News archive from 11 December 2013, page 15

Iran commander suggests foreign minister stay out of military affairs - report

Last week Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted by local media as saying the West had little fear of Iran's military defences and could destroy them if it wished, although Zarif has said his statement was skewed and taken out of context. "We consider...

 

EXCLUSIVE: Exiles given fresh hope of keeping Yarde and O'Connor next season as plans emerge for London...

London Irish have been given fresh hope of keeping Marland Yarde and James O'Connor at the club next season after a meeting with potential new owners last Friday. Details of the takeover have not been released but Sportsmail understands that Irish...

Daily Mail, 10:39 in Sport
 

Analysis - One for the road, as 2014 markets shape up

Like festive season revellers, investors who lapped up gains in developed market equities of up to 30 percent this year may be tempted by one last tipple. Yet there's a gnawing feeling throughout new year forecasts that now may be the wisest time to...

Reuters, 10:44 in Business
 
Trinity teacher helps get valuable HIV resources online

Trinity teacher helps get valuable HIV resources online

Buy photos » Children learn how to avoid HIV. (s) A TRINITY School teacher has beaten computer boffins from Silicon Valley to help get valuable HIV resources online. Over the past decade, Leamington-based charity Thare Machi Education (TME) has...

 

China pipeline blast exposes risks of urban sprawl

Initial findings of an investigation showed crude oil leaking from the pipeline into urban storm drains appeared to have fuelled the explosion, the worst accident at facilities owned and operated by top Asian refiner China Petroleum & Chemical...

Reuters, 10:48 in Business
 

Mobile speed cameras in force

Mobile Derbyshire Police speed cameras will be in position at two locations around Belper this week until Sunday, December 15. The devices are being located on the A6 from Milford to Belper as well as the A6 through Duffield. They will also be...

 

Eleven EU states to consider narrower transaction tax

The document set out key areas for discussion in order to provide "guidance for further work on the proposal". The meeting will consider excluding from the scope of the proposed tax framework repurchase agreements after the sector warned...

Reuters, 10:50 in Business
 

Coco would not be impressed... Kristen Stewart displays her taut tummy in a pair of unflattering leather...

Kristen Stewart jetted out of California on Monday with mixed reports of where she was headed, such as Robert Pattinson's hometown of London. But on Tuesday, the answer was crystal clear when the 23-year-old Twilight star arrived at the Chanel Metiers...

 
Cost of energy hits family budgets, says ONS

Cost of energy hits family budgets, says ONS

The increased cost of energy has helped make housing the most expensive part of the family budget, according to new figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said housing expenses overtook transport as the biggest part of household spending in...

BBC, 10:56 in Business
 

FTSE LIVE: Banks and miners weigh but Footsie clings on to modest gains by midmorning; RBS still the main...

10:40 The Footsie managed to hold its poise mid-morning, notching up modest gains although weakness in heavyweight banking and mining stocks pinned back any meaningful rally. Taxpayer owned Royal Bank of Scotland was the worst-performing FTSE 100...

 

US building boom helps equipment firm Ashtead boost pre-tax profits by 50%

A building boom in the United States helped equipment hire firm Ashtead hike its expectations for the eighth quarter in a row after "sparkling' results. Profits rose by 50 per cent after the firm, which makes everything from earth movers to...

 

Gold rush for the exit: Investors take £130m out of gold funds as fear over bullion price grips

Investors are whipping money out from gold funds on fears the precious metal is losing its shine. More than £130million flooded out from cheap funds holding gold last week, as experts believe the price is heading south. So far this year, a whopping...

 

Mandela Memorial: Deaf Interpreter Was 'Fake'

South Africa's deaf federation has confirmed that an interpreter on stage during the Nelson Mandela memorial was a "fake". More follows...

 

Greek jobless rate stubbornly high in September

"The data shows a stabilisation trend in the jobless rate and a slowdown in new job losses, helped by a strong performance in tourism," said economist Nikos Magginas at National Bank. The decline in the number of those employed was the...

Reuters, 11:02 in Business
 

Report is a 'tale of two nations'

The story of England's education system is "a tale of two nations", Ofsted warned today. Children from similar backgrounds and of similar abilities can end up with different prospects just because of where they were born and the quality of...

 


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