LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court has ordered bail for a fugitive Catalan former politician whose extradition is sought by Spain on charges of sedition for her role in a secession drive by...
LONDON (AP) — British soccer clubs Hearts and Bristol City have started investigations following allegations of racist abuse involving their fans during games over the weekend.
CAIRO (AP) — Britain's Edinburgh University says two of its students studying in Cairo were recently detained and subsequently released by Egyptian authorities.
Justin Edinburgh, the former Tottenham defender who guided Leyton Orient back into the English Football League as its manager last season, has died. He was 49.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — A former kit manager at Scottish club Celtic has been jailed for more than six years after admitting to a string of historic sexual offenses against young...
LONDON (AP) — 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.
LONDON (AP) — 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...
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — A coconut was thrown on the pitch during the Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibernian on Saturday.
It was hurled onto the grass from the away end at...
LONDON (AP) — The flight on Monday seemed to go perfectly well, until passengers realized that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong country.
LONDON (AP) — 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...
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Glasgow clubmates Pete Horne and Nick Grigg are at flyhalf and center for Scotland against France in Six Nations rugby this weekend in Paris.
Two teams on streaks come together in Rome on Saturday.
Wales and Italy are tipped to finish with both streaks intact.
The Welsh have 10 straight wins since last March. An 11th would equal their national record set 109 years ago.
The Italians have 18 straight losses in the Six Nations since 2015. The 99-year-old tournament record became theirs outright last weekend in Edinburgh.
PARIS (AP) — 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.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Hibernian coach Neil Lennon said he was struck on the chin by a coin thrown from the crowd in his team's 0-0 draw at Edinburgh rival Hearts in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday.
Lennon fell to the ground in his technical area, clutching his face, after being hit by an object during injury time of a feisty game at Tynecastle featuring a number of flashpoints. He had just been celebrating in front of Hearts fans after their team had a goal disallowed for offside.
LONDON (AP) — 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.
In a tweet Saturday, 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 views."
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Hampden Park in Glasgow will remain the home of Scottish soccer.
The Scottish soccer association was considering whether Murrayfield in Edinburgh, where Scotland's international rugby games are played, should become the new venue for the country's major club and national soccer team matches beyond 2020.
LONDON (AP) — Influential publisher John Calder, who championed avant-garde authors and battled censorship, has died, a colleague said Wednesday. He was 91.
Alessandro Gallenzi of Alma Books said Calder died on Monday at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital after several weeks of declining health.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Pussy Riot punk collective says one of its members has departed for Britain, despite being banned from leaving Russia.
Maria Alekhina had said she was turned back by Russian border police Wednesday when she tried to leave the country for a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe festival based on her book.
But on Thursday, the group said on Twitter that she "has found a way to escape, and she is flying to Edinburgh right now!"
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to seaside golf resorts, thousands in Scotland staged colorful, peaceful protests against Donald Trump on Saturday as the U.S. president played golf at one of his luxury retreats.
Trump and his wife, Melania, are spending the weekend out of the spotlight at his Scottish golf resort at Turnberry, on the western coast, ahead of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on protests against President Donald Trump's visit to Britain (all times local):
The last of the thousands of anti-Trump protesters in Edinburgh have arrived at The Meadows, a park in the Scottish capital where a giant balloon depicting President Donald Trump as an angry orange baby is floating in the air.
LONDON (AP) — Alan Longmuir, a founding member of the Bay City Rollers who played multiple instruments, including bass guitar and keyboards, has died in Scotland. He was 70.
His family said in a Twitter statement that he died peacefully surrounded by loved ones. No other details were given. He had been receiving medical treatment in Edinburgh.
Actors ‘ecstatic’ to be taking their films to Edinburgh International Film Festival
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland beat England for the first time in international cricket after a high-scoring, one-off ODI on Sunday.
The hosts won by six runs with former Durham batsman Calum MacLeod scoring 140 not out from 94 balls at Grange Cricket Club. After losing the toss and posting a massive 371-5, Scotland held its nerve in the field and with the ball to clinch a thrilling one-day international with just seven balls remaining.
Top-ranked England was all out for 365 in 48.5 overs.
LONDON (AP) — Scotland's parliament has rejected the British government's key Brexit bill, creating another headache for Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for leaving the European Union.
Lawmakers in the Edinburgh legislature passed a motion Tuesday refusing to consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill.
The bill is designed to implement Brexit by translating all EU law into British statute when the U.K. leaves the bloc.
LONDON (AP) — Police confirmed Friday that a body discovered at a Scottish marina is that of Scott Hutchison, the singer of indie rock band Frightened Rabbit.
Hutchison, 36, was reported missing Wednesday after leaving a hotel in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. Police Scotland said his body was found Thursday evening at the nearby Port Edgar marina and his family was informed.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Australian swimmers won 19 of the country's 49 gold medals at the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and, with home-pool advantage, they're hoping to improve on that mark.
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LONDON (AP) — Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the first cardinal in history to recuse himself from a papal election over a personal scandal, has died, his archdiocese in Scotland said Monday. He was 80 and had suffered from a heart ailment.
DUBLIN (AP) — Gregor Townsend freely admits Scotland's record in the Six Nations away from Edinburgh and Rome is a major issue.
Because it's dismal.
The coach has taken it personally.
Soon after the Scots beat England two weeks ago to come into title contention, Townsend's focus turned on to this Saturday in Dublin where awaits Ireland.
The unbeaten front-runner who could clinch the championship this weekend.
Winner of a national record-tying 10 straight tests.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Winger Blair Kinghorn will make his first start for Scotland against Ireland in Six Nations rugby in Dublin on Saturday.
Kinghorn was the only change to the side which beat England 25-13 at Murrayfield two weeks ago, replacing Tommy Seymour who injured his back. Kinghorn made his debut off the bench in that match.
In the reserve back's position vacated by Kinghorn, Glasgow wing Lee Jones moves in.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — John Hardie is back in the Scotland squad ahead of round four of the Six Nations after serving a three-month ban for gross misconduct following alleged cocaine use.
The 29-year-old flanker made his return to rugby last month and has started two games for his Edinburgh club to force his way into Scotland coach Gregor Townsend's plans.
LONDON (AP) — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Friday launched a withering attack on cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and urged regulators around the world to monitor them in the same way as other financial assets.
In a speech to the Scottish Economics conference in Edinburgh, Carney said a "global speculative mania" has "encouraged a proliferation of new cryptocurrencies" and said they should be held to the "same standards" as the rest of the financial system.
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle are continuing their pre-wedding tour of Britain with a trip to Scotland.
Hundreds of well-wishers greeted the couple Tuesday in a cold and windy Edinburgh, including one besotted man who implored Markle to choose him instead of the prince.
The visit began with a stop at Edinburgh Castle, one of Scotland's most famous landmarks.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish police cleared French rugby players of wrongdoing after questioning them following a report of sexual assault on Monday.
After talking to players and potential witnesses at Edinburgh airport, Police Scotland said no crime was committed.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Tighthead prop Simon Berghan will miss Scotland's Six Nations rugby opener in February after receiving a six-week ban for stamping on the head of international teammate Fraser Brown.
Berghan was red-carded for the incident just six minutes into Edinburgh's Pro14 match against Glasgow last weekend.
A Pro14 disciplinary committee on Thursday reduced the ban from a maximum 12 weeks because Brown wasn't seriously hurt, and Berghan apologized to Brown.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill pleaded guilty to drunk driving on Thursday and was banned from the road for 16 months.
O'Neill was caught by police on the outskirts of Edinburgh at about 1 a.m. on Sept. 10 and was found to be around three times the legal drink-drive limit.
O'Neill appeared on Thursday at Edinburgh Sheriff Court where he received the driving ban and fine of 1,300 pounds ($1,700).
LONDON (AP) — Edinburgh Zoo says giant panda Tian Tian won't give birth this year.
The zoo announced last month that Tian Tian was believed to be pregnant but that her due date was hard to predict.
Zoo panda director Iain Valentine said Monday that "tests show that her hormone levels and behavior have returned to normal" as the year's breeding cycle ends.
LONDON (AP) — The only female giant panda in Britain is believed to be pregnant, Edinburgh Zoo said Thursday.
The zoo said Tian Tian "is being closely monitored," but it's unclear when she will give birth. The zoo said "it's hard to predict precisely and the panda breeding season can last until late September."
Tian Tian and male panda Yang Guang, who are both 14, arrived in Edinburgh on a decade-long loan from China in 2011 and are the only giant pandas in Britain.
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LONDON (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has collected an honorary doctorate and met Queen Elizabeth II during a trip to Scotland.
Trudeau visited the queen Wednesday at her Edinburgh residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Trudeau's office said the meeting was intended to "honor her importance to Canada's history and to thank her for her continued dedication to Canada."
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Center Sonny Bill Williams became the first All Black to be sent off in a rugby test since 1967 when was shown a red card for a shoulder charge in the 25th minute of Saturday's second test against the British and Irish Lions.
Rugby league convert Williams was dismissed almost 50 years to the day since Colin Meads was sent off in a test against Scotland at Edinburgh.
LONDON (AP) — Police in Scotland have turned down an offer to be reimbursed for the policing costs for former President Barack Obama's recent visit to Edinburgh and St. Andrews.
The authorities said in a statement Friday that the Hunter Foundation, which invited Obama to a charity fundraiser, offered to pay the costs of the former leader's May 26 visit — his first trip to the U.K. since leaving office.
NEW YORK (AP) — As dog stories go, this one about a scruffy little stray named Gobi has legs for miles.
The sand-colored pooch with big, soulful eyes has a book out and movie deal after she happened on ultra-runner Dion Leonard last year during a 155-mile race across desert dunes, over mountains and through yurt villages in the remote autonomous region of Xinjiang in northwest China.
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — An airline is kicking off trans-Atlantic service at Stewart International Airport in the Hudson Valley this week.
Norwegian Air is holding a welcome ceremony on Thursday at Stewart for passengers from Edinburgh (EH'-dihn-bur-uh) Airport in Scotland.
Norwegian is starting regular trans-Atlantic service from the airport 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of New York City with Edinburgh flights. Service to Ireland and Norway will start in July.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European Union exit button.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Many voters in the historic city of Edinburgh seemed indifferent — and even hostile — Tuesday to plans for a second referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom.
The Scottish national flag flutters high above the city's 16th century tenements, but few residents were clamoring for a break with the U.K. despite First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call a day earlier for a fresh vote on Scotland's future.
LONDON (AP) — England recalled backs Ben Youngs, Jonathan Joseph and Jack Nowell for Scotland's visit to Twickenham in Six Nations rugby on Saturday.
They were the only three changes to the starting XV that overcame Italy 36-15 at home nearly two weeks ago. James Haskell remained at openside flanker.