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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (Monday 6 March) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: US Military considers increasing ‘boots on the ground’ in final push against Daesh in Syria, Gerry Adams warns British about to re-capitulate “mistakes” of its history in Ireland, you’ve taken liberal futures too far.
News: US Military considers increasing ‘boots on the ground’ in final push against Daesh in Syria
US plans further troop deployment in fight for Raqqa
The US military is considering deploying ground forces in the coming fight for the Daesh (so called Islamic State) ‘capital’ of Raqqa. An increase in the numbers of US special forces fighting in Syria is one part of plans, which also include more bombings and artillery barrages, and more arms for Kurdish forces surrounding the city. Daesh are close to being forced-out of their last stronghold in Iraq, Mosul.
Politics: Gerry Adams warns British about to re-capitulate “mistakes” of its history in Ireland
Negotiations set to begin on future of power sharing after Unionist majority ends
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has objected to the return of DUP chief Arlene Foster as first minister as investigations over widespread misuse of an energy programme continue. Ahead of an intervention by Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire, he has warned of the UK Government returning to the “mistakes” of Britain’s bloody and chaotic history in Ireland.
Sport: Laura Muir encouraged to compete in World Championship after victories
Scot won first senior medals in Belgrade over the weekend
Twenty three year-old Scots runner Laura Muir had decided to compete in the World Championships in London after she won double Gold at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade.
Culture: Scapa Flow shipwrecks mapped
Scuttled WW1 German fleet more fully explored than ever before
New mapping has revealed more than was ever previously known about the German WW1 fleet scuttled in the Orcadian natural harbour.
Weather: Warm with sun and cloud across Scotland
Spring is edging its way in
Temperatures have been an even 9-10 degrees across Scotland today, with plenty of Sun. Spring is edging its way in.
And another thing: You’ve taken liberal futures too far
This is the future liberals want pic.twitter.com/PGbLWyonGb
— Ian Williams (@Brock_toon) 2 March 2017
Who would want a future like this?
Far right twitter trolls attempts to demonise minority groups have led to this hilarious twitter trend. But really, comrades, I can no longer commit to this political programme.
Picture courtesy of artist1066, Stephen Muehleisen, Torben Hansen, Sinn Féin, Tyler Bolken, The U.S. Army
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