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 ...

6N: Italy reaches new low by losing to Scotland 33-20

Europe 02/02/19, 11:14

Italy reached a new low in its woeful Six Nations history by losing at Scotland 33-20 for an 18th straight defeat in the championship, breaking a century-old record.Blair Kinghorn scored a hat trick of tries as the Scots recorded a bonus-point win at Murrayfield to start a tournament in which ...

Italy believes it can avoid record 18th straight loss in 6N

Europe 02/01/19, 11:39

Conor O'Shea ought to be long gone.If not forced out, then have seen the light and walked quickly toward it.Few first-time national rugby coaches have had to endure what he has as Italy's coach since mid-2016.His results are dire.Overall, six wins in 28 matches.In the Six Nations, even worse. Italy ...

Swedish temperature dips to -39.5C; coldest night in UK

Europe 01/31/19, 05:47

The Swedish weather service says temperatures of minus 39.5 degrees Celsius (minus 39.1 degrees Fahrenheit) have been recorded in northern Sweden, the coldest recorded this month.The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute says it was measured Thursday in the Swedish town of Nikkaluokta in Lapland, which covers the northern parts of ...

United States defender Polster joins Scottish club Rangers

Sports 01/30/19, 08:18

United States defender Matt Polster has joined Scottish club Rangers from the Chicago Fire.The 25-year-old Polster has signed a 2½-year deal with the Glasgow club, which is managed by former England captain Steven Gerrard.Rangers is second in the league, three points behind Glasgow rival Celtic, which has U.S. forward Timothy ...

Reports: Former Scottish leader Salmond arrested, charged

World 01/24/19, 05:59

Former Scottish leader Alex Salmond has been arrested and charged with an unspecified offense, Scottish authorities and media said Thursday.Police Scotland said "a 64-year-old man has been arrested and charged" and a report sent to prosecutors. Media outlets identified the arrested man as Salmond.Police released the statement in response to ...

US striker Tim Weah, son of George, scores on Celtic debut

Sports 01/19/19, 15:03

Tim Weah, the U.S. striker and son of former AC Milan star George Weah, scored on his debut for Celtic in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.The 18-year-old Weah, who is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, came on in the 69th minute and netted in the 83rd. He raced onto Dedryck ...

US striker Tim Weah joins Celtic on 6-month loan from PSG

Soccer 01/07/19, 15:35

Tim Weah, the U.S. striker and son of former AC Milan star George Weah, joined Scottish champion Celtic on a six-month loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain on Monday.PSG allowed the 18-year-old Weah to leave on the day he signed a contract extension with the French team until June 2021.Celtic does ...

Police investigation after threats to Rangers-Celtic referee

Soccer 01/05/19, 10:05

Police in Scotland are investigating threats made to the referee who took charge of the recent Old Firm game between Rangers and Celtic.Police Scotland said a complaint has been made "regarding texts and calls" to John Beaton after his contact details were leaked online, and that inquiries were ongoing.Scottish Football ...

Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 in Scotland’s Old Firm derby

Soccer 12/29/18, 10:34

Brendan Rodgers' 12-match unbeaten run in Old Firm encounters ended as Celtic lost 1-0 at fierce Glasgow rival Rangers to leave the Scottish Premiership's title race wide open on Saturday.Ryan Jack scored in the 31st minute at Ibrox to earn Rangers a victory that drew it level on 42 points ...

Lockerbie bombing victims remembered on 30th anniversary

Europe 12/21/18, 06:28

Memorial services are being held in Scotland and the United States to remember the 270 people killed when a Pan Am passenger plane exploded over the town of Lockerbie 30 years ago.Wreaths will be placed in their memory on Friday.On Dec. 21, 1988, 259 people on board Pan Am Flight ...

UK intelligence chief outlines threats, urges more diversity

World 12/03/18, 08:32

Britain's Secret Intelligence Service director used a rare public speech Monday to outline threats facing Britain and the need for more diversity in secret agent ranks.MI6 chief Alex Younger, known by the code name "C'', told students at his alma mater, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, that Britain ...

Everyone wants to finish last round of test rugby on a high

Football 11/22/18, 19:34

It's the last round of rugby tests for the year. Everyone wants to finish on a high.Wales and Ireland are going for November sweeps.New Zealand, Argentina, and Scotland are looking to rebound.Australia hasn't won two in a row all year.France seeks a fourth win of the year.The United States is ...

Rules panel aims to let goalkeepers move more at penalties

Soccer 11/22/18, 16:51

World soccer's rule-making panel wants to give goalkeepers more freedom to move when facing a penalty.Currently, the Laws of the Game state goalkeepers "must remain on the goal line ... until the ball has been kicked."The panel, known as IFAB, proposed Thursday that goalkeepers should need "only one foot on ...

Pumas made 3 changes for Scotland test

Europe 11/22/18, 08:03

Argentina made minimal changes again with only three for the rugby test against Scotland on Saturday at Murrayfield after losing to France.The Pumas, as against Ireland in the opening match of their European tour, were competitive until late in Lille where France rose up to win 28-13.Guido Petti, tried out ...

Springboks captain warned after headbutt, free to play Wales

Africa 11/19/18, 11:29

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi was cleared to play against Wales on Saturday after World Rugby decided the flanker used only "moderate force" when headbutting Scotland center Peter Horne in the face in a match at the weekend.During the first half of South Africa's 26-20 win at Murrayfield, Kolisi used the ...

Springboks win at Murrayfield 26-20

Africa 11/17/18, 14:22

South Africa became the first visiting team in a year to storm Murrayfield after beating Scotland 26-20 in a rugby international on Saturday.South Africa's Handre Pollard scores a try during the rugby union international match between Scotland and South Africa at Murrayfield stadium, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. ...

Townsend: Beating Boks would be bigger than beating England

Africa 11/14/18, 12:38

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend regards beating South Africa on Saturday at Murrayfield would be a bigger achievement than beating England this year.Scotland hadn't beaten England in a decade when it pulled off an impressive win in February in the Six Nations.The Scots haven't toppled the Springboks since 2010.Asked where a ...

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