News archive from 29 June 2013, page 2

Mosque blast probe police bail man

A 75-year-old man arrested in connection with a home-made bomb which exploded near a mosque has been released on police bail. The man was arrested on Thursday by detectives from the West Midlands Police Counter Terrorism Unit. It comes after the...

 
EIFF film review: Not Another Happy Ending

EIFF film review: Not Another Happy Ending

IT ALWAYS seemed as if the Edinburgh International Film Festival might be tempting fate a little when the announcement was made that Scottish romcom Not Another Happy Ending would close this year's event - and so it proves. Not Another Happy Ending...

 

Readers’ pictures of the week, 21-27 June

A selection of photographs submitted to the Scotsman picture desk by our readers, including impressive shots of the Union Canal and the Grangemouth refinery Thu 27 Jun: One of these sheep appears to be enjoying the view of Edinburgh in this photograph...

 

Classical review: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Stirling

WHAT an interesting night. The chance to hear a young, upcoming conductor - the Hungarian, Gergely Madaras take a chance or two with Beethoven's Eroica Symphony and make a significant impact in doing so. Scottish Chamber Orchestra Stirling Castle * *...

 

Gig review: The Jazzateers/ Vic Godard, Glasgow

THE Jazzateers have waited a long time to play their debut album - thirty years, in fact. The Jazzateers/Vic Godard Stereo, Glasgow * * * * The Glasgow band split not long after its release, having arrived a little late to the Postcard Records party,...

 
China: Teen sex scandal Communist official jailed

China: Teen sex scandal Communist official jailed

A FORMER regional Communist Party official implicated in a sex scandal that has transfixed China was sentenced yesterday to 13 years in jail for bribery. Government news agency Xinhua reported the prison term for Lei Zhengfu, a former secretary of a...

 
Serbia gets green light to bid for EU membership

Serbia gets green light to bid for EU membership

SERBIA yesterday was given the go-ahead to start negotiations on joining the European Union, capping a remarkable transformation in the prospects of the biggest former Yugoslav republic since the 1990s wars. The decision rewards Belgrade for a deal to...

 
Egypt: Crowds gather ahead of Morsi protest

Egypt: Crowds gather ahead of Morsi protest

TENS of thousands of backers and opponents of Egypt's Islamist president held competing rallies in the capital yesterday and new clashes erupted between the two sides in the country's second largest city, Alexandria, in a prelude to massive nationwide...

 
Vatican: Monsignor held over smuggling plot

Vatican: Monsignor held over smuggling plot

A SENIOR Vatican cleric, an Italian spy and a banker were arrested yesterday for allegedly trying to smuggle €20 million (£17m) into Italy in a private jet. As Monsignor Nunzio Scarano – a senior Vatican accountant – was held in Rome, prosecutors...

 
Edward Snowden not guilty of treason, says father

Edward Snowden not guilty of treason, says father

The father of Edward Snowden, wanted for leaking US National Security Agency (NSA) secrets, has acknowledged that his son broke the law, but does not think he committed treason. Lonnie Snowden said his lawyer has informed Attorney General Eric Holder...

 
Mandela’s health improving, says Winnie

Mandela’s health improving, says Winnie

FORMER South African President Nelson Mandela is showing a "great improvement" in his health compared to a few days ago, his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, last night said. “I’m not a doctor but I can say that from what he was a few...

 
FSA food whistleblower complaints up by over 50%

FSA food whistleblower complaints up by over 50%

The number of cases investigated by the Food Standards Agency as a result of information supplied by whistleblowers rocketed by more than 50 per cent last year, according to the organisation's annual report. A total of 81 cases were anonymously...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Royal finances: Prince Charles’ taxes eyed by MPs

Royal finances: Prince Charles’ taxes eyed by MPs

TAXPAYER funding for the Prince of Wales' official duties has fallen by almost 50 per cent - due in large part to a drop in his travel expenses. But the tax arrangements of Charles’s Duchy of Cornwall estate, which provides heirs to the throne with a...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Coulson, Brooks will face hacking trials

Coulson, Brooks will face hacking trials

REBEKAH Brooks and Andy Coulson were among five defendants to lose a last-ditch attempt to block their prosecution over alleged phone hacking yesterday. The former News of the World editors, alongside the newspaper’s former senior reporter James...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Lee Rigby: Woolwich murder trial date set

Lee Rigby: Woolwich murder trial date set

The Old Bailey trial of two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby outside Woolwich barracks in London has been set for 18 November Michael Adebolajo, 28, from Romford, London, and Michael Adebowale, 22, from the Greenwich area of the capital,...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 


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