in which the Labour Party would consider supporting military action, the shadow home secretary answered “the Second World War”.

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A rescue worker carries a child after last week's chemical strike on Douma. Picture: Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP

Insight: Syrians’ tragedy continues – that’s the real story

The images of children foaming at the mouth after two alleged chemical attacks on the then rebel-held enclave of Douma earlier this month stood as a rebuke to the international community – just like the one almost exactly a year ago on the town of Khan Shaykhun, and another near Damascus in 2013.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Foreign policy should be set by parliament not US president

Nicola Sturgeon has said UK foreign policy should be set by Parliament and not Donald Trump after the US, UK and France launched missile strikes against Syria.

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