News archive from 20 November 2013

Jury selection begins in SAC Capital's Steinberg criminal trial

For much of the day, a federal judge in New York questioned potential jurors on everything from their views of Wall Street, the government and prior knowledge of the high-profile case. None of the people under consideration had been formally picked by...

Reuters, 00:02 in Business
 
'Too Fat To Fly' Frenchman Banned From Eurostar

'Too Fat To Fly' Frenchman Banned From Eurostar

A Frenchman stranded in the United States because he was deemed too heavy to fly was finally allowed on a plane to Britain - only to be refused travel home by the Eurostar cross-channel train. Kevin Chenais, 22, who weighs 32-stone (230kg), arrived at...

 
Can spending millions on art ever be a good investment?

Can spending millions on art ever be a good investment?

Consider the idea of spending $142m (£89m, 106m euros) on a work of art and then being told you have bagged a bargain. A number of art critics have said that the price paid for Three Studies of Lucian Freud (1969), by Francis Bacon, is money well...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 

Taupe marks! Nicole Scherzinger keeps it classy in a one-shouldered silk dress and super sleek hair at...

She has turned heads over the last couple of months with an array of daring ensembles. But on Tuesday evening Nicole Scherzinger decided to keep it simple and ever so classy as she attended the 4th annual Gobal Gift Gala in London. Wearing a taupe...

 

German intelligence agency to step up counterintelligence - official

Germany's domestic intelligence agency has until now only systematically observed countries of concern, while allies in the European Union and NATO were observed only if there was a concrete suspicion, such as that they were spying on Germany or...

 
Sudan's entrepreneurs face their dragons in TV show

Sudan's entrepreneurs face their dragons in TV show

The lights are up, the camera is on and the stage is set. Twelve young contestants are preparing to battle it out on TV for a cash prize and the chance to pitch their ideas to investors. It is a new show called Mashrouy, which has been labelled as a...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 
Israel's El Al airline sees silver lining in dark clouds of competition

Israel's El Al airline sees silver lining in dark clouds of competition

It is a Sunday morning - the start of Israel's working week - and at a busy Ben Gurion airport passengers are checking in at El Al counters for flights across the globe. Since its foundation in 1948, Israel's flag carrier has dominated the country's...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 

J&J unit to pay $2.5 billion in U.S. hip implant settlement

The settlement, announced during a hearing in federal court in Ohio on Tuesday, would compensate an estimated 8,000 patients who underwent surgery to replace their hip implants, according to a statement from Johnson & Johnson unit Depuy...

Reuters, 00:20 in Business
 
How UK banks contain threats from cybercriminals

How UK banks contain threats from cybercriminals

The UK's banks are regularly being caught out by cybercriminals, BBC research suggests. Using data from three sources the BBC has found evidence that spam, viruses and other malicious messages are regularly emerging from machines sitting on banks'...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 

'I'm about to Gabe-Day loose it': Daniel Day-Lewis's son raps about famous father, drug problems and being...

It seems more and more children of famous parents are going to extreme lengths to divorce themselves from the perceived associated with their surname. In the case of Daniel Day-Lewis's son Gabriel Kane, who goes by the musical alias of GabeDay, he has...

 

Bring on the Steam and Rye! Kelly Brook arrives in dazzling sequined gown to the opening of her new bar

It was the moment Kelly Brook was waiting for - to unveil her Great Gatsby-inspired new bar Steam and Rye to the world. And unsurprisingly the model knew how to make an entrance as she arrived in a dazzling sequined floor-length gown to the launch...

 

Lost your Voice? Kylie Minogue, will.i.am and Tom Jones play doctors as they film advert for new series of...

14 View comments If you were rushed to hospital with vocal problems, you might be terrified (or delighted) to see the stars of The Voice judging your treatment. Voice judges Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue and Will.i.am seemed to be venturing into new...

 

Bernanke: Fed committed to easy policy for as long as needed

In a speech to the National Economists Club that echoed dovish comments by his nominated successor, Janet Yellen, Bernanke also said that while the economy had made significant progress, it was still far from where officials wanted it to be. "The...

Reuters, 00:27 in Business
 

We need better quality control! Hodgson calls on England to up game after Germany inflict second straight...

England manager Roy Hodgson was 'rather disappointed' after a second successive home defeat and admitted more quality is needed if his side are to compete with the likes of Germany. Joachim Low's men won 1-0 at Wembley thanks to Per Mertesacker's...

Daily Mail, 00:28 in Sport
 

U.N. committee slaps Syria, Iran, North Korea, Myanmar for rights abuses

The draft resolution on Iran was approved with 83 votes in favor, 36 against and 62 abstentions; the draft on Syria was adopted with 123 votes in favor, 13 against and 46 abstentions; while the drafts on North Korea and Myanmar passed by consensus,...

 


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