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Scottish Labour elects Leonard leader as Corbyn puts stamp on party


EDINBURGH Scottish Labour elected Richard Leonard as its new leader on Saturday, cementing the control of Jeremy Corbyn over Britain's opposition Labour Party north of the English border and - supporters hope - priming it to regain the political impetus.


Scotland may give Labour another chance at British power 16 Nov 2017

GLASGOW, Scotland Britain's opposition Labour Party is poised for a resurgence in Glasgow, raising its hopes that a recovery from a disastrous election performance in Scotland two years ago can help its socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn win power in London.


Scotland's Sturgeon demands changes in EU exit bill after meeting May 15 Nov 2017

LONDON Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday the UK government had to make changes to its European Union withdrawal bill before her devolved government in Edinburgh would agree to back it, but said she was hopeful progress could be made.


Drawing flak, Scotland ex-first minister to host Russia Today chatshow 10 Nov 2017

EDINBURGH Top Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond is under fire for agreeing to host a Russia Today talkshow, but the man who once sought to split Scotland from the United Kingdom rejects suggestions he is helping Moscow or perceived Kremlin mischief-making in Europe.


Juncker calls on Europe to reject separatist 'poison' amid Catalonia crisis 09 Nov 2017

MADRID European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday called on Europe to stand up against separatism at a time when the Catalan independence push has deeply divided Spain.