News archive from 11 February 2014, page 103

CNN’s transformation says a lot about what is working today in television

CNN’s transformation says a lot about what is working today in television

JEFF ZUCKER, boss of CNN Worldwide, a cable-news firm, likes to start his morning with a shot of numbers. Every weekday at 9am he confers with his teams in New York, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and other bureaus to discuss ratings and web traffic, and to...

 

U.S. can keep Guantanamo hunger strikers alive by force - court

The 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed two decisions by lower court judges. Those judges ruled last year that Congress had stripped them of the ability to hear lawsuits about conditions...

 
Scottish independence: George Osborne to 'rule out currency union'

Scottish independence: George Osborne to 'rule out currency union'

UK Chancellor George Osborne is likely to rule out a formal currency union with an independent Scotland, government sources have told the BBC. It comes after Prime Minister David Cameron said Mr Osborne will set out further details of the coalition's...

BBC, 23:28 in Business
 
House passes increase in US borrowing limit

House passes increase in US borrowing limit

The US House of Representatives has passed an increase in the government's debt limit, after the Republicans gave up on their attempt to win concessions from the Democrats in return. The House voted 221-201 to waive the $17.2tn (£10.4tn) debt limit...

BBC, 23:37 in Business
 

Neymar looks set to be fit for Champions League clash with City as Barca name Brazilian star in Copa del...

Neymar looks set to be back in time for Barcelona's Champions League clash against Manchester City after being included in the squad for the Catalan's Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday night. Despite not yet receiving the all-clear from club...

Daily Mail, 23:42 in Sport
 

Brighton 1-0 Leeds: Ulloa goal the difference as off-field uncertainty continues for McDermott's side

Leeds United had actually done rather well since their manager, Brian McDermott, was 'sacked' on deadline day. Star player Ross McCormack stayed and had led the club to two victories in a row. But the apparent desire to march on together, despite the...

Daily Mail, 23:42 in Sport
 
High Street banks carry on cutting paper statements

High Street banks carry on cutting paper statements

In November 2012, banking giant RBS informed seven million customers that it was cutting the frequency of paper bank statements. It said current account holders would receive statements through the post every three months rather than monthly. Reaction...

BBC, 23:48 in Business
 
Rural China's tough lessons in resilience

Rural China's tough lessons in resilience

Students in Shanghai have the highest results in international Pisa tests. But what is the state of education for China's rural poor, far away from the showcase cities? Andreas Schleicher, who runs the Pisa tests, went to find out. About 1,900 miles...

BBC, 23:53 in Business
 
Attacker apologises after assault on tragic victim

Attacker apologises after assault on tragic victim

A remorseful offender has apologised after he struck a man who sadly died of natural causes just days later. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, February 10, how Joshua Blount had been at a get-together at a home on Holmefield Road,...

 

U.S. ambassador to meet India's Modi, ending isolation

Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, is considered the favourite to form a government after a general election due by May. He is also the chief minister of Gujarat state, where in 2002, Hindu mobs killed at least 1,000 people, most of them...

 


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