News archive from 11 July 2017

Isis death cult militants nearly driven from Mosul

Special forces have terrorists in last pocket and prepare for clean-up battle IRAQI government forces continued to battle Isis militants in a small area of Mosul yesterday, after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited to congratulate the troops on...

 

Abe shuffles his cabinet after local election thrashing

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced yesterday that he will reshuffle his cabinet next month in a bid to rebound from his Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) recent crushing defeat in Tokyo municipal elections. The seriousness of public loss of...

 

Uni staff nabbed for ‘Gulen support’

TURKISH police have detained 42 people for alleged links to US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, the official Anadolu news agency reported yesterday. The broadcaster said that the police operation targeted people working at Turkey’s Bogazici and...

 

Saudi arms ruling: Britain’s arms export controls are worthless

Oh, do pull the other one, m’learned lords. What kind of a sick joke do you call this? For all the legal niceties and nuances, the court judgement yesterday on Britain’s billions of arms sales to Saudi Arabia is a green light to the blood-soaked Gulf...

 

Politicians must stand for what really matters

Our representatives north and south of the border would do well to focus less on Brexit and Scottish independence and more on delivering progressive policies, writes GRAHAME SMITH THERE has been much pseudo-analysis of the recent general election...

 

Scots can take on the world: Evans

Arsenal Ladies star says Euros a stepping stone to World Cup FORMER Bayern Munich star Lisa Evans has rallied Scotland for their maiden European Championship campaign by declaring it a stepping stone towards a World Cup debut. Evans, who agreed last...

 

Richie Porte wants back on bike this season

RICHIE PORTE hopes to return to racing before the end of the season after seeing his Tour de France bid ended in a high-speed crash on Sunday. Porte suffered a fractured collarbone and pelvis when he slid into an embankment on the technical descent of...

 

Sampson ‘busier than Trump’

England Women's manager laments lack of time to play golf ENGLAND Women’s manager Mark Sampson jokes that he is busier than Donald Trump these days. Sampson has steered the Lionesses to greater success in his four years at the helm. Sampson was...

 

Tillerson jets over to the Gulf to solve ongoing Qatar crisis

US SECRETARY of State Rex Tillerson flew to the Gulf yesterday in an attempt to end a deadlock between Qatar and its Arab neighbours. Mr Tillerson is looking for new ways to resolve the stalemate after Qatar rejected a list of 13 demands from Saudi...

 

Tory MP suspended over racist remark in EU talk

by Lucas Davies-Herbst A TORY MP was recorded using the racist term “nigger”  yesterday during a speech about Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Anne Marie Morris, who represents Newton Abbot, was joined by fellow Tory MPs John Redwood and Bill Cash in...

 

Sellafield bosses consider drafting in scab firefighters

by Conrad Landin Industrial Reporter SCABS could be drafted in to keep a top nuclear site running during a firefighters’ strike, bosses suggested yesterday. Firefighters at Sellafield, who are represented by general union GMB, say their pay has...

 

Seventh round of UN Syria talks start in Geneva

UNITED NATIONS envoy Staffan de Mistura opened a new round of indirect talks, the seventh so far, between Syrian government representatives and opposition leaders in Geneva yesterday. The new session coincided with the first full day of a ceasefire in...

 

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif corruption probe explores ‘hidden’ wealth

AN official inquiry into corruption allegations against Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family revealed yesterday that there is a “significant disparity” between their declared wealth and known sources of income. Mr Sharif has faced...

 

Worried east Londoners force acid attack debate

PARLIAMENT is set to debate the current surge in acid attacks on Muslims across London following pressure from campaign groups. East Ham Labour MP Stephen Timms, who has arranged next week’s Commons debate, said the attacks were “causing a lot of...

 

Album round-up with Ian Sinclair

The latest from James Elkington, Ani DiFranco, and Fit and the Conniptions James Elkington: Wintres Woma (Paradise of Bachelors) 4/5 HAVING collaborated with a bevy of artists including Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn and Joan Shelley,...

 


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