News archive from 25 June 2014

Ex-Madoff accountant pleads guilty to aiding fraud

Paul Konigsberg, 78, a former senior tax partner at Konigsberg Wolf & Co, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and two counts of falsifying the records of a broker-dealer before U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in New York. He also...

Reuters, 00:00 in Business
 
Betting: Plenty to play for in final World Cup group games

Betting: Plenty to play for in final World Cup group games

England are now on the plane home after a disappointing World Cup campaign but there are last 16 places up-for-grabs in the four groups yet to be finish and all four teams in Group E could still qualify ahead of this evening's fixtures. For Honduras,...

 

Man calls 999 to complain about his McDonald's burger

Morgan Spurlock he ain't, but this man does seem to place high importance on the ingredients that made up McDonald's burgers. The Wolverhampton resident rang 999 to complain about his fast food meal asking the emergency responder to help him find out...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 
KFC: 'No Proof Scarred Girl Was Asked To Leave'

KFC: 'No Proof Scarred Girl Was Asked To Leave'

Two separate investigations have failed to find any evidence supporting claims that a little girl with facial scars was asked to leave a KFC restaurant, the chain said. KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said the internal and independent probes revealed no...

 
Coulthard’s hotel denies Glasgow 2014 chicanery

Coulthard’s hotel denies Glasgow 2014 chicanery

FORMER Formula One driver David Coulthard's "pop-up" hotel company has been warned against calling its latest premises the "Glasgow Commonwealth Games Hotel". The racing star is president of the temporary hotel company called...

 
Reduction in GP funding puts entire NHS at risk, BMA conference to hear

Reduction in GP funding puts entire NHS at risk, BMA conference to hear

BMA conference will hear that a real-terms reduction in funding of £450m over the past three years has been coupled with a 40m increase in annual demand for appointments over the past five. Photograph: Burger/Phanie/REX/Rex Features Patients are being...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 
Bank governor grilled over ‘unreliable’ guidance

Bank governor grilled over ‘unreliable’ guidance

The governor of the Bank of England has been forced to deny that he is guilty of confusing guidance on when interest rates will rise from historic lows. Mark Carney, who recently warned that an increase in borrowing costs could come “sooner than...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Danger of running commentary on rate rises

Comment: Danger of running commentary on rate rises

Trying to assess when historically low interest rates will rise is getting close to deciphering a central bank version of the hokey-cokey. "You put your rate guidance in, your rate guidance out..." Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Mauritania presidential election runner-up rejects results

Anti-slavery campaigner Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid came in a distant second with nine percent of the vote. "We have filed an appeal at the Constitutional Council," Ould Abeid told a news conference in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott,...

 

Japan, neighbours must put World War Two behind them - Singapore PM

"One of the reasons Japan’s difficulties are not just with China, but with also Korea is because of reopening of issues that go back to the Second World War and before, which have never been properly put to rest the way they were put to rest in...

 
Scottish independence: Nordic welfare ‘won’t work’

Scottish independence: Nordic welfare ‘won’t work’

THE head of a group set up by the Scottish Government to examine a welfare system under independence has told MSPs it was "just not possible" to import the model used in Nordic societies such as Denmark and Sweden to Scotland. Martyn Evans,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Independence: Salmond v Darling TV debate in doubt

Independence: Salmond v Darling TV debate in doubt

STV'S plans for a head-to-head debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling collapsed last night when negotiations broke down amid rancour between the two sides. Better Together indicated that Mr Darling would not take part in the televised...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Ministers warn UK retailers to do more on human rights and ethical products

Ministers warn UK retailers to do more on human rights and ethical products

Retailers are being told to do more to stamp out human rights abuses by their suppliers. Photograph: Guardian Retailers must do more to stamp out human rights abuses by their suppliers after a Guardian investigation found prawns sold in the UK were...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Nigeria: Boko Haram kidnaps 91 women and children

Nigeria: Boko Haram kidnaps 91 women and children

Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in north-east Nigeria. Witnesses said the kidnappings happened in rural Kummabza, 95 miles from Maiduguri, capital of Borno state and the headquarters of a military...

 
Missouri French: Historians preserve dying dialect

Missouri French: Historians preserve dying dialect

A small circle of history researchers is racing to capture the last remnants of a little-known French dialect that endures in a handful of Missouri towns before the few remaining native speakers succumb to old age. So-called Missouri French is now...

 


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