News archive from 14 June 2012

Publicly branded a liar, but Jeremy Hunt survives BSkyB vote

Publicly branded a liar, but Jeremy Hunt survives BSkyB vote

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was branded "a liar" yesterday at Westminster as he survived a Commons' vote on his handling of the BSkyB deal. Despite Liberal Democrat deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s directing Lib-Dem MPs to abstain,...

Scotsman, 22:03 in Politics
 

Trapattoni senses Spain upset

Giovanni Trapattoni will send the Republic of Ireland into their do-or-die Euro 2012 battle with Spain convinced his underdogs can upset the odds. Vicente Del Bosque's men are overwhelming favourites to secure their first victory of the Group C...

Daily Post, 22:05 in Sport
 
Britain likely to adopt bulk of advised bank reform

Britain likely to adopt bulk of advised bank reform

Chancellor George Osborne, taking forward the advice of the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB), will tell banks how the government will "implement those recommendations in detail" to stop problems in the sector "spilling onto our...

Reuters, 22:11 in Business
 
GOMEZ GUIDES GERMANY TO GLORY

GOMEZ GUIDES GERMANY TO GLORY

Gomez, who had scored the winner in Germany's opening win over Portugal, opened the scoring in the 24th minute and added his second in the 38th before Robin van Persie reduced the deficit 17 minutes from time. The result means Germany need just a...

 
Spain credit rating cut by Moody's to just above junk

Spain credit rating cut by Moody's to just above junk

Spain's credit rating has been cut by rating agency Moody's to just above "junk" levels. The move follows a 100bn-euro ($126bn; £81bn) bailout of the country's banks by fellow eurozone countries agreed over the weekend. Spain's government...

BBC, 22:16 in Business
 

Carlsberg axe production of century-old Birmingahm ale Ansells Mild

DRINKERS are drowning their sorrows after Carlsberg axed production of the famous century-old Birmingham ale, Ansells Mild. The brewing giant has stopped production of the cask version of the historic drink - a favourite for generations of city...

 
Brazil biofuel: Shell axes plan for 'illegal' sugar cane

Brazil biofuel: Shell axes plan for 'illegal' sugar cane

A biofuels company set up in Brazil by oil giant Shell has signed a landmark agreement giving up plans to buy sugar cane grown on indigenous lands. The company, Raizen, was sourcing some of the raw material for ethanol from farmers who encroached on...

BBC, 22:28 in Business
 

More heavy rain and winds predicted

More heavy rain and strong winds are expected to lash the country at the end of the week After a respite day for many parts of Britain, the wet weather will return overnight from Thursday into Friday as a slow-moving area of low pressure brings heavy...

 

More heavy rain and winds predicted

More heavy rain and strong winds are expected to lash the country at the end of the week After a respite day for many parts of Britain, the wet weather will return overnight from Thursday into Friday as a slow-moving area of low pressure brings heavy...

 

Seven time Tour de France winner Armstrong angered by latest doping claims

Lance Armstrong reacted angrily on Wednesday night after reports that the US Anti-Doping Agency has brought charges against the former cyclist that could see him stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. The Washington Post reported that USADA has...

Daily Mail, 22:33 in Sport
 

Beach-head tribute to war dead

In 1982 San Carlos bay, overlooked by what came to be known as "bomb alley", was the setting for the biggest British amphibious landings since D-Day. Standing in the cold harsh wind at the circular stone cemetery - the main memorial to the...

 

More heavy rain and winds predicted

Jun 13 2012 More heavy rain and strong winds are expected to lash the country at the end of the week After a respite day for many parts of Britain, the wet weather will return overnight from Thursday into Friday as a slow-moving area of low pressure...

 

Iusacell, Telefonica to challenge Mexico's Slim

The agreement, similar to the one between Telefonica's O2 and Vodafone in Britain last week, calls for sharing everything from antennas and hot spots to fibre optics as both companies get ready to offer fourth-generation services in the country. They...

Reuters, 22:40 in Business
 

Sponsored by Markets: Defensive mood edges Footsie up

FTSE 100 CLOSE 5483.81 +10.07 An APPETITE for defensive stocks such as pharmaceuticals and utilities helped energy supplier SSE on to the FTSE 100 risers’ board yesterday. The Scots firm was up 2 per cent at 1,388p in a choppy session for the London...

Scotsman, 22:41 in Business
 
GM's Opel, labour in talks to shut Bochum plant

GM's Opel, labour in talks to shut Bochum plant

Opel's management, the IG Metall trade union and the works council representatives of the German plants will continue talks in the coming weeks to reach an agreement over job cuts, a freeze in wage hikes, building a wider range of models and a deeper...

Reuters, 22:44 in Business
 


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