Scotland will vote for independence in two years - Salmond
Scotland will vote to become independent within two years due to the hardline position being taken by British Prime Minister Theresa May over Brexit, former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said on Friday. Scotland rejected independence in 2014 by 55 to 45 percent, but current Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has said Scots are now more likely to want independence after they voted emphatically last June to remain in the EU while the United Kingdom as a whole voted to leave. Sturgeon has submitted a series of proposals on Scotland's position to the UK government, including the option of Scotland maintaining its EU single market links from within the UK.
Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration
Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome
HONOLULU (AP) ? Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods ? with a rare treat of Spam ? and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace.
Roberts, target of Trump jabs, meeting Trump at Capitol
Another inaugural tradition _ prayer _ under fire over Trump
NEW YORK (AP) ? For years, the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place, has hosted a prayer service for the newly sworn-in president. But keeping the tradition this year has caused an uproar among Episcopalians opposed to President-elect Donald Trump.
Syria: IS destroys part of Roman amphitheater in PalmyraBEIRUT (AP) ? Syria's state run news agency says the Islamic State group has destroyed parts of the Roman amphitheater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra.
Timeline of inauguration events Friday
10 promises Trump made for his first day
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump's familiar signature and a blank space for voters to sign.
Search continues at Italian hotel hit by avalanche
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) ? Rescue crews continued to dig by hand Friday through meters of snow and debris in the search for some 30 people trapped inside a remote Italian mountain resort flattened by a huge avalanche following a series of strong earthquakes.
Despite campaign to-do list, Trump team coy about his plans
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it.