News archive from 24 January 2017

India: Deprived of cruel bull sport, protesters turn on police

PROTESTERS against the ban on the traditional bull-taming sport rioted in India’s Tamil Nadu yesterday, stoning a police station and torching cars. The incident started after police forcibly evicted about 7,000 demonstrators from a week-long sit-in at...

 

Tories ‘must ensure’ that projects use British steel

MINISTERS must guarantee that British steel will be used by big projects to save the ailing industry, MPs demanded yesterday, writes Conrad Landin. The all-party parliamentary group on steel and metal-related industries called on the government to act...

 

Weetabix strike put on hold

A STRIKE at cereal makers Weetabix has been put on hold at two sites in Northamptonshire after workers received an offer aimed at resolving a row over shifts, shop workers union Usdaw revealed yesterday. Members of Usdaw, who backed industrial action...

 

Belgium: ‘No pity’ warmonger Livni grilled by police

FORMER Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni faced a grilling by Belgian police yesterday on her arrival in Brussels over the 2008-2009 Christmas bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip. Police confirmed they would question the politician over the deaths of...

 

Israel: Netanyahu’s ‘common vision’ with White House

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accepted US President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit the White House next month. “The prime minister expressed his desire to work closely with President Trump to forge a common vision to advance peace...

 

May’s WMD willy-waving

THE office of Prime Minister Theresa May has admitted finally that she was informed about the Trident missile test at the centre of cover-up allegations prior to addressing MPs on the matter. It’s hard to see how she thought she could brazen it out...

 

A fraternity of anti-imperialist states

MICHAEL QUINN outlines his new book on Ireland and the Soviet Union’s myriad friendship, trade union, political, cultural and trade interconnections between 1917 to 1991 NOW that the centenary commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin have...

 

The US deep state’s war on Donald Trump

With Obama, the United States’s plutocratic forces slowly captured him some time after his inauguration. With Donald Trump, the Establishment has already begun to protect its interests, argues NICK WRIGHT EIGHT years ago, when Barack Obama took...

 

Giants walking tall for working-class solidarity

Stephen Smellie writes on Scottish engineers who occupied their workplace proving that workers don’t need bosses ON THE day that President Trump was inaugurated, signalling a triumph for the rich and right-wing individualism, another event took place...

 

Boxing: Adams turns pro to top the world

Former two-time Olympic champion wants to emulate Ali Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams signed a long-term promotional deal to turn professional yesterday with Frank Warren. The flyweight, 34, will make her professional debut on April 8 at the...

 

Rugby Union: Scannell brothers earn themsleves Ireland call-up

Uncapped brothers Niall and Rory Scannell have fought their way into Ireland’s 40-man Six Nations squad thanks to a string of impressive performances with Munster. Hooker Niall will compete with Leinster’s James Tracy to understudy captain Rory Best,...

 

Faletau a doubt for Six Nations Italy clash

Wales’ star number eight Taulupe Faletau is “progressing well” from his latest injury, said assistant coach Robin McBryde yesterday. But a decision over whether he is fit to be involved against opening Six Nations opponents Italy in Rome on February 5...

 

‘We will come through these dark times’

Broadcaster AYSEN GUVEN talks to Steve Sweeney about the assault on progressive culture in Turkey and why solidarity, at home and abroad, is so important in rolling back reaction FREE speech and democracy in Turkey are under serious threat. Hundreds...

 

Album reviews

Tycho Epoch (Ghostly International) 3/5 THE FINAL instalment of a trilogy of albums — following 2011’s Dive and Awake from 2014 — Epoch finds Tycho, San Francisco-based producer Scott Hansen, in familiar musical territory. Accordingly, the new record...

 

Mason talking in hospital following fractured skull

Midfielder recovering in hospital after clashing heads on Sunday Ryan Mason was conscious and communicating yesterday as the Hull midfielder continued his recovery following surgery on a fractured skull. The 25-year-old former Tottenham midfielder...

 


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