News archive from 3 June 2014

Mixed messages from Moscow for Ukraine

Mixed messages from Moscow for Ukraine

Russia yesterday accused the Ukrainian authorities of escalating violence against civilians in the rebel-held east of the country, even as it offered Kiev a brief respite in a dispute over billions of dollars' worth of unpaid gas bills. In the latest...

 
US swap deal for soldier under fire

US swap deal for soldier under fire

BARACK Obama is facing a growing backlash over a deal with the Taleban to free a US prisoner of war, with critics saying it set a dangerous precedent and would lead to more terrorist abductions. Republicans said they were “deeply concerned” and...

 
French arrests in sweep against radical jihadists

French arrests in sweep against radical jihadists

Four people have been arrested in a sweep against French jihadist recruiters, a day after authorities announced the detention of a French suspect in the deadly shooting at a Jewish museum. The arrests come as investigators question a suspected French...

 
Tributes to ‘saintly’ Sheffield charity worker

Tributes to ‘saintly’ Sheffield charity worker

Tributes have been paid to a Sheffield charity worker who dedicated her life to helping hundreds of refugees. Myra Davis, who helped found organisations Assist, Sheffield Conversation Club and the Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers, has died at the...

 
Chinese shoppers' spend could double to £3.5tn in four years

Chinese shoppers' spend could double to £3.5tn in four years

A Burberry store in Beijing. Conlumino suggests that £212bn will be spent on clothing in China in 2018, more than double the £103bn in 2013. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images Chinese shoppers could almost double the amount they spend to £3.5tn in four...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 
Reminder of the vital work of the Botanic Garden

Reminder of the vital work of the Botanic Garden

Plants are at the heart of all our lives, says Simon Milne Between 6:30am and 7am yesterday, I had direct contact with 35 species from the world of plants – before leaving my house. From emerging from the folds of the cotton sheets, walking across the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Health
 
Renewables investors scared off by ‘tinkering’ politicians

Renewables investors scared off by ‘tinkering’ politicians

Westminster "tinkering" over green energy policy has been blamed for a slump in renewable energy investment, according to a study. A senior figure in the sector said the report amounted to “serious damage” being inflicted on the industry due...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Order growth helps firms to manufacture a recovery

Order growth helps firms to manufacture a recovery

Manufacturers are enjoying some of the strongest levels of growth in more than two decades, according to a closely-watched survey that suggests the economic upturn is becoming less dependent on the dominant services sector. However, financial data...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: Indy debate hijacked by bribes

Comment: Indy debate hijacked by bribes

IT WAS inevitable that the independence debate would end up being about the pound in your pocket. Constitutional issues are now playing second fiddle to how much better off we will be either on our own or by remaining in the UK. It is the wrong...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Former Aviva CEO Andrew Moss emerges in City

Former Aviva CEO Andrew Moss emerges in City

Andrew Moss, former chief executive at Aviva, has re-emerged after being ousted from the insurance giant two years ago in a row over remuneration as part of the 2012 "shareholder spring". Moss has joined Parker Fitz- gerald, a management...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Battle for control of iconic landscape

Battle for control of iconic landscape

Wartime laws must be repealed to protect Scotland's prestigious assets from agricultural vandalism, says Calum Brown The ownership and use of Scotland’s natural resources are at the centre of the independence debate. A natural resource that is too...

 
Councils 'wasting millions' ignoring government IT cloud

Councils 'wasting millions' ignoring government IT cloud

UK county councils could be "wasting millions" on IT services they could buy more cheaply through the government's central digital marketplace, research suggests. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business...

 
Gus Poyet: England must fight dirty at the World Cup!

Gus Poyet: England must fight dirty at the World Cup!

That is the view of Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, a former international midfielder for England's Group D opponents, who makes no apology for the desire of his countrymen to win at all costs. Roy Hodgson is acutely aware of England's lack of...

 
Chelsea eye £30m man Cesc Fabregas to replace Frank Lampard

Chelsea eye £30m man Cesc Fabregas to replace Frank Lampard

Lampard last night announced that he was leaving Chelsea after 13 years, 648 appearances and 211 goals that made him one of the Stamford Bridge club's all-time greats. And Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho has moved for Barcelona star Fabregas after...

 
Andy Murray faces Gael force

Andy Murray faces Gael force

Gael Monfils, regarded as one of the most dynamic players to watch, is the last Frenchman standing in their tournament. "He is great to watch, an unbelievable entertainer," said Murray after beating Spain's number four seed Fernando Verdasco...

 


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