News archive from 25 May 2014

Irish coalition suffers local poll setback as Sinn Fein surges

Ireland emerged from an international bailout under Prime Minister Enda Kenny's government last year and employment is growing strongly after a long recession, but the economic recovery is not being felt by large numbers of voters. Kenny's Fine Gael...

 

Obama to lay out defence of foreign policy in West Point speech

Obama is to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, the first in a series of speeches that he and top advisers will use to explain U.S. foreign policy in the aftermath of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan...

 
Poll: Ed Miliband ‘heading for 10 Downing Street’

Poll: Ed Miliband ‘heading for 10 Downing Street’

ED MILIBAND has been given a much needed boost by a new poll showing Labour is outperforming the Conservatives in key Westminster seats and is heading for a comfortable

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Better Together: oil fund ‘doesn’t add up’

Better Together: oil fund ‘doesn’t add up’

NORTH Sea oil has been catapulted back to the forefront of the referendum debate with the Yes and No sides clashing over the viability of setting up an oil fund in an independent Scotland. Yesterday pro-Union group Better Together launched a scathing...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Lack of new homes is ‘costing jobs’

Lack of new homes is ‘costing jobs’

HOUSEBUILDERS are warning that a squeeze on land for development is stifling economic growth and forcing companies to relocate their workers. Two property company bosses have raised concerns that too few homes are being built to meet demand, which is...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
New aircraft make long-haul journeys more viable

New aircraft make long-haul journeys more viable

A WAVE of intercontinental air links to and from Scotland is set to take off in the coming years thanks to the latest generation of highly efficient planes, according to American Airlines' UK airports chief. Clive Cook, who was in Edinburgh for the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
ABB plans third base to harness Scotland’s power

ABB plans third base to harness Scotland’s power

ABB, the global engineering and power group, plans to open a third base in Scotland as it helps upgrade the nation's electricity network. The Swiss-headquartered multinational employs 300 staff at its principal sites in Aberdeen and East Kilbride, and...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
New wave of pension scams targets savers

New wave of pension scams targets savers

GOVERNMENT plans to give people greater freedom with their pension cash are being exploited by firms to lure unsuspecting savers into high-risk investments. The City watchdog last week warned of a new wave of pension scams after uncovering evidence of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Firms slower to take IPO plunge

Firms slower to take IPO plunge

EAGER businesses have flocked to the stock market for ambitious public listings this year to ride the new wave of investor confidence as Britain's economic recovery has taken hold. But events last week showed that the stirrings of an investor backlash...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Kristy Dorsey: Charities playing the lottery fund

Kristy Dorsey: Charities playing the lottery fund

CHARITIES can't just wait for their lucky numbers to come up says Kristy Dorsey Twenty years ago today, a consortium called Camelot beat off seven other contenders to win the contract to run the UK’s first national lottery. Rivals included the UK...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Bill Jamieson: Losing track of the railway debt

Bill Jamieson: Losing track of the railway debt

Mind the gap: we've lost track of the railway debt gravy train, says Bill Jamieson TICKING away in the dark and creepy storehouse of the UK government off-balance-sheet debt is an item yet to be configured in the liabilities of an independent...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Terry Murden: Trams may still deliver benefits

Terry Murden: Trams may still deliver benefits

THE launch of the Edinburgh tram is just a week away, although if yesterday's breakdown in Princes Street is anything to go by there are a few teething problems still to iron out. It comes at an embarrassing time as a party of city council officials,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Prince Charles’ abdication of royal responsibility

Prince Charles’ abdication of royal responsibility

BEFORE Prince Charles offended one of the world's most febrile leaders, his official visit to Canada was proceeding very much as normal. A lifetime as understudy to his mother has left him well equipped to greet pensioners dressed as blueberries, bash...

 
US report on Scots role in terror suspect transfer

US report on Scots role in terror suspect transfer

SCOTLAND's role in the interrogation and alleged torture of terror suspects by the CIA could be laid bare by a recently declassified US intelligence report, it has been revealed. Police are currently investigating claims Scottish airports were used as...

 
British Museum bids to give a new perspective on one complex, influential nation – Germany

British Museum bids to give a new perspective on one complex, influential nation – Germany

Johannes Gutenberg inspects a proof in his printing workshop. Illustration: Bettmann/Corbis They were once "the Hun", then they were the "Jerries"; now they are the European heavyweights whose priorities will determine much of the...

 


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