News archive from 10 January 2011

U.S. criticises Israel over Jerusalem settlement

Construction at the Shepherd Hotel compound, whose ownership is contested, was likely to deepen Israeli-Palestinian acrimony as Washington tries to revive peace talks. The negotiations are stalled by a dispute over Israel's settlement policy in the...

 
MPs to grill new Barclays boss Bob Diamond over his £8m bonus

MPs to grill new Barclays boss Bob Diamond over his £8m bonus

Barclays" controversial new chief executive Bob Diamond will be taken to task over his expected £8m bonus at a meeting with MPs tomorrow, in his first public test since taking the top job. The Treasury select committee wants to look into whether...

 
Tucson shootings: the online reaction

Tucson shootings: the online reaction

If you call me a terrorist then the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem. You call me a terrorist. Thus, the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem. Jared Loughner, via YouTube If a Detroit Muslim put a map on the web w/crosshairs on...

 
The truth about tax havens: part 2

The truth about tax havens: part 2

The offshore world is all around us. More than half of world trade passes, at least on paper, through tax havens. More than half of all banking assets and a third of foreign direct investment by multinational corporations are routed offshore. An...

Guardian, 22:10 in Business
 

There are no short cuts for the monarchy | Peter Preston

The difficulty is that Colin Firth, who is strapping and muscular, is not George VI, who was gaunt and concave and dry as dust. The difficulty beyond that is not that King George had to conquer a terrible stammer – but that even when he had (rather...

 
Antonioni Project: the great big movie mash-up

Antonioni Project: the great big movie mash-up

Ivo van Hove's Roman Tragedies was one of the theatrical highlights of 2009. A six-hour mash-up of Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, the Belgian director's inspired show used sharp-suited actors and live video to create something...

 
Forensic pathologist Stuart Hamilton on Silent Witness

Forensic pathologist Stuart Hamilton on Silent Witness

This programme bears about as much resemblance to reality as a badger does to a stealth bomber. The latest episode started with Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) becoming distressed as she performs an autopsy on an eight-year-old girl, who has been...

Guardian, 22:17 in Showbiz
 
Cheryl Cole won't have cosmetic surgery to fit in with LA's in crowd

Cheryl Cole won't have cosmetic surgery to fit in with LA's in crowd

The X Factor judge's hair, makeup and fashion choices influence thousands of women, while FHM readers have twice voted her the sexiest woman in the world. However, Chezza has revealed she has self-esteem issues and struggles to identify with the...

Metro, 22:17 in Showbiz
 
Joanna Yeates murder police urged to DNA test every man in Bristol

Joanna Yeates murder police urged to DNA test every man in Bristol

Avon and Somerset Police revealed on Saturday that they are following up a number of new leads in their investigation, but Ms McCarthy believes the best way for them to make progress is by using forensic evidence. The Bristol East MP told the Sunday...

Metro, 22:17 in Hot News
 
Martin Adams sees off challenge to take BDO world title

Martin Adams sees off challenge to take BDO world title

Martin Adams came through a thrilling duel with the BDO World Championship debutant Dean Winstanley to pick up his third title in tonight's final at Frimley Green. The 54-year-old Londoner, a winner in 2007 and 2010, looked in danger on a number of...

Guardian, 22:20 in Sport
 
Giffords shooting: an act of political violence in a polarised country

Giffords shooting: an act of political violence in a polarised country

Jared Loughner, the suspect in Saturday's shooting spree in Arizona, was not working alone. True, the rampage apparently emerged from his confused, unstable and troubled mind. But it was also the byproduct of a polarised political culture underpinned...

 
Frank Gehry's new building looks like five scrunched-up brown bags

Frank Gehry's new building looks like five scrunched-up brown bags

On 17 December, when Frank Gehry unveiled the model of the building he has designed for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), the vice-chancellor, Ross Milbourne, told the press: "We've got the Opera House, and it's hard to say we are going...

 
Avram Grant fights distraction as replacement talk grows at West Ham

Avram Grant fights distraction as replacement talk grows at West Ham

Martin O'Neill and Sam Allardyce head the list of possible replacements for Avram Grant, whose tenure as West Ham United's manager could be ended this week by the club's board, possibly ahead of Tuesday night's Carling Cup semi-final against...

Guardian, 22:42 in Sport
 
What women REALLY want: To marry a rich man and stay at home with the children

What women REALLY want: To marry a rich man and stay at home with the children

Most women still prefer to marry a man who earns more money than themselves and would stay at home with their children if they could afford it, a new survey has revealed. Despite years of equality campaigning and advances for women in the workplace,...

 
Ex C4 boss s vitriolic onslaught on deeply unethical and tax avoiding web giant Google

Ex C4 boss"s vitriolic onslaught on "deeply unethical and tax avoiding" web giant Google

The former head of Channel 4 has launched an astonishing attack on Google, branding it a "monstrous" parasite that should be broken up. Luke Johnson, one of Britain"s best-known entrepreneurs, accused the "arrogant" internet...

 


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