News archive from 14 January 2014, page 5

'Tortured' Britons await decision

Four Britons who were blocked by UK courts from suing foreign officials who allegedly tortured them while they were held in Saudi Arabian jails will find out today if European judges regard the refusal as a breach of human rights. Ronald Jones,...

 

Rolf Harris to enter assault pleas

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris is due to enter pleas today to 12 counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of a child. The 83-year-old is set to appear at Southwark Crown Court accused of assaults against four girls between 1968...

 

'British option' proposed for firms

Millions of companies which do not export to Europe should be exempted from the most burdensome Brussels regulations, according to a new report by a business group campaigning for reform of the European Union. Single market regulations cost UK...

 

Miliband: I'll rebuild middle class

Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised to "rebuild our middle class" in the face of a cost-of-living crisis. The Opposition leader said a "strong and vibrant" middle class was essential for the country's success but its foundations...

 

HS2 engineers training college plan

Plans for a new college to train the next generation of top engineers to work on the construction of the £50 billion HS2 high-speed rail project have been unveiled by the Government. The announcement came after yet another top politician - this time...

 

'British option' proposed for firms

Millions of companies which do not export to Europe should be exempted from the most burdensome Brussels regulations, according to a new report by a business group campaigning for reform of the European Union. Single market regulations cost UK...

 

'Tortured' Britons await decision

Four Britons who were blocked by UK courts from suing foreign officials who allegedly tortured them while they were held in Saudi Arabian jails will find out today if European judges regard the refusal as a breach of human rights. Ronald Jones,...

 

Christmas shopping rush dropped off

The Christmas high street shopping rush thinned out again last year after footfall in December dropped 3.7% compared with 2012 as consumers increasingly turned to the web. Figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) also showed that over the last...

 
Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum seen boosting Sisi

Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum seen boosting Sisi

Few doubt that Egyptians, who staged mass protests against Mursi's rule before his ouster, will turn out in big numbers and vote "yes" in the two-day referendum, a milestone in the army-backed government's political road map. Sisi deposed...

 
Brazil Police Linked To 'Revenge' Killings Of 12

Brazil Police Linked To 'Revenge' Killings Of 12

The fatal shootings of 12 young men in Brazil could have been carried out by police officers as revenge after one of their colleagues was killed. The wave of murders began on Sunday night and continued into early Monday in Campinas, 60 miles (100km)...

 

China H-shares hover around 4-month lows, Great Wall Motor sinks

* 3-month delay in H8 delay hurt Great Wall shares * Other Chinese autos rise on order for military to buy local By Clement Tan HONG KONG, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Chinese shares listed in Hong Kong hovered around four-month lows on Tuesday, pressured by...

 

BOJ weighs extending operating hours of its settlement system

The BOJ has been negotiating with private financial institutions since September on extending the system's operating hours to meet growing needs from Japanese companies conducting business globally. The central bank is considering changing the cut-off...

Reuters, 04:45 in Business
 

No sweat for Federer in Melbourne heat as Swiss great beats Duckworth in straights

Roger Federer wasted no time out in the hot conditions in Melbourne as he beat James Duckworth in straight sets at the Australian Open. Federer beat the Australian wild card 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in just one hour and 43 minutes to book his place in the second...

Daily Mail, 04:46 in Sport
 
Francois Hollande Faces Media Over Alleged Affair

Francois Hollande Faces Media Over Alleged Affair

Francois Hollande is to face the media for the first time since news of his alleged affair with a French actress became public. The French president will hold an annual New Year's news conference with journalists in Paris to discuss the economy and...

 
China Doctor Sold Babies To Child Traffickers

China Doctor Sold Babies To Child Traffickers

A Chinese obstetrician has been given a suspended death sentence for stealing seven newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers. Zhang Shuxia took the children after telling their parents that they were sick or had died, before selling them...

 


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