News archive from 15 December 2011

Redknapp lauds 'special' Tevez, but admits Spurs are unlikely to sign Manchester City rebel

Redknapp lauds 'special' Tevez, but admits Spurs are unlikely to sign Manchester City rebel

With Redknapp keen to bolster his attacking options to boost Spurs' hopes of a strong finish to the Barclays Premier League season, the Argentine has been linked with a move to north London. Spurs made a series of audacious bids to sign Diego Forlan,...

Daily Mail, 22:04 in Sport
 
REDKNAPP BRUSHES OFF ENGLAND TALK

REDKNAPP BRUSHES OFF ENGLAND TALK

Harry Redknapp insists he will not let talk of him becoming the next England manager derail his attempt to get Tottenham back in to the Champions League. Redknapp is the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Fabio Capello when he stands down as England...

Daily Star, 22:06 in Sport
 

Leading Economist Says Euro Will Survive

A leading economist has told Sky News that he thinks the euro will survive - although some countries may have to leave the single currency. Jim O'Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, told Sky's Jeff Randall Live that European leaders...

 

Russian TV struggles with Kremlin control

One of Russia's state-controlled national television networks was quick to seize on the U.S. news channel's erroneous use of footage showing rioting in Athens to illustrate its reports on comparatively sedate protests in central Moscow. For many...

 

Congo polls "seriously flawed" - U.S. envoy

The November 28 polls, whose outcome has already been rejected by the opposition, were seen as crucial to reinforcing stability but have been marred by poor organisation, delays, violence and accusations of widespread fraud. The United States has...

 
Mobile phone cameras may aid medics

Mobile phone cameras may aid medics

Mobile phone cameras could provide doctors working in remote areas with a valuable diagnostic tool, research has shown. A study in Uganda showed that a two megapixel camera was capable of capturing clear microscope images of infectious organisms....

 

Israel approves steps to rein in settler violence

Radical settlers are bent on foiling government efforts to shut down unauthorised outposts they have set up in occupied West Bank territory where Palestinians seek a state, although Israel has continued to expand larger official settlements. Among the...

 
More than 100 million EU citizens have never surfed web

More than 100 million EU citizens have never surfed web

More than half the population of Romania and just under half of those in Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus and Portugal do not have Internet access at home, according to the figures from Eurostat, the EU's statistical agency. As well as highlighting geographic...

 

StanChart, Barclays see UK reform costs over $2 billion

Banks are at risk from an "avalanche" of new rules and there is a danger they do not strike the right balance between protecting customers and letting banks help the overall economy, said Standard Chartered Chief Executive Peter Sands....

Reuters, 22:54 in Business
 
Renault heirs challenge 1945 car firm's nationalisation

Renault heirs challenge 1945 car firm's nationalisation

Heirs of the founder of the French car company Renault have demanded in court compensation for the nationalisation of the firm after World War II. A lawyer for the grandchildren of Louis Renault said the move had violated his clients' "legal and...

BBC, 23:09 in Business
 
No thanks! Barca and Real turn down the chance to rescue misfit Torres

No thanks! Barca and Real turn down the chance to rescue misfit Torres

Feeling Blues: How Sportsmail revealed the news Unloading Torres is not the only change Villas-Boas is contemplating at Chelsea as he seeks to revamp his squad. The recruitment of younger players is a key component of his plan as the core of the...

Daily Mail, 23:27 in Sport
 
Exclusive: Bench-warmer Carroll pockets £150k bonus... despite scoring just four goals

Exclusive: Bench-warmer Carroll pockets £150k bonus... despite scoring just four goals

He had been detailed to partner Luis Suarez when the Uruguay striker was signed from Ajax, but they have shown little sign of developing an understanding. Carroll's reputation was enhanced when he scored 11 times in 19 appearances for Newcastle last...

Daily Mail, 23:27 in Sport
 

Analysis: Can Zynga break free from Facebook?

Technically, the admission is called a risk factor. But since Zynga, the wildly popular maker of mobile and social games such as "Mafia Wars" and "FarmVille," generates about 95 percent of its revenue through Facebook, the worry...

 

Sanchez, Gazit-Globe fail to impress on debut

Earlier in the day, Luxfer Holdings, a maker of high-performance materials and gas cylinders, postponed its offering citing market conditions. On Wednesday, shares of Sanchez, a developer of unconventional oil and natural gas assets, closed at $18.25,...

 
Latin America's biggest airline LATAM is approved

Latin America's biggest airline LATAM is approved

The merger of two major Latin American airlines has been approved, creating the largest carrier in the region. Brazil's anti-trust authorities said they approved the merger of the Brazilian airline TAM with Chile's LAN, first proposed in 2010. The...

BBC, 23:38 in Business
 


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