News archive from 15 July 2014

Ukraine: Russia builds border troop numbers

Ukraine: Russia builds border troop numbers

Ukraine yesterday accused Russian army officers of fighting alongside separatists in the east of the country, and said Moscow was once more building up its troops on the border. A missile that brought down a Ukrainian transport plane carrying eight...

 
Nigeria president gives promise to Malala

Nigeria president gives promise to Malala

Nigeria's president, Goodluck Jonathan, has promised that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would "soon" return home, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said after meeting him yesterday. Ms...

 
Pair hired by GSK charged with selling information

Pair hired by GSK charged with selling information

Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, according to state media reports yesterday, as the Briton blamed the pharmaceutical...

 
No ceasefire as Israel continues Gaza attack

No ceasefire as Israel continues Gaza attack

Palestinian militants resumed rocket attacks on Tel Aviv yesterday after a 24-hour lull in strikes on the Israeli commercial capital, while Israel kept up its air and naval bombardments of the Gaza Strip despite growing international pressure for a...

 
This is just the start! Bastian Schweinsteiger hints at German World Cup domination

This is just the start! Bastian Schweinsteiger hints at German World Cup domination

The midfielder said lifting the trophy in the Maracana following Sunday's 1-0 triumph over Argentina will give his team-mates the "hunger" to claim more glory. Germany savoured their first World Cup success since 1990 - and their first...

 
Manchester United kit contract tops rivals

Manchester United kit contract tops rivals

United's 10-year contract with the German sportswear company is from 2015-16 - and worth £75m a season. It is worth about £44m more a season than the deal Champions League winners' Real have with Adidas and underlines United's continued global...

 
Gary Neville: England can't just copy Germany to ensure future World Cup success

Gary Neville: England can't just copy Germany to ensure future World Cup success

Mario Gotze's extra-time winner in Sunday's World Cup final gave Germany their first world title since 1990 and was seen as the culmination of years of planning and investment in young talent. Joachim Low's squad in Brazil had an average age of 26 and...

 
German triumph puts England to shame with talented youngsters waiting for their chance

German triumph puts England to shame with talented youngsters waiting for their chance

Sami Khedira, Mesut Ozil, Andre Schurrle and Per Mertesacker emerged chanting 'We are No1 in the world' and following them were two youngsters, not yet in their teens, dressed in shorts and replica kit. Whether or not Miroslav Klose's twin sons, Luan...

 
COMMENT: Messi's Golden Ball award is tarnished

COMMENT: Messi's Golden Ball award is tarnished

After 32 glorious days during which a curtain of football stardust hid the venal corporate reality of the ruling body, commercial priorities intruded on the final act's ceremonials and the wrong man got the prize. Messi, four times the world player of...

 
Fairy-tale ending for Everton reject Shkodran Mustafi

Fairy-tale ending for Everton reject Shkodran Mustafi

Mustafi, 22, made just one appearance for the Goodison Park club as a late substitute in a Europa League defeat to BATE Borisov in December 2009 before asking then manager David Moyes to release him in the summer of 2012. Moyes ceded to the defender's...

 
Lionel Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball award says Diego Maradona

Lionel Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball award says Diego Maradona

A dejected Messi picked up FIFA's Golden Ball for outstanding player of the tournament moments after Germany forward Mario Gotze's extra-time winner condemned Argentina to defeat in Sunday's final. Messi had scored four goals in the group stages but...

 
Lionel Messi: Golden Ball means 'nothing' to me due to Germany defeat

Lionel Messi: Golden Ball means 'nothing' to me due to Germany defeat

A dejected Messi picked up FIFA's Golden Ball for outstanding player of the tournament moments after Germany forward Mario Gotze's extra-time winner condemned Argentina to defeat in Sunday's final. Messi had scored four goals in the group stages but...

 
Arsenal target Sami Khedira blows rings around Jack Wilshere

Arsenal target Sami Khedira blows rings around Jack Wilshere

The timing is not great, with Arsenal closing in on a £23.8million deal for Real Madrid's Sami Khedira, a box-to-box midfielder who will put Wilshere's place in the first team under real threat. Chelsea are also keen on Khedira, who helped Real to...

 
Sports Direct kicks off new launch Down Under

Sports Direct kicks off new launch Down Under

The company has signed a partnership deal with OzSale.com.au, a unit of newly listed online discount retailer MySale, to launch Australia and New Zealand websites later this year. It will give the sports goods outfit, which owns brands such as Dunlop...

 
Market Report: Power surge for Drax Group

Market Report: Power surge for Drax Group

The FTSE 250 company's market value had plunged 13 per cent in April after a surprise decision by the Department of Energy and Climate Change not to award its second unit a fixed-price subsidy. The court ordered the department's decision to be...

 


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