News archive from 15 February 2011, page 5

EU finmins agree on 500 billion euro future rescue fund

The new fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) will be part of a "comprehensive package" of measures European leaders are hoping to agree in late March to resolve the year-long debt crisis. "We've already agreed on the volume of...

Reuters, 00:20 in Business
 
Argentina accuses US of trying to smuggle weapons into country

Argentina accuses US of trying to smuggle weapons into country

Relations between the US and Argentina have deteriorated after Buenos Aires lodged a formal complaint over a US military plane that landed late last week carrying guns, drugs and satellite phones. The Argentinian government claimed the US was trying...

 
D.Boerse, NYSE near deal but dodging thorny issues

D.Boerse, NYSE near deal but dodging thorny issues

The two have hammered out a broad framework for a merger deal that focuses on functions and personalities, with several executives chosen for key posts across Europe and the United States, three people familiar with the plan said. Among the issues...

Reuters, 00:20 in Business
 

Letters: Egyptian workers join the action

I agree with Tim Webb (Letters, 14 February) that there has been a Labour silence on the events in Egypt, including the participation in this people's revolution of one of its most powerful sectors – the working class. Last week, over 20,000 workers...

 
Newbury must explain why racing continued as horses lay dead

Newbury must explain why racing continued as horses lay dead

If Newbury manage to stage the totesport Trophy card this Friday as they hope to, it should allow many in the sport to move on from one of the most miserable racing afternoons that most of us can remember. The audience may be reduced, but the winners...

Guardian, 00:22 in Sport
 
Tottenham and Harry Redknapp have little option but to attack Milan

Tottenham and Harry Redknapp have little option but to attack Milan

If the Champions League is still new to Tottenham Hotspur, the greatest novelty of all has been the ease with which they have coped. The manager, Harry Redknapp, has sounded relatively optimistic about the tie with Milan and it would have strained...

Guardian, 00:22 in Sport
 
Dave Brailsford saddles up for cycling success on tour and track

Dave Brailsford saddles up for cycling success on tour and track

My role is to be an orchestra conductor," Dave Brailsford says as he swivels on his chair at the Manchester Velodrome. The 46-year-old performance director of British Cycling and the general manager of Team Sky picks up an energy bar as if it...

Guardian, 00:22 in Sport
 
Olympics ticket race on as timetable and prices are released

Olympics ticket race on as timetable and prices are released

London 2012 organisers are firing the starting gun on the race for 6.6m tickets across 645 sessions at the biggest sporting event ever held in Britain, and will attempt to avoid a stampede by warning that securing them will be a marathon not a...

Guardian, 00:22 in Sport
 
How do you like your sour grapes, Señor Xavi Hernández? | Richard Williams

How do you like your sour grapes, Señor Xavi Hernández? | Richard Williams

The teams were a goal apiece, with the visitors down to 10 men, when a distinctive noise came from the away end at Loftus Road on Sunday afternoon. As a forward and a defender converged on a 50-50 ball near the corner flag, the force of their...

Guardian, 00:22 in Sport
 
WAYNE ROONEY WINS HANDS DOWN

WAYNE ROONEY WINS HANDS DOWN

JOLEON LESCOTT suffered TWICE at the hands of hot-shot Wayne Rooney on ­Saturday. After being frustrated by the United star’s wonder strike in the Manchester derby, Lescott was then on the wrong end of another defeat – on the Xbox. It all ended...

Daily Star, 00:25 in Sport
 
DANIEL STURRIDGE TO REPAY LOAN

DANIEL STURRIDGE TO REPAY LOAN

GARY CAHILL reckons Daniel Sturridge has turned himself into the bargain of the season at Bolton. Sturridge has become an instant hero at the Reebok after scoring three goals in three games since joining the Trotters on loan for the rest of the...

Daily Star, 00:27 in Sport
 
Ask the expert: savings and investments

Ask the expert: savings and investments

Savers' returns are still being outstripped by inflation, as banks and building societies offer low interest rates for customers. So, with the Bank rate still at a record low, how can savers make their funds work harder for them? Last week, we asked...

BBC, 00:27 in Business
 
Cameron gives every bit of his passion

Cameron gives every bit of his passion

We were gathered in Somerset House, London, to hear from David Cameron what the "big society" really means. It was very exciting, as if we had been invited to learn the true mystery of the Da Vinci Code, or the ingredients in the Colonel's...

Guardian, 00:31 in Politics
 
ZLAT: I WANT TROPHIES NOT CITY’S MEGA-BUCKS

ZLAT: I WANT TROPHIES NOT CITY’S MEGA-BUCKS

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC last night revealed he snubbed Manchester City to join AC Milan because he wants silverware and not just a fat wage packet. The Swedish striker had the chance to join City last summer but claimed money was not his main motivation....

Daily Star, 00:31 in Sport
 

Hugh Muir's diary

• There's many an eccentric in the palace of Westminster, and that's a good thing: without them the place would lose much of its character. But there are also difficult types. Is hereditary peer Viscount Waverley of Westdean one of them? Yesterday...

Guardian, 00:31 in Politics
 


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