News archive from 6 June 2012

Mexico's Slim buys stake in Telekom Austria

Mexico's Slim buys stake in Telekom Austria

Oscar Von Hauske, head of fixed operations at America Movil (AMXL.MX), on Tuesday confirmed a report in the Austrian media that the company had built up the 4.1 percent stake. "It's been done through the market," he told Reuters....

Reuters, 22:02 in Business
 

Syria expels British ambassador

Syria has declared the UK's ambassador persona non grata in a symbolic rebuke. Simon Collis, who left the troubled country in March, and the US, French and Turkish representatives were among those told they are no longer welcome. The move by Bashar...

 

Syria expels British ambassador

Syria has declared the UK's ambassador persona non grata in a symbolic rebuke. Simon Collis, who left the troubled country in March, and the US, French and Turkish representatives were among those told they are no longer welcome. The move by Bashar...

 
Sean Parker's Airtime video chat service suffers glitchy launch

Sean Parker's Airtime video chat service suffers glitchy launch

What happens when you launch a product that does not work? Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, the two former wunderkinds behind the revolutionary music sharing service Napster, just found out. The two took had picked a hip event space in Chelsea, New York...

 

Clarke attacks media over Warsi

Jun 5 2012 Ken Clarke has launched a stinging attack on the media for acting like a "lynch mob" against Cabinet colleagues Jeremy Hunt and Baroness Warsi. The Justice Secretary dismissed some of the allegations against the Tory peer as...

 

Duke 'feeling better' says Edward

Jun 5 2012 The Duke of Edinburgh is "feeling better", his younger son said after visiting him in hospital. Philip, 90, is suffering from a bladder infection and was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle on...

 
Paul is hoping to run 100 miles in a day for Niamh

Paul is hoping to run 100 miles in a day for Niamh

By Elizabeth Sweetman, @lizsweetmanWN #worcsnews A WORCESTER man is taking on a 24-hour running challenge to raise money to help send a young girl to America for life-saving treatment. Paul Childs, of St John’s, Worcester, is running the Adidas...

 

Clarke attacks media over Warsi

Ken Clarke has launched a stinging attack on the media for acting like a "lynch mob" against Cabinet colleagues Jeremy Hunt and Baroness Warsi. The Justice Secretary dismissed some of the allegations against the Tory peer as "downright...

 

Duke 'feeling better' says Edward

As he left the hospital, Edward told reporters: "He is feeling a lot better, thank you very much indeed. "So I think a good rest is probably what is required." Asked if the Duke had been keeping up with the Jubilee celebrations, he...

 

France 4 Estonia 0: Blanc's men go 21 games unbeaten as England showdown looms

Karim Benzema scored twice as France completed their preparations for Euro 2012 with a convincing win over Estonia. Les Bleus took the lead through Franck Ribery before Benzema struck either side of half-time to put them firmly in the driving seat....

Daily Mail, 22:43 in Sport
 
AL QAIDA COMMANDER KILLED BY DRONE

AL QAIDA COMMANDER KILLED BY DRONE

The death of Abu Yahya al-Libi is a significant blow to the terror network, which has lost a string of top leaders as a result of the American drone programme. The official said that no one left in al Qaida comes close to replacing the expertise the...

 
Exclusive - Chesapeake CEO McClendon hires ex-SEC lawyer

Exclusive - Chesapeake CEO McClendon hires ex-SEC lawyer

CEO Aubrey McClendon has retained Marvin Pickholz, a partner with Duane Morris and a former assistant director of enforcement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He is counselling McClendon in connection with the SEC inquiry into loans...

Reuters, 22:46 in Business
 

Exclusive - Astenbeck hedge fund down 14 percent in "Mensis Horribilis"

The poor showing in May for Hall's Astenbeck fund - the second-largest monthly loss in its history - means it was down 6.4 percent for the year through May 31, fund data given to Reuters shows. That wiped out Hall's gains in the first quarter of 2012...

Reuters, 22:54 in Business
 
Fears as Facebook shares down again

Fears as Facebook shares down again

Facebook shares have fallen for the third consecutive day. The stock fell 1.03 dollars, or 3.8%, to close at 25.87 dollars - 32% below its initial public offering price of 38 dollars. It is the stock's lowest closing price to date. Earlier on Tuesday,...

 


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