News archive from 22 May 2014

Biden urges Europe not to let Russia derail voting

Biden urges Europe not to let Russia derail voting

Russia must be punished if it seeks to derail Ukraine's presidential election this weekend, United States vice-president Joe Biden has said in Romania. Speaking during a tour of eastern Europe, he urged European allies to use their influence and...

 
Egypt: Mubarak, 86, given three years in jail

Egypt: Mubarak, 86, given three years in jail

OUSTED Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been jailed for three years by a court in Cairo after being found guilty of embezzlement. The corruption case against the 86-year-old, who is being held at a military hospital, is one of two he has faced...

 
Iran: Arrests over Happy web video

Iran: Arrests over Happy web video

Police in Iran have arrested six young people for a video posted online of them dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit song Happy. Images of the six were also shown on state television as a public warning. The song has sparked similar videos all over the...

 
Changing climate hits poor hardest

Changing climate hits poor hardest

Floods and droughts wreck lives in the developing world while people in developed countries enjoy protection, says Tahseen Jafry Glasgow Caledonian University (CGU) is home to the Centre for Climate Justice, a new research centre launched at the...

 
Scotch whisky distilleries to share £5m green fund

Scotch whisky distilleries to share £5m green fund

Whisky distilleries are to share in £5 million of funding to improve their energy efficiency, the Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced. The money will finance the installation of biomass boilers to replace the existing inefficient heavy fuel oil...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Wraps come off Glasgow’s newest craft brewery

Wraps come off Glasgow’s newest craft brewery

Billed as the UK's first "experiential" craft brewery, the Drygate venue in Glasgow opens to the public tomorrow, offering beer fans the chance to watch the brewing process in action. The project, a joint venture between Tennent’s owner...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: Retail recovery | RBS lawsuits

Comment: Retail recovery | RBS lawsuits

PANIC may be over-egging it, but there are unsettling similarities between the economic backcloth now and the false halcyon years before the 2008 financial crash. We again have a runaway housing market that has triggered explicit concern from the Bank...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
'Killer robots': Are they really inevitable?

'Killer robots': Are they really inevitable?

The robot tank is moving rapidly through the scrub on its caterpillar tracks. It comes to a sudden halt and its machine gun opens fire with devastating accuracy. It may seem like science fiction but is actually a scene from a video featuring a robot...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Scots are ‘happy to pay extra tax’ after Yes vote

Scots are ‘happy to pay extra tax’ after Yes vote

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Scots are ready to accept tax hikes after a Yes vote to help bring about a "radical redistribution" of wealth and create a fairer Scandinavian-style state, according to the head of the pro-independence campaign. Former...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
SNP and Ukip a ‘false choice’ in European polls

SNP and Ukip a ‘false choice’ in European polls

WILLIE Rennie has urged voters not to desert the Liberal Democrats today when they go to the polls for the European parliamentary elections. The Scottish leader urged people to choose his party over the “false choice” between what he said was two...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Hunt for mystery No voter who mowed Holyrood Park

Hunt for mystery No voter who mowed Holyrood Park

HISTORIC Scotland are on the hunt for a mystery anti-independence campaigner who defaced Edinburgh's Holyrood Park with fertiliser. Staff said the greenfingered activist, who struck on Sunday, sprinkled fertiliser on strategic areas of the park so...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Craft beer brewery opens in Glasgow’s Drygate

Craft beer brewery opens in Glasgow’s Drygate

THE UK's first experimental brewery that allows the public to make their own beer and watch brewers in action, is set to open in Scotland today. Drygate in Glasgow, previously a derelict 1960s box factory, is the home to this new project and visitors...

 
World Cup: Brazil's small security firms get ready

World Cup: Brazil's small security firms get ready

With the 2014 World Cup kicking off in Brazil in three weeks' time, Marcos Oliva is preparing for a busy tournament. The 45-year-old runs Manto Negro Servicos (MNS), a small security company founded in Rio de Janeiro in 2002. The firm, which has 10...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
'Don't call us the bad bank' - what Northern Rock did next

'Don't call us the bad bank' - what Northern Rock did next

Reeling from a run - the first on a British bank for more than a century - and nationalisation soon after, the state of Northern Rock was mirrored by its Sunderland offices. The sparsely populated premises at Doxford Business Park had fallen into such...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 


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