News archive from 17 January 2014

Netanyahu says EU states summon Israeli envoys over settlements

Last week, Israel issued tenders for 1,400 new homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, part of the territory Palestinians want for a state. Most countries deem Israel's settlements illegal and an obstacle to peacemaking. Netanyahu did not...

 
Fitness Formation column

Fitness Formation column

People often ask me how they can stop their sugar cravings. I've had this question asked at least a dozen times every day since new year's day. First and foremost, a big well done to you if you are still sticking with your resolutions. However, if...

 
Egyptians’ resounding vote yes to new constitution

Egyptians’ resounding vote yes to new constitution

EGYPTIANS have approved a new constitution by referendum, state media has reported, a widely expected outcome that nudges army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi closer to a bid for the presidency. The vote held on Tuesday and Wednesday advances a...

 
Drugs take 15 minutes to kill death row murderer

Drugs take 15 minutes to kill death row murderer

A CONVICTED Ohio rapist and murderer gasped for air and made "deep rattling sounds" during his controversial execution by two untested drugs that took 15 minutes to kill him. Dennis McGuire choked and clenched his fists for at least ten...

 
Alcoholic street cleaners paid in beer

Alcoholic street cleaners paid in beer

The men streaming in and out of a small clubhouse in Amsterdam could almost be builders at the end of a hard day, taking off their orange reflective vests and cracking jokes as they down a few Heinekens, waiting for their pay packets. But it’s only...

 
Lebanon bomb accused ‘used phones to plan attack’

Lebanon bomb accused ‘used phones to plan attack’

Four men accused of assassinating Lebanese statesman Rafik al-Hariri used dozens of mobile phones during the last weeks of his life to co-ordinate the car bombing that killed him and 21 others in 2005, prosecutors said. The trial in absentia of the...

 

Cameron reveals the bald truth

David Cameron has revealed his true priority for 2014 - to keep his bald spot hidden. Mr Cameron was speaking at the annual Westminster Correspondents dinner before an audiences of journalists. The event - revived for the first time since 1974 - was...

 
Experts call for new drugs and return of sanitoriums to halt TB in South Africa

Experts call for new drugs and return of sanitoriums to halt TB in South Africa

Nurses in the TB ward of a Johannesburg hospital. Nearly half of patients sent home still had transmissible drug-resistant TB. Photo: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP Patients with drug-resistant TB in South Africa are being systematically discharged into the...

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MARKET REPORT: Bid talk brews over Carlsberg as Peroni-owner SAB Miller could have it on its shopping list

The mouthwatering prospect of another multibillion-pound deal in the drinks sector following this week's £9.7billion knock-out bid for America's Jim Beam by Japan's Suntory, kept dealers on their toes. As shares of Danish brewer Carlsberg frothed 2...

 

Boris Johnson aide in X-Factor jibe at airport tsar Sir Howard Davies

Mayor of London Boris Johnson was at the centre of a new "Boris Island' row yesterday after his top aviation adviser accused Government airport tsar Sir Howard Davies of acting like X-Factor judge Simon Cowell when deciding on new runways....

 

Goldman Sachs hits £3.6bn investment bonanza as it plans to increase its bankers' pay to get round new EU...

Goldman Sachs made more money from its investment banking division last year than at any point in its 145-year history -except in 2007 when the financial crisis struck. The $6billion (£3.6billion) bonanza in revenues helped to fuel an average...

 

CITY FOCUS: UK's car makers back in top gear as they are set for record sales

Senior car bosses celebrating the British motor industry's recent "Oscars' had many reasons to be cheerful. As the Sunderland-built Nissan Qashqai was named Car of the Year in the What Car? Awards at a black-tie dinner in London's Park Lane, they...

 

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Mike Ashley moves the goal posts

Mike Ashley, the billionaire founder of Sports Direct and owner of Newcastle United, has pulled off a bit of nifty footwork not always on display at St James' Park. In the past couple of days Sports Direct bought and sold a 4.6 per cent stake in the...

 

Strong Christmas sales at Primark boost parent company AB Foods

Strong festive sales at Primark offset worse than expected performance from the sugar arm of parent Associated British Foods. The food to fashion group said an unsatiated appetite for clothing from its low-cost retail chain drove a 12 per cent rise in...

 

Mike Ashley's stake in Debenhams could rise to 7% as he pulls off £4.5m bet

Billionaire Mike Ashley yesterday pulled off a deal that netted his company Sports Direct a £4.5million profit in just three days - and that could enable him to take a near-7 per cent stake in the troubled Debenhams department store empire at a...

 


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