News archive from 1 February 2011

Egypt set for mass protest as army rules out force

Egypt set for mass protest as army rules out force

Egypt's army gave a powerful boost to the country's opposition tonight by announcing it would not use force to silence "legitimate" demands for democratic reforms in the Arab world's largest country. On the eve of a million-strong protest...

 
SUAREZ IN AS REDS WAIT ON CARROLL

SUAREZ IN AS REDS WAIT ON CARROLL

Liverpool have completed the signing of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez on a five-and-a-half-year contract as Andy Carroll undergoes a medical with the Reds. Suarez passed a medical earlier today and completed the final details on the paperwork after the...

Daily Star, 22:02 in Sport
 
Egypt protesters play down Islamist party's role

Egypt protesters play down Islamist party's role

Egypt's Islamist opposition has vowed to "respect the will of the Egyptian people" if Hosni Mubarak's regime falls, amid concern from western leaders that religious extremism might proliferate following the anti-government uprising. Tony...

 
Sky Atlantic and the box-set era | Sam Leith

Sky Atlantic and the box-set era | Sam Leith

I was watching the serial-killer drama Dexter the other day, and wondering about its politics. Dexter, in case you haven't seen the show, is a killer who kills killers: he uses his fondness for kidnapping, torture and mutilation to do good, sort of....

 
Liam Plunkett to fly in to ease England injury concerns

Liam Plunkett to fly in to ease England injury concerns

The field hospital that is also known as the England dressing room will welcome Liam Plunkett back this week as Ajmal Shahzad and Chris Tremlett await further injury bulletins. The last days of England's protracted tour of Australia are beginning to...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Kabul bank's losses twice the $300m admitted, says Karzai's brother

Kabul bank's losses twice the $300m admitted, says Karzai's brother

Kabul bank, once Afghanistan's largest, was known to have been struggling to recover $300m of loans to politically well-connected businessmen who frittered it away on disastrous investments, including Dubai's real estate bubble. But Mahmoud Karzai,...

Guardian, 22:10 in Business
 
Egypt could become a greater threat than Pakistan, say analysts

Egypt could become a greater threat than Pakistan, say analysts

Egypt has the potential to take Pakistan's place as the country posing the greatest threat to Britain's security, intelligence analysts said today. Political turmoil in a state western counter-terrorism agencies have been able to rely on would also...

 
Cesc Fabregas and Rio Ferdinand express shock at final day transfers

Cesc Fabregas and Rio Ferdinand express shock at final day transfers

Two huge deals are set to be confirmed before the close of the window at 11pm, with Andy Carroll joining Liverpool from Newcastle for £35million and Fernando Torres set to move to Chelsea for an extraordinary £50million. As the dramatic events...

Metro, 22:23 in Sport
 
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 'to opt for Arsenal transfer in the summer'

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 'to opt for Arsenal transfer in the summer'

The 17-year-old Southampton midfielder has been the subject of interest from a number of Premier League sides during the January transfer window, including Liverpool and Manchester United, however, reports claim the Gunners' £10 million offer has now...

Metro, 22:23 in Sport
 
Record number apply for university places to beat tuition fee rise

Record number apply for university places to beat tuition fee rise

This comes only days after it was revealed British taxpayers face a rising bill for foreign students to study in England when tuition fees triple. Many EU students are from poorer countries such as Estonia where salaries are so low that few will reach...

 
Portrait of the artist: John Gordon Sinclair, actor

Portrait of the artist: John Gordon Sinclair, actor

What got you started? Gregory's Girl Production year: 1980 Country: UK Cert (UK): PG Runtime: 91 mins Directors: Bill Forsyth Cast: Clare Grogan, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, John Gordon Sinclair More on this film Real ale. When I was 15 I joined the...

 
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge signs for Bolton Wanderers on loan

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge signs for Bolton Wanderers on loan

The Bolton Wanderers manager, Owen Coyle, has strengthened his attacking options by signing the Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge on loan until the end of the season. Sturridge goes straight into the squad to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday...

Guardian, 22:50 in Sport
 
Arsenal's Lukasz Fabianski facing surgery on injured shoulder

Arsenal's Lukasz Fabianski facing surgery on injured shoulder

Lukasz Fabianski faces an operation on his troublesome shoulder that he fears could wreck the remainder of his season. The goalkeeper will see a specialist for a series of tests and scans, as he and Arsenal seek to ascertain why his rehabilitation...

Guardian, 22:50 in Sport
 
Intel warns of $1bn cost of chip fix

Intel warns of $1bn cost of chip fix

The chipmaker Intel has halted shipments of its new "Sandy Bridge" processors and says it will have to spend a total of $1bn (£600m) fixing a fault, delaying hundreds of new PC models for up to three months and potentially stifling growth in...

Guardian, 22:59 in Business
 
Arizona's cultural genocide law | Roberto Cintli Rodriguez

Arizona's cultural genocide law | Roberto Cintli Rodriguez

The onslaught in Arizona of reactionary and immoral racially-based laws has managed to attract worldwide attention. The brown peoples of this state are being relentlessly persecuted by a majority population that wants to forcefully remove us and...

 


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