Opposition pressures UK government to act on climate change

Europe 04/28/19, 11:19

British opposition leaders are pressuring the government to act on climate change after weeks of protests put the issue at the heart of political debate.Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday declared a "climate emergency" during her party's conference in Edinburgh, saying she had been inspired by young activists. Sturgeon ...

UK police probe suspicious packages at university, bank

Europe 03/06/19, 08:17

Police in Scotland say suspicious packages were found Wednesday at a university and a bank building, a day after three London transit hubs received letter bombs.Police Scotland said officers are examining packages discovered at the Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters in Edinburgh and at the University of Glasgow.The university said ...

UK wildfires rip through “Winnie the Pooh” forest

Europe 02/27/19, 07:00

Unseasonably warm and dry weather have fueled fires in Britain, with blazes at Ashdown Forest — made famous by the "Winnie the Pooh" books — as well as West Yorkshire's Saddleworth Moor and Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh.Crews extinguished two wildfires in East Sussex's Ashdown Forest, the inspiration for the fictional ...

Picamoles, Iturria in from cold for France vs Springboks

Africa 11/08/18, 10:16

No. 8 Louis Picamoles and flanker Arthur Iturria have come in from the cold to start for France against the Springboks on Saturday.The test at Stade de France will be their first since they were dropped in February following a night of drinking in Edinburgh during the Six Nations.South Africa ...

Scottish leader pulls out of media event featuring Bannon

Europe 10/21/18, 05:26

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of an Edinburgh conference because former White House strategist Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at the event.Sturgeon said she believes "passionately in free speech" but declares she "would not be part of any process that risks legitimizing or normalizing far-right, racist ...

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