News archive from 23 January 2012

French would-be president Hollande slams world of finance

The address, attended by Socialist Party top-brass and some showbiz celebrities, was more an exercise in presidential style than substance. Without announcing any new election proposals, the man who hopes to unseat Sarkozy on May 6 did not mention his...

 
Apple 2012: Smooth sailing, for the most part

Apple 2012: Smooth sailing, for the most part

But its very success - with the market-leading iPad and the voice-enabled iPhone 4S - is luring cheaper rivals to the surface. Google Inc's Android, launched a few years ago and taking aim squarely at the high-end iOS, continues to attract cellphone...

Reuters, 23:06 in Business
 
U.S. aircraft carrier enters Gulf without incident

U.S. aircraft carrier enters Gulf without incident

The carrier USS Abraham Lincoln completed a "regular and routine" passage through the strait, a critical gateway for the region's oil exports, "as previously scheduled and without incident," said Lieutenant Rebecca Rebarich, a...

 

Euro zone finance ministers to rule on glacial Greek debt talks

Resolving the issue of a Greek debt swap is key to putting Athens' debt on a sustainable path and avoiding a chaotic default that could threaten the whole currency bloc. After several rounds of talks, Greece and its private creditors are converging on...

Reuters, 23:15 in Business
 
German finmin - Greece needs sustainable debt by 2020

German finmin - Greece needs sustainable debt by 2020

Chief negotiators for Greece's private creditors left Athens on Saturday without a deal on a debt-swap plan that is vital to avert a chaotic default, sources close to the talks told Reuters. A technical team stayed in the Greek capital to work on...

Reuters, 23:15 in Business
 

Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United: Wenger under fire as Ferguson's men snatch late win

Football: A compelling contest at Ashburton Grove ended with one side's title credentials strengthened and the other left reflecting on a campaign that has lurched from one crisis to another. A late strike from Manchester United's Danny Welbeck...

 
SARACENS SET TO HIT THE ROAD

SARACENS SET TO HIT THE ROAD

SARACENS have ruled out taking their Heineken Cup quarter-final to Wembley – but may still take their tie against French giants Clermont Auvergne away from Vicarage Road. The Premiership champions beat Treviso 26-20 in Italy yesterday to win Pool...

 
STUART LANCASTER WILL SPARK SAYS BEN FODEN

STUART LANCASTER WILL SPARK SAYS BEN FODEN

BEN FODEN believes England have found a coach in Stuart Lancaster who can provide the creative spark that was so clearly missing at last year’s World Cup. Foden hopes interim coach Lancaster will breathe new life into the England side following...

 
NO PAIN, NO GAIN IS MOTTO FOR CLIJSTERS

NO PAIN, NO GAIN IS MOTTO FOR CLIJSTERS

THE will to win is not enough in sport; it has to be a savage desire and Kim Clijsters showed exactly that quality as she refused to bow to pain to stay in the Australian Open. Na Li had the will but not the bottle, while Clijsters decided as she...

 
MO FARAH STILL HAS TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF

MO FARAH STILL HAS TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF

MO FARAH is a mere world champion among legends here in Iten – so much so that the locals don’t even get his name right. When Farah goes running along the red, dusty tracks he is followed by an impromptu training group of both children and...

 
NIKICA JELAVIC WILL HAVE TO KEEP DREAMING ABOUT ANFIELD MOVE

NIKICA JELAVIC WILL HAVE TO KEEP DREAMING ABOUT ANFIELD MOVE

NIKICA JELAVIC’S hopes of a dream move to Liverpool could be crushed by Anfield director of football Damien Comolli. The Croatian international is on a list of possible January targets that manager Kenny Dalglish is considering – although Comolli...

 
LEEDS COULD HI-JACK RANGERS MOVE FOR ESTONIAN DEFENDER

LEEDS COULD HI-JACK RANGERS MOVE FOR ESTONIAN DEFENDER

LEEDS UNITED have moved to hi-jack Rangers bid to land Enar Jaager – as Dutch midfielder Luigi Bruins jets in to try and win a deal at Ibrox. Express Sport can reveal that United boss Simon Grayson wants the out-of-contract defender down at Elland...

 
SHREWSBURY 2 - SOUTHEND 1: SHANE KO IS NOT THE END FOR SHREWS

SHREWSBURY 2 - SOUTHEND 1: SHANE KO IS NOT THE END FOR SHREWS

JERMAINE GRANDISON has vowed to make up for the loss of Shane Cansdell-Sherriff and boost Shrewsbury’s bid for automatic promotion. Shrews fear the worst for their longest serving defender after Cansdell-Sherriff badly dislocated his left shoulder in...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
DARLINGTON GETS LITTLE HELP FROM FANS

DARLINGTON GETS LITTLE HELP FROM FANS

DARLINGTON'S interim boss Craig Little declared: “We can survive” – after UK football fans rallied to the crisis Conference club’s cause. Danny Rose’s first-half winner kept Fleetwood on course for promotion, but fan power from other clubs boosted...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
CARDIFF 36 - RACING METRO 30: LEINSTER LOOM FOR THE BATTLING BLUES

CARDIFF 36 - RACING METRO 30: LEINSTER LOOM FOR THE BATTLING BLUES

WALES have a team in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup, unlike last year. But the journey may well end there. After botching two late attacking lineouts that could have brought a try and victory in the group, Cardiff Blues can fear the worst...

 


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