News archive from 18 January 2011, page 12

Tunisians must dismantle the monster Ben Ali built | Soumaya Ghannoushi

Few Tunisians could have imagined that a president who had repressed and stifled them for more than 23 years could be so fragile, so vulnerable. As soon as the uprising that raged around the country for just over four weeks reached its capital, Tunis...

 

US embassy cables: Turkey and terrorism

Cable dated:2002-11-15T12:40:00 S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 05 ANKARA 008305 S/CT FOR REAP E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/14/2012 TAGS: PTER, TU SUBJECT: TURKEY: 2002 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT REF: STATE 201772 1. (U) CLASSIFIED BY DCM ROBERT S. DEUTSCH; REASONS...

 
Kenny Miller eyed by Birmingham City as Robbie Keane transfer abandoned

Kenny Miller eyed by Birmingham City as Robbie Keane transfer abandoned

Blues had agreed a £6million deal with Spurs before the weekend for the 30-year-old, who is desperate to resurrect his career away from White Hart Lane. But today they admitted they are no longer interested in signing the Republic of Ireland captain...

Metro, 08:47 in Sport
 
Steven Pienaar transfer race sees Spurs close in as Chelsea offer stalls

Steven Pienaar transfer race sees Spurs close in as Chelsea offer stalls

The Merseysiders have announced they had given the 28-year-old permission to speak to Spurs, who had an offer turned down last week. Chelsea have already had a bid accepted - believed to be £3m - but it is reported Spurs have now succeeded with a...

Metro, 08:47 in Sport
 
Manchester United's Rafael charged with improper conduct

Manchester United's Rafael charged with improper conduct

Rafael was dismissed after being booked for a foul on Benoit Assou-Ekotto - he had been cautioned earlier in the match. An FA statement said: ‘The charge relates to the player’s conduct towards Mike Dean following his dismissal.’ The player has until...

Metro, 08:47 in Sport
 
Liverpool 'make approach for Ashley Young and Stewart Downing'

Liverpool 'make approach for Ashley Young and Stewart Downing'

Bent is said to be in Birmingham to discuss contract terms with Villa after handing in a written transfer request following Sunday's Wear-Tyne derby draw with Newcastle. Liverpool had an approach for the two highly-rated England internationals turned...

Metro, 08:47 in Sport
 
Darren Bent's Aston Villa move sends Twitter, and Rio Ferdinand, aflutter

Darren Bent's Aston Villa move sends Twitter, and Rio Ferdinand, aflutter

Bent is in the Midlands today to discuss personal terms with Villa, having handed in a transfer request to Black Cats owner Niall Quinn immediately after yesterday's Wear-Tyne derby match. MORE: Sunderland transfer news and rumours And the shock news,...

Metro, 08:47 in Sport
 

Former Cdeltic ace Andy Walker in new exercise goal for the kids

FORMER Celtic star Andy Walker yesterday kicked off a scheme to make parents more aware about how much exercise their kids need. Walker launched the Take Life On initiative at Ruchill Primary School in Glasgow. The Scottish government scheme aims to...

 
Michael Ciani 'being tracked by Arsenal scouts for January transfer'

Michael Ciani 'being tracked by Arsenal scouts for January transfer'

Ciani - a French international centre back - was first tipped to join the Gunners last summer after impressing with Les Girondins and making his international debut against Spain in March. However, a move never came to fruition as Arsene Wenger opted...

Metro, 08:48 in Sport
 
RBS sells the Priory Group

RBS sells the Priory Group

The Priory Group is changing hands, following a protracted sales process that lasted longer than a typical celebrity stay at its world-famous rehab clinic. The Royal Bank of Scotland announced this morning that it has agreed to sell the Priory Group...

Guardian, 08:48 in Business
 
Inflation is on the rise - and it's set to get worse, raising fears of soaring interest rates

Inflation is on the rise - and it's set to get worse, raising fears of soaring interest rates

That would mean it spent the whole of 2010 at or above 3 per cent and well above the 2 per cent target. CPI inflation rose to a six-month high of 3.3 per cent in November. But the retail prices index stands at 4.7 per cent and is widely seen as a far...

 
'It's a sledgehammer for businesses': Ten month paternity leave for fathers savaged by city chiefs

'It's a sledgehammer for businesses': Ten month paternity leave for fathers savaged by city chiefs

The British Chambers of Commerce said the proposals were a "sledgehammer" to business while employment lawyers said they could have a "chilling" effect on recruitment. The Institute of Directors warned that the policy would make it...

 
Supermarkets will be forced to charge a minimum price for alcohol... but beer can STILL be sold for just 38p

Supermarkets will be forced to charge a minimum price for alcohol... but beer can STILL be sold for just 38p

The crackdown is supposed to target irresponsible selling and drinking and is the first attempt to instruct supermarkets, which have been accused of fuelling binge drinking, how to behave. At present, there is nothing to stop them selling cans of...

 
Australian Open 2011: Andy Murray eases through to second round

Australian Open 2011: Andy Murray eases through to second round

Andy Murray eased into the second round of the Australian Open today after brushing aside the challenge of Karol Beck. The Scot was 6-3, 6-1, 4-2 ahead and well on his way to a routine win on Hisense Arena when the Slovakian retired due to a shoulder...

Guardian, 08:53 in Sport
 

My Fair Laddies: The View needed elocution lessons for fans to cut through their Dundonian accents

THE View have revealed they took elocution lessons from their producer - because no one could understand what they were singing. Frontman Kyle Falconer admitted the band - who speak with strong Dundee accents - want to get their message across on...

 


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