News archive from 31 October 2016

Clinton emails: FBI chief may have broken law, says top Democrat

Clinton emails: FBI chief may have broken law, says top Democrat

The Democratic leader in the US Senate says the head of the FBI may have broken the law by revealing the bureau was investigating emails possibly linked to Hillary Clinton. Harry Reid accused FBI director James Comey of violating an act which bars...

BBC, 23:59 in World News
 

Purging on the ridiculous

With the Labour Party adding ‘uncomradely behaviour’ to its list of sackable offences, CHARLEY ALLAN asks how long those responsible can hang on to power WITH some lucky Labour members seeing their suspensions lifted at last, it’s worth looking...

 

Greece’s trade unionists stand against fascists

KEVIN OVENDEN writes on the formation and continuing trial of the Golden Dawn fascists AN IMAGE of Adolf Hitler, his right hand upturned giving the fuehrer’s salute. “Millions stand behind me!” — his boastful slogan. To complete the photomontage,...

 

Stan Hilton: Britain’s last International Brigader

Dennis Rogatyuk writes on the extraordinary life of STAN HILTON, World War II veteran and the last British volunteer to fight the fascists in Spain ALTHOUGH fit and healthy until near the end of his life, Stan Hilton, the 98-year-old veteran of the...

 

Barkley hailed in Toffees home win

Victory over West Ham keeps Everton within range of top-four places Everton 2-0 West Ham by James Nalton at Goodison Park EVERTON remain within touching distance of the top four as Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku combined to give them a 2-0 win....

 

Cricket: Disaster in Dhaka as hosts demolish Cook’s men for 164

ALASTAIR COOK blamed England’s inexperience on the subcontinent for their undoing at the hands of Bangladesh yesterday, who squared the Test series at 1-1 following a historic 108-run victory inside three days. Mehedi Hasan took six for 77 to finish...

 

Labour must oppose Ceta

CHAMPAGNE was no doubt flowing as EU and Canadian politicians patted each other on the back yesterday, having snatched the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) from the jaws of defeat. Concessions have been wrung from the treaty by the...

 

Every Cornish library will receive first translation

EVERY library in Cornwall will get a copy of the first ever Cornish translation of the Communist Manifesto, the Communist Party announced at the weekend. Translator Heather Penruth spent three years on the work by Marx and Engels, written originally...

 

International Brigader Stan Hilton remembered

THE life of the last living British member of the International Brigades was commemorated over the weekend after he died aged 98 earlier this month. Supporters gathered at Newhaven Fort, Sussex, on Saturday in memory of Stan Hilton — who died on...

 

Campaign to leave EU ‘not behind Cox death’

THE husband of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox said yesterday that he does not believe the Leave campaigns ahead of the EU referendum were connected to her death. Brendan Cox said he felt the referendum had caused “heightened tension” but that he did not...

 

Vietnam: UN charter not military force ‘should settle scores’

VIETNAMESE delegate Hoang Binh Quan told a conference of communist parties in Hanoi at the weekend that the United Nations charter should prevail over military force to resolve inter-state disputes. Opening the 18th international meeting of communist...

 

Spain: Rajoy gets government go-ahead after 10-month wait

ACTING Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s bid to form a new minority government was approved by the Cortes parliament at the weekend, putting an end to Spain’s 10-month political deadlock. The right-wing People’s Party (PP) leader won a second term with a...

 
Broadband advert rule changes come into effect

Broadband advert rule changes come into effect

New rules forcing broadband firms to be clearer in adverts on the costs of their contracts have come into effect. Broadband suppliers will now have to show upfront and monthly costs, without separating out line rental prices, according to the changes...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

United States: Reroute pipeline to avert water threat, say Sioux

STANDING Rock Sioux tribal chairman Dave Archambault appealed at the weekend for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to be rerouted. He told a news conference outside Morton county courthouse in North Dakota that the nearly 1,200-mile pipeline “doesn’t...

 

Rugby League: England pipped by NZ in opening Test

New Zealand drop goal puts them just out of reach at end 16 England 17 New Zealand by James Nalton at the Kirklees Stadium ENGLAND coach Wayne Bennett said his side lacked “smarts” after their 16-17 loss to New Zealand in their Four Nations opener on...

 


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