News archive from 18 January 2016

Roger Federer to give German youngster Alex Zverev advice ahead of Australian Open first round clash with...

If you want advice on how to beat Andy Murray then it is worth going straight to the top. That is what 18 year-old German Alex Zverev plans to do ahead of his Australian Open first round against the world number two - consult with no less than Roger...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
French regulator warns over competition in Orange-Bougues deal

French regulator warns over competition in Orange-Bougues deal

PARIS Any deal between French telecoms operators Orange and Bouygues must not hurt competition in the sector, the head of France's ARCEP telecom's regulator said in a newspaper interview. Orange, France's biggest telecoms firm, is in talks to buy...

Reuters, 00:06 in Business
 

Laura Robson loses in her comeback match as former British No 1 chooses Florida over Melbourne in efforts...

While the world’s best tennis players were beginning their Australian Open campaigns Laura Robson was taking the first step of her latest comeback - and unfortunately it was not a winning restart. The former British number one was well away from the...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
Louis van Gaal claims Wayne Rooney has fired Man United back into the title race

Louis van Gaal claims Wayne Rooney has fired Man United back into the title race

Rooney scored with United's only shot on target to nick three points off bitter rivals Liverpool at Anfield yesterday. United are now seven points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal and Van Gaal reckons this victory will spur them on to launch a...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Alan Curtis: We won't let Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo bully Swansea

Alan Curtis: We won't let Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo bully Swansea

The hitmen were targeted by the Welsh club in previous transfer windows, but instead they will be wearing the yellow of Watford when the two clubs meet in south Wales tonight. Deeney and Ighalo have scored 19 Premier League goals between them to help...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Blue Monday: Get walking to beat the January blues

Blue Monday: Get walking to beat the January blues

People are being encouraged to get walking to keep Blue Monday at bay. Today is thought to be the most depressing day of the year, due to the weather, debt levels and the fact Christmas seems a long time ago. Living Streets, the UK charity for...

 
Blue Monday: Free fruit to cope with day of debt, bad weather and loneliness

Blue Monday: Free fruit to cope with day of debt, bad weather and loneliness

Brits are expected to be feeling the blues today as the "most depressing day of the year" grips the nation. Researchers have claimed to have proof which indicates the time of year and the weather could really be affecting people's mood....

 
Man Utd Transfer News: £40.5m Real Madrid deal, Premier League raid, Van Gaal blocks move

Man Utd Transfer News: £40.5m Real Madrid deal, Premier League raid, Van Gaal blocks move

Manchester United have been told to fork out £40.5million for Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, according to reports. The German is said to be keen to leave the Santiago Bernabeu with his agent on the lookout for a new club. Chelsea and United have...

 
Andy Murray sets himself highest possible goals ahead of the Australian Open

Andy Murray sets himself highest possible goals ahead of the Australian Open

Murray, a four-times runner-up here, meets German Alexander Zverev in the first round tomorrow. But he knows if he is to go all the way and finally add this major to his Wimbledon and US Open glory, he will have to reach his greatest heights. Murray...

 
Liverpool boss: This player proved against Man Utd he's a proper centre forward

Liverpool boss: This player proved against Man Utd he's a proper centre forward

Firmino, who scored a double in the 3-3 draw in midweek over Arsenal, started up front against Manchester United. The Brazilian was a handful at times, but was unable to replicate his exploits against the Gunners as the Reds slipped to a 1-0 defeat at...

 

China must end its intimidation and detention of human rights lawyers

We, the undersigned lawyers and jurists, write to express our deep concern about the scores of lawyers detained or intimidated in China. The crackdown began on the night of 9 July 2015 with the detention of lawyer Wang Yu, her husband and their...

 

Richest 62 billionaires as wealthy as half the world population combined

The vast and growing gap between rich and poor has been laid bare in a new Oxfam report showing that the 62 richest billionaires own as much wealth as the poorer half of the world’s population. Timed to coincide with this week’s gathering of many of...

 
Wealth of richest 1% 'equal to other 99%'

Wealth of richest 1% 'equal to other 99%'

The richest 1% now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined, according to Oxfam. It uses data from Credit Suisse from October for the report, which urges leaders meeting in Davos this week to take action on inequality. Oxfam also...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 

JAPAN'S NIKKEI SHARE AVERAGE FALLS TO 1-YEAR LOW

JAPAN'S NIKKEI SHARE AVERAGE FALLS TO 1-YEAR LOW

 

Jump in two-bed flats for sale after buy-to-let clampdown

More properties have become available for first-time buyers and prices have stopped rising, in what the property website Rightmove says is the first evidence that the chancellor’s clampdown on buy-to-let is working. Rightmove said there had been a...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 


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