News archive from 15 December 2014, page 144

Banks set for first of new annual BoE health checks

Britain pumped 66 billion pounds into Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) and Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L) to keep them afloat during the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009, prompting a shake-up in the way banks are supervised. The BoE's new Financial...

Reuters, 23:24 in Business
 
Ibrox fans rally to defence of Ally McCoist as Rangers board report outgoing boss' resignation to stock exchange

Ibrox fans rally to defence of Ally McCoist as Rangers board report outgoing boss' resignation to stock...

BUNGLING Rangers directors cannot even spell the name of their manager as Ibrox fans launched a stout defence of Ally McCoist. The Rangers board confirmed to the Stock Exchange yesterday the brassed off boss has told them he intends leaving at the end...

 

'The day we changed forever': Australia's newspapers record deadly Sydney siege

As the country's people wake up to the news that will rock a nation that has long prided itself on peace, Australia's newspapers recorded the deadly siege. The captivating image of a terrifed young woman employee escaping the Lindt cafe and in to the...

 

Being young at heart really CAN help you live longer: Researchers say those who feel younger that their...

How old do you feel? Think carefully - the answer might help predict how much longer you'll live.  Researchers have found that people who feel younger than their actual age are more likely to live longer. They found that it appears having a positive...

 

Tuesday's National Newspaper Front Pages

THE PAPERS' TOP STORIES :: Independent The paper leads with a dramatic photo showing the moment a group of hostages escaped from the Lindt Cafe in Sydney. :: Daily Telegraph The paper asks why an apparently mentally unstable man with extremist views...

 

Turkey's Erdogan says media raids a response to 'dirty' plot

Sunday's raids on the Zaman daily and Samanyolu television marked an escalation in Erdogan's battle with former ally Fethullah Gulen. The two have been in open conflict since a corruption probe targeting Erdogan's inner circle a year ago, which...

 
SYDNEY SIEGE: 'He's going to kill us': Chilling tape emerges of hostage INSIDE cafe

SYDNEY SIEGE: 'He's going to kill us': Chilling tape emerges of hostage INSIDE cafe

Marcia Mikhael, 42, was forced at gunpoint to speak directly to a camera in which she explained gunman, later identified as Man Haron Monis, threatened to "start killing us". In the short clip, Marcia addressed the Australian Prime Minister...

 
Theresa May insists she did not seek redactions to American report

Theresa May insists she did not seek redactions to American report

HOME SECRETARY Theresa May has insisted she did not request any redactions to an American report that exposed brutal CIA interrogation methods in a bid to cover up any UK involvement. Mrs May did concede that officials had requested that no evidence...

 
Russian central bank raises interest rate to 17% to prevent rouble’s collapse

Russian central bank raises interest rate to 17% to prevent rouble’s collapse

Russia’s central bank has taken drastic action to halt the rouble’s free fall on the foreign exchanges by raising interest rates by 6.5 percentage points to 17%. After a day of turmoil dominated by fears that a crashing global oil price would...

Guardian, 23:42 in Business
 

Spain's Repsol approves takeover offer for Talisman - source

Repsol declined to comment while Talisman was not immediately available to comment. (Reporting by Julien Toyer in Madrid and Euan Rocha in Calgary; Editing by Grant McCool)

Reuters, 23:47 in Business
 

Night At The Museum Pays Tribute To Williams

Stars of the latest film in the Night At The Museum series have paid tribute to "kind and warm" Robin Williams, who makes one of his final appearances in the film. The comedian - who stars as US President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt in Night...

 


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