By Toby Luckhurst
- Philip Stephens argues that the people making the strongest case for Scottish independence are the English.
- There is open mutiny at the New York Times against the editorial page and its editor, Andrew Rosenthal.
- Saudi Arabia is obsessed with the news, from thriving broadsheets to social media, and much of the interest lies in the uncensored press.
- Deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak accidentally let slip on Russian surveillance of journalists and their shower habits in his anger at the negative press response to Sochi’s unfinished accommodation.
- Heavy snow has forced the Iranian government to ration gas in a bid to meet rising domestic need, especially in the country’s northern provinces.
- There are fears that Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is fomenting complacency, with Norwegians taking more and more time off work.