News archive from 5 February 2012, page 13

MPs join calls to cut wind farm subsidies

More than 100 Tory MPs have backed government policy with calls to cut wind farm subsidies even further. But the PM's response today suggested more than a mere tilting at windmills. Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris led the barracking backbenchers in an...

 

Russia and China veto Syria motion

Russia and China vetoed a draft UN security council resolution on Syria on Saturday over concerns that it aimed to pave the way for another bloody "regime change" war. Thirteen council members voted in favour of Morocco's draft resolution....

 

200 civilians feared dead in Homs

Syrian opposition groups claimed that soldiers killed over 200 people in Homs on Saturday shortly before the United Nations security council voted on the crisis. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Co-ordination...

 

Progressive bloc backs Argentina over Falklands

The progressive Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (Alba) backed Argentina on Saturday in its long-running dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands. The eight Alba member states - Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador,...

 

Cold snap continues across Europe

Bosnian authorities used helicopters today to evacuate sick people and deliver food to thousands who have been cut off by the heaviest snow the country has ever recorded. More than 100 remote villages are cut off by snow over six and a half feet high...

 

World In Brief

News stories from around the world Castro releases autobiography CUBA: Revolutionary leader and former president Fidel Castro presented his memoirs to an audience at Havana’s Convention Palace on Saturday, saying: “I have to take advantage now because...

 
'I didn't like her catty nature': Helen Flanagan says she'll never play another character like Rosie

'I didn't like her catty nature': Helen Flanagan says she'll never play another character like Rosie

Her character in Coronation Street has always been racy and rather manipulative. But Helen Flanagan has revealed that is one of the reasons she did not enjoy playing Rosie Webster. Helen, who explains that she is rather shy and reserved in comparison,...

 
Denise Welch 'spends the night' with toyboy lover after putting on a show of togetherness with Tim Healy for his 60th

Denise Welch 'spends the night' with toyboy lover after putting on a show of togetherness with Tim Healy...

Denise is believed to have met Lincoln at a nightclub in Central London last April while she was on the Dancing on Ice tour. They are said to have gone back to his flat in Hampstead afterwards. They then saw each other casually while she was filming...

 
CHELSEA 3 MANCHESTER UNITED 3: JAVIER HERNANDEZ STRIKE SNATCHES DRAW FOR UNITED

CHELSEA 3 MANCHESTER UNITED 3: JAVIER HERNANDEZ STRIKE SNATCHES DRAW FOR UNITED

Javier Hernandez came off the bench to grab a late equaliser as Chelsea squandered a three-goal lead in this afternoon's thrilling draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea cruised in to a 3-0 lead thanks to an own goal from Jonny...

 
CHELSEA 3 MANCHESTER UNITED 3: JAVIER HERNANDEZ SPOILS PARTY FOR BLUES

CHELSEA 3 MANCHESTER UNITED 3: JAVIER HERNANDEZ SPOILS PARTY FOR BLUES

JAVIER HERNANDEZ came off the bench to grab a late equaliser as Chelsea squandered a three-goal lead in this afternoon's thrilling draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea cruised in to a 3-0 lead thanks to an own goal from Jonny...

Daily Star, 18:13 in Sport
 
Depardieu to star as Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Depardieu to star as Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Gerard Depardieu is to star as Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a film about the sex scandal that caused the former IMF chief to resign. US director Abel Ferrara told France's Le Monde newspaper he would be making the film, with Isabelle Adjani playing Mr...

BBC, 18:14 in Art & Culture
 

Israel's Netanyahu to visit U.S. next month

Netanyahu is to address the annual policy conference of the influential pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, which will be held in the U.S. capital on March 4-6, an official statement said. It did not say whether he would hold talks with U.S. President Barack...

 
Terry takes a back seat as Ferdinand is booed by Stamford Bridge crowd

Terry takes a back seat as Ferdinand is booed by Stamford Bridge crowd

Even though he was not playing, Terry cast a long shadow over proceedings, with the visiting supporters taunting him over his highly-publicised problems. Chelsea fans predictably showed their backing with chants of 'There's only one England captain',...

Daily Mail, 18:49 in Sport
 
Car bomb kills nine in Afghan city Kandahar

Car bomb kills nine in Afghan city Kandahar

"(The) explosion took place near a busy shopping area of (the) city," it said on its official Twitter feed. Last year, fighting in Afghanistan killed more than 3,000 civilians, the United Nations said on Saturday, the fifth year in a row...

 
Scrum-half Dickson called into England squad after brother Lee suffers broken hand

Scrum-half Dickson called into England squad after brother Lee suffers broken hand

Harlequins scrum-half Karl Dickson has been called into the England squad as a replacement for his younger brother Lee, who fractured a bone in his left hand against Scotland. Lee Dickson, the Northampton scrum-half, is expected to be sidelined for...

Daily Mail, 19:25 in Sport
 


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