News archive from 3 August 2012, page 1

FC Gomel 0 Liverpool FC 1: Brendan Rodgers pleased with players' desire

FC Gomel 0 Liverpool FC 1: Brendan Rodgers pleased with players' desire

Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers praised the "desire and commitment" of his side after his reign began with a 1-0 Europa League third qualifying round first leg win over FC Gomel. Stewart Downing's second half strike ensured Brendan...

Daily Post, 22:45 in Sport
 

UAE emirate's ruler seeks to calm anger over arrests

"It is a matter of dealing with the situation not a matter of punishment," Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qassimi, ruler of the religiously conservative emirate of Sharjah, told a local television channel by phone. "We have a big duty to...

 
Jennifer Lopez outraged by gay slurs against boyfriend Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez outraged by gay slurs against boyfriend Casper Smart

The star couple are said to be fuming after magazines reported that the 25-year-old dancer spent time at a gay hotspot hours before J-Lo's 43rd birthday. According to TMZ, the couple's lawyers, Shawn Holley and Howard Weitzman, want a full retraction...

Metro, 22:54 in Showbiz
 
Boy, 15, drowns despite older brother's bid to save him

Boy, 15, drowns despite older brother's bid to save him

The teenager was fishing off rocks in a remote area of coastline when a huge wave threw him into the sea. His 21-year-old brother dived in, managing to reach his sibling and keep him afloat as their two friends ran to find help. However, the pair were...

Metro, 22:57 in Hot News
 
'Britain's most wanted' Lee Dryden held over drug haul in Portugal

'Britain's most wanted' Lee Dryden held over drug haul in Portugal

The 49-year-old was arrested along with another Briton, thought to be a man from Kettering, Northamptonshire, and two German nationals in an international operation last week, it can be disclosed. The Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre, which...

Metro, 22:57 in Hot News
 
Mario Draghi gets the blame as Europe stocks slump

Mario Draghi gets the blame as Europe stocks slump

The European Central Bank president caused stock markets to tumble with his warning of a slow financial recovery.While he insisted the ECB was committed to buying eurobonds, he disappointed investors by failing to give a commitment to how many they...

Metro, 22:57 in Hot News
 
Teacher lied about being involved in death crash to get day off

Teacher lied about being involved in death crash to get day off

Derek McGlone told his school he knocked over the victim and felt his car wheels running over her body. After admitting the lie, the 42-year-old head of music said he was ‘embarrassed and sorry' about his actions and insisted he still wanted to teach....

Metro, 22:57 in Hot News
 

Yemen tribesmen release Italian officer - official

During the uprising that toppled Saleh, militants associated with al Qaeda strengthened their position in areas of south and east Yemen, further testing central government control in a country riven with tribalism and regionalism. "The Italian...

 

Objectors to $8.5 billion BofA pact denied more records

Rejecting a "very broad request" for records of the settlement negotiations, Justice Barbara Kapnick said the investors should instead seek testimony from witnesses to the negotiations. The request was made by American International Group...

Reuters, 23:03 in Business
 

Gomel 0 Liverpool 1: Downing on target as new boss Rodgers handed Euro lift

He sat in between his coaches, barely smiling, and offering nothing more than a polite round of applause. Though his reaction was muted reaction, for Brendan Rodgers the significance of a solitary Stewart Downing goal, 67 minutes into the first leg of...

Daily Mail, 23:05 in Sport
 
Financial markets dive after European Central Bank fails to deliver on promises to save single currency

Financial markets dive after European Central Bank fails to deliver on promises to save single currency

Panic tore through the financial markets yesterday after the European Central Bank failed to fire the "big bazooka' required to save the single currency. ECB president Mario Draghi last week vowed to do "whatever it takes' to shore up the...

 

Builders return to growth but optimism over economic recovery is still lacking

Britain's battered builders unexpectedly returned to growth last month, but it was not enough to lift the gloom hanging over the UK economy. The closely-watched Markit/CIPS index of activity in the construction sector - where 50 marks the cut-off...

 

IT meltdown and mis-selling scandal to put RBS £1.5bn in the red

Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to lurch £1.5billion into the red for the first half of the year after setting aside £300million to cover compensation for its IT meltdown and mis-selling to customers and small firms. The loss - double the...

 

BAE Systems warns of further cuts in U.S. defence spending

Defence manufacturer BAE Systems has warned of further cuts in US defence spending next year. Europe's largest defence group, which makes almost half of its sales in America, reported revenues down by almost 10 per cent in the first half of the year,...

 
LinkedIn quarterly profits beat analyst forecasts

LinkedIn quarterly profits beat analyst forecasts

Business-focused social networking website LinkedIn has said its quarterly profits declined but still beat analyst expectations. Net profit in the three months to June fell 38% to $2.8m (£1.8m) from the same period last year. But revenue soared 89% to...

BBC, 23:08 in Business
 


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