St Andrews Day celebrated
St Andrew’s Day was celebrated by Scots at home and abroad today – but at Facebook, the party wasn’t without its glitches. Scottish users complained that, when updating their status to celebrate the national holiday, they could only post with an image of a Romanian flag instead of a Saltire.
Andy Murray wins Davis Cup final
Great Britain became Davis Cup champions for the first time since 1936 yesterday. Andy Murray sealed a historic 3-1 win in Ghent with a straight sets victory over David Goffin, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3. The two-time Grand Slam champion joked that he and his team-mates should be given knighthoods – arise, Sir Andy?
Princess Charlotte images released
The Royal family released new photos of six-month-old Princess Charlotte today, and the internet fell in love. The photographs, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, were shot at the family home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk early in November.
UN climate conference in Paris
President Obama led world leaders at a UN summit on climate change in Paris today, a meeting that the US president called an “act of defiance” after Islamist attacks in the heart of Paris earlier this month. He urged negotiators to deliver a meaningful deal – because the “next generation is watching”. The UN has endorsed a goal of limiting global warming to no more than 2C over preindustrial levels by the end of the century – but more than 100 poorer countries and low-lying, small-island states are calling for a tougher goal of 1.5C.
Labour MPs were today offered a free vote on David Cameron’s proposals for air strikes against the Islamic State terror group in Syria. Jeremy Corbyn made clear his oppositon to Syrian airstrikes but will not impose the party whip on fellow party members.