British PM May Tells Scotland: Take Your Demand for Independence Vote off the Table

U.S. News

Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, waits to greet Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Leader Arlene Foster, in Downing Street, in central London, Britain June 26, 2017. LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon should take a demand for a second independence referendum off the table. "What I think Nicola Sturgeon should be saying today is that she's going to completely take off the table the question of Indy Ref 2, a second independence referendum in Scotland," May told Sky. "I think that was the clear message from the general election and I think now is the time for the United Kingdom to be pulling together, not being driven apart," May said. Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House. The president hosted the Indian leader in Washington on Monday.


UK PM May's Spokesman Says Trump's Meeting With Putin Does Not Undermine Transatlantic Alliance

U.S. News

LONDON (Reuters) - A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said the outcome of President Donald Trump's meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday does not undermine the strength of the transatlantic alliance.


Donald Trump 'expected to visit Scotland'

BBC News

Donald Trump is expected to visit Scotland on his trip to the UK this summer, BBC Scotland understands. The full itinerary for the US president's visit has not yet been finalised. But BBC Scotland correspondent Glenn Campbell said the current plan included a Scottish leg to his tour. Mr Trump, whose mother was born on the Isle of Lewis, owns golf resorts in Aberdeenshire and at Turnberry in Ayrshire. Speaking in January, he described his regret at not being able to visit Scotland since he became US president, describing the country as a "very special place" with "very special people".


Trump, G7 Peers Seek Deals on Terrorism, Trade, Climate

U.S. News

Activists wearing the masks of the seven leaders of G7, from left, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, British Prime Minister Theresa May, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sit at a table eating mock pasta during an initiative by Oxfam, an international confederation of NGOS aimed at fighting poverty, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, Italy, Thursday, May 25, 2017.


After trashing G7, Trump tweets opening salvo at NATO before testy Europe trip, feared 'love fest' with Putin

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – With the established global order on shaky footing, President Donald Trump's weeklong trip to Europe will test already strained bonds with some of America's closest allies, then put him face to face with the leader of the country whose electoral interference was meant to help put him in office. Trump departs Tuesday on a four-nation tour amid simmering disputes over trade and military spending with fellow Western democracies and speculation about whether he will rebuke or embrace Russian President Vladimir Putin. He meets the Russian leader in Helsinki as the finale of a trip with earlier stops in Belgium, England and Scotland. Trump has shown little regard for America's traditional bonds with the Old World, publicly upbraiding world leaders at NATO's new headquarters a year ago for not spending enough on defense and delivering searing indictments of Western trading partners last month at an international summit in Canada. On this trip, after meeting with NATO leaders in Brussels, he'll travel to the United Kingdom, where widespread protests are expected, before he heads to one of his Scottish golf resorts for the weekend.