News archive from 26 May 2016

Former Arsenal star: How Granit Xhaka can be Arsene Wenger's Andrea Pirlo

Former Arsenal star: How Granit Xhaka can be Arsene Wenger's Andrea Pirlo

Arsene Wenger completed the signing of the £30m Swiss international today as he starts a mass overhaul of his squad. And Djourou believes Xhaka can be as good as Italy legend Andrea Pirlo. He told the Daily Mirror: "Granit is a great ball player....

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
Man United transfer shock: Jose Mourinho targets £60m Chelsea star

Man United transfer shock: Jose Mourinho targets £60m Chelsea star

The former Chelsea chief is set to be confirmed as Louis van Gaal's replacement at Old Trafford in the coming days. And The Sun claim he is keen on a reunion with the player he signed for £30m from Anzhi Makhachkala during his second spell at Stamford...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
South Carolina passes law banning abortion after 20 weeks

South Carolina passes law banning abortion after 20 weeks

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill that bans most abortions after 20 weeks. Similar restrictions are now in place across the US in 13 states and challenged by courts in three states. The law's only exceptions are if the...

BBC, 00:03 in World News
 
Food firms should be forced to tailor products to healthy targets, say experts

Food firms should be forced to tailor products to healthy targets, say experts

Ministers should force food companies to make their products healthier using targets for the amount of fat, salt and sugar they should contain, a coalition of 30 health and food organisations has said. The Obesity Health Alliance is demanding a ban on...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Delays in discharging older patients from hospital 'cost NHS £820m a year'

Delays in discharging older patients from hospital 'cost NHS £820m a year'

Delays in discharging older patients from hospital when they no longer need care is costing the NHS £820m every year, a report by official auditors has concluded. A failure to fund or organise help outside hospital for those over 65 once they are...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 

Andy Murray misfires against Mathias Bourge with wildcard taking world No 2 to five sets in French Open...

Andy Murray was playing inside a packed, sometimes frenzied stadium but there were times when you felt like sending out a search party for him. As the world No 2 admitted after a narrow escape into the French Open third round: ‘I lost my way on the...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Liverpool set to test Leicester's resolve with £4million offer for full back Ben Chilwell

Liverpool are poised to offer £4million for Leicester City left back Ben Chilwell later this week. The 19-year-old was injured playing for England Under 21s in the Toulon tournament on Wednesday night but has continually impressed. Leicester rejected...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Payday loan complaints nearly triple, despite new controls

Payday loan complaints nearly triple, despite new controls

The number of complaints about payday loan companies soared by 178% in the year to March, the Financial Ombudsman has revealed. That is despite the fact that new controls on lenders were brought in by the regulator several months earlier. There were...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
Vancouver's 'freak show' property market

Vancouver's 'freak show' property market

Vancouver real estate agent Bryan Yan is riding the wave of a property market boom. On Point Grey Road in the west of the city - known as Vancouver's "Billionaires' Row" - he shows me around a two-bedroom house on the market for just short...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
The perils of doing business in Venezuela

The perils of doing business in Venezuela

Alejandro Martinez hasn't been able to go to his factory for five months, for fear of being killed or kidnapped. The Venezuelan entrepreneur has a manufacturing facility in a rough part of the capital Caracas, where the local armed gang demands that a...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 

Hundreds rally for the future of British steel

Westminster marchers call for central support HUNDREDS of steelworkers marched through Westminster yesterday in a campaign to save their livelihoods, while Tata steel drew up a shortlist of bidders for its British assets. Four Tata employees from...

 

CETA push ‘worrying for democracy’

Activists claim Canada-EU trade deal could sideline Parliament DAVID CAMERON stands accused today of trampling over democracy by pushing for the “fastest possible implementation” of a free trade deal between the EU and Canada. Britain is just one of...

 

Royal Mail: ‘Undercutter charter’ anger

UNION leaders accused Royal Mail watchdog Ofcom of producing an “undercutter’s charter” yesterday in its latest review of the postal service. Ofcom said its proposed measures would improve competition in the “access market,” where rival operators...

 

Afghanistan: Pakistan hits out at drone killing by US

Taliban names murdered leader’s replacement by Our Foreign Desk AFGHANISTAN’S Taliban named their new leader yesterday as Pakistan protested at the US assassination of his predecessor on its territory. Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, one of two...

 

Israel: Rights group stops aiding ‘cover-ups’ of army murders

ISRAELI human rights group B’Tselem said yesterday it would no longer participate in fig-leaf investigations of the murders of Palestinians by occupation troops. B’Tselem executive director Hagai El-Ad said the group would stop pursuing prosecutions...

 


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