News archive from 7 February 2012, page 12

Corporate results, Greece hit European shares

* Index still hovering above a major resistance level By Joanne Frearson LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Tuesday, on track for two days of losses, as talks in Greece on a second bailout continued and after some company earnings...

 
A very strange kind of divorce: Denise Welch's strip karaoke nights with husband Tim Healy and two topless friends

A very strange kind of divorce: Denise Welch's strip karaoke nights with husband Tim Healy and two topless...

They then saw each other casually while she was filming Loose Women in London and from September the relationship became serious. She apparently spent a night with Lincoln at the Marriott before going into Celebrity Big Brother. Lincoln's chequered...

 
Spanish artist Antoni Tapies dies aged 88

Spanish artist Antoni Tapies dies aged 88

Spanish painter and sculptor Antoni Tapies, who was one of the world's leading contemporary art figures, has died aged 88. His death was confirmed by the government of his native Catalonia region in the northeast of Spain. The artist, who had been in...

BBC, 13:04 in Art & Culture
 

US STOCKS-Futures fall with eyes on Greece talks

* Futures off: Dow 6 pts, S&P 4.7 pts, Nasdaq 5.75 pts * For up-to-the-minute market news, see (Adds quote, Coca-Cola earnings, updates prices) By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, indicating...

 
Twitter sued by Brazil over drink-driving trap alerts

Twitter sued by Brazil over drink-driving trap alerts

The Brazilian government has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, demanding that the firm remove accounts in the country that warn citizens of police speed traps and roadblocks. The authorities are concerned the service is undermining its efforts to...

 
BBC axes Budget Day political broadcasts

BBC axes Budget Day political broadcasts

Budget Day political broadcasts have been axed, under new BBC rules. The broadcasts by the government and official opposition on Budget Day began when TV and radio could not broadcast from the Commons, says the BBC. But larger parties will be given...

BBC, 13:15 in Art & Culture
 

Iran - U.S. assets ban "antagonistic," will have no impact

In further defiance of world pressure on Iran to curb its nuclear programme, parliamentarians said they would speed up passage of a bill to ban Iranian oil exports to the European Union well before an EU decision to bar Iranian crude would take...

 

China sees "trust deficit" before Xi's U.S. trip

China's president-in-waiting, Xi, will visit the United States starting next Tuesday, going to the farming state of Iowa where he stayed briefly in 1985 and to Los Angeles, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, confirming an earlier statement from the...

 
Singapore faces growing pains as setbacks pile up

Singapore faces growing pains as setbacks pile up

It may sound like Indonesia or perhaps the Philippines, but this is Singapore -- the wealthy island state that has long been the envy of those neighbours for its ruthless efficiency, clean government and high standard of living. The city-state remains...

 
'I was terrified I'd go bald!': Imogen Thomas reveals how her hair fell out after stress of Ryan Giggs affair

'I was terrified I'd go bald!': Imogen Thomas reveals how her hair fell out after stress of Ryan Giggs affair

And she admitted that when people say horrible things about her, not only does it upset her but it plays on her insecurities. She added: 'I take them to heart and it affects my relationships. Nearly all my boyfriends have told me to stop obsessing...

 
Taxpayer-Backed Lloyds To Axe 1,000 Jobs

Taxpayer-Backed Lloyds To Axe 1,000 Jobs

Lloyds Banking Group is to axe almost 1,000 jobs and close four of its offices, the partially state-owned bank has announced. Lloyds will shut its back office sites in Dudley, Romford, Newcastle upon Tyne and Scunthorpe, with the loss of 990 jobs. The...

 
Madonna 'furious over M.I.A.'s obscene Super Bowl gesture'

Madonna 'furious over M.I.A.'s obscene Super Bowl gesture'

Madonna is furious with M.I.A. for flipping her middle finger during her Super Bowl set on Sunday, according to a report. The London rapper has come under fire for making the obscene gesture as she joined Madonna's half-time spectacular, which was...

 
Weather girl Kirsty McCabe leaves Daybreak

Weather girl Kirsty McCabe leaves Daybreak

Daybreak weathergirl Kirsty Mccabe is the latest presenter to leave ITV's flagging morning show. The 36 year old, who is also the programme's environment presenter, left her role on Monday. A Daybreak spokesperson says: "Kirsty is leaving...

 
Stars evacuated from Evening Standard awards

Stars evacuated from Evening Standard awards

John Hurt, Olivia Colman and Clemence Poesy were among the stars left out in the cold at Monday night's Evening Standard British Film Awards after they were evacuated from the venue following a fire alarm. Famous faces turned out in their droves to...

 
Del Rey 'postpones tour dates after backlash'

Del Rey 'postpones tour dates after backlash'

Pop star Lana Del Rey has postponed a tour in the wake of her much-maligned performance on comedy show Saturday Night Live, according to a new report. The Video Games singer was scheduled to kick off a 30-date trek across the U.S. next month, but the...

 


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