News archive from 18 November 2016

Ex-Kit Digital president pleads guilty to fraud

A former president of now-bankrupt Kit Digital Inc has pleaded guilty to fraud, and is cooperating with a U.S. probe into what prosecutors have called a scheme to deceive investors about the video technology company's health, court papers show. Gavin...

Reuters, 00:02 in Business
 
Alcohol-related cancer to kill 135,000 in England by 2035 – study

Alcohol-related cancer to kill 135,000 in England by 2035 – study

Alcohol-related cancers will cause about 135,000 deaths and cost the NHS £2bn over the next 20 years in England, unless concerted action is taken to highlight the dangers of drinking, health campaigners have warned. Cancer Research UK, which...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Bobbi Kristina death case: Judge awards $36m damages

Bobbi Kristina death case: Judge awards $36m damages

The partner of Bobbi Kristina Brown has been ordered by a US judge to pay $36m (£29m) in a wrongful death case, her estate's lawyers have said. The daughter of pop star Whitney Houston, Brown was found unresponsive in a bath in her Atlanta home in...

BBC, 00:04 in World News
 

Third-man Fillon seen winning French primaries debate days before vote - poll

Former French prime minister Francois Fillon was seen as the winner of a final debate before a vote on who gets the conservatives' candidacy in next year's presidential election, a poll showed, in a fresh upset for favourite Alain Juppe. Juppe, 71,...

 

Neoliberals ‘fuelled rise of demagogues’

Clive Lewis lays into ‘complacent’ global economic consensus RIGHTWINGERS’ support for the erosion of workers’ rights is “causing people to turn to demagogues” across the world, Labour’s shadow business secretary has told the Morning Star. In an...

 

MPs attack blow to Chagossian hopes

Refusal to let islanders go home ‘smacks of colonial arrogance’ THE government faced a storm of criticism in the Commons yesterday after it ruled out allowing Indian Ocean islanders to return to the homeland from which Britain evicted them 53 years...

 

Blacklisting firms still given public-sector contracts

A NOTORIOUS developer at the heart of Britain’s blacklisting scandal has been slammed in the Scottish Parliament for still refusing trade unions access to building sites. Construction giant Laing O’Rourke gave funds to the now defunct Consulting...

 

Syria: Three groups eye up town of al-Bab

Fighting rages in north as Russia carries out more bombing THREE groups were fighting each other yesterday for control of the town of al-Bab in northern Syria. Locals reported that US-backed Kurdish YPG militia clashed with factions of the...

 

Venezuela: Workers rubbish bosses’ claims of maize shortage

VENEZUELAN trade unionists yesterday rubbished claims by food giant Polar that the country was short of maize. Polar, also Venezuela’s largest brewer, stopped production of PAN cornflour at three of its mills in Cumana, Chivacoa and Turmero, saying...

 

Democrats pick bankers’ pal Schumer to lead senators

US DEMOCRATS have picked rightwinger Chuck Schumer as their leader in the Senate, where they have a minority, showing the party is still in denial about the reasons for their election defeat. Leftwinger Bernie Sanders, whose presidential nomination...

 

Justice for Chagossians

COLONIAL arrogance runs through the Tories’ contemptuous dismissal of the Chagos Islanders’ demand to return to their homeland. Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan insists that the decision to rule out resettlement for people forced out to make...

 

The real poppy scandals

PETER FROST unearths some nasty truths about just who makes what from poppy and other military charities So did you wear a poppy? Was it red or white? England and Scotland wore theirs and we still don’t know what, if anything, Fifa are going to do...

 

‘Land banking’ and cosying up with housing developers

SOLOMON HUGHES wonders whether the false scarcity of Britain’s houses is caused by the inability of those most in need to wine and dine the PM’s advisers CHANNEL 4 Dispatches had and strong documentary on the housing crisis this month. Reporter Liam...

 

Starved by profits and the railroad of ‘progress’

PAULINE MURPHY tells how during the Irish famine Native American tribes raised an extraordinary amount of money to get Irish people over to the US IN 1847 as a famine created by both climate and man was unleashing death and destruction across Ireland,...

 

Cricket: Anderson glad to make Test return

Bowler takes three wickets as India frustrate England James Anderson is cherishing the satisfaction of having Test wickets against his name again. England’s all-time leading wicket-taker had to work mighty hard yesterday for three more on day one of...

 


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