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Facebook defends Russia response, updates plan to curb misbehaviour


SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended his response to Russian election meddling on the world's largest social media network and issued a new plan aimed at stifling misbehaviour while maintaining a vibrant hub for online speech.


Scots jarred by Brexit terms on Northern Ireland, fishing 14 Nov 2018

EDINBURGH Scottish nationalists and their political opponents alike decried the terms expected to be offered to Northern Ireland in Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Wednesday, which some feel might foster resentment and boost the cause of Scottish independence.


New Brexit vote may hamper independence goal, Scottish MP says 31 Oct 2018

EDINBURGH A senior member of the Scottish National Party has questioned his party's backing for a second vote on European Union membership, arguing that it could undermine its Scottish independence goal.


Scotland's Sturgeon sees 'ever greater' prospect of no Brexit deal 24 Oct 2018

EDINBURGH Britain looks increasingly likely to leave the European Union next year with no deal, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday.


Scottish independence fundraiser gets fast start amid Brexit nerves 16 Oct 2018

EDINBURGH Political and civic groups backing Scottish independence from the United Kingdom started a fundraising drive on Monday to push support for secession above 50 percent.