News archive from 1 March 2014

Ukraine crisis escalates as Russian troops move in

Ukraine crisis escalates as Russian troops move in

Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov last night accused Russia of deploying troops to Crimea and trying to provoke Kiev into "armed conflict". In a televised address, he claimed Moscow wanted the new interim government to react so...

 

Obama runs for office in White House workout

HE IS often heard waxing lyrical about his controversial healthcare reforms. However, US president Barack Obama showed actions speak louder than words when he jogged around the White House as part of a campaign to wage war on childhood obesity. He and...

 
World Bank halts aid over Uganda’s anti-gay law

World Bank halts aid over Uganda’s anti-gay law

The World Bank has suspended a $90 million (£54m) loan for health services to Uganda over its passing of an anti-gay law that has drawn widespread international condemnation. President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill on Monday, saying he wanted to deter...

 
International blitz against boiler-room fraud gangs

International blitz against boiler-room fraud gangs

Criminal kingpins who robbed British victims of millions of pounds in savings to spend on their playboy lifestyles have been targeted in an unprecedented international crackdown. UK police officers joined Spanish counterparts from the Policia Nacional...

 
Amazing lengths to celebrate Havana cigars

Amazing lengths to celebrate Havana cigars

Pungent smoke filled the room, obscuring the lights and leaving clothing and skin reeking. There was applause, shouts and laughter, and above all plenty of H Upmann Sir

 

Apple's TV moves a step closer: Firm admits it has made more than $1bn from its current set top box - and...

Apple sold more than $1 billion of Apple TV set-top boxes in 2013 and is investing heavily in the next generation of products, boss Tim Cook said at the company's annual meeting today. The firm is believed to be working on a range of TV sets alongside...

 

The photobombing orangutans of Borneo: Researchers find tree-dwelling animals spend far more time on the...

Researcher in Borneo have discovered Orang-utans spend far more time on the ground than previously thought. They found their camera traps were constantly being tripped by the animals, leading to new research into their habits - and some photobombs....

 
Ministers criticised over football sectarianism

Ministers criticised over football sectarianism

MINISTERS have been accused by campaigners of not taking a tough line against football's "persistent failure" to tackle sectarianism. A Scottish Government response to its own advisory group does not promise direct action on any of seven...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 
Tony Blair accused in terror suspect row

Tony Blair accused in terror suspect row

Former prime minister Tony Blair engaged in a "deliberate deception by omission" by failing to tell most politicians in Northern Ireland about the agreement his government struck with Sinn Fein to deal with on-the-run republicans, Stormont's...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 

We got winners' medals...even though we lost! Sunderland FA Cup quartet look back at the 1992 final against...

The last time Sunderland reached a Wembley final in 1992, they were in the old second division and facing the prospect of favourites Liverpool in the FA Cup final. Initially appointed as Sunderland caretaker boss after Denis Smith’s dismissal at the...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Johnson needs to bring his A-game if lightning is going to strike City twice... your guide to the big...

They may be favourites, but City lost to Wigan in the FA Cup final. Can lightning strike twice or will City win through? Here’s where the game could be won and lost. THE KEY CLASHES Adam Johnson v Aleksandar Kolarov Sunderland need Adam Johnson to be...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
Britannia and Levene hit out at regulator’s claims

Britannia and Levene hit out at regulator’s claims

A TOP regulator has been rapped by the Britannia Building Society's former board and the City grandee who led an abortive takeover of the Lloyds Project Verde assets for misleading and inaccurate evidence to the Commons Treasury select committee. The...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Walsh flying high as IAG returns to profit

Comment: Walsh flying high as IAG returns to profit

WHAT does Willie Walsh do next? Only 52, the pugnacious Irishman and ex-Aer Lingus pilot has done the impossible and flown his unwieldy International Airlines Group (IAG) back into the black. IAG consists of BA and Spain’s flabby flagship carrier...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Feature: Lancaster film-maker takes on zombie film, and you can be part of the action

Feature: Lancaster film-maker takes on zombie film, and you can be part of the action

Chee Keong Cheung was 16 when he started making films. Armed with his parents’ home video camera and a vivid imagination, he would recruit fellow students and teachers at Lancaster Royal Grammar School to feature in the “shorts” and screen them in the...

 


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