News archive from 7 February 2012, page 17

What's to celebrate?

Is there to be no end to the pukefest laid on by our national broadcaster to convince the world that people in Britain are beside themselves with joy over the 60th anniversary of our unelected head of state? From repeated trailers for programmes...

 

Fergie - FA must crack down hard on racism

FOOTBALL: Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has called for the authorities to crack down hard on any new incident of racism in football. The Manchester United boss has been close to the centre of one such controversy after his defender Patrice Evra...

 

Lewis urges Haye not to rush back

BOXING: Lennox Lewis warned David Haye that he could further tarnish his reputation if he comes out of retirement and rushes straight in to a fight with either of the Klitschko brothers. Haye surrendered his WBA heavyweight title to WBO and IBF...

 

Jury set to announce Redknapp verdict

FOOTBALL: Jurors at the Harry Redknapp tax evasion trial are expected to return a verdict tomorrow. The eight men and four women were sent home at 4.30pm today after an afternoon of deliberations, before which they were warned to ignore footballing...

 

Victorious trio dream of Six Nations glory

RUGBY UNION COMMENT: The first matches of the Six Nations tournament are often the most interesting as they determine the relative strength of the teams and their proposed impact on the competition. All three of last weekend's winners, namely England,...

 

Davies and Ferris set for disciplinary hearings

RUGBY UNION: Wales lock Bradley Davies and Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris have both been cited for foul play during Sunday's Six Nations game between the countries in Dublin. Tournament organisers announced the citings, which were made by match...

 

Crude Capello wrong to join Terry debate

FOOTBALL COMMENT: The continuing controversy surrounding John Terry has been ramped up by England manager Fabio Capello's ill-conceived comments during a recent interview with Italian state television. He made clear his disagreement with the decision...

 

Bresnan hopes to regain fitness for Pakistan challenge

CRICKET: Tim Bresnan was named in England's one-day international and Twenty20 squads to play Pakistan today, but his participation is still subject to ongoing fitness checks. The Yorkshire seamer had to leave the tour of the United Arab Emirates...

 
Mitsubishi offers Dutch car plant for one euro

Mitsubishi offers Dutch car plant for one euro

A Mitsubishi Motors boss has offered to sell its Dutch factory for one euro, a day after the Japanese car-maker said it was halting production there. As 1,000 workers blocked entrances to the plant, unions reportedly called a strike on Friday against...

BBC, 16:58 in Business
 
CHELSEA TARGET £14M MILOS KRASIC

CHELSEA TARGET £14M MILOS KRASIC

CHELSEA are looking to snap up Juventus £14m-rated winger Milos Krasic. Liverpool, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Fenerbahce came close to securing the midfielder in the January transfer window but it is understood that The Blues are now leading the race....

Daily Star, 16:58 in Sport
 

Assad launches fresh assaults

Syrian opposition activists reported a renewed government assault on the central city of Homs today as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Damascus in the hope of bringing the two sides to the negotiating table. As the Morning Star went...

 

Egyptian parties push for earlier presidential elections

Thirty-six Egyptian political parties and movements announced plans today to launch an open-ended sit-down protest outside the People's Assembly starting tomorrow. They hope to increase pressure on the recently elected body to bring forward...

 

Ahmadinejad asked to face parliament

Iran's parliament issued a summons to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today to face questioning over a string of accusations. Deputy Speaker Mohammad Reza Bahnoar said: "There is a requirement for the president to answer questions in an open...

 

Thousands say No to EU austerity in Greece

Thousands of trades unionists marched in Athens today in protest at savage attacks on living standards imposed by the indebted government's creditors. A general strike against the cuts ground train and ferry services across Greece to a halt while...

 

Airport workers ground 2 in 5 flights

Over 40 per cent of flights from Paris airports were cancelled today as aviation workers walked out for a second day to protect their right to strike. Unions representing pilots, cabin crew, ground support staff and baggage handlers called the strike...

 


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