News archive from 9 June 2013
US PRESIDENT Barack Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping avoided a public confrontation on cybersecurity as they opened a two-day summit aimed at forging closer ties between the leaders of the world's largest economies. Obama described the...
A PREGNANT actress has been charged with threatening US president Barack Obama after she told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to him. Shannon Guess Richardson, 35, made an initial court appearance on Friday after being charged...
TURKEY'S prime minister convened his party leadership yesterday as anti-government protests entered their ninth day, with thousands of people still occupying Istanbul's central Taksim Square. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, above, said that the protests must...
A GUNMAN killed four people in Santa Monica, Calif
A FOUR-year-old boy has died from injuries he sustained when a mirror fell on him in a shop. The child was in the Hugo Boss store in the Bicester Outlet shopping village in Oxfordshire on Tuesday evening when the shop fitting fell causing severe head...
A LARGE-scale police raid on Edinburgh's brothels has been criticised by a charity that offers support to sex workers. Scot-Pep, the charity set up to protect the health of prostitutes, said it was “very concerned” by the initiative that saw Police...
Two Sunni gunmen in the northern Lebanese town of Tripoli, where sectarian conflict has taken hold. Photograph: Omar Ibrahim/REUTERS Beirutis like to say that their city thrives on uncertainty. "We've been through worse," is a common...
The axeman? José Manuel Barroso, president of the European commission, in London last week. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA Whatever the Eurosceptics may say, presidents of the European commission do serve one important function: scuttling big...
SCOTLAND'S post office
Last month, a British legal firm said the detention of up to 85 Afghans for as long as 14 months in the British-controlled Camp Bastion in Helmand province was in breach of British and international law. The British government has cited concerns about...
AFTER the Scottish football team's stunning one-goal
SCOTTISH Conservative leader Ruth Davidson yesterday backed a massive shake-up in Scotland's education system, saying parents should be able to pick and choose where to send their children in order to weed out "failing" schools. • Parents...
EDUCATION secretary Mike Russell yesterday pledged to cut teachers' workloads in a move to head off strike action in Scotland's schools. Addressing the annual general meeting of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) in Perth, Russell told...
ANYONE listening should have been left in absolutely no doubt: David Cameron is passionate about the United Kingdom. He said as much. As his brief speech to the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Stirling reached its climax, the Prime Minister...
Hundreds of homes in Cornwall were left without power on Saturday morning after heavy rain and thunderstorms struck the county. Up to 20mm of rain fell in just a few hours in the southern tip of Cornwall, causing flooding in areas including Penryn,...
- 23:26 Custody for 'Columbine' plot schoolboys
- 23:26 Novichok victim Charlie Rowley leaves hospital
- 23:26 Khalid Ali: Westminster plot bomb-maker jailed for life
- 23:26 UK weather: Driest start to summer on modern record
- 23:26 Michel Barnier questions Theresa May's Brexit White Paper
- 23:25 Mortgage misery: The homeowners facing repossession
- 23:25 Six ways China could retaliate in a trade war
- 23:25 Smart meters to cut energy bills by just £11, say MPs
- 06:47 Dol-y-Moch: Re-living childhood days at the 'slimy lake'
- 06:47 Gareth Shaw: If you’re not claiming marriage allowance, why not?
- 06:47 Susan Dalgety: Embrace legacy of Otis and Elvis in the name of freedom
- 06:47 Child-friendly gigs praised by parents
- 06:47 Brian Wilson: There’s a sinister side to Sturgeon’s new Catalan friend
- 06:47 Rare 50p coin sells for staggering £840 on eBay
- 06:47 Stephen Jardine: I was wrong about the future of restaurants
- 06:47 Watch: Moment police raid Nuneaton home and find thousands of...
- 06:47 Thatcher ‘Eurosceptic’ speech was never meant to be anti-EU,...
- 06:47 Foreign Secretary calls on Nato members to increase defence spending
- 06:47 MPs visit farm to highlight ‘crisis’ of berry picker shortage
- 06:47 Brian Wilson: The weakness of May and Corbyn has been exposed
- 06:47 John McLellan: The blood on the Brexit carpet can’t be ignored
- 06:47 Johnny Vegas reveals dramatic weight loss after split from wife
- 06:47 Jane Bradley: The sad end of this sporting life
- 06:47 Leader comment: Girl Guide badges to include actual Moon-walking?
- 06:47 This is when all the new Cathedral Lanes restaurants are opening
- 06:47 Girlguides ditch home making for mixology in culture change
- 06:47 Long-term CJD survivor at centre of legal protection battle
- 06:47 Person injured 'by falling object' near Coventry city centre - recap
- 06:47 Now That’s What I Call Music! hits 100th edition
- 06:47 Watch: Rare 200mph supercar cruises along M40