News archive from 9 February 2011

Haiti issues passport to ex-president Aristide

Haiti issues passport to ex-president Aristide

But it remained unclear exactly when Aristide, a leftist, charismatic ex-Roman Catholic priest who became Haiti's first freely elected leader in 1990, might make the trip home from his exile in South Africa. Aristide, ousted from Haiti by an armed...

 

This week's arts diary

What's ahead at the State of the Arts conference There will be plenty to discuss tomorrow at the State of the Arts conference, the annual gathering of the cultural clans in London, with speakers including artist Mark Wallinger and shadow culture...

 
Outcasts: season one, episode two

Outcasts: season one, episode two

SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for those who are watching Outcasts on BBC1. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode two … Phelim O'Neill's episode one blog It was smart of the BBC to run the second episode of Outcasts so quickly after the first –...

 
City bankrolled Tory election campaign

City bankrolled Tory election campaign

The transformation of Tory funding under David Cameron has been highlighted by new research which shows the City of London dominated donations in the runup to last year's general election. Michael Spencer, the city financier and chief executive of the...

Guardian, 22:07 in Business
 
Revealed: 50% of Tory funds come from City

Revealed: 50% of Tory funds come from City

Financiers in the City of London provided more than 50% of the funding for the Tories last year, new research revealed last night, prompting claims that the party is in thrall to the banks. A study by the Bureau for Investigative Journalism has found...

Guardian, 22:07 in Business
 
Conservative party's biggest donors in financial services sector revealed

Conservative party's biggest donors in financial services sector revealed

IPGL might not trip off the tongue outside the Square Mile but a quick look at its ownership – it is the fiefdom of the Tory party treasurer, Michael Spencer – explains why the company is the party's biggest donor in the financial services sector....

Guardian, 22:07 in Business
 
Republic of Ireland 3-0 Wales | Nations Cup match report

Republic of Ireland 3-0 Wales | Nations Cup match report

Gary Speed can only dream of matching Giovanni Trapattoni's longevity in management. Last night, the veteran Italian ensured the Wales manager's tenure got off to the worst possible start. A combination of improvement from the Republic of Ireland and...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Richard Keys and Andy Gray find a familiar-sounding home at TalkSport

Richard Keys and Andy Gray find a familiar-sounding home at TalkSport

TalkSport, the radio station that bills itself as the place "for men who like to talk sport", has given a new home to Richard Keys and Andy Gray. The former Sky Sports pair should fit in with other presenters unafraid of expressing views...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Kenny Miller to captain Scotland against Northern Ireland

Kenny Miller to captain Scotland against Northern Ireland

Kenny Miller will captain Scotland against Northern Ireland – the first time, the player says, he has worn an armband at any level – with Darren Fletcher absent through injury. "I was fortunate enough to captain Scotland once and I know how big a...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Time has come for Wayne Rooney to show he is in his prime with England

Time has come for Wayne Rooney to show he is in his prime with England

The years go by, but Wayne Rooney still has to be the embodiment of youthful promise. Although Jack Wilshere may at last be a prodigy who relieves him of that role, it is mainly the Manchester United attacker who, in theory, holds out the prospect of...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on prices

WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on prices

The US fears that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, may not have enough reserves to prevent oil prices escalating, confidential cables from its embassy in Riyadh show. The cables, released by WikiLeaks, urge Washington to take...

 

US embassy cables: Saudi oil company oversold ability to increase production, embassy told

Cable dated:2007-12-10T05:54:00 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 03 RIYADH 002441 SIPDIS SIPDIS DHAHRAN SENDS DEPT OF ENERGY PASS TO MWILLIAMSON, GPERSON, AHEGBURG, AND JHART CIA PASS TO TCOYNE E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/10/2017 TAGS: EPET, ENRG, ECON,...

 

US embassy cables: Saudi Arabia tackles western shift towards energy independence

Cable dated:2009-11-23T14:44:00 UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 04 RIYADH 001557 SENSITIVE SIPDIS DOE FOR S2, AL HEGBURG, AND BILL BRYAN DEPT FOR S/CIEA, EEB/ESC DAS HENGEL, AND NEA/ARP E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: ENRG, EPET, PREL, SA SUBJECT: SCENESETTER FOR VISIT OF...

 

US embassy cables: US queries Saudi Arabia's influence over oil prices

Cable dated:2008-06-03T15:39:00 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 04 RIYADH 000868 SIPDIS NEA FOR DAS GGRAY DEPT OF ENERGY PASS TO A/S KKOLEVAR, DAS AHEGBERG, AND MWILLIAMSON TREASURY PASS TO A/S CLOWERY, DAS BAUKOL AND CMORAVEC DHS PASS TO...

 

US embassy cables: US concern over Saudi Arabia oil production

Cable dated:2008-05-07T17:53:00 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 RIYADH 000732 SENSITIVE SIPDIS NEA FOR DAS GGRAY DEPT OF ENERGY PASS TO A/S KKOLEVAR, MWILLIAMSON, AND DASAHEGBURG TREASURY PASS TO A/S CLOWERY CIA PASS TO TCOYNE E.O. 12958:...

 


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