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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (3 February) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: US military probing possible civilian deaths in Donald Trump’s first military operation, Attempts to block indyref 2 would be a “democratic outrage” says Nicola Sturgeon and why couldn’t Trump just stick to his promise to open a bar?

News: US military probing possible civilian deaths in Donald Trump’s first military operation

Trump begins career as commander in chief with bombing of Yemen

US President Donald Trump has launched his first military assaults as commander in chief of the most powerful armed forces in the world. The US military is probing possible civilian deaths in Yemen after airstrikes against Al-Qaeda linked militants. The war-torn country has been under years of siege by key US ally Saudi-Arabia.

Politics: Attempts to block indyref 2 would be a “democratic outrage” says Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister warns Theresa May against blocking referendum after hard Brexit

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned UK Prime Minister Theresa May that blocking a second Scottish independence referendum would be a “democratic outrage”. The comments come after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visits to Scotland during which he said the SNP should “forget” another vote.

Sport: Tiger Woods withdraws from Dubai Desert Classic tournament

Woods’ back problems continue to haunt career

Tiger Woods has been forced to withdraw from the Dubai Desert Classic tournament, amid fresh back problems and despite recent surgery.

Culture: Cultural events for LGBT+ history month

Culture and history from the LGBT+ community and social movement

Here’s just a friendly reminder that CommonSpace writer Caitlin Logan has put together a comprehensive overview of events to mark this year’s LGBT+ history month, including many cultural events.

Weather: Bit cooler but cloud’s persist

Mixed day across the country

It’ll be a very mixed day across Scotland, with intervals of cloud rain and sun.It’ll be a little colder than the last few days, but temperatures do reach 11 Degrees in wet and cloudy Inverness.

And another thing: Why couldn’t Trump just stick to his promise to open a bar

 

 

Thankyou my Prince

US President Donald Trump has moved pretty fast to implement many of his most obnoxious policies. Why couldn’t he stick to this inauguration promise?

Picture courtesy Defence ImagesKeith Allisongildas_fveggie1215First Minister of Scotland

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