News archive from 9 January 2016

Silicon Valley appears open to helping US spy agencies after terrorism summit

Technology giants appeared to be open to helping the US government combat Islamic State during an extraordinary closed-door summit on Friday that brought together America’s most senior counter-terrorism officials with some of Silicon Valley’s most...

 
Yahoo announces plan for job cuts as activist investors seek radical overhaul

Yahoo announces plan for job cuts as activist investors seek radical overhaul

Yahoo is to cut more than a thousand jobs amid calls for its senior management team to be culled, it was reported yesterday. The struggling internet company will eliminate 10 per cent of its workforce, focusing on European operations, its media...

 

Three men arrested after Jewish shoppers 'pelted with gas canisters'

Three men have been arrested after Jewish shoppers were reportedly pelted with gas canisters and had "Hitler is on the way" shouted at them. The anti-Semitic incident is alleged to have happened at Tottenham Hale Retail Park, north London,...

 
Migrant rape arrests brings calls to shut European frontiers

Migrant rape arrests brings calls to shut European frontiers

There were growing calls to tighten European borders last night after four young Syrians were arrested over a double rape in Germany on New Year’s Eve and 22 suspects of mob violence in Cologne were confirmed as being asylum seekers. The leaders of...

 

Mike loses his touch in front of goal

People often ask: what has Mike Ashley, the Sports Direct founder, been up to lately, what with him not having been in the news for an entire day? And the answer? Oh, just the usual. Apart from that hoo-ha, of course, over him putting his daughter’s...

 
Met policeman running gym with convicted man quits

Met policeman running gym with convicted man quits

A Met police officer who runs a gym with a man convicted of a violent attack is to resign from the force. PC Glen Oliver set up the gym in Crawley, Sussex, with Daniel Bell, who was one of four men found guilty last year at a retrial in Crete of...

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Abuse exposed at G4S-run borstal

7 staff suspended after Panorama reports youngsters were punched and slapped PRIVATE prison operator G4S suspended seven members of staff at a facility for young offenders yesterday amid allegations of abuse and mistreatment. Staff reportedly punched...

 

Junior medics to join march against student bursary cut

McCluskey says measure will mean fewer health professionals JUNIOR doctors and other health professionals will join students to march on Downing Street today in protest against the Tories’ proposals to cut NHS bursaries for students. Unite general...

 

Care workers in minimum wage victory

Firm must pay for travel time between clients PUBLIC-SERVICE union Unison won an important victory yesterday after a home-care privateer was found to be paying its workers less than the minimum wage. Staff at MiHomecare, were notionally paid the legal...

 

United States: Police destroy sex slavery operation

12 slaves freed, 14 suspects arrested and two websites closed by Our Foreign Desk POLICE in the north-western US city of Seattle have freed a dozen sex slaves and broken up a trafficking ring. Officers arrested 14 suspects and closed down two sex...

 

United States: Democrats turn on Obama over wave of deportations

DEMOCRATS in the US Congress confronted the White House on Thursday over a wave of festive-season deportations of Central American immigrants. Representative Luis Gutierrez said that the crackdown risked undoing all the goodwill President Barack Obama...

 

Palestine: Ministry calls Israeli killing of four men ‘escalation’

PALESTINE’S Foreign Ministry warned yesterday that the killing of four youths by Israeli forces was a “dangerous escalation.” Four Palestinian boys aged between 16 and 19, all from the West Bank town of Sa’ir, near Hebron, were shot dead in two...

 

EU ‘new deal’ is a swindle

IS ANYONE still fooled by David Cameron’s pretence that he is renegotiating the terms of Britain’s membership of the European Union? The Prime Minister’s latest dash to Bavaria and Budapest is, in truth, part of a choreographed charade to dig him and...

 

Killers who chair UN Human Rights Council

The Paddy McGuffin column Well, here we are in 2016 and all I can say is so far, so predictable. Rather than ushering in a new era of peace and reconciliation, as some naive individuals perennially hope, following a brief holiday ceasefire it’s back...

 

Rape by any other name? How the Danczuk drama exposes media misogyny

One of the most disturbing aspects of this sordid case is how leering, jeering journos failed to identify sexual abuse, believes ANN CZERNIK THE Sun called the Simon Danczuk drama “hilarious” and the Spectator termed it “a spankingly splendid...

 


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