News archive from 17 February 2015

Hodgson defends Rooney after Preston dive storm

Hodgson defends Rooney after Preston dive storm

Roy Hodgson jumped to the defence of Wayne Rooney after the Manchester United and England captain was accused of diving to win a penalty in the 3-1 win at Preston. United set up a mouth-watering FA Cup fifth round tie against Arsenal thanks to goals...

 

Global shares, euro tumble as Greek debt talks break down

U.S. stock futures fell to ESc1 $2,082, about 0.8 percent below its levels on Monday just before the news of euro zone finance ministers' meeting hit the wire. Australian shares slumped 0.6 percent .AXJO, dragging down MSCI's broadest index of...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 

France says Cisco to invest 100 million euros in French startups

"Lastly, work to assist digital innovation will be undertaken thanks to a $100 million investment from Cisco in French startups," said a statement from Valls' office after he met with the company's CEO, John Chambers. (Reporting by Leigh...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 

Prostitutes in Strauss-Kahn sex trial withdraw damages claim

The announcement was a surprise move on the first day of the final week of trial and suggests that Strauss-Kahn's defence - that he had no idea that the women at the parties were prostitutes - may have been effective. The case will nevertheless...

 
POLL: What is your favourite pancake topping?

POLL: What is your favourite pancake topping?

Pancake Day is here and so to celebrate this day of indulgence - and to help inspire others of possible options - we want to know what your favorite topping is! Whether it's sweet or savoury, traditional or not, we want to know. So share your thoughts...

 

Revealed: This is officially the best pub in Britain

Apparently there is a vote of some sort going on in May? Well, whatever it is, it's only the second most important competition of the year because the country's best pub has just been announced. Rather than some fancy gastropub in London, the winner...

Metro, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Tayside games company YoYo Games taken over

Tayside games company YoYo Games taken over

A DUNDEE-based games development business has been sold to stock market listed online gambling technology firm Playtech in a deal worth up to £14 million. YoYo Games was founded in 2007 by Aberdeen University psychology graduate and gaming enthusiast...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Duncan & Todd eyes growth on back of £3.5m injection

Duncan & Todd eyes growth on back of £3.5m injection

EYECARE chain Duncan & Todd has further expansion in its sights after securing a £3.5 million follow-on finance package from the Business Growth Fund (BGF). The funding deal, which also sees RBS provide additional debt finance, comes as the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Comment: Green Investment Bank | Skyscanner

Comment: Green Investment Bank | Skyscanner

THE Edinburgh-based Green Investment Bank (GIB) was one of the coalition government's better ideas, and one tinged with some genuine environmental hope rather than pervasive austerity. But the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and GIB puts down a...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
GIB to pump money into renewable energy projects

GIB to pump money into renewable energy projects

BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable was due to visit the Edinburgh headquarters of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) today to kick-start a scheme to provide £60 million of funds for community-scale renewables projects across the UK. The new finance will...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Pernod Ricard does not rule out bourbon purchase

Pernod Ricard does not rule out bourbon purchase

THE new boss of Pernod Ricard revealed yesterday that the major Scotch whisky producer remained vigilant about any bourbon brands that became available in the United States. It follows Japanese giant Suntory’s takeover last summer of Beam Inc, the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
William Hill fails in bid to buy 888 Holdings

William Hill fails in bid to buy 888 Holdings

BOOKMAKER William Hill has been frustrated in its attempt to buy online gaming group 888 Holdings for a price of more than £700 million. Casino-on-Net firm 888 confirmed last week that it had received an approach from Hill and said yesterday that the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Fears grow as Islamic State moves closer to Europe

Fears grow as Islamic State moves closer to Europe

FORMER foreign minister Alistair Burt has warned that the latest Islamic State massacre which saw 21 men beheaded on a Libyan beach was "very worrying", due to its location closer to the southern edge of Europe. Egyptian planes yesterday...

 
Captain jailed after 39 die in Hong Kong disaster

Captain jailed after 39 die in Hong Kong disaster

A HONG Kong ferry captain has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the deaths of 39 people in a 2012 accident that was the southern Chinese coastal city's biggest maritime disaster in decades. A judge handed down the sentence to Lai Sai-ming...

 
Time running out for deal over Greek debt bailout

Time running out for deal over Greek debt bailout

GREECE has moved closer to leaving the eurozone after talks with European finance ministers broke up with no agreement on a new rescue package for the country. Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis insisted he was ready to do “whatever it takes” to reach...

 


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