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Documentary explores Scottish workers’ boycott over Chile 1973 coup

LONDON: When Chilean air force jet engines arrived for repair at a Rolls-Royce factory in Scotland in 1974, inspector Bob Fulton swiftly decided he would not touch them. The World War Two veteran had been shaken by images thousands of miles away in Santiago of Hawker Hunter jets bombing La Moneda presidential palace in the Sept. 11, 1973, military coup that toppled democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende. Despite risking his job, Fulton refused to let the engines through maintenance and, with fellow…

Scottish Ebola nurse back in hospital, condition stable

EDINBURGH: British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola in 2014 while caring for patients in Sierra Leone, has been readmitted to hospital in Scotland for monitoring and is in stable condition, Glasgow's health service said on Thursday. "Ms Cafferkey was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital under routine monitoring by the Infectious Diseases Team," NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said in a statement. "She is undergoing further investigations and her condition remains stable." Cafferkey, 40, was…

New pro-independence Scottish newspaper launched

LONDON: A new, pro-independence newspaper hit the stands in Scotland on Monday, pledging to "fly a vibrant flag for independence and the right for Scots to govern themselves", despite the defeat for the "Yes" camp in September's referendum.

Scottish support for independence falls: poll

EDINBURGH: Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a 4 percentage point lead over separatists, a YouGov poll showed on Friday with just a week to go before Scots vote in a referendum on independence.