News archive from 14 June 2013

The Secret Life of a Cat: What mischievous moggies get up to behind their owners' backs

Under the cover of darkness, Claude slips through the back door of an unknown home and enters the kitchen. As its unsuspecting owners sleep inside, the intruder pads over the terracotta flagstones with barely a sound. He knows what he is looking for...

 

U.N. says more accountability needed on Afghanistan's Kabulbank scandal

An Afghan court sentenced 20 men in March, including the bank's founder and chief executive, to between four and five years in jail after $935 million was stolen from what was then the country's biggest bank. In a report to the U.N. Security Council,...

 
Scottish independence: Banks ‘must decide’ on HQs

Scottish independence: Banks ‘must decide’ on HQs

UK banks in Scotland will be forced to decide whether to keep their headquarters north of the Border if Scotland becomes independent, a legal banking expert has warned. Rod MacLeod, a partner with Edinburgh law firm Tods Murray, said banks with...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Joyce McMillan: Two-faced about human rights

The West censures others for abuses when its own record on illiberal attitudes needs attention, writes Joyce McMillan POLICE in riot gear drag protesters up a city street, and make multiple arrests. People demonstrating in opposition to the present...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
George Kerevan: RBS surgeon stitches up tax payers

George Kerevan: RBS surgeon stitches up tax payers

Stephen Hester has walked off with a £5m package, but his legacy offers nothing for Scots to celebrate, writes George Kerevan And so goodbye Stephen Hester: you got your retaliation in first. The boss of the (largely) state-owned RBS has decided to...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Robin McAlpine: Welfare state of mind

Robin McAlpine: Welfare state of mind

Political leaders and their parties have to be told to stop parroting what the plutocrats want them to say and start doing what the people who elected them told them to, writes Robin McAlpine A few years ago an opinion poll investigated the most...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Lords in the clear after newspaper lobbying sting

Lords in the clear after newspaper lobbying sting

TWO peers who were accused of using their influence within the Ministry of Defence to lobby on behalf of commercial interests have been cleared of breaching the House of Lords Code of Conduct. The independent Lord Commissioner for Standards launched...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: MoD defence deal warning

Scottish independence: MoD defence deal warning

SCOTLAND will need to strike a deal with the rest of the UK after independence to buy up English military hardware if it is to persuade the Navy to carry on ordering ships on the Clyde, a defence expert has said. Ahead of a Scotsman conference today...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Opportunity missed on abortion shock death - report

Opportunity missed on abortion shock death - report

Medics missed an early opportunity to terminate the pregnancy of a woman who later died from septic shock when she suffered a miscarriage in an Irish hospital, a scathing report has found. The chairman of the clinical inquiry into the death of...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 

Minister hopeful on flood cover

A NEW national deal on flood insurance could be imminent - and a Morpeth model may be a key part. Environment Minister Richard Benyon visited the town on Monday to get an update on the flood alleviation scheme and discuss concerns with residents and...

 
Review: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, SECC, Glasgow

Review: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, SECC, Glasgow

It is, indeed, better to burn out than to fade away. Neil Young's first show in Glasgow with Crazy Horse since 2001 was an exhilarating affair, old and much-loved songs from his formidable back catalogue being thrown into the mix alongside newer...

 
Scottish Word of the Week: Stramash

Scottish Word of the Week: Stramash

The word Stramash is used to describe a noisy commotion or an uproar. The basic ingredients of a stramash, include noise and confusion, often involving a group of people in situations where there is anger, sometimes violence and often alcohol....

 

Europe's SMEs need more public sector support - report

The report, by industry group the Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) and consultants Oliver Wyman, said there were a number of ways policymakers could encourage private investors like insurance companies and asset managers to pump more...

Reuters, 00:11 in Business
 

US says Assad used chemical weapons

Jun 13 2013 The US has conclusive evidence that Syrian president Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons against opposition forces seeking to overthrow the government, the White House has said. It would mean the regime has crossed what...

 
Airbus A350 set for maiden flight

Airbus A350 set for maiden flight

The newest aircraft from European planemaker Airbus is due to take off on its maiden flight later. The Airbus A350 is designed to be more fuel-efficient, and a direct competitor to US rival Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. It is seen as vital to the future of...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 


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