News archive from 11 December 2013, page 19

China puts former security chief under house arrest- sources

China puts former security chief under house arrest- sources

Zhou is the most senior official to be ensnared in a graft scandal since the Communists came to power in 1949. He was the domestic security tsar and a member of the party's Politburo Standing Committee - the pinnacle of power in the country - when he...

 

Analysis: Some Cisco investors urge an exit from set-top box unit

The problem is that there are few obvious buyers for the unit - the former Scientific Atlanta that Cisco bought for $6.9 billion in 2005 - so Chambers might have no choice but to close the business, analysts said. Cisco stunned the market on November...

 

Becks' Florida MLS franchise could be Miami Beckham United after company name registered in States

Rumours are circulating in the USA that David Beckham has decided upon a rather self-indulgent name for the new MLS franchise he is planning to launch: Miami Beckham United. It was announced in November that former England captain Beckham was...

Daily Mail, 12:16 in Sport
 

European shares stabilise after falls, defence stocks strong

* RBS drops after finance chief leaves to join Santander By Tricia Wright LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Wednesday, recovering some poise from the previous session's falls, with defence stocks firm after a budget deal in Washington...

 

Love it and more entrepreneurs fly the flag for Britain with online venture

WITH on-line shopping booming, two Rolleston businesswomen have launched a new venture in time to cash in on the Christmas rush. With UK on-line retailers now having a 10.5 percent share of the market, Anna Brittan and Nicky Reddin have seized the...

 
Suicide bomber attacks German troops near airport in Afghan capital

Suicide bomber attacks German troops near airport in Afghan capital

Confirmation of the attack from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) came soon after a Reuters witness reported a large blast near the sprawling and heavily guarded facility, which is used by civilians and the military. "We...

 

Nigella 'signed Oprah agreement'

TV chef Nigella Lawson has signed an exclusive deal to be interviewed by American chat show host Oprah Winfrey, it was claimed in court today. Defence barrister Karina Arden told jurors that Miss Lawson, who divorced Charles Saatchi earlier this year,...

 
Mandela memorial sign language interpreter 'was making it up'

Mandela memorial sign language interpreter 'was making it up'

The sigh language interpreter at the Mandela memorial service has been accused of being a fake. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP The translation of speeches into sign language at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was seen as a sign of inclusiveness, but it...

Guardian, 12:22 in Health
 

Two more Swiss banks join U.S. tax deal

These banks' talks with U.S. justice officials to settle their cases have been frozen pending a solution for the wider Swiss banking sector. If the U.S. deems its deal with Switzerland a failure because too few banks come forward to make amends for...

Reuters, 12:24 in Business
 

Google plans to embed microchips in our heads and microphones in ceilings - and it could happen as soon as...

Google is already heavily criticised for trying to know almost everything about us, and now the firm wants to get inside our heads, literally. Engineering director Scott Huffman told The Independent that in his vision of the future Google users would...

 
Tesco Blames Customers For Fruit And Veg Waste

Tesco Blames Customers For Fruit And Veg Waste

Tesco has accused its customers of contributing to food waste by shunning perfectly edible fruit and vegetables because they are "ugly or misshapen". A director at the supermarket said it wanted to "educate" shoppers to realise...

 

Prehistoric man went HOUSE hunting too: Ancestors sought homes near flood plains because they were safe and...

Hunting for the ideal home in the perfect location that has handy local amenities is not a modern concept. Prehistoric humans living up to 500,000 years ago chose their home with great care and security and nutritional concerns were top of their list...

 

Sheer and seductive! TOWIE's Lydia Bright wears satin and lace little white dress to launch new fashion line

On Wednesday morning, former TOWIE star Lydia Bright launched her new Spring/Summer 2014 collection in central London. Looking simply elegant yet quietly seductive in a white satin bodice and lace overlay dress, Lydia braved a crisp winter morning in...

 

'A big fashion moment!' Lily Collins arrives at the Metiers d'Art fashion show in Dallas wearing stunning...

4 View comments Actress Lily Collins arrived in Dallas on Tuesday for Chanel's Metiers d'Art fashion show, heralded as a major fashion moment, wearing a stunning Fall 2013 couture sequinned V-neck dress. With her hair swept to one side behind her ear...

 

'I can't keep up with Romeo!': David Beckham reveals he gets short of breath during early morning runs with...

Retired footballer David Beckham has revealed that he struggles to keep up with his 11-year-old son Romeo during their early morning runs. The 38-year-old made the admission during a chat at the National Football Museum in Manchester with The Times on...

 


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