News archive from 11 July 2012

Star Wars tribute by friends of Burnley cancer man

By Chris Gee, Reporter DARTH Vader strolled down Manchester Road and Star Wars stormtroopers were seen outside Burnley Town Hall. But this wasn’t an invasion by the Galactic Empire – it was a fitting tribute to a sci-fi fan from the town. The weird...

 

Russian lawmakers ratify WTO entry

The lower house vote, carried by a majority of 30 votes, seals Russia's entry to the WTO under a deal reached last December that will oblige Moscow to cut import tariffs and open up key sectors of its economy to foreign investment. Russia's $1.9...

 

Star Wars tribute by friends of Burnley cancer man

By Chris Gee, Reporter DARTH Vader strolled down Manchester Road and Star Wars stormtroopers were seen outside Burnley Town Hall. But this wasn’t an invasion by the Galactic Empire – it was a fitting tribute to a sci-fi fan from the town. The weird...

 

Star Wars tribute by friends of Burnley cancer man

By Chris Gee, Reporter DARTH Vader strolled down Manchester Road and Star Wars stormtroopers were seen outside Burnley Town Hall. But this wasn’t an invasion by the Galactic Empire – it was a fitting tribute to a sci-fi fan from the town. The weird...

 

U.S. regulator finally defines a swap, starts reform countdown

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted 4 to 1 on the definition of a "swap," which triggers a countdown on compliance requirements for other rules such as registration and reporting for major swaps players. "This rule means that...

Reuters, 22:14 in Business
 

Obama expands lead on Romney, voters more optimistic

Obama's improved standing was fuelled by a rise in optimism about the future, with the number of Americans who think the country is on the wrong track dipping 5 percentage points to 58 percent. Obama's approval ratings ticked up 1 point to 48 percent...

 

Residents lose missiles battle

Residents have lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being stationed on the roof of a 17-storey residential tower block during the Olympics. Tenants at the Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone, east London, fear the missile base...

 
Harry Redknapp included on Russia's shortlist for new manager

Harry Redknapp included on Russia's shortlist for new manager

The Russia Football Union (RFU) took the extraordinary step of releasing the 13-man list, as it looks to replace Dick Advocaat.After having its apparent interest in Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini rebuffed this week, the RFU has indicated it...

Metro, 22:18 in Sport
 
Team Sky boss: Bradley Wiggins still long way off Tour de France glory

Team Sky boss: Bradley Wiggins still long way off Tour de France glory

Wiggins is one minute 53 seconds ahead of Cadel Evans, with his Sky team-mate Chris Froome more than two minutes behind in third.It is a commanding lead but Brailsford is urging caution, saying: ‘It's fantastic but we're a long way from Paris....

Metro, 22:18 in Sport
 

Residents lose missiles battle

Residents have lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being stationed on the roof of a 17-storey residential tower block during the Olympics. Tenants at the Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone, east London, fear the missile base...

 

Residents lose missiles battle

Residents have lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being stationed on the roof of a 17-storey residential tower block during the Olympics. Tenants at the Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone, east London, fear the missile base...

 

Bopara is the Oz tamer as Essex man stars with bat and ball to clinch whitewash

England won a rain-affected final one day international against Australia at Old Trafford, wrapping up a comprehensive 4-0 series win. As his become custom this summer, the weather had a major impact on the match and under Duckworth Lewis 138 from 29...

Daily Mail, 22:32 in Sport
 

Residents lose missiles battle

Residents have lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being stationed on the roof of a 17-storey residential tower block during the Olympics. Tenants at the Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone, east London, fear the missile base...

 

Peter O'Toole bows out from showbiz

Peter O'Toole is retiring from show business, saying he no longer has the heart for it and that it's time to "chuck in the sponge". O'Toole, who turns 80 on August 2, said in a statement in Los Angeles that his career on stage and screen...

 

Tetra Pak heir held over wife death

Police have confirmed that Eva Rausing, one of the richest women in Britain, has been found dead. A man reported to be her husband Hans, the heir to the Tetra Pak drinks carton empire, who has been arrested over the death, has been moved from a police...

 


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