Celtic beats Hearts in Cup final to win ‘triple treble’

Sports 05/25/19, 11:43

Celtic wrapped up a domestic treble for an unprecedented third straight season after beating Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday.Having already won the league and League Cup titles, Celtic rallied at Hampden Park with a brace from striker Odsonne Edouard.After an absorbing but goalless first half, Ryan ...

Celtic wins 8th straight Scottish league title

Sports 05/04/19, 09:18

Celtic won the Scottish league title for the eighth straight year on Saturday, completing the second leg in its bid to clinch a domestic treble for the third straight season.A 3-0 win at Aberdeen moved Celtic into an unassailable 12-point lead in the Scottish Premiership.Having already collected the Scottish League ...

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 ...

RBS first-quarter earnings down 12.5% amid Brexit worries

Business 04/26/19, 04:04

Royal Bank of Scotland says first-quarter earnings fell 12.5% as economic uncertainty linked to Brexit curtailed lending.Net income dropped to 707 million pounds ($912 million) from 808 million pounds in the same period last year as businesses delayed borrowing decisions. Britain's government owns 62.4% of RBS following a taxpayer-funded bailout ...

Scottish leader aims to hold new independence vote by 2021

Europe 04/24/19, 08:29

Scotland should hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. by 2021 if Britain leaves the European Union, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said Wednesday, even as she acknowledged that she lacks the power to make that happen on her own.Scots voted against independence 55% to 45% in a 2014 ...

European Cup-winning Celtic captain Billy McNeill dies at 79

Soccer 04/23/19, 06:22

Billy McNeill, the captain of Glasgow soccer club Celtic when it became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, has died. He was 79.McNeill died Monday, according to a family statement released Tuesday by the Scottish club."He suffered from dementia for a number of years and ...

Update: Scotland’s Sturgeon voices ‘relief’ at extension

Europe 04/11/19, 01:43

The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):7:40 a.m.Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has voiced her "relief" that there won't be a 'no-deal' Brexit this Friday after Britain was granted an extension to Oct. 31 to leave the European Union.British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during ...

UK’s only female giant panda artificially inseminated at zoo

Science 04/01/19, 12:15

Britain's only female giant panda has been artificially inseminated in a bid to produce a cub.Officials at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland said Monday it's "far too early" to know if the procedure was a success. The zoo said Tian Tian had her annual health check on Sunday and was artificially ...

Celtic beats Rangers to go 13 points clear in Scotland

Soccer 03/31/19, 10:11

Celtic moved 13 points clear over Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 victory over its Glasgow rival on Sunday.Players and other members of each bench were involved in a melee at full time on the field at Celtic Park, which led to Rangers defender Andy ...

6N: England denies Scotland rugby’s greatest ever comeback

Sports 03/16/19, 16:40

From 31-0 behind after 31 minutes to 38-31 ahead in time added on, Scotland's players just had to repel one more English attack to complete the greatest comeback in the history of international rugby.One of the wildest games ever played still had one final twist, though.In what proved to be ...

Update: England leads Scotland 31-7 at halftime

Europe 03/16/19, 12:58

The Latest on the Six Nations final round (all times local):5:45 p.m.England looks set to end the tournament on a high despite having no chance of lifting the Six Nations crown.Ireland's Garry Ringrose, carries the ball as he tackled by Wales Josh Navidi, left and Wales Dan Biggar, right, during ...

6N: Title or no title, England has score to settle vs Scots

Sports 03/15/19, 08:20

The Six Nations title might be out of reach for England at kickoff in the closing match of the tournament against Scotland at Twickenham.Doesn't mean Eddie Jones won't still be desperate for victory in the oldest international rugby match of them all on Saturday.It still grates the England coach how ...

Scotland avalanche victims were 2 Frenchmen, 1 Swiss

Europe 03/13/19, 11:52

Police in Scotland say the three people who died in an avalanche on Britain's highest peak were two Frenchman and a Swiss national.The three perished Tuesday in an avalanche on Ben Nevis. Two died immediately while the third victim died before rescuers could get him to the hospital.Police said Wednesday ...

Winter rescue: Stranded dog winched to safety on helicopter

Europe 03/13/19, 10:36

It was a routine winter training mission in northeastern Scotland until the Maritime and Coastguard Agency crew spotted a stranded dog on the snowy Cairngorms mountains below.They couldn't fly away and leave the dog in trouble, so winchman Mark Stevens on Wednesday was lowered to the ground, scooped up the ...

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 ...

Scottish rape suspect’s California death may be hoax

U.S. 03/04/19, 20:28

Northern California authorities say a Scottish man facing rape charges at home may have faked his death last week off the Carmel coast.The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that divers and helicopters searched for three days after Kim Gordon's 17-year-old son called 911 to report that his father vanished on ...

Infantino says joint Korean Women’s World Cup bid possible

Sports 03/03/19, 17:10

A joint World Cup bid by North and South Korea is being talked up by FIFA President Gianni Infantino."I have been hearing for the Women's World Cup in 2023, the two Koreas," Infantino said. "I have been hearing that. It would be great." A combined Olympic bid is already in the ...

Rodgers set for talks about Leicester managerial job

Sports 02/26/19, 05:18

Scottish champion Celtic has given Brendan Rodgers permission to talk to Leicester about the English Premier League club's managerial vacancy.Leicester fired Claude Puel on Sunday and Celtic said on Tuesday it was approached about Rodgers.In a statement, Celtic says, "Brendan has indicated to the Club that this is an opportunity ...

Christopher Kane celebrates sensuality in London show

Europe 02/18/19, 14:11

The final full day of London Fashion Week featured a stellar show by Christopher Kane, who embraced his favorite theme — sensuality. Pringle of Scotland returned to the London stage with its signature luxury knitwear, while Erdem showed dramatic, full-length dresses and shorter cape outfits. The fashion crowd recovered from ...

‘The Shell Seekers’ author Rosamunde Pilcher dies at 94

Europe 02/07/19, 12:40

British novelist Rosamunde Pilcher, whose family saga "The Shell Seekers" sold millions of copies around the world, has died, her agent said Thursday. She was 94.Pilcher's literary agency, Felicity Bryan Associates, said she died overnight at a hospital in Dundee, Scotland after a short illness. Her son Robin Pilcher told ...

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