News archive from 11 December 2012, page 2

Markets: Diageo rises on talk of move for Beam

SHARES in Scotland's largest distiller edged ahead yesterday following weekend press reports that it had been in talks with Morrison Bowmore-owner Suntory to buy New York-listed spirits giant Beam. City sources said Diageo – which makes Bell’s,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Business briefs: SLI | Maserati | Pinnacle | Croma | Interbulk | Japan in recession

Business briefs: SLI | Maserati | Pinnacle | Croma | Interbulk | Japan in recession

Standard Life Investments has won a £130 million mandate to manage a local government pension scheme bond fund after a "lengthy tender process". SLI wins Cumbria council mandate Cumbria County Council handed the fund to the management of SLI...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
HSBC 'To Pay $1.9bn' In Money Laundering Case

HSBC 'To Pay $1.9bn' In Money Laundering Case

HSBC will pay $1.9bn (£1.2bn) to settle a money-laundering probe by US authorities into Europe's biggest bank, reports say. An unnamed law enforcement official told the AP news agency the British bank will pay $1.25bn (£778m) in forfeiture - the...

 
ROSAMUND PIKE IS A THRILLER AS SHE JOINS TOM CRUISE AT PREMIERE

ROSAMUND PIKE IS A THRILLER AS SHE JOINS TOM CRUISE AT PREMIERE

The 33-year-old lifted the winter gloom as she smiled in a backless bright yellow Alexander McQueen gown. And she was not the only star to cheer up the fans. Tom Cruise arrived on the red carpet hours early to pose for photographs and sign...

 
BOLDLY GO AND PAY £75,000 FOR SPOCK'S ICONIC TUNIC

BOLDLY GO AND PAY £75,000 FOR SPOCK'S ICONIC TUNIC

The tunic, from the original TV series of Star Trek, is up for auction this week after being locked away since 1968. Worn by actor Leonard Nimoy, as the human-Vulcan, the tunic was won by a viewer who entered a competition to design a costume for the...

 
HOLLY WILLOUGHBY IS WORLD'S MOST DESIRABLE WOMAN, SAY BRITISH MEN

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY IS WORLD'S MOST DESIRABLE WOMAN, SAY BRITISH MEN

The 31-year-old, right, took top spot in a list of the World's 99 Most Desirable women of 2013. The poll of 175,000 men put her above US actress Jennifer Lawrence, 22, who came second, singer Cheryl Cole, 29, who was third, actress Kate Upton, 20,...

 
MARTIN FREEMAN STRUGGLED TO FILM THE HOBBIT COVERED IN GLUE AND FAKE SNOT

MARTIN FREEMAN STRUGGLED TO FILM THE HOBBIT COVERED IN GLUE AND FAKE SNOT

The star portrays hobbit protagonist Bilbo Baggins in the first installment of director Peter Jackson's new trilogy, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings franchise, but he insists it wasn't all fun during the 18-month shoot in New Zealand, and he had...

 
Michael Moore calls for crucial free trade deal with US

Michael Moore calls for crucial free trade deal with US

Free trade between the UK and the United States is essential to economic recovery and prosperity in both countries, the Scottish Secretary told US business leaders yesterday. Michael Moore warned there were still “significant barriers” to trade and...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Peter Jones: At the mercy of our North Sea fate

Peter Jones: At the mercy of our North Sea fate

The unpredictability of future oil prices makes an independent Scotland's viability all the more uncertain, says Peter Jones Alex Salmond, many years ago, told me a joke. Can’t remember it exactly, but the gist of the punchline was that God, having...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon seeks urgent talks after fresh warning over EU membership

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon seeks urgent talks after fresh warning over EU membership

NICOLA Sturgeon today announced she is to seek urgent talks with Euro chiefs after a fresh warning that Scotland would have to reapply to join the EU after independence. • SNP has claimed Scotland would remain part of the EU and renegotiate its terms...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Mario Monti is man of the moment but ghost of Silvio Berlusconi looms

Mario Monti is man of the moment but ghost of Silvio Berlusconi looms

Fellow European leaders have heaped praise on Italian prime minister Mario Monti, as he sought to reassure them his country would not be left adrift following his surprise decision to resign and the return to front-line politics of Silvio Berlusconi....

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 

Leading India 2-1 is "monumental' achievement for England captain Alastair Cook

ENGLAND have already pulled off a "monumental" achievement to lead their Test series in India 2-1 - and in captain Alastair Cook have the right man to ensure they finish the job in Nagpur. That is the verdict of Graham Gooch, England batting...

Daily Post, 00:11 in Sport
 
Decision due over where Saif Gaddafi will face trial

Decision due over where Saif Gaddafi will face trial

THE climax of a bitter war between Libya and the International Criminal Court over the fate of Saif Gaddafi is due in the coming days when judges decide whether Tripoli has the right to hold his war crimes trial. The case has become the most...

 

Amir Khan warns Carlos Molina he's a different fighter since Danny Garcia defeat

AMIR KHAN has vowed to reinvent himself as "a totally different fighter" when he aims to bounce back this weekend from two successive defeats. The Bolton light-welterweight is under intense pressure to beat Carlos Molina in Los Angeles on...

Daily Post, 00:11 in Sport
 
French film star goes into tax exile – just 800 yards over border

French film star goes into tax exile – just 800 yards over border

French film star Gerard Depardieu has moved into his new tax-exile mansion in Belgium - a mere 800 yards from the border with France The 64-year-old actor’s lavish home in the village of Nechin, on a street known as Millionaire’s Row, is less than two...

 


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