News archive from 7 August 2015, page 10

US Democrat Chuck Schumer says he will oppose Iran nuclear deal

The Democratic US senator Chuck Schumer of New York said on Thursday he had decided to oppose the nuclear deal with Iran negotiated by the Obama administration. “To me, the very real risk that Iran will not moderate and will, instead, use the...

 
Martin McGuinness and George Hamilton share festival stage

Martin McGuinness and George Hamilton share festival stage

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Chief Constable George Hamilton have shared the stage at a west Belfast festival event on Thursday night. It is believed to be the first time a Sinn Féin leader and police chief have shared a platform in...

BBC, 04:10 in Regional
 

Brave hotel staff who saved British lives with human ring in Tunisia massacre face SACKING

The staff's employment has come under increasing pressure because of the damaging effect the UK travel ban has had on Tunisia's tourism industry. Workers at the Bellevue Park hotel, Sousse, bravely risked their lives to stop gunman Seifeddine Rezgui...

 

Liverpool icon Carragher: Manchester United have no chance of winning the Premier League

Louis van Gaal has once again spent big this summer, bringing in Matteo Darmian, Memphis Depay, Sergio Romero, Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger as he attempts to rebuild the Premier League big-guns after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement....

 

George Pell should front child sex abuse inquiry in Ballarat, says Daniel Andrews

Cardinal George Pell should give evidence to the child abuse royal commission in Ballarat, not Melbourne, Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has said. Related: Abuse victims angry as site of George Pell royal commission hearing is moved The commission...

 

Talk of Mexico at debate sends Donald Trump on tirade over 'stupid' US leaders

Donald Trump railed against the “stupid” leaders and politicians of the US in the Republican presidential debate on Thursday night, as he reiterated his claims that Mexico was sending criminals across the border. The business mogul and GOP frontrunner...

 

Trump responds to Megyn Kelly's questions on misogyny – with more misogyny

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner and not exactly friend of women, was expected to say some confrontational things at the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday. But when his machismo went up against Megyn Kelly, the Fox...

 
Mount Raung volcanic ash cloud halts Bali-bound flights

Mount Raung volcanic ash cloud halts Bali-bound flights

Persistent eruptions from Indonesia's Mount Raung continue to bring bad news for Bali-bound travellers. Virgin Australia and Jetstar grounded flights again on Friday as forecasters warned westerly winds would send dangerous ash clouds over Denpasar....

BBC, 04:41 in World News
 

Coalition paying $150,000 to outsource higher education negotiations

The Abbott government is spending $150,000 outsourcing its negotiations with crossbench senators and the university sector about the higher education package that has been blocked twice by the upper house. The talks are being led by Robert Griew, a...

 

MH370 crash: France launches new search for plane debris on Réunion

France said it would launch new air, land and sea searches from Réunion on Friday in the hope of finding more wreckage from MH370, after Malaysia said a wing part found on the island came from the ill-fated flight. Related: MH370 debris found: will it...

 
SPY IN THE CAMP: Former Chelsea and Leeds United striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is the methodical manager who has made Burton Albion a force to be reckoned with

SPY IN THE CAMP: Former Chelsea and Leeds United striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is the methodical manager...

As Burton Albion gear up for the biggest season in the club's history, STACY HARRIS says the Brewers must not forget their past - and the qualities that earned them a place in League One. Q Given the club are gearing up for their first-ever stint in...

 

RBA unlikely to cut interest rates further after issuing upbeat economic forecast

The Reserve Bank appears likely to keep its powder dry on another interest rate cut, issuing an upbeat assessment of the economy. While the central bank has reduced its economic growth forecasts for the current financial year by half a percentage...

Guardian, 05:04 in Business
 
Bristol's 37th International Balloon Fiesta gets under way

Bristol's 37th International Balloon Fiesta gets under way

The 37th International Balloon Fiesta has begun in Bristol, with the ascent of the first balloons. Thousands headed to Ashton Court for the nightglow at 21:15 BST, where tethered balloons lit their burners in time to music. More than 100 balloons are...

BBC, 05:05 in Regional
 

Stoke City fan pleads with supporters to help wake dad from coma

STOKE City stars are backing a campaign for Potters' fans to hold a minute's applause for a supporter who has been in a coma for seven weeks. Bojan and Jon Walters are among the players supporting the appeal to help stricken season ticket holder...

 

From the archive, 7 August 1926: First woman to swim the English Channel

Miss Gertrude Ederle, a 19-year-old New York swimmer, swam the English Channel yesterday from the French coast to England. She is the first woman to accomplish this feat, which has been performed on only five previous occasions, although her fellow...

Guardian, 05:07 in Sport
 


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