News archive from 13 January 2011

U.S. agencies believe Iran's nuclear efforts have slowed

The latest assessments, based at least in part on Israeli intelligence, appear to have eased political pressures on Israeli and American leaders for a military strike against Iran's nuclear infrastructure, according to current and former officials...

 

Egypt Christians clash with police over shooting

Police trying to disperse the crowd clashed with the protesters, who also stoned the police, wounding two senior officers and five other policemen. Twelve protesters were arrested, the source added. Christians make up a tenth of Egypt's 79 million...

 

Abidjan clashes kill at least 6 police

A spokesman for Ouattara's government, Patrick Achi, said by telephone that Gbagbo's forces killed around seven civilians. Sustained gunfire and what sounded like explosions from heavier weapons rang out for several hours from across the pro-Ouattara...

 
Tottenham plan to demolish Olympic Stadium and rebuild

Tottenham plan to demolish Olympic Stadium and rebuild

Tottenham Hotspur today went on the offensive in the increasingly bitter battle to win control of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, arguing that their bid rivals West Ham United would struggle to fill it and leave fans so far from the pitch that in...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
Ipswich Town 1-0 Arsenal | Carling Cup semi-final match report

Ipswich Town 1-0 Arsenal | Carling Cup semi-final match report

Arsenal enhanced the Carling Cup by falling to defeat in this first leg of the semi-final. Ipswich Town did even more for the tournament. A side from the lower reaches of the Championship competed keenly and scored the only goal. A pass by Colin Healy...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
Blackpool 2-1 Liverpool | Premier League match report

Blackpool 2-1 Liverpool | Premier League match report

No one ever said it was going to be easy. It was a 2-1 defeat against Blackpool three months ago that first demonstrated the depth of feeling against Roy Hodgson and Liverpool's longing for the return of Kenny Dalglish. Their saviour is back, but so...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
Are the Liberal Democrats staring into the abyss?

Are the Liberal Democrats staring into the abyss?

Tomorrow morning, people in the north-western seat of Oldham East and Saddleworth will start voting in a byelection that is 2011's first proper bit of political drama: a real page-turner, which has brought all three party leaders up north. Even before...

Guardian, 22:08 in Politics
 
Mark Lawson on Miriam O'Reilly's victory

Mark Lawson on Miriam O'Reilly's victory

In the credits at the end of shows, the names of the legal team whizz past low down, unnoticed. But three current cases suggest that they will increasingly be off-screen stars. Miriam O'Reilly's victory in her age discrimination case against the BBC...

 

Photographer Richard Nicholson's best shot

I shot this in 2006 for a series about disappearing darkrooms: at the time, they were closing down in quick succession as the photographic industry switched to digital. This one belongs to a professional printer called Roy Snell. It's my favourite in...

 
Don't look to North Sea oil | Terry Macalister

Don't look to North Sea oil | Terry Macalister

Everyone knew BP would take a beating in the first independent report on what went wrong in the Gulf last year, but no one expected the wider energy sector to be hauled over the coals. The commission set up by Barack Obama concluded bluntly this week...

 
Euro, global stocks rally on Portugal's bond auction

Euro, global stocks rally on Portugal's bond auction

European stocks hit a 28-month closing high, lifted by speculation the European Union will bolster the region's rescue fund, and government bond prices dropped after the Portuguese bond auction reduced investors' appetite for safety. U.S. stocks also...

Reuters, 22:14 in Business
 
Hamilton Academical 1-1 Celtic | Scottish Premier League match report

Hamilton Academical 1-1 Celtic | Scottish Premier League match report

You could make a decent soap opera out of Celtic's season to date. Their latest colourful encounter was also a damaging one, Hamilton belying their status as the Scottish Premier League's bottom-placed team to hold their more illustrious opponents to...

Guardian, 22:16 in Sport
 
Emails that showed the panic that gripped the BBC in Countryfile presenter's age discrimination sacking

Emails that showed the panic that gripped the BBC in Countryfile presenter's age discrimination sacking

As Miriam O'Reilly celebrates her £150,000 payout, a series of sensational emails have emerged that reveal the BBC's panic over her ageism sacking. In a landmark ruling, a tribunal declared yesterday that senior executives were obsessed with...

 
Davos imposes gender quota

Davos imposes gender quota

Each year, prime ministers, bankers, business tycoons and other movers and shakers of the global elite gather at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos. And each year, one key thing has been missing: women. Now, in an attempt...

Guardian, 22:22 in Business
 

Judith Mackrell on critiquing dancers' appearances

Alastair Macaulay, the New York Times dance critic, recently complained that a ballerina in the Nutcracker looked as if she had "eaten one sugar plum too many". The story went viral, and Macaulay stood accused of body fascism; he had dared...

 


News Widget for Webmasters



Bring Eugene's son back home immediately

Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31