News archive from 12 May 2014

Alex Salmond set to meet angry Ukrainians who confronted him over his praise for Russian president Vladimir Putin

Alex Salmond set to meet angry Ukrainians who confronted him over his praise for Russian president Vladimir...

THE First Minister has offered to meet members of the Ukrainian community following a row over his remarks about Russian president Vladimir Putin. Alex Salmond has responded to a letter from the Association of Ukrainians urging him to apologise. The...

 

Sudan's president Bashir undergoes knee operation

The Islamist leader is facing an armed rebellion in the western region of Darfur and dealing with an economic crisis which prompted violent protests last year. He has been indicted by the International Criminal Court on charges of masterminding war...

 
Salmond stops short of apology over Putin

Salmond stops short of apology over Putin

Alex Salmond has offered to meet members of the Ukrainian community in Scotland in a bid to defuse a row over his praise for Russian president Vladimir Putin. However, as pro-Russian separatists held “self-rule” referendums in eastern parts of Ukraine...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
John Smith legacy ‘can help image of politics’

John Smith legacy ‘can help image of politics’

A new centre dedicated to rehabilitating the image of public service has been launched at Glasgow University as a lasting tribute to the life and work of John Smith, the former Labour leader. On the 20th anniversary of the MP’s death, the John Smith...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Cigarette packs ‘could see whisky in trade war’

Cigarette packs ‘could see whisky in trade war’

SCOTCH whisky could be dragged into a tit-for-tat trade war because of plans to

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Westminster ‘short changes’ Scots on pensions

Westminster ‘short changes’ Scots on pensions

RETIRED Scots get less out of their state pension than their counterparts south of the Border because of lower life expectancy, official research out today will claim. The Scottish Government will use the figures to claim that the shared UK pension...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Rates fear as private sector growth eases in April

Rates fear as private sector growth eases in April

Scotland's private sector growth slowed last month, falling further behind the rate of expansion being experienced in England, according to the latest business surveys. The Bank of Scotland purchasing managers’ index (PMI), published today, comes amid...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
People: The business diary

People: The business diary

ONE of Scotland's best-known journalists-turned-PR spinners, Rob Ballantyne, has decided it's time to retire, though he won't be stepping back entirely from the media circuit. Ballantyne, a former business journalist at The Scotsman, Times and Sunday...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Graham’s signs funding deal for expansion south

Graham’s signs funding deal for expansion south

Graham's The Family Dairy plans to invest up to 
£20 million in product development and re-enforcing its brand after securing a deal with Royal Bank of
Scotland (RBS). The Bridge of Allan-based firm, which has grown by around 20...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Cold blast from Smit was most welcome

Comment: Cold blast from Smit was most welcome

For anyone invested in a stock market fund, or thinking of doing so, you might want to think long and hard after listening to James Anderson, manager of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (Smit). He was the lead speaker, setting the tone for last...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Week ahead: Executive pay and bonuses top agendas

Week ahead: Executive pay and bonuses top agendas

Pay and bonuses are almost certain to find their way onto the agenda when financial giants Lloyds Banking Group and Standard Life hold their annual meetings this week. The pair have both chosen Edinburgh’s international conference centre for their...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Rob Woodward, STV

Monday Interview: Rob Woodward, STV

IT'S Thursday morning, and some 40 delegates from the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce are about to become the first outsiders to get a look at the set of The Riverside Show, the flagship programme of STV's forthcoming city television station. The...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
First World War tales alive in digital memorial

First World War tales alive in digital memorial

THE life stories of millions of people who served during the First World War are to be preserved in a permanent digital memorial. Lives of the First World War will use information from the public over the next five years to piece together the stories...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Nigeria: UK troops ‘could help rescue girls’

Nigeria: UK troops ‘could help rescue girls’

Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that British troops could be used to help rescue the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. When asked on BBC1’s ­Andrew Marr Show yesterday, he said: “We stand ready to do anything more that the Nigerians would...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
JCB records third-most profitable year despite 14.2% earnings fall

JCB records third-most profitable year despite 14.2% earnings fall

A JCB factory in Rocester, Staffordshire: the firm says it will push ahead with expansion plans in 2014 including the construction of two new factories. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Building equipment firm JCB achieved its third most profitable year in...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 


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