News archive from 19 November 2016

Germany's Aixtron says U.S. opposes China deal on security grounds

Germany's Aixtron says U.S. opposes China deal on security grounds

Germany's Aixtron Se (AIXGn.DE) said the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) informed the company it would recommend that its pending takeover by China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (FGC) be blocked. Aixtron said the...

Reuters, 00:05 in Business
 

The heat is on the BBC if Andy Murray is in Miami for Sports Personality of the Year award again

The organisers of the BBC’s flagship Sports Personality of the Year show fear they may have to present their record-breaking winner with the trophy via a video link to Miami, where Andy Murray has his winter training base. Murray is due to be in...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Music cash ‘a plaster on a gaping wound’

Unions warn £300m won’t change leage table-driven culture THE government’s much-vaunted announcement of a £300 million cash injection for music lessons was dismissed yesterday as “a sticking plaster to cover a gaping wound” by teaching unions....

 

EU students being ‘used as pawns’

Thousands march against Tory attacks on university students EDUCATION unions and students will take to the streets today to show their opposition to the government’s Higher Education and Research Bill and use of “EU staff and students as pawns in...

 

Taxpayer foots rail compensation bill

Record levels of delay repayment dished out RAIL privateers are forking out record levels of compensation to disgruntled passengers — and the taxpayer is footing the bill. New figures from the Department for Transport show that increasingly failing...

 

Germany: US and EU’s leaders try to shore up Nato

Obama, May and others back Russia sanctions OUTGOING US President Barack Obama sought to shore up Nato and free trade deals over lunch with European leaders yesterday. Mr Obama dined in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British PM Theresa...

 

US and Ukraine fail to condemn nazism

EU states also abstain on motion aimed at Kiev and the Baltics THE US and Ukraine were left isolated at the United Nations on Thursday night as they opposed condemning the glorification of nazism. Only Pacific Ocean archipelago Palau joined Washington...

 

Democrats must change: Sanders

US DEMOCRATIC Senator Bernie Sanders urged a change of course on Thursday in response to working-class voters’ rejection of his neoliberal-led party. Addressing a rally outside the Capitol building in Washington in front of a banner reading: “Heal...

 

Contempt for global law

OUTGOING US President Barack Obama warned the world from Berlin yesterday against “violating international norms.” The British government piled in, suggesting that the Western powers would maintain these “international norms” by keeping up sanctions...

 

How can we maximise the communist contribution to the class struggle?

By Robert Griffiths THE world is entering its most dangerous phase since imperialism proclaimed eternal victory over the Soviet Union and socialism in the early 1990s. People everywhere were promised a New World Order of peace, disarmament, democracy...

 

An albatross around the necks of the British Establishment

FOR the sake of attempted humour, this column has flitted between personas and belief systems like an ADHD butterfly on crack over the last seven years or so. One thing I hope which has not been in question is the pure outrage, disgust and contempt in...

 

Never underestimate ‘ordinary’ people’s ability to bring about radical change

It’s unhelpful to obsess over the traditional power structures of Westminster – real change comes from below, says IAN SINCLAIR “THE greatest lesson that we can take from our history is that we can only implement our vision and apply our values when...

 

Rugby League: Bulls confident they will find a buyer

Administrators looking to find a saviour for crisis club Bradford said yesterday that they have received at least six genuine expressions of interest. The four-time Super League champions were placed into administration — for the third time in five...

 

Fans handed ban from stadium

Two men were given football banning orders yesterday for their part in the crowd trouble that marred West Ham’s 2-1 League Cup win over Chelsea at the London Stadium last month. Chelsea supporter Michael Parker, 51, received a five-year banning order...

 

Basketball: Woman appeals defeat in rape case of NBA star

Rose cleared after sexual history of the accuser was used during trial The ex-girlfriend who lost her lawsuit accusing NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends of raping her appealed the verdict Thursday on the grounds that damning testimony should have...

 


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