News archive from 5 February 2012

 Iron Lady film draws sympathy for Thatcher in Argentina

"Iron Lady" film draws sympathy for Thatcher in Argentina

The Oscar-nominated film shows Thatcher, the 86-year-old former prime minister, as a confused and lonely old woman remembering flashbacks of her divisive political career, and its release comes as diplomatic tensions over the Falklands are flaring...

 

Venezuela's Chavez celebrates coup, opposition angered

The discord over the elaborate military parade that lionized the 1992 putsch is a reminder the OPEC member nation remains sharply divided over his leadership in the run-up to the October 7 presidential election. "We will not give rest to our...

 

Eurogroup's Juncker warns of possible Greece default

"If we were to establish that everything has gone wrong in Greece, there would be no new programme, and that would mean that in March they have to declare bankruptcy," he said. The very possibility of bankruptcy should encourage Athens to...

Reuters, 23:16 in Business
 
Miliband attacks corrosive bank bonuses

Miliband attacks "corrosive" bank bonuses

At a speech hosted by Thomson Reuters, Labour leader Ed Miliband commended Royal Bank of Scotland Chairman Philip Hampton for his decision to waive his bonus at the state-backed bank. "I think all banks should show restraint," Miliband said,...

Reuters, 23:16 in Business
 
French socialists riled by Merkel backing of Sarkozy

French socialists riled by Merkel backing of Sarkozy

"Party politics should not weigh on the future relationship," Pierre Moscovici, campaign chief for Hollande was quoted as saying by German weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in an article due to be published on Sunday. "The...

 
Romney looks to boost front-runner status in Nevada

Romney looks to boost front-runner status in Nevada

A Nevada victory would be Romney's second win in a row and his third in the first five contests in the state-by-state battle to find a Republican challenger to President Barack Obama in November's general election. Two polls taken this week in Nevada...

 
Ferguson warns rivals: You won't knock us off the top of the mountain!

Ferguson warns rivals: You won't knock us off the top of the mountain!

'But it's not easy. It's a tough League and we are finding that now with City. They have improved a lot and are still the favourites to win the League, but if we win our two away games against Chelsea and Spurs then we have a great chance.' United's...

Daily Mail, 23:37 in Sport
 
Fortunate Lancaster gets flying start as new boys ride their luck

Fortunate Lancaster gets flying start as new boys ride their luck

You might argue the nature of this scarcely deserved victory suggested Stuart Lancaster might prove a lucky national coach. Certainly he enjoyed more fortune in 80 minutes than his predecessor had known in the previous four years. Clutching a further...

Daily Mail, 23:37 in Sport
 
'Nerveless' Farrell earns the plaudits as he puts the boot into Scotland

'Nerveless' Farrell earns the plaudits as he puts the boot into Scotland

'It's great to have this first experience of international rugby under our belt as a team and we should be better for it next week in Italy. At the end we got in a huddle and talked about needing to push on now we have this win.' Farrell may have...

Daily Mail, 23:37 in Sport
 
Regrets over Chelsea? No, I'm in charge of the richest club in the world: Ancelotti on the day he knew his Bridge reign would end... and a new life in Paris

Regrets over Chelsea? No, I'm in charge of the richest club in the world: Ancelotti on the day he knew his...

He has been here just over a month, won four games and PSG are top of the league. He has found a good restaurant near his apartment. "That was the first thing!" said the man who once drove David Beckham on a 100-mile round trip after...

Daily Mail, 23:37 in Sport
 
Lord Coe: I might have quit athletics if I hadn't won THAT gold medal

Lord Coe: I might have quit athletics if I hadn't won THAT gold medal

For within the hushed, leather-upholstered tearoom of the House of Lords, Baron Coe of Ranmore, in the County of Surrey, the man who successfully masterminded the bid to bring the Olympic Games to London this summer, offered a startling submission. 'I...

Daily Mail, 23:37 in Sport
 
We're better off than United, and

We're better off than United, and

Usually, this would be one of the defining games of the season but this time Chelsea need the points simply to maintain a top-four spot. Villas-Boas would love nothing more than for the misfiring Torres to be the match-winner and end a goal drought...

Daily Mail, 23:37 in Sport
 
Slow starter Carroll has to learn to live the Liverpool way, says Jordan

Slow starter Carroll has to learn to live the Liverpool way, says Jordan

'Some players hit it off right away. Others take time because they need it and Carroll did. I have seen world-class players who have needed time. 'I enjoyed moving from Scotland to Leeds and then on to United. When I was signed by Milan I decided I...

Daily Mail, 23:37 in Sport
 
Torres: One of my best memories at Chelsea was sitting on the bench

Torres: One of my best memories at Chelsea was sitting on the bench

'I would like things to be much better but the support they give me every day is amazing,' Torres told Chelsea TV. 'I remember a game against Wolverhampton and I was on the bench, and they were still singing my name. 'I've been very lucky to live very...

Daily Mail, 23:37 in Sport
 
Euro zone loses patience with Greece

Euro zone loses patience with Greece

Euro zone ministers had hoped to meet on Monday to finalise the second Greek bailout, which has to be in place by mid-March if Athens is to avoid a chaotic default. But the meeting was postponed because of Greek reluctance to commit to reforms....

Reuters, 23:51 in Business
 


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