News archive from 5 February 2012, page 8

Clock ticks on Greece's bailout deadline

Clock ticks on Greece's bailout deadline

Greece on Saturday warned it had just one day left to clinch the bailout plan with political leaders and impatient lenders who accuse it of dragging its feet on promised reforms. "There is great impatience and great pressure not only from the...

Reuters, 11:17 in Business
 

Protests grip Cairo as pressure mounts for early vote

It was unclear who was behind the attack, shown by Egyptian television after midnight, with the state news agency blaming "unknown" arsonists. The building is near the Cairo headquarters of the Interior Ministry, the focus of the latest wave...

 

Militants claim attack on Nigeria Eni oil pipeline

The statement sent to media said it was from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), formerly Nigeria's main militant threat and responsible for years of attacks on the oil industry until a 2009 amnesty. Eni was not immediately...

 
Megaupload founder refused bail in New Zealand

Megaupload founder refused bail in New Zealand

The High Court in Auckland said the lower court judge was right to rule there was a significant risk Dotcom, who had passports and bank accounts in three names, might try to flee the country. There was nothing to tie Dotcom to New Zealand except his...

 
Aussie paceman Mitchell sets his sights on returning for summer clash with England

Aussie paceman Mitchell sets his sights on returning for summer clash with England

Mitchell Johnson is eyeing a return to international cricket in the upcoming one-day series in England after making encouraging progress in his recovery from a long-term foot injury. The left-arm Australian paceman required surgery in December on a...

Daily Mail, 11:34 in Sport
 
Bahrain opposition launch week-long rally for reform

Bahrain opposition launch week-long rally for reform

"This is a dress rehearsal for the return. We will return! We will return! Soon our sit-in will not be here but at the Pearl Roundabout," said poetess Ayat al-Qormozi, who became a face of the Arab Spring movement after she was jailed for...

 
Bee Gee Robin Gibb is making a 'spectacular' recovery

Bee Gee Robin Gibb is making a 'spectacular' recovery

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has said he is making a "spectacular" recovery from cancer and that he is feeling "fantastic". The 62-year-old has been having chemotherapy for the disease as well as trying to overcome a bowel condition....

BBC, 12:20 in Art & Culture
 
Greece holds crucial talks over EU bailout plan terms

Greece holds crucial talks over EU bailout plan terms

Greek PM Lucas Papademos is set to meet the party leaders of his coalition to try and win support for a proposed 130bn euros ($171bn; £108bn) EU rescue. Mr Papademos wants their backing for reforms demanded by the IMF and EU as a condition of the...

BBC, 12:25 in Business
 

Blast hits Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel

The latest blast took place in the Massaeed area west of the Mediterranean coastal town of al-Arish, in north Sinai. Gas pumping was stopped after the explosion. The state-owned operating company, Gasco, said the fire was brought under control by dawn...

 
Bogus car insurance claims crackdown: 5,000 firms chasing no-win no-fee and 700 of them have been struck off

Bogus car insurance claims crackdown: 5,000 firms chasing no-win no-fee and 700 of them have been struck off

Tough new curbs on bogus car-accident injury claims to stop Britain being the "whiplash capital of Europe" are pledged today by Transport Secretary Justine Greening. Writing in The Mail on Sunday, she proposes to ban claims involving very...

 
Fred the Shred in row over £3m home that could help him avoid huge tax bill

Fred the Shred in row over £3m home that could help him avoid huge tax bill

Disgraced banker Fred Goodwin is at the centre of a new row over the purchase through a trust of a £3.1 million home - which could allow him to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of pounds in tax. Experts say the former RBS chief executive,...

 
Deutsche Boerse board member wants CEO out - paper

Deutsche Boerse board member wants CEO out - paper

"Can someone who wanted to change the status quo by finding a partner only to see that (deal) collapse still lead this company into the future?" Francioni's term ends after December 2013, and contract extensions for CEOs in Germany are often...

Reuters, 12:48 in Business
 

Slowing growth weighs on Mideast M&A values - report

The United Arab Emirates took the lead with 49 deals followed by Saudi Arabia's 44. "A larger number of deals at smaller valuations signifies that asset values across the region have taken a tumble in light of lower regional economic growth and...

Reuters, 12:48 in Business
 
NEWCASTLE V ASTON VILLA LIVE: DEMBA BA AND PAPISS DEMBA CISSE INCLUDED FOR TOON

NEWCASTLE V ASTON VILLA LIVE: DEMBA BA AND PAPISS DEMBA CISSE INCLUDED FOR TOON

SENEGAL strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Demba Cisse are included in Newcastle’s squad following their country’s exit from the African Nations Cup, with the latter in line for a debut following his January move from Freiburg. Yohan Cabaye serves the...

Daily Star, 12:56 in Sport
 

Iran says will attack any country used to strike its soil

The Revolutionary Guards began the two-day ground exercises on Saturday as a show of military might as tension rises between Tehran and the West over Iran's disputed nuclear programme. Iranian media said it was a small-scale exercise in southern...

 


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