News archive from 27 July 2014

Russian fury at West’s Ukraine sanctions

Russian fury at West’s Ukraine sanctions

RUSSIA has reacted angrily to sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, claiming they would hamper the fight against global terrorism and organised crime. The EU reached outline agreement late on Friday to...

 
Gazans stream back to war-torn communities

Gazans stream back to war-torn communities

THOUSANDS of Gaza residents who had fled fighting

 
Hong Kongers refuse to kowtow to Red Dragon

Hong Kongers refuse to kowtow to Red Dragon

AS skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbour erupted into their synchronised nightly light show, one innocuous 28-storey building had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a facelift. Then, in June, it came to life, flashing giant Chinese...

 
Putin’s keeps people guessing on his next move

Putin’s keeps people guessing on his next move

THIS IS a heady time for "Kremlin watchers". A rare breed, they made a good

 
Pilots’ fears over flight ban move

Pilots’ fears over flight ban move

CONTROVERSY has erupted over the decision by some airlines to resume flights to Israel at the height of clashes between the Israel Defence Forces and Islamist militant group Hamas. Germany’s pilots’ union criticised a decision by Air Berlin and...

 
Glasgow kiss hailed as brave LGBTI rights gesture

Glasgow kiss hailed as brave LGBTI rights gesture

John Barrowman's "gay kiss" in the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony has been hailed by equality activists from

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Euan McColm: Games showcases best side of Scotland

Euan McColm: Games showcases best side of Scotland

WHAT would we have done without the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games? They really could not have come at a better time. Scots have spent months in fractious disagreement about the constitution. At times the tone of debate in the independence referendum...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Andrew Wilson: Empowerment provides life chances

Andrew Wilson: Empowerment provides life chances

AS THE the finishing line approaches, I feel my mind focused less on the tape than its aftermath. My spirits remain resolute and optimistic about the capacity of our country to make the right choice and nudge our collective chest over a winning...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
We know Dave Lewis can sell soap. Can he really run Tesco?

We know Dave Lewis can sell soap. Can he really run Tesco?

Dave Lewis: once of Unilever, now of Tesco. Photograph: Russell Sach Dave Lewis has sold a lot of soap. He's done it by convincing women that they're better looking than they think they are, with Dove's "love your body" campaign. Now the...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Lloyds faces further £500m hit from PPI scandal

Lloyds faces further £500m hit from PPI scandal

LLOYDS Banking Group (LBG) is poised to take another £500 million hit for payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling in its latest results this week, taking the total it has set aside for the scandal to more than £10 billion. The Bank of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Russian oil may be facing a bear market

Russian oil may be facing a bear market

BP has a significant stake in Russia's state owned oil giant Rosneft. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images There may be loads of worthy developments contained in the second-quarter results statements of BP and Shell this week, but there's a chance...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Terry Murden: RBS Improvement only the beginning

Terry Murden: RBS Improvement only the beginning

ROYAL Bank of Scotland helped sink the economy, now a recovering economy is helping to revive the bank. Chief executive Ross McEwan and his board have overseen such a marked improvement in performance that they could not wait to tell everyone about...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Nervous supermarkets left with miles of aisles they don't want

Nervous supermarkets left with miles of aisles they don't want

Filling the shelves at Asda. Huge big-box supermarkets are becoming a liability.Photograph: Alamy It's the start of the great summer getaway and the traffic is heavy as families pile into their cars and head for British beaches that for once are as...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Scottish firms opt for power independence

Scottish firms opt for power independence

BUSINESSES in Scotland have invested almost £50 million in their own onsite power stations in recent years in the face of rising energy prices and concerns over security of supply. There are now 40 commercial-scale renewable energy projects including...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
It's not beyond our Ken to make Ed Miliband electable

It's not beyond our Ken to make Ed Miliband electable

Former chancellor Kenneth Clarke has criticised the balance of the economy. Photograph: Rex Edward Heath, prime minister from 1970 to 1974, was widely considered unelectable until elected. Margaret Thatcher, PM from 1979 to 1990, was way behind her...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 


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