News archive from 26 May 2013

Russia: 30 arrested during gay pride parade

Russia: 30 arrested during gay pride parade

GAY rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at that country's first-ever gay pride march. Russian police said they...

 
Japan: Radiation leak after lab test overheats

Japan: Radiation leak after lab test overheats

AN ATOMIC research laboratory in northern Japan has

 
Stockholm riots: Community leaders call for calm

Stockholm riots: Community leaders call for calm

COMMUNITY patrols and a beefed-up police presence helped to calm violence around Stockholm yesterday but 20 to 30 cars were still torched in poor immigrant suburbs and serious incidents were reported outside the capital for the first time. The rioting...

 
Boston bombings: Runners reclaim race after blasts

Boston bombings: Runners reclaim race after blasts

THOUSANDS of athletes have joined victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to run and walk the last mile of the race, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line. About 3,000 runners and bombing victims gathered in light rain yesterday to run...

 
Croatia: Josip Broz Tito birthday marked

Croatia: Josip Broz Tito birthday marked

THOUSANDS of people gathered in a Croatian village yesterday to mark the birthday of Josip Broz Tito, the Communist leader whose death marked the beginning of the end of the Yugoslavia federation more than 20 years ago. Croatia, which broke away to...

 
Tony Blair is asked to help secure release of mining employees in Guinea

Tony Blair is asked to help secure release of mining employees in Guinea

French human rights lawyer Rachel Lindon has asked Tony Blair, pictured, to assist in securing the release of two mining company employees in Guinea. Photograph: Maxa/Landov/Barcroft Media Tony Blair is being asked to intervene in a west African state...

 
Woolwich attack: Three more arrested over murder

Woolwich attack: Three more arrested over murder

COUNTER-terrorism police have arrested three more men in connection with the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in London. Scotland Yard said two men aged 24 and 28 were arrested at a residential address in London, while a 21-year-old man was arrested in the...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Woolwich attack: Security scares in wake of killing

Woolwich attack: Security scares in wake of killing

POLICE were called out to three separate incidents yesterday, as security fears soared in the aftermath of the terrorist murder of a British soldier in London. RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Boeing 777, which was travelling from...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
London tour company offers politics-themed holiday

London tour company offers politics-themed holiday

WITH a £2,600 budget, you could choose to enjoy a dream trip to Disneyland in Florida this summer, or perhaps book a villa near a sun-drenched Mediterranean beach. Or you could go to Edinburgh City Council offices and a working men’s club in Glasgow...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Woolwich attack: Tributes paid to Lee Rigby

Woolwich attack: Tributes paid to Lee Rigby

A WALL of flowers lay near the spot where Drummer Lee Rigby was hacked to death yesterday, as people turned out in force to pay tribute to the soldier and to express their disgust at the barbaric killing. Thousands of well-wishers have paid their...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 

Woolwich attack: Friend of murder suspect held

COUNTER-terrorism police were last night continuing to question a friend of Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo after he claimed in a televised interview that the suspect was approached by MI5 six months ago and asked if he would work for the...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Two questioned over Pakistan plane given RAF escort

Two questioned over Pakistan plane given RAF escort

TWO men were being questioned last night on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after an RAF Typhoon jet was scrambled to escort a passenger plane over the UK. The plane, which was travelling from Pakistan to Manchester on Friday, was diverted to...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Euan McColm: Political consequences of gay marriage

Euan McColm: Political consequences of gay marriage

THE right of gay people to marry is one of those issues that plays better in parliaments than in pubs. A majority of voters may support equal marriage, but it never features, in any significant way, in polls of people’s priorities. We worry about...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Gerald Warner: How Ukip can bury Scots Tories’ corpse

Gerald Warner: How Ukip can bury Scots Tories’ corpse

IT IS time to put the forsworn and social democratic Tory Party to the sword. Ukip is the natural agent of this political euthanasia. It only has to gain 5 per cent of the vote in 2015 to deprive the Tories of power: in one poll last week it recorded...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Andrew Wilson: Need to let go of Nurse London’s hand

Andrew Wilson: Need to let go of Nurse London’s hand

IF YOU haven't read the poem Jim by Hilaire Belloc I recommend that you give it a try. It is about the boy who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion. The moral being, of course, that if you run away from nurse, especially in a crowd, the...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 


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