News archive from 25 May 2016

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko urges IAAF to lift ban for Rio Olympics

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has strongly denied there has been any state-sponsored cheating in Russia on his watch and blamed global sports bosses for some of his country's current problems. Speaking to journalists in Moscow, Mutko...

 

Vigil protest against ‘pinkwashing’ BAE

LGBT activists staged a vigil outside London City Hall yesterday in protest over BAE Systems’ involvement in the capital’s annual Pride parade. The vigil organisers, a coalition of LGBT, pacifist and anti-militarist groups, say the company’s...

 

IFS claims Leave vote will prolong austerity cuts

CUTS to public spending would continue until at least 2020 if Britain leaves the EU, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) claimed yesterday. The think tank said that breaking with Brussels would save about £8 billion a year rather than the £350...

 

£9m spent – and still nobody’s clued-up

THE Prime Minister’s propaganda for the Remain campaign has had “little effect” on voters, experts said yesterday after polling found the percentage of people who feel well informed about the EU referendum has fallen. David Cameron blew £9 million in...

 

50,000 out to halt attack on Belgium’s welfare state

MORE than 50,000 trade unionists marched through the centre of Brussels yesterday to protest against the right-wing government’s social and economic policies, which are cutting deep into the foundations of Belgium’s welfare state. Under the slogan...

 

Iraq: Military clears Garma booby traps before pressing on

ENGINEERING teams began clearing booby traps yesterday from houses and official buildings in Garma, to the east of Iraqi government military target Fallujah. The announced assault on Fallujah stalled yesterday as government forces preferred to clear...

 

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers a big fan of Old Firm foe Mark Warburton

Brendan Rodgers has praised the work of former colleague Mark Warburton as he looks ahead to them locking horns as Old Firm rivals. The new Celtic manager was in charge at Watford for 192 days during season 2008-09, while Rangers counterpart Warburton...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Portugal: Riot cops clear the way for dock scabs to load lorries

PORTUGUESE riot police held back striking Lisbon dockers yesterday while port operators deployed scabs to remove shipping containers stranded for several weeks by the strike over pay and workplace rights. Strikers gathered outside the dock gates...

 

Leicester star Danny Simpson urges team-mates to remain with champions: 'I don't think they will get this...

The major players in Leicester's incredible title triumph have been told they will not find greater team spirit or adoration from fans at any other club so should stay for at least one more season. Danny Simpson believes the likes of Riyad Mahrez,...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

An attack on working people

MAMMOTH strikes in France have spread to the oil industry, leading to petrol shortages nationwide and adding to the government’s woes. The El Khomri law — named after Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri — is billed in the British media as an attempt to...

 

A stronger challenge to big business can boost Labour’s popularity

by David Ellis and David Whyte CURRENT revelations about the Tory Party election spending scandal and the Panama Papers leak that exposed David Cameron’s family tax-avoidance scheme are once again raising fundamental questions about the corruption of...

 

The Blairite delusion

Labour’s rightwingers are expert at spinning the blame for the party’s electoral losses away from their own divisive and cynical antics, says CHELLEY RYAN ACCORDING to several news sources, Jeremy Corbyn is planning a post-referendum reshuffle and is...

 

Brazil’s coup is an assault on democracy

The suspension of democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff is a denial of the clear wishes of the Brazilian people, writes DIANE ABBOTT THE recent coup against Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is extraordinary and has received relatively...

 

WSL teams must have their own stadium

KADEEM SIMMONDS wants to see women’s teams given a place to call their home I met a Chelsea supporter at Wheatsheaf Park last Wednesday. A fan of the men’s team, he was a season ticket holder of the women’s side because it was £25. The fact that he...

 
Lady Mary Archer talks prostate cancer, the NHS and how the EU vote will affect healthcare

Lady Mary Archer talks prostate cancer, the NHS and how the EU vote will affect healthcare

Her marriage to Lord Jeffery Archer has been the subject of numerous headlines throughout the years but Lady Archer has always taken a dignified stance when it comes to tabloid stories. Express.co.uk spoke to the former Cambridge University lecturer...

 


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