News archive from 12 January 2016

Communists reaffirm support in ongoing fight for gay rights

BRITAIN’S communists have reaffirmed the party’s long-standing commitment to the liberation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, pledging to campaign for full equality in all aspects of life. In the lead-up to LGBT history month, the...

Venezuela Supreme Court says National Assembly is void

Venezuela Supreme Court says National Assembly is void

Venezuela's Supreme Court has ruled all actions of the opposition-held National Assembly are void until three banned members are removed from office. The decision comes after the assembly swore in the three opposition members, who had been suspended...

BBC, 00:01 in World News

Vital loans for poor under threat after cuts

WELFARE support aimed at helping the most vulnerable is under threat after figures revealed yesterday that local councils have reduced the overall spending on funds following Tory cuts. National Audit Office figures revealed that nearly 80 per cent of...


Syria bombing intensified

DOWNING STREET confirmed yesterday “intense RAF activity” over Syria on Sunday. RAF aircraft, which carried out five attacks in Syria, used hi-tech “fire and forget” Brimstone missiles for the first time in the country. The targets included an Islamic...


Belgium: EU orders recovery of millions in tax breaks

EU COMPETITION commissioner Margrethe Vestager has ordered Belgium to recover $760 million (£521m) in illegal tax breaks from 35 transnational corporations. She said that the tax advantage given to a select group of mainly European companies “distorts...


Sweden: Police admit failing to report multiple sex attacks at festival

SWEDISH police faced allegations of a cover-up yesterday for failing to inform the public of widespread sexual assaults against teenage girls at a music festival last summer. Police hadn’t mentioned the incidents at the Stockholm festival until the...


Israel: Probe eager to play down B’Tselem arson suspicion

ISRAELI fire and rescue authorities said yesterday that they were investigating a fire at the Jerusalem offices of the B’Tselem human rights group that caused extensive damage. A spokesman made clear that early indications showed that the fire had...


SNP’s brand of Scottish independence is fake

Sturgeon and her government won’t challenge EU supremacy on privatisation or anything else, writes PAULINE BRYAN The SNP’s own image of an independent Scotland was described in the 2013 white paper Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independent...


Celtic head to East Kilbride or Lothian Thistle in Cup fifth round

The Scottish Cup fourth-round tie between East Kilbride and Lothian Thistle has taken on extra significance after Celtic were drawn as the winners’ next opponents. The Scottish champions will head to the home of whichever of the minnows prevail in...

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport

Louis van Gaal forced to defend his art but stats paint bleak picture

These are the moments when it may be appropriate to remember the way Ed Woodward, Manchester United’s chief executive, ushered Louis van Gaal into the job, back in happier times when it was inconceivable that 18 months down the line even the manager...

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport
Arsenal boosted as agent reveals Inter Milan midfielder's Premier League interest

Arsenal boosted as agent reveals Inter Milan midfielder's Premier League interest

The 23-year-old moved to the San Siro for £5m last January and was set to move to Chelsea until Jose Mourinho was axed, according to The Sun. Now Brozovic's agent believes a big money move could be on the horizon with Arsenal the main side...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
Remi Garde asks board to back his hardline stance to get rid of his Aston Villa undesirables this month

Remi Garde asks board to back his hardline stance to get rid of his Aston Villa undesirables this month

Remi Garde has asked the board to back his hardline stance to get rid of his Aston Villa undesirables this month. Garde is keen to move on Charles N'Zogbia and Gabby Agbonlahor as he strives to "improve the atmosphere at the club." Speaking...


Tube staff to stage walkouts over pay and night service proposals

London's commuters and businesses are facing a fresh wave of travel chaos because of a series of crippling strikes over pay and plans for a night Tube. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), Aslef and Unite will walk out for 24 hours...

Morrisons to announce Christmas trading results

Morrisons to announce Christmas trading results

Supermarket chain Morrisons is reporting its Christmas trading figures later, kicking off a big week of results in the grocery sector. Sainsbury's publishes its third-quarter and Christmas results on Wednesday, followed by Tesco on Thursday. Asda does...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
Pension confusion among small firms

Pension confusion among small firms

Nearly half of employers who must set up a pension scheme for their staff in the next two years are confused about their responsibilities, a survey says. More than a million small businesses will need to enrol employees automatically into a workplace...

BBC, 00:05 in Business

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