News archive from 19 October 2016

Russia demands explanation for bank closure

RUSSIAN broadcaster RT demanded answers from the government yesterday after the NatWest bank decided to close its accounts. The decision was branded “openly political” by the Russian embassy, which called on the British government to explain the...

 

Midwives quitting NHS amid shortages

INADEQUATE staffing levels are driving midwives to leave the NHS to escape a situation where some have to look after as many as 15 mothers and babies at a time, according to a report published last night. The study of more than 2,700 midwives found...

 

Tory outsourcing scheme costs more than it saves

A BOTCHED scheme to cut government expenditure by outsourcing back-office staff ended up costing more than it saved, MPs found yesterday. The public accounts committee (PAC) slammed “ineffectual” management of the programme, which deluded officials...

 

United States: Immigrant workers build taco wall at Trump hotel

NEVADA’S Culinary Workers Union is taking on its old adversary Donald Trump — with a wall of takeaway taco vans. The union — a local affiliate of national union Unite Here, which mainly organises hospitality, casino, laundry and food workers — will...

 

Palestine: Netanyahu spits feathers at Unesco’s view of Jerusalem

UN CULTURAL agency Unesco yesterday approved a resolution entitled Occupied Palestine. Palestine’s deputy ambassador to Unesco Mounir Anastas said the purpose of the resolution was to “remind Israel that they are the occupying power in East Jerusalem...

 

Hypocrisy on Syria war

SUSPENSION of Syrian and Russian bombing raids against insurgent targets in Aleppo in the run-up to their unilateral eight-hour cessation of hostilities tomorrow provides an important opportunity to be grasped. It builds on the inconclusive talks held...

 

Theresa May’s new ministry of dirty energy

When Britain’s corporate polluters meet with Downing Street, climate obligations are quickly thrown out in favour of the most licentious policies, writes ALAN SIMPSON BRITAIN may laugh (or squirm) at the amount of dirt and dishonesty the US...

 

William Pelley: Rousing the US’s fascist rabble

Donald Trump is not the first US presidential candidate to inspire fascistic militia-like supporters, writes PAULINE MURPHY EARLIER this year Donald Trump sent out a tweet to his legion of followers in which he used a quote from Benito Mussolini: “It...

 
Samir Nasri takes Xavi’s crown as the Champions League’s new pass master

Samir Nasri takes Xavi’s crown as the Champions League’s new pass master

Samir Nasri’s attempts to get back to best remained on track with Sevilla as he struck the winner in the 1-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday evening. The 29-year-old featured just 13 times for Manchester City last season, while he was excluded...

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How to move from a world of war to a world of peace?

TOM UNTERRAINER explores how trade unionists can press for arms conversion in the face of government reluctance to abandon militarism SOCIALLY useful production loomed large over proceedings on the final day of the International Peace Bureau’s World...

 

Evans has been found innocent. But what has happened over the past two years has left a dark stain on society

The way in which the footballer’s case has been handled, in and out of court, is a damning indictment on sections of the public and how they view women — especially those who accuse men of rape says KADEEM SIMMONDS Lessons have to be learnt. Not just...

 

Rugby League: Hardaker aiming for a return to England squad

Zak Hardaker was hurting yesterday over his England omission as he nears a switch of Super League clubs. The 2015 Man of Steel was full-back throughout England’s Test series triumph over New Zealand last autumn but was left out of the 24-man squad...

 

Duggan: city are ready for europe

Super League champions looking forward to Brondby clash Toni Duggan was adamant yesterday that Manchester City are equipped for Women’s Champions League success even if her pragmatic side says the team should just enjoy and learn from their debut...

 

Storming adaptation of The Tempest from Margaret Atwood

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (Penguin, £16.99) As part of the Hogarth Shakespeare's retelling of the Bard's classics, Margaret Atwood has brought her own magical art to The Tempest. Hag-Seed follows a theatre director developing and delivering a...

 

Different class

Diversity was very much to the fore at the London Film Festival, says MARIA DUARTE, as a number of great new releases demonstrated KELLY REICHARDT’S Certain Women may have been named as best film at the BFI London Film Festival. But his drama about...

 


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