News archive from 8 February 2017

'I haven't known an atmosphere like that for a long time': Russell Slade praises Coventry City fans

'I haven't known an atmosphere like that for a long time': Russell Slade praises Coventry City fans

Coventry City could find themselves on the disciplinary carpet after the pitch invasion which followed their 2-1 win against Wycombe Wanderers in the semi-final of the Checkatrade Trophy last night. But manager Russell Slade thinks that any fine will...

 
Does India have a problem with false rape claims?

Does India have a problem with false rape claims?

After the infamous 2012 gang rape of a student on a bus in Delhi, the number of rape cases reported to police in India rose sharply. But one survey concluded that in Delhi, in 2013-14, more than half of these reports were "false" - fuelling...

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British Airways strikers swoop on Parliament

Cabin crew ramp up fight on poverty pay HUNDREDS of striking British Airways cabin crew descended on Parliament yesterday to lobby MPs as part of their fight against poverty pay. Bullying BA bosses were branded a “national disgrace” as MPs were told...

 

Aslef: Southern deal was not a climbdown

Union insists second person is still on train SOUTHERN has agreed to a possible resolution of its dispute with train drivers’ union Aslef that protects the safety-critical role of the guard, the union’s deputy general secretary insisted yesterday....

 

Government in court over Saudi arms sales

Court case to stop British weapons exports to Saudis begins by Felicity Collier PEACE activists accused the government in the High Court yesterday of breaking the law by arming Saudi Arabia despite strong evidence that British-made weapons have been...

 

Knesset’s law condemned as a ‘land-grab’

‘Legalised theft of Palestinian land,’ says PLO PALESTINIAN leaders condemned an Israeli law passed on Monday night legalising Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as a “land-grab” and “annexation” yesterday. The Knesset voted 60-52 in favour...

 

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber slays 20 at Supreme Court

AT LEAST 20 people were killed yesterday in a suicide bombing at the Supreme Court in the Afghan capital Kabul. Another 45 were injured when the bomber detonated his explosives outside a side door to the car park used by court employees. Interior...

 

Iran: Rouhani defends nuclear deal

IRANIAN President Hassan Rouhani praised the nuclear deal opposed by his US counterpart as a “win-win” yesterday, while Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said that Donald Trump had shown “the real face of America.” Mr Rouhani said the White House’s new...

 

Neutrality helps Trump

CRITICISM by Tory MPs of Commons Speaker John Bercow’s fully accurate comments about Donald Trump centre on allegations of hypocrisy and infringement of political neutrality implicit in his post. The Speaker’s duty to be even-handed to British MPs...

 

Common humanity must be our objection to ban

Framing the rejection of Trump’s Muslim ban in mere nationalistic terms is a sad indictment of the bankruptcy of our political elites, argues TOM MUNDAY OUTRAGE at US President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” came thick and fast almost as soon as it was...

 

Spy Act puts us all at risk – but we can beat it

People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. It should be the other way around, writes SILKIE CARLO LATE last year, our government passed the most authoritarian law this country has ever known. The Investigatory Powers Act — more commonly known as...

 

Seeing the humanity in everyone

After witnessing racism on a London bus, SARAH MORGAN considers the trouble with splitting people into ‘us’ and ‘them’ The bus is a derided place. People will tell you that it is full of ne’er-do-wells and trouble-makers. The truth is, it is full of a...

 

While friends with Trump, the Patriots will be hated

Every sport has a team who are despised by fans for outsized success but in the case of the NFL’s current Super Bowl winners, their affiliation with the US president makes it impossible to get behind them EVERY sport has that team or individual who...

 

Cooper: League can’t pay the big bucks like the NRL

With Australia set to increase the wage cap, Warrington forward is worried that England will start to lose out on the top players England forward Mike Cooper has expressed his fears for the future of Super League on the eve of the new season. Cooper,...

 

Russia: IAAF are keeping us out of athletics on purpose

RUSSIA once again denied the claim that doping was state-sponsored, instead accusing the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) of deliberately preventing their reinstatement. The IAAF on Monday said Russia would probably not be...

 


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