News archive from 22 December 2011

Spain's Rajoy picks economic duo to fight crisis

Spain's Rajoy picks economic duo to fight crisis

Luis de Guindos, 51, was appointed economy minister. He is an economist who has headed Lehman Brothers in Spain and was second-in-charge in the ministry between 2002 and 2004 when the centre-right People's Party was last in power. Named to the newly...

Reuters, 22:04 in Business
 
Yemen's Saleh needs medical treatment abroad - U.N.

Yemen's Saleh needs medical treatment abroad - U.N.

Last month, President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed an accord to transfer his powers to his deputy, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, ushering in an opposition-led Yemeni government to lead the country to early presidential elections in February 2012. There have...

 
Iraq PM warns Sunnis could be shut from power

Iraq PM warns Sunnis could be shut from power

With fears mounting that the nation of 30 million might one day fragment in chaos in the absence of the U.S. troops who toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki warned Saddam's fellow Sunnis they faced exclusion from power...

 
Angry Birds finally available on RIM's PlayBook

Angry Birds finally available on RIM's PlayBook

But its absence had become symbol of the relative dearth of consumer-friendly applications available for RIM's PlayBook, a business-focused device which is powered by QNX software the company expects to use on make-or-break BlackBerry smartphones from...

 
Hello cheekbones! Slimmed down Adele shows off side effect of throat surgery

Hello cheekbones! Slimmed down Adele shows off side effect of throat surgery

'The operation went well but she still needs to take good care of herself' a source told the Mirror. 'Adele is a London girl through and through, but she"s never been parti cularly into the showbiz circuit so when it was suggested she move out of...

 

Oracle miss sparks Wall St fears of spending cuts

The first earnings miss in a decade from Oracle, whose fiscal second quarter ended on November 30, drove its shares down more than 11 percent on Wednesday, destroying about $20 billion (12.8 billion pounds) of market value. The shortfall from the No....

Reuters, 23:02 in Business
 
Holiday flights hit by EU green tax: Family of four flying to U.S. to pay £80 more

Holiday flights hit by EU green tax: Family of four flying to U.S. to pay £80 more

Chancellor George Osborne announced in his recent Autumn Statement that he was increasing the cost of APD from April by an inflation-busting eight per cent. The Treasury insists the Government needs the extra cash to pay off its debts. Under the EU...

 

New Star founder John Duffield bites back after £1m bullying claim

Enlarge Patrick Evershed settled with the fund manager earlier this month after an acrimonious £1million unfair dismissal claim that accused Duffield of aggressive behaviour that brought staff to tears. In an open "personal statement",...

 
MAYWEATHER GIVEN JAIL TERM

MAYWEATHER GIVEN JAIL TERM

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced battery domestic violence and harassment charges. Las Vegas judge Melissa Saragosa also ordered the 34-year-old, who has held world championship titles...

Daily Star, 23:07 in Sport
 
Italy's Monti faces key final vote on austerity

Italy's Monti faces key final vote on austerity

Just five weeks ago Monti replaced Silvio Berlusconi as prime minister and formed an administration of technocrats with broad parliamentary support to pass the so-called "Save Italy" measures. The law, which the Senate will vote on in the...

Reuters, 23:33 in Business
 

Israel says European U.N. states' criticism is wrong

Tuesday, representatives of Britain, France, Germany and Portugal said a briefing by U.N. assistant secretary-general for political affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco had made clear to the 15-nation council that Israeli settlement activity was...

 
Chelsea wait in the wings to sign Krasic on loan from Juventus after Conte fall out

Chelsea wait in the wings to sign Krasic on loan from Juventus after Conte fall out

Chelsea are launching a bid to sign Juventus winger Milos Krasic on loan. The Serbia forward, 27, has fallen out with coach Antonio Conte and has played just six games this season despite being one of their best players last term. He was a target for...

Daily Mail, 23:46 in Sport
 
Newcastle plotting Wanyama swoop as fears grow over Tiote's future

Newcastle plotting Wanyama swoop as fears grow over Tiote's future

Celtic"s first priority is a deal for Maritimo"s Baba Diawara. The Parkhead club have also looked at Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly, but the 19-year-old striker will meet Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish on Thursday. Celtic have also...

Daily Mail, 23:46 in Sport
 
Hearing for accused U.S. Army leaker nears end

Hearing for accused U.S. Army leaker nears end

The testimony was the last given during a hearing to determine whether Manning should be court-martialed on 22 charges, including aiding the enemy and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the Internet. The prosecution has said the...

 

What really caused the eurozone crisis?

World leaders probably spent more time worrying about the eurozone crisis than anything else in 2011. And that was in the year that featured the Arab Spring, the Japanese tsunami and the death of Osama Bin Laden. What's more, 2012 looks set to be not...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 


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