News archive from 14 July 2012, page 8

Sponsored by Judges rule Thai constitution can be altered

Thailand's ruling party is to push ahead with plans to change the constitution after a court ruled that proposed amendments did not threaten the revered monarchy, a charge that might have led to the party's dissolution. The decision yesterday means...

 

Sponsored by Civil servants protest as Spanish austerity measures bite

Spanish civil servants took to the streets yesterday in protest as the government approved sweeping new austerity measures that include wage cuts and tax increases. The government is under pressure to get its public finances on track, amid...

 
WARNING AS BANK UNVEILS LOAN SCHEME

WARNING AS BANK UNVEILS LOAN SCHEME

The Bank of England and the Treasury unveiled the Funding For Lending programme to give commercial banks cheap access to finance in an effort to boost the economy and fend off the effects of the eurozone crisis. Banks will be offered funding at low...

 

Sponsored by Dozens left dead or injured after coal train hits truck

A CARGO train loaded with coal has collided with a truck carrying farm workers at a crossing in eastern South Africa, killing at least 24 people, officials said yesterday. At least 25 others were injured in the accident in Mpumalanga, an eastern...

 

Sponsored by Conservationists fear for
Madagascar’s lemurs

The lemurs of Madagascar - known for their haunting cries and reflective eyes - are the most endangered primate group on Earth because they are losing their forest habitat, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said yesterday....

 
DEADLINE SET IN BATTLE FOR COVE

DEADLINE SET IN BATTLE FOR COVE

If Royal Dutch Shell or PTT of Thailand do not table a final offer by 5pm on Monday an auction will begin the next day. They will then submit daily bids until a winner emerges. ** CLICK HERE TO CLAIM A FREE COPY OF ONE OF OUR MONEY & FINANCE...

 

Sponsored by Mexican presidential race loser says winner ‘bought’ millions of votes

The runner-up in Mexico's presidential race has gone to the country's electoral court in an effort to have the result declared void, claiming the winner broke campaign finance laws and bought millions of votes. Left-wing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez...

 

Sponsored by King recovered from latest illness, but public appearance cancelled

Thailand's 84-year-old king has recovered from minor bleeding around the brain, the royal palace said yesterday, but he has still scrapped a trip to the west of the country. A statement from the palace said a scan showed King Bhumibol Adulyadej had...

 
JP MORGAN HIT BY LOSS

JP MORGAN HIT BY LOSS

“This has shaken our company to the core,” said chief executive Jamie Dimon, who insisted it was “an isolated event”. The costs of the botched credit products trading at its London office were more than double the bank's ­initial estimate of...

 
UK ECONOMY LOOKS SET TO BE THE BIG WINNER

UK ECONOMY LOOKS SET TO BE THE BIG WINNER

Hopes have been raised by a Lloyds Banking Group study, which forecasts a £16.5billion “Olympic Effect” lasting from London's successful bid in 2005 up to 2017. Construction and tourism are likely to benefit most, and the practice of awarding the...

 

Sponsored by Judges walk out to support colleague

Some 100 Bulgarian judges walked out of their courtrooms in protest against the dismissal of a colleague who has been outspoken in her criticism of the interior minister. The Supreme Judicial Council has been called on to revoke its decision to fire...

 

Sponsored by Mali hostages seen
in video message

Three hostages kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in northern Mali last year said they were in good health in their first video message seen yesterday. The three men from South Africa, the Netherlands and Sweden were seized on 25 November by gunmen who...

 
HELPING OTHERS IS GIVING JACK OLIVER A LIFT

HELPING OTHERS IS GIVING JACK OLIVER A LIFT

Oliver, from Bexleyheath, is the youngest of Team GB's three male lifters in London and will compete in the men's 77kg weight category at ExCeL on August 1. But Oliver, leaning on the methods of head coach Tamas Feher, has helped train girlfriend...

 

Sponsored by Bomber misses
state governor

A SUICIDE bomber killed five people at a mosque in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri yesterday, the military said. It is the latest attack in a region plagued by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents. The attack missed the deputy governor of Borno...

 
I'M GLAD TO BE BACK ON TRACK SAYS HANNAH ENGLAND

I'M GLAD TO BE BACK ON TRACK SAYS HANNAH ENGLAND

One of the country's bright medal hopes, England was happy to simply turn up at the Crystal Palace party . The two-day Aviva meeting which finishes today is the last chance for the home fans to let the athletes know just what they think of them – and...

 


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