News archive from 14 April 2016

Negative rates not needed in U.S. for now - ECB's Constancio

Negative rates not needed in U.S. for now - ECB's Constancio

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. Negative deposit rates are not required as a monetary fix for the United States at the moment, in contrast with the euro zone, which is struggling with deflation risk, a top European Central Bank official said on Wednesday....

Reuters, 00:00 in Business
 

Government ‘failing refugees’ with lack of response to crisis

THE government is turning a “blind eye” to refugees by failing to provide an “adequate response” to those risking their lives in trying to reach Europe, according to a damning report revealed yesterday. Thirteen aid and refugee charities are accusing...

 

British firms accused of involvement in migrant worker abuse

TWO of Britain’s largest construction companies were accused yesterday of abusing migrant labour workers in Qatar. Balfour Beatty and Interserve have allegedly carried out a raft of abuses against workers employed on projects the companies co-own in...

 

Smith’s to host more post offices

THE government’s attack on Britain’s mail and post office network accelerated yesterday when it was announced that 61 key post offices will be moved into WH Smith stores. Publicly owned crown offices are central to Britain’s high street postal...

 

Indonesian Communists: Rights commission asks US to open massacre files

THE Indonesian Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) urged the US yesterday to release secret files on the 1965-66 anti-communist massacres. While the US government has never revealed the full degree of its complicity in the...

 

Northern Ireland: ICTU backs abortion movement

REPRODUCTIVE rights campaigners welcomed trade union backing yesterday for their campaign to legalise abortion in Northern Ireland. Alliance for Choice said it was “delighted” by the unanimous assent for a Unison-sponsored motion at the Irish Congress...

 

Left MEPs call for fair relationship with Cuba

LEFT-GREEN MEPs pressed the European Union’s foreign policy chief on Tuesday night to pursue “equal and fair” relations with Cuba. EU high representative for foreign affairs and security Federica Mogherini attended a debate on the EU-Cuba political...

 

Whittingdale: the real issue

WHATEVER lawful, consensual activity John Whittingdale or other grown-ups get up to in their private lives should be of no concern to anyone else. There is no public interest argument for dragging up a former relationship on the pretext of a possible...

 
'Like entering a prison': Japan's leprosy sufferers sue government for decades of pain

'Like entering a prison': Japan's leprosy sufferers sue government for decades of pain

Three years after the end of the second world war, Shinji Nakao stepped off a boat on to Nagashima island, convinced that his life was about to take a turn for the better. The 14-year-old had been diagnosed with leprosy, then a widely misunderstood...

 
Chelsea star Eden Hazard speaks out on agreement to join Real Madrid

Chelsea star Eden Hazard speaks out on agreement to join Real Madrid

The 25-year-old has endured a torrid campaign for the Blues, failing to score in 26 top-flight appearances this term. And according to reports in Spain, Hazard is set to call time on his Stamford Bridge career. OkDiario claim that Real Madrid have...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 

‘Hillsborough forced me to come off the fence’

Alan Buckley explains why he wrote Scum a poem dealing with the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster I WAS born in Wiltshire but brought up in Birkenhead. My dad’s from Manchester. My mum’s from Bristol. For years this was my elaborate response —...

 

‘Like the boy who cried wolf’

TONY GREENSTEIN puts the record straight on his suspension from the Labour Party for alleged anti-semitism IF YOU listen to the BBC or read Jonathan Freedland in the Guardian, you’d be forgiven for believing there is a serious problem of anti-semitism...

 

Marching towards a brighter future

After Panama and the steel crisis it couldn’t be clearer that we aren’t all in it together. It’s time to show our strength, says STEVE TURNER ON SATURDAY I will march alongside many thousands of others: trade unionists, unemployed people, disabled...

 

Klopp: no room for error against Dortmund

German expects Reds will have to fight tooth and nail against his old side to claim semi-final place Liverpool v B’ Dortmund by Our Sports Desk LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp admitted yesterday that he cannot afford to make any mistakes in his team...

 

Armstrong ready for Old Firm semi-final clash

by Our Sports Desk STUART ARMSTRONG has put Rangers to the sword in a Scottish Cup semi-final once before and said yesterday that he would love to repeat the feat for Celtic on Sunday. The midfield playmaker was part of the Dundee United side which...

 


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