News archive from 12 July 2013

Quebec train crash death toll reaches 50

Quebec train crash death toll reaches 50

AS QUEBEC premier Pauline Marois arrived to tour the site of Canada's worst railway catastrophe in almost 150 years, residents of the town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec were coming to terms with the fact that 50 people had probably been killed in the...

 
Srebrenica massacre baby buried

Srebrenica massacre baby buried

AS THOUSANDS gathered to attend the reburial of another 409 victims of the Srebrenica massacre, Hava Muhic stood at the smallest hole in the cemetery, near her husband's grave. It was dug for her baby girl - who was born and died 18 years ago on the...

 
Comment: Mandela scored in political approach to sport

Comment: Mandela scored in political approach to sport

THE former South African president recognised that sport is at the heart of hope, strength and nationhood, writes Prof Grant Jarvie Many political leaders have attempted to harness the power of sport but few have understood it or been committed to it...

 
Russian court finds deceased whistle-blower guilty

Russian court finds deceased whistle-blower guilty

MORE than three years after he died in prison, whistle-blowing Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has been found guilty of tax evasion by a Moscow court. The court also convicted Magnitsky’s former client William Browder, a Briton who has led an...

 
Boston Strangler’s final victim confirmed by DNA

Boston Strangler’s final victim confirmed by DNA

DNA taken from a surreptitiously retrieved water bottle has allowed police in the US to confirm the Boston Strangler's final victim. It was believed that Mary Sullivan, 19, was the last of 11 women murdered by the Strangler nearly 50 years ago. Albert...

 
US embassy staff owe UK £7.2m in unpaid fines

US embassy staff owe UK £7.2m in unpaid fines

THE US embassy has run up more than 63,000 congestion- charge fines - and owes British authorities more than £7.2 million in unpaid fines, William Hague said yesterday. The Foreign Secretary released the figures as part of the annual statements of...

 
Juliet Dunlop: Just another day with the bin Ladens

Juliet Dunlop: Just another day with the bin Ladens

THIS week we learned something of the likes, dislikes and domestic arrangements of Osama bin Laden. Thanks to a leaked report which chronicles in embarrassing detail how the world’s most-wanted man evaded capture for the best part of a decade, we now...

 
Italy: Berlusconi party boycotts coalition summit

Italy: Berlusconi party boycotts coalition summit

SILVIO Berlusconi's party has boycotted a summit of Italy's fragile coalition government and blocked parliamentary

 
Ex-Teenage Fanclub frontman set for Glasgow return

Ex-Teenage Fanclub frontman set for Glasgow return

NORMAN Blake - best known round these parts as the affable frontman of Teenage Fanclub - will return to his native Glasgow on Monday as one half of The New Mendicants, a low-key duo he has formed with Joe Pernice of The Pernice Brothers/Scud Mountain...

 

Gig review: Tift Merritt, Glasgow

A LONG-TIME friend and favourite of fellow North-Carolinian Ryan Adams, Tift Merritt is far from the first American singer-songwriter in the Joni Mitchell/Emmylou Harris tradition to try and turn alt-country scene acclaim Stateside to international...

 
In pictures: Navy photographer of the year named

In pictures: Navy photographer of the year named

Royal Navy photographers who deploy with warships and commando units worldwide have been recognised for their "talent, dedication and creativity" at an awards ceremony. The Royal Navy photographer of the year 2013 was named at the Peregrine...

 
Major new submarine museum planned for River Clyde

Major new submarine museum planned for River Clyde

A MULTI-million pound museum to create the biggest

 
Morrisons ‘fit for 21st century’ after £300m boost

Morrisons ‘fit for 21st century’ after £300m boost

MORRISONS yesterday unveiled plans to drag the struggling supermarket chain into the 21st century as its chief executive admitted it was losing £500 million a year in sales to online rivals and still using pen-and-paper methods to check stock. Dalton...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Mitsubishi ups investment in Scottish R&D

Mitsubishi ups investment in Scottish R&D

JAPANESE industrial giant Mitsubishi is launching a new research and development facility in Scotland today. The company’s electrical division has a base in Livingston employing about 450, and is expanding the facility to support the development of...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Tour firm Rabbie’s on way to £200m turnover

Tour firm Rabbie’s on way to £200m turnover

A FIRM which takes small groups of tourists on tours of Scotland has set a ten-year goal of growing the business to a £200 million turnover. The appropriately named Rabbie’s Small Group Tours, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, said sales in...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 


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