News archive from 27 May 2016

Why are women banned from Mount Athos?

Why are women banned from Mount Athos?

Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Mount Athos in Greece to mark the 1,000-year presence of Russian Orthodox monks there. The Mount - actually a 335 sq km (130 sq mile) peninsula - may be the largest area in the world from which women, and...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
100 drunk flyers arrested at Scottish airports as we top list of booze holiday shame

100 drunk flyers arrested at Scottish airports as we top list of booze holiday shame

ALMOST 100 boozy flyers have been arrested at Scots airports in the last two years. New figures reveal hundreds of passengers across the UK have been detained on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport during the same period. The 442...

 
Northumberland fish restaurant crowned country’s best

Northumberland fish restaurant crowned country’s best

0 Have your say A Northumberland eatery has seen off stiff competition to be crowned the country’s best fish restaurant in a prestigious competition. The Old Boat House, based in Amble, secured the prize at the Fishing News Awards, which was held in...

 

Activists take on G4S for Israel delay

Disgraced security firm still hasn’t pulled out despite promise PRO-PALESTINE campaigners demonstrated in London and Manchester yesterday calling on disgraced security company G4S to withdraw from Israel and Palestine. The company announced in March...

 

Tories wine and dine boss who cut staff pay

Samworth director avoided increase in wages CABINET ministers have wined and dined the boss of a company accused of dodging the minimum wage rise by slashing workers’ bonuses, the Morning Star can reveal. Samworth Brothers, one of Britain’s biggest...

 

Red-faced PM accepts motion of regret over TTIP

THE government made history yesterday as the first to accept a motion of “regret” to its own Queen’s Speech in a humiliating climbdown over TTIP. David Cameron reluctantly accepted a cross-party amendment to his programme for government which called...

 

France: Fight against El Khomri ramps up

Strikes to stop hated labour laws spread across country MASS strikes and protests continued to rock France yesterday as trade unionists ramped up their campaign against hated new labour laws. The communist-linked CGT union federation, France’s...

 

Honduras: Coup-toppled Zelaya may stand for president again

TOPPLED Honduran president Manuel Zelaya has announced plans to run for office again next year — if the incumbent does the same. Latin American media reported late on Wednesday that “Mel” Zelaya, the popular leader deposed in 2009’s US-backed coup...

 

EU politicians predict doom if Britain leaves bosses’ club

by Our Foreign Desk POLITICIANS across the Europe lined up to threaten British voters with the dire consequences of leaving the EU yesterday. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said it was impossible to say what would happen in the medium and...

 

A woman of unique political substance

While visiting Liverpool PETER FROST – a Scouser by self-adoption – popped into the magnificently refurbished library and saw an exhibition dedicated to the city’s proudest daughter On a recent visit to Liverpool, the city and its people were in fine...

 

Is Blair to finally face his day of reckoning?

by Felicity Arbuthnot IN spite of all the scepticism regarding the long-delayed inquiry in to the illegal invasion of Iraq, with predictions that it would be a “whitewash” of the enormity of the lies which led to the near destruction of Iraq, to the...

 

People with Machiavellian traits are NOT always cold and rational: Risky behaviour sets in when they feel...

Machiavellianism falls among the ‘dark triad’ of personality traits; individuals with these characteristics are known to be cold and rational, using deceptive manipulation to gain control. But if you use their own tactics against them, they just might...

 

Is this the end of the road for antibiotics? Superbug resistant to ALL drugs reaches the US, experts warn 

A woman in Pennsylvania has become the first American to test positive for a strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics, even those used as the last line of defense. The alarming discovery 'heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug...

 
Viewpoint: Is there any chance of talks with the Taliban?

Viewpoint: Is there any chance of talks with the Taliban?

With a new man in charge of the Afghan Taliban, there is now only a limited amount of time for the US, Afghanistan and others to push for peace talks with the movement, argues guest columnist Ahmed Rashid. The swift election of a new leader of the...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 
Viewpoint: Why Hindu groups are against California textbook change

Viewpoint: Why Hindu groups are against California textbook change

Thousands of academics and Indians have signed a petition to stop the California State Board of Education from changing "India" to "South Asia" in its social studies textbooks. Associate Professor at Santa Clara University Rohit...

BBC, 00:13 in World News
 


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