News archive from 30 August 2014

Argentina to appeal U.S. judge's order calling bond payment illegal

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Chris Reese)

Reuters, 00:02 in Business
 

Pentagon says Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day

Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told a briefing the expense of U.S. operations against Islamic State in Iraq had varied since U.S. forces became involved on June 16 but on average "it's costing us about $7.5 million per...

 
Hunt for Jevoha’s Witness pair who took ill child

Hunt for Jevoha’s Witness pair who took ill child

TIME is running out for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital by his parents without medical consent as, police said yesterday. The battery which powers Ashya King’s feeding system is about to run out after more than 24...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Heart condition can be found by looking at face

Heart condition can be found by looking at face

DOCTORS can now tell if a patient is suffering from a potentially lethal heart condition just by looking at their face. A pilot project shows that subtle changes in skin colour can reveal uneven blood flow caused by atrial fibrillation. The technology...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Mansion nudists file for divorce in bitter split

Mansion nudists file for divorce in bitter split

A COUNTRY manor where the first king of England is said to be buried in the garden is on the market for £3.5 million after it was put up for sale by two nudists amid their bitter divorce. Abbey House is a 14-bedroom Tudor property set in four and a...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Queen’s bank Coutts admits mis-selling

Queen’s bank Coutts admits mis-selling

COUTTS, the private bank that counts the Queen among its clients, has set aside £110 million to compensate thousands of customers who may have been sold unsuitable investments. The business, owned by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), has made the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Analysis: Appeal for greater terror vigilance

Analysis: Appeal for greater terror vigilance

ALTHOUGH government ministers and security chiefs are not issuing any details of what the raising of the terrorist threat level means in practice, it is an attempt to put the public on notice that the blowback from the Syria crisis could soon impact...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Miliband: Turn young from terror

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said the Government should take action to stop young Britons being drawn to extremist ideology, with tougher measures to prevent would-be jihadis travelling to join Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq and Syria. He...

 
Comment: Tesco strategy undone by the timing

Comment: Tesco strategy undone by the timing

RETAILING know-alls are having a field day with Tesco, telling us how they would not have made the "obvious" mistakes perpetrated (in their view) by former boss Sir Terry Leahy and his replacement Philip Clarke. You know the drill. Too much...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Exova losses widen amid aerospace turbulence

Exova losses widen amid aerospace turbulence

MATERIALS testing group Exova lost more than a tenth of its value yesterday after maiden results showed it fell deeper into the red amid subdued demand in the European aerospace market. However, the Edinburgh-based firm, which floated in April,...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
US assets sale reignites Clydesdale Bank questions

US assets sale reignites Clydesdale Bank questions

FRESH doubts have been raised over the future ownership of Clydesdale Bank after the lender's Australian parent unveiled plans to dispose of its US banking division. National Australia Bank (NAB) said it would sell a minority stake in Great Western...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Co-op facing final hurdle on shake-up plans

Co-op facing final hurdle on shake-up plans

THE crisis-hit Co-operative group will today face the final hurdle in its plans for a radical shake-up of the way it is run. A special general meeting in Manchester will decide on proposals drawn up in the wake of a disastrous period last year when it...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 
Poyet: Sunderland can take 98% credit for Colback call-up

Poyet: Sunderland can take 98% credit for Colback call-up

GUS POYET believes Sunderland have to take "98 per cent" of the credit for Jack Colback's inclusion in the England squad. Former Sunderland midfielder Colback was yesterday called up by England boss Roy Hodgson for next month’s...

 
Unsung hero Bobby Sweeting nominated for Hartlepool Mail sports award

Unsung hero Bobby Sweeting nominated for Hartlepool Mail sports award

A DISABLED Hartlepool man was left speechless after hearing he'd been nominated for an award as an unsung sporting hero. Bobby Sweeting, 80, spent 34 years of his life with Hartlepool St James Football Club. Despite a leg disability, he has managed...

 
Sir Alex Ferguson reveals his Leeds United racing certainty

Sir Alex Ferguson reveals his Leeds United racing certainty

SIR ALEX Ferguson has spoken of desire to see old rivals Leeds United back in the Premier league after another week of turmoil at Elland Road. The legendary former manager of Manchester United made the comments as he paid tribute to the tireless work...

 


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