News archive from 11 March 2011

Peter King: force behind Muslim hearings was an IRA supporter

Peter King: force behind Muslim hearings was an IRA supporter

Peter King, the force behind the hearings into homegrown Islamist terrorists on US soil, has offered repeated pronouncements over the threat posed by al-Qaida since 9/11. But as one Democrat slyly reminded the New York Republican during the committee...

 
UK's top admiral faces world of new demands with an austerity fleet

UK's top admiral faces world of new demands with an austerity fleet

Admiral Sir Trevor Soar has the expression of a worried man. From his desk on the third floor of the Royal Navy's security-heavy headquarters in Northwood, north-west London, he can see a large map of the world, on which he can pinpoint exactly where...

 
PSV Eindhoven 0-0 Rangers | Europa League match report

PSV Eindhoven 0-0 Rangers | Europa League match report

Rangers' second-choice goalkeeper, Neil Alexander, helped give the Scottish champions a fighting chance of progressing to the last eight of the Europa League after they secured a defiant draw in Holland. Rangers sprang a surprise by naming Alexander...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 
FA considers bond issue to refinance Wembley debt as loan is too expensive

FA considers bond issue to refinance Wembley debt as loan is too expensive

The Football Association is believed to be considering a bond issue, in an effort to refinance the debt that was taken on to build Wembley, which has been a drag on the organisation's finances since 2002. According to Bloomberg, the FA is considering...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 
China's cyber abilities worry U.S.: spy chief

China's cyber abilities worry U.S.: spy chief

"This is just another way in which they glean information about us and collect on us for technology purposes, so it's a very formidable concern," he said. Clapper, addressing questions at an annual hearing on worldwide security threats, did...

 
Prepare for Arctic struggle as climate changes, US navy warned

Prepare for Arctic struggle as climate changes, US navy warned

America urgently needs to build up its military readiness in the Arctic where melting summer sea ice is setting up a global struggle for resources, a study prepared for the US navy has warned. The report by the National Academy of Sciences warned that...

 
In China, to get rich is not always glorious | Isabel Hilton

In China, to get rich is not always glorious | Isabel Hilton

Two years ago a book called Unhappy China became a bestseller in the People's Republic. It was a collective effort by a group of nationalists who complained that their government was giving in to western bullying. It carried an unpleasant political...

 
Al-Jazeera, as endorsed by Hillary Clinton | Stephen Maher and Michael Corcoran

Al-Jazeera, as endorsed by Hillary Clinton | Stephen Maher and Michael Corcoran

Al-Jazeera's esteem in the United States has reached unprecedented heights in the aftermath of its coverage of the revolutionary uprising in Egypt, which clearly displayed how embarrassingly inadequate US cable news outlets are by comparison. Even...

 
Dynamo Kiev 2-0 Manchester City | Europa League match report

Dynamo Kiev 2-0 Manchester City | Europa League match report

The temperature was several degrees below zero, Manchester City's midfield operated as if semi-frozen and Mario Balotelli departed early, feeling sick. All in all a Ukrainian night illuminated by Andriy Shevchenko proved pretty awful for Roberto...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Lewis Hamilton says new McLaren Formula One car is off testing pace

Lewis Hamilton says new McLaren Formula One car is off testing pace

The Formula One season begins in Australia in two weeks' time, but Lewis Hamilton has admitted that McLaren will not have a competitive car until May at the earliest. McLaren have been trailing Ferrari and Red Bull in pre-season testing and their new...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 

LinkedIn launches social news product

The new service, called LinkedIn Today, displays excerpts of the most popular articles in various industries, in a move that the company hopes will spur users to interact more on its website. LinkedIn, which filed earlier this year to sell shares to...

 

Planning nightmares | Michele Hanson

Top marks to housing minister Grant Shapps for wading into the stinking world of property development and planning permission. He wants an end to dreary "Legoland Identikit" developments, the public to plan their own environment, and...

 
Lib Dem minister proposes concessions over foundation hospitals in health bill

Lib Dem minister proposes concessions over foundation hospitals in health bill

Paul Burstow, the Liberal Democrat health minister who is facing a possible revolt at his party conference this weekend over the health shake-up, has offered concessions by promising that foundation hospitals can be made more accountable to elected...

Guardian, 22:17 in Health
 
David Thomson on Woody Allen

David Thomson on Woody Allen

Suppose you had to sum up the achievements of Woody Allen (pictured). What would you say? He'll be 76 in December and, by then, there will be another film on top of the 2010 entry, You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger, the current work, and one more in...

 
Jessie J's Who You Are fails to tell us who she is

Jessie J's Who You Are fails to tell us who she is

What makes a great pop star? It's not quite the music, or the videos, or the clothes, the fame or even the outrages. All those things matter, but it seems to me they emerge naturally from some more basic quality. A pop star's job, I think, is to do...

 


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