News archive from 23 December 2011

U.S., Pakistan share blame in border deaths - U.S. probe

The U.S. military blamed Pakistani soldiers for firing at NATO forces as they prepared for a mission in a remote area near Afghanistan's eastern border with Pakistan close to midnight on November 25. The U.S. investigation also conceded a critical...

 
Hamas says it plans to join Abbas's PLO

Hamas says it plans to join Abbas's PLO

There are still some serious obstacles that could prevent a final unity deal and attempts to reconcile in the past have failed. Hamas and Abbas's Fatah faction have been rivals for years. In 2006, Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in a brief...

 

U.S. jobless claims drop signals economic momentum

Other data on Thursday underscored the firming tone in the economy, with consumer sentiment scaling a six-month high in December and a barometer of future activity rising for a seventh straight month in November. While the economy is wrapping up 2011...

Reuters, 22:07 in Business
 

Exclusive - Oil fund BlueGold loses focus, sinks deep into red

The London-based fund, founded by former Vitol VITOLV.ULoil traders Dennis Crema and Pierre Andurand, is heading for a negative annual return, losing 34 percent through mid-December. Its asset base is down to $1.2 billion (765.35 million pounds) from...

Reuters, 22:07 in Business
 
TEVEZ TALKS CONTINUE

TEVEZ TALKS CONTINUE

Senior Manchester City officials met their AC Milan counterparts on Thursday afternoon in a bid to establish some common ground over the transfer of Carlos Tevez. The Serie A giants are keen for Tevez to join them but want that initial deal to be a...

Daily Star, 22:18 in Sport
 
Cubans wait, hope for end to travel limits

Cubans wait, hope for end to travel limits

Without being specific, he has promised to ease restrictions that make it difficult for most Cubans to leave the island and return, one of the biggest gripes about life under the government in power since Cuba's 1959 revolution. Castro could disclose...

 
JONES SEES OFF SCHOLTEN

JONES SEES OFF SCHOLTEN

Wayne Jones booked his place in the last 16 of the ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship with a 4-0 victory over Roland Scholten. The number 15 seed edged an error-strewn opening set before he eased to victory - 3-2 3-0 3-1 3-0 - to progress to the...

Daily Star, 22:34 in Sport
 

Gun battle, explosions erupt in northern Nigeria

Nigerian police arrested 14 suspected members of Boko Haram and seized explosives after a gun battle left four militants and three policemen dead in the city of Kano over the weekend. Yobe state police commissioner Lawan Tanko said fighting broke out...

 

MF Global trustee completes third customer transfer

Giddens, who has been trying for nearly two months to get an estimated $5.5 billion in cash and collateral in MF Global's segregated accounts back to former customers, said the next stage would be returning more funds to clients whose estimated...

Reuters, 22:56 in Business
 

Anglo sues Chile's Codelco, seeks to void option

Anglo, which filed the suit in Santiago on Thursday, said the move was an attempt to safeguard its rights in case it fails to reach a "commercial solution" -- a negotiated deal -- over the disputed contract and Codelco's option to take a...

Reuters, 22:56 in Business
 

Rambus signs patent licensing deal with Broadcom

However, Rambus did not disclose any financial details related to the deal, or which patent technology would be part of the agreement. Rambus shares rose 8 percent after the announcement to $7.92 in extended trading. They have lost almost 60 percent...

 

Cantor Entertainment files for IPO of up to $100 million

The company said it would use the money from the offering to repay debt and plans to list its common stock on Nasdaq under the symbol "CETI." The filing did not reveal how many shares the company planned to sell or their expected price. The...

 
DJOKOVIC SCOOPS OVERSEAS AWARD

DJOKOVIC SCOOPS OVERSEAS AWARD

Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic has won the Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in Salford. Djokovic was awarded the gong following a year in which he went 41 matches unbeaten and won...

Daily Star, 23:35 in Sport
 
Deutsche Boerse, NYSE deal wins U.S. approval

Deutsche Boerse, NYSE deal wins U.S. approval

The Justice Department said on Thursday that the deal, which was announced in February, won U.S. approval on condition that a Deutsche Boerse subsidiary, the International Securities Exchange, divest its 31.5 percent interest in Direct Edge. There...

Reuters, 23:44 in Business
 
Van Persie proud at matching Henry's record but insists trophies are more important

Van Persie proud at matching Henry's record but insists trophies are more important

'It's not that I only get one chance normally, I always get one, two, three, sometimes four chances in a game. That sort of tells me that I can take a risk here and there. But Van Persie stressed: 'It (the scoring records) is not my main target. The...

Daily Mail, 23:55 in Sport
 


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