Scotland, most northerly of the four parts of the United Kingdom, occupying about one-third of the island of Great Britain. The name Scotland derives from the Latin Scotia, land of the Scots, a Celtic people from Ireland who settled on the west coast of Great Britain about the 5th century CE. The name Caledonia has often been applied to Scotland, especially in poetry. It is derived from Caledonii, the Roman name of a tribe in the northern part of what is now Scotland.
The weekend programme comes live from Monocle’s radio studio in Zürich, where Tyler Brûlé and a panel of special-guest thought leaders discuss key topics in front of a studio audience.
In Russian-occupied regions in Ukraine, local leaders are forcing civilians to accept Russian rule. Next come sham elections that would formalize Vladimir V. Putin’s claim that they are Russian territories.
G.O.P. Feuding and Chaos Endanger the Party’s Chances in Michigan
A handwritten letter from Betsy DeVos, last seen trying to remove Donald Trump from office, elicited an 11th-hour endorsement. But is that enough to make peace among Michigan’s warring Republicans?
A cartoon by Colin Tom. #NewYorkerCartoons
Historian and author Alex von Tunzelmann reviews the day’s papers. Andrew Mueller brings us the stories we may not have heard about and our editor in chief Andrew Tuck sets the tone for the weekend.
A backlog of customer orders, dealerships’ low vehicle inventory and shoppers willing to pay higher sticker prices have all led to a string of profitable quarters for most global car companies—and are fueling optimism for profits in coming quarters.5 min read
Clean-tech and renewable-power stocks got a boost with the proposed $369 billion Senate energy and climate-spending package—and investments in nascent tech are in line to benefit even more.4 min read
- Democrats’ Tax Plan Threatens Higher Bills for Manufacturers
- Kyrsten Sinema Is Critical Vote on Manchin-Schumer Climate and Tax Deal
Take a look at the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal https://on.wsj.com/3OMem3w
The US weighs a prisoner swap with Russia. Plus: Taiwan’s armed forces step up military drills, we look ahead to Kenya’s general election and get the latest arts and culture news.
Gross domestic product, in an initial reading, fell 0.2 percent in the second quarter. President Biden said any troubles would be transitory.
Two viruses plus a child’s genetic background may explain a recent surge in the United Kingdom
Success rates for white scientists far exceed the NSF average, whereas Black and Asian researchers do worse
Giant study of ancient pottery and DNA challenges common evolutionary explanation for lactase persistence
A small marine isopod plays a role in fertilizing red seaweed, according to a new report that presents evidence of animal-mediated “pollination” in the marine environment. Read that study and more this week in Science: https://fcld.ly/fhhe8ba
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