News archive from 28 January 2014

Rooney poised to sign new £300,000 a week deal which will make him Premier League's top earner 'in next few...

Wayne Rooney is increasingly confident of signing a new record-breaking contract at Manchester United and could even put pen to paper by the end of the week, it emerged on Monday night The United star has been in talks with officials at the club and...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 

U.N. Security Council urges end to ransom payments to extremists

Although states are already required not to pay kidnap ransoms under an anti-terrorism resolution adopted in 2001, the British-drafted resolution was designed to increase political pressure on countries not to pay ransoms. The resolution creates no...

 
Nigella avoids police action over cocaine admission

Nigella avoids police action over cocaine admission

Police will take no further action against TV cook Nigella Lawson after she told a court she had taken drugs, Scotland Yard said. The Metropolitan Police said a specialist team had examined all the evidence relating to the 53-year-old’s confessions...

 
Jude Law learns family member ‘sold stories’

Jude Law learns family member ‘sold stories’

Actor Jude Law learned for the first time yesterday that a member of his family allegedly sold stories about him to the News of the World. The Alfie star appeared in wood-panelled Court 12 of the Old Bailey, giving evidence in the phone hacking...

 
Sochi Olympics ‘used to enrich Putin’s friends’

Sochi Olympics ‘used to enrich Putin’s friends’

Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny has released a detailed interactive map that paints a vivid picture of corruption, cost overruns and conflicts of interest at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The report, culling information from government...

 
Syria peace talks break down after half an hour

Syria peace talks break down after half an hour

The first meeting to discuss the contentious issue of a Syrian transitional government broke up less than an hour after it began yesterday, following a tense session that one delegate described as "a dialogue of the deaf". The Syrian...

 
Egyptian military leader set to run for president

Egyptian military leader set to run for president

Egypt's military council has given army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a green light to run for president, elevating him from the rank of general to field marshal. He is expected to announce his candidacy within days. The general deposed elected Islamist...

 
I’m fine, says ditched French first lady Trierweiler

I’m fine, says ditched French first lady Trierweiler

France's former first lady Valerie Trierweiler says she is doing fine after her split from Francois Hollande, telling reporters during a trip to India she felt "useful" doing charity work. The break-up was confirmed on Saturday by the...

 
Do children make successful entrepreneurs?

Do children make successful entrepreneurs?

If you think kids do nothing but play computer games and watch TV, think again. Some, as young as eight, have started their own businesses and are already on the road to commercial success. Four young people explain how they became entrepreneurs at...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
India gets taste for 'exotic' vegetables

India gets taste for 'exotic' vegetables

On a small farm, about 200km (125 miles) north-east of Mumbai, Murlidhar Gunjal plucks cherry tomatoes off vines, while some of his workers pick rosemary and thyme from a herb garden. Nearby there are patches where broccoli and pak choi have been sown...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Scotland’s offshore wind farms investment halved

Scotland’s offshore wind farms investment halved

SCOTLAND'S offshore wind farm sector could be at risk due to a slump in investment, an industry body has warned after figures showed major developers had more than halved their spending north of the Border. The SNP government has heavily promoted...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: Salmond buoyed by polls

Scottish independence: Salmond buoyed by polls

First Minister Alex Salmond says the wind is firmly in the sails of the independence campaign, as his senior team prepares for the latest public discussion on their plans for Scotland. The SNP leader will be in Bathgate, West Lothian, for a Cabinet...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Politics
 
Royal family told to make cuts and boost income

Royal family told to make cuts and boost income

The Queen's royal household could be doing more to reduce its costs and increase income, and needs to get a firmer grip on a backlog of property repairs, a Commons committee has said. The household also needs to plan and manage its budget better for...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Hot News
 
DLT: I’m not a sex pest, just cuddly by nature

DLT: I’m not a sex pest, just cuddly by nature

Dave Lee Travis has told a jury that he is not a "sexual predator" but admitted he had a "cuddly nature". The veteran DJ told London’s Southwark Crown Court that claims that he was a sex pest were “nonsensical”. He also said he...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Hot News
 

UK's January economic output hits highest since 2007-CBI

Official gross domestic product numbers due at 0930 GMT are expected to show quarterly economic growth slowed slightly at the end of 2013. Britain saw one of the fastest recoveries among advanced economies last year. "A picture is unfolding of a...

Reuters, 00:18 in Business
 


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