"Great for Scotland": First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomes news of Obama Scotland visit
Scotland's first minister hopes to meet Barack Obama during visit to Edinburgh
NEWS of Barack Obama's first visit to Scotland next month is a boost for Scotland's global profile, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
There is currently no planned meeting between the former US president and Scotland's first minister, but CommonSpace understands Sturgeon hopes to have the opportunity to meet with him when he visits Scotland in May.
Shaun Kavanagh: The death of the American Dream - Fear and loathing in Trumpville
As Donald Trump prepares to take his place in the White House this week, CommonSpace columnist Shaun Kavanagh reflects on President Obama's legacy
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils...
FAREWELL Barack Obama. The current analysis of his presidency that has been ebbing out of the free press in the last few weeks has been variable, to put it kindly.
President Obama decides to release whistleblower Chelsea Manning from 35 year jail sentence
Anti-war whistleblowers wins freedom after seven year campaign
CHELSEA MANNING, the acclaimed whistleblower who leaked crucial evidence on the brutality of the Afghan and Iraq wars, will be freed from jail this year.
Manning, who has been imprisoned since her arrest in May 2010, was behind one of the largest intelligence leaks in human history - which revealed the true scale of massacres and chaos in the US Middle Eastern wars.
Detained for 14 years without trial: US authorities refuse to release Guantanamo's last British resident
Despite calls from the UK Government, the US refuses to release Guantanamo Bay's last British resident
US AUTHORITIES have refused to release the last British resident detained in Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, despite calls from the UK Government to free him.
Ramzi Kassem, Aamer's legal counsel, requested that David Cameron and his Government pressurise the US following a pledge from Barack Obama in early 2015 promising to prioritise Aamer's case.
Aamer has been detained without trial for 14 years.
Barack Obama urges UK: Don't leave EU
US President urges UK to stay in the European Union to maintain "transatlantic union"
THE president of the United States Barack Obama has said he wants the UK to remain in the EU for the benefit of the US and Britain.
The comments were made in an interview with the BBC's North American editor Jon Sopel in which Obama reflected on his two terms in office and referred to the UK as "our best partner".
Ukip candidate quits after calling for Israel to kidnap Obama and put him on trial like hanged Nazi
Former Tory councillor told the Jewish Chronicle that he stood by his comments
A Ukip General Election candidate has stepped down after arguing that Barack Obama should be kidnapped by Israel and put on trial like a Nazi war criminal.
Jeremy Zeid, the party's parliamentary candidate for Hendon, said Israel should "do an Eichmann" on the US president.
Adolf Eichmann was one of the organisers of the Holocaust who was kidnapped by the Israeli secret service in 1960, put on trial and then hanged for crimes against humanity.