News in 5 Minutes: More than 700 US troops now deployed in Syrian fighting, Willie Rennie says he will defend the union as SNP attempt to “burn it down” and George Galloway’s children’s book title

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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (10 March) of the the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: More than 700 US troops now deployed in Syrian fighting, Willie Rennie says he will defend the union as SNP attempt to “burn it down” and George Galloway’s children’s book title.

News: More than 700 US troops now deployed in Syrian fighting

US attempts to shape outcome of brutal conflict

More than 700 elite US troops have entered Syria to pitch in to the fighting in remaining Daesh (so called Islamic State) strongholds and in a bid to shape the outcome of six years of brutal civil war. The US has not sought the permission on any state or international body, and did not decide the move through any democratic institution.

Scotland worst polluters hold back on emissions targets

Some of Scotland most polluting businesses set themselves the lowest emissions cut targets, according to a Holyrood report.

Politics: Willie Rennie says he will defend the union as SNP attempt to “burn it down”

Weekend will see Scottish Liberal Democrat and Scottish Green Conference

Willie Rennie has pledged to defend the union as the SNP attempt to “burn it down” ahead of the Scottish Liberal Democrat conference in Perth. The weekend will also see the Scottish Greens conference in Maryhill in Glasgow.

Sport: Glasgow City FC set to defend tenth straight title in SWPL

Insurgent clubs including Celtic and Hibernian looking to halt winning streak

Glasgow city will seek to continue their nine league domination of the Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) when it recommences on Sunday.

Culture: Leith to build vast artist space

Tram shed to be levelled for shipping containers

An abandoned warehouse for storing trams in Leith is set to be knocked down and replaced by shipping containers for artist studios.

Weather: Cloudy

Be honest, nobody thought the sun would last

A string of sunny days has given way to the familiar overcast grey. Still warm though, with highs of 11 degrees.

And another thing: Exclusive, George Galloway’s children’s book title

Former MP seeks out career as children’s author

CommonSpace can exclusively reveal the title of George Galloway’s forthcoming children’s book. It’s the tale of adventure on the high seas and the struggle against US Imperialism and for a planned economy and import substitution.

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