News archive from 4 December 2013, page 9

Man, 29, attacked while walking dog in Cumbria

A man was injured after being attacked from behind by three men while he was out walking his dog. The 29-year-old victim was walking along Yeathouse Road in Frizington at around 8.20pm yesterday. Police say he was approached by three unknown men and...

 

European Factors to Watch-Shares to edge higher, focus on data

However, gains were likely to be limited as investors were seen trading cautiously ahead of a raft of data releases that could provide hints about the timing of the U.S. central bank's likely move to trim stimulus. Focus will be on U.S. numbers...

 

France seeks to shed policeman role at Africa meeting

Held since 1975, the Africa-France summit was an opportunity for French and African officials to agree back-room deals to reward France for propping up sometimes corrupt regimes. But a drive by France to clean up its African policy together with new...

 

Bank of Ireland to repay state 1.8 billion euros

The plan to redeem the preference shares issued when the 15 percent state-owned bank was rescued in 2009 cuts its reliance on the government less than two weeks before Ireland becomes the first euro zone country to exit an EU/IMF bailout. The bank,...

Reuters, 07:58 in Business
 
Thousands flock to Warwick Victorian Evening

Thousands flock to Warwick Victorian Evening

Buy photos » Well over a thousand people packed the Market Square for the big switch on. 49.013.016.leam.jm25 THE VICTORIAN Evening in Warwick put everyone in the Christmas spirit as thousands turned out to see the light switch-on. A traditional...

 
Food poverty 'now a health emergency'

Food poverty 'now a health emergency'

Food poverty in the UK has now become such a big problem that it should be seen as a "public health emergency", a group of health experts says. In a letter to the British Medical Journal, six leading public health figures warned poor...

BBC, 08:13 in Business
 

Tesco reports new dip in sales

Tesco's recovery plans in the UK received a setback today as the supermarket chain reported a fresh dip in quarterly sales. Chief executive Philip Clarke, who is overseeing a £1 billion plan to refresh the business, said the 1.5% decline on a...

 

Daley 'dating top screenwriter, 39'

Olympic diver Tom Daley's partner is a Hollywood screenwriter and gay activist 20 years his senior, it is reported. The 19-year-old announced through a video on YouTube on Monday that he is dating a man, a revelation which received widespread support...

 

'Be grateful' for immigrants' input

Britain should be grateful that Romanians and Bulgarians will take jobs that its own workers refuse to do, a Romanian government minister has said. Immigrants from the two countries will fill a gap in the workforce, taking on jobs in the agriculture...

 
Phone with e-ink second screen launched

Phone with e-ink second screen launched

A smartphone with two screens - one of which uses e-ink technology and is "always on" - has been launched. The Russian company Yota said the phone would go on sale online immediately in Russia, Austria, France, Spain and Germany. The...

 

Soldier Held After Nail Bomb Found At A House

A 19-year-old soldier has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a nail bomb was found at a house. He was detained at an Army base in Paderborn, Germany, following the discovery of the suspicious device at a terraced house in Salford...

 

Hezbollah says commander killed in Beirut, blames Israel

Hezbollah described Laqqis as "one of the leaders of the Islamic resistance" against Israel and said the Jewish state had tried to kill him several times in the past. Hezbollah, which fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006, has also sent...

 

The end of a dream - shopping extension and store shelved

2 Images A MAJOR department store has shelved plans to move to Burton after a shopping centre cancelled its decision to build an extension which could have created up to 200 jobs. The Mail exclusively broke the news online yesterday after it was told...

 
India refuses to budge on WTO trade deal

India refuses to budge on WTO trade deal

Hopes of sealing a global trade deal at a World Trade Organization (WTO) summit in Indonesia have faded, after India said it would not budge on some rules governing food subsidies. Food security has been an obstacle to reaching an 11th-hour agreement...

BBC, 08:36 in Business
 

U.N. launches Green Climate Fund with little in its coffers

The launch was largely symbolic, as the Fund, set up by developed nations to channel most of the $100 billion they aim to spend each year by 2020, is not expected to be fully operational until the latter half of next year. Rich nations, reluctant to...

 


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