News archive from 9 June 2013

PRISM row looms over US-China cyber-security talks

PRISM row looms over US-China cyber-security talks

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping avoided a public confrontation on cybersecurity as they opened a two-day summit aimed at forging closer ties between the leaders of the world's largest economies. Obama described the...

 
Actress charged over Obama ricin letter

Actress charged over Obama ricin letter

A PREGNANT actress has been charged with threatening US president Barack Obama after she told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to him. Shannon Guess Richardson, 35, made an initial court appearance on Friday after being charged...

 
Istanbul protests must end, says Erdogan

Istanbul protests must end, says Erdogan

TURKEY'S prime minister convened his party leadership yesterday as anti-government protests entered their ninth day, with thousands of people still occupying Istanbul's central Taksim Square. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, above, said that the protests must...

 
Santa Monica shooting: Gunman kills four at college

Santa Monica shooting: Gunman kills four at college

A GUNMAN killed four people in Santa Monica, Calif

 

Boy killed by falling mirror in Hugo Boss store

A FOUR-year-old boy has died from injuries he sustained when a mirror fell on him in a shop. The child was in the Hugo Boss store in the Bicester Outlet shopping village in Oxfordshire on Tuesday evening when the shop fitting fell causing severe head...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Sex worker charity anger at Edinburgh sauna raids

Sex worker charity anger at Edinburgh sauna raids

A LARGE-scale police raid on Edinburgh's brothels has been criticised by a charity that offers support to sex workers. Scot-Pep, the charity set up to protect the health of prostitutes, said it was “very concerned” by the initiative that saw Police...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
In Lebanon, bravado about Syrian civil war is replaced by foreboding

In Lebanon, bravado about Syrian civil war is replaced by foreboding

Two Sunni gunmen in the northern Lebanese town of Tripoli, where sectarian conflict has taken hold. Photograph: Omar Ibrahim/REUTERS Beirutis like to say that their city thrives on uncertainty. "We've been through worse," is a common...

 
Incoherent EU economic policy won't deliver a swift recovery

Incoherent EU economic policy won't deliver a swift recovery

The axeman? José Manuel Barroso, president of the European commission, in London last week. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA Whatever the Eurosceptics may say, presidents of the European commission do serve one important function: scuttling big...

 
Kabul demands British forces transfer prisoners within weeks

Kabul demands British forces transfer prisoners within weeks

Last month, a British legal firm said the detention of up to 85 Afghans for as long as 14 months in the British-controlled Camp Bastion in Helmand province was in breach of British and international law. The British government has cited concerns about...

 
Independence: SNP vow to show Scotland games free

Independence: SNP vow to show Scotland games free

AFTER the Scottish football team's stunning one-goal

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Scottish Tories propose school transfer vouchers

Scottish Tories propose school transfer vouchers

SCOTTISH Conservative leader Ruth Davidson yesterday backed a massive shake-up in Scotland's education system, saying parents should be able to pick and choose where to send their children in order to weed out "failing" schools. • Parents...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Mike Russell pledges to cut teachers’ workloads

Mike Russell pledges to cut teachers’ workloads

EDUCATION secretary Mike Russell yesterday pledged to cut teachers' workloads in a move to head off strike action in Scotland's schools. Addressing the annual general meeting of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) in Perth, Russell told...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Euan McColm: Cameron fails to explain UK’s benefits

Euan McColm: Cameron fails to explain UK’s benefits

ANYONE listening should have been left in absolutely no doubt: David Cameron is passionate about the United Kingdom. He said as much. As his brief speech to the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Stirling reached its climax, the Prime Minister...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Homes without power after storms

Hundreds of homes in Cornwall were left without power on Saturday morning after heavy rain and thunderstorms struck the county. Up to 20mm of rain fell in just a few hours in the southern tip of Cornwall, causing flooding in areas including Penryn,...

 


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