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 ...

De Klerk, Kerevi, Hogg reinforce teams

Africa 11/08/18, 19:53

The test rugby window has reopened after five months and teams have reinforced.Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, up for world player of the year, is back with South Africa. Lock Brodie Retallick, a former world player of the year, is running out for New Zealand.Fullback Stuart Hogg has completed a remarkable ...

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 ...

Cultures Around the Globe

Culture 10/30/18, 11:44

The Netherlands (the Dutch) The Dutch capital city, Amsterdam, is home to 30% foreigners; and is known to be one of the strongest expat communities worldwide. A big part of their history involves welcoming foreigners to the country. Now the Dutch are famous for how tolerant they are. The Dutch ...

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 ...

Trump posts losses at another Scottish golf resort

Business 10/08/18, 10:00

A second Scottish golf resort owned by President Donald Trump posted losses last year as his company faced an anti-Trump backlash, roadblocks to expansion plans and a dip in the local economy.A report from Britain's Companies House shows the Trump International Golf Links near Aberdeen lost 1.3 million pounds last ...

Scottish leader supports calls for new Brexit referendum

Europe 10/07/18, 09:07

Scotland's leader says her nationalist party will support a new referendum on Britain's divorce from the European Union if Parliament gets a vote on it.Dogs and their owners gather at Waterloo Place ahead of a march to Parliament Square in a 'Wooferendum' to demand a People's Vote on Brexit, in ...

Trump’s flagship Scottish resort lost millions last year

Business 10/04/18, 20:08

President Donald Trump's flagship golf resort in Scotland has lost millions of dollars for a fourth year in a row.His Turnberry resort on the Irish Sea lost 3.4 million pounds ($4.4 million dollars at current exchange rates) in 2017, despite opening a new course and refurbished hotel, according to a ...

British government offers support for 2030 World Cup bid

Soccer 09/29/18, 08:06

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the government would support an England-led bid for the 2030 World Cup soccer tournament.English Football Association officials are conducting a feasibility study on jointly bidding with their British Isles counterparts from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.May says "the decision on whether to bid ...

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