News archive from 18 June 2014, page 1

States to execute inmates despite US drugs concerns

States to execute inmates despite US drugs concerns

THREE convicted killers are scheduled to die in the span of just 24 hours in the first executions in America since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack after a botched lethal injection seven weeks ago. All three states planning ­lethal injections...

 
Russia denied moral high ground in Ukraine standoff

Russia denied moral high ground in Ukraine standoff

RUSSIA has circulated a new United Nations resolution on Ukraine in a fresh effort to make the deeply-divided Security Council address the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government and separatist fighters. UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the...

 
Wayne Rooney to play off Daniel Sturridge as Roy Hodgson plots central England attack

Wayne Rooney to play off Daniel Sturridge as Roy Hodgson plots central England attack

The striker was deployed as a playmaker in the No10 position during training at his side's Urca base camp yesterday, with Raheem Sterling moving over to the right flank and Danny Welbeck on the left. That would represent a switch in Hodgson's thinking...

 
Brazil struggle to show up at their own World Cup party

Brazil struggle to show up at their own World Cup party

Aided and abetted by the referee in their opening game against Croatia, Brazil were able to find no way past a determined Mexico side in which goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was an inspiration. Now - depending on today's result between Croatia and...

 
They're weak in midfield! Northern Ireland's Michael O'Neill advises England on Uruguay

They're weak in midfield! Northern Ireland's Michael O'Neill advises England on Uruguay

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill - whose team played a friendly in Montevideo last month - is of the view that Suarez cannot be in any serious form of shape to face Roy Hodgson's team. Otherwise, he would surely have been thrown on during the...

 
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling gives England a dose of Brazilian flair

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling gives England a dose of Brazilian flair

It is also because he was raised with the most evocative of our own sporting vistas as the stage set for his childhood. “I grew up a five-minute walk from Wembley Stadium. I used to ride my bike round this little car park there,” he said here...

 
Frank Lampard: Treat Uruguay showdown like a final

Frank Lampard: Treat Uruguay showdown like a final

It was on Sunday evening, the disappointment of the previous day's opening defeat by Italy still raw, when Roy Hodgson asked his senior players to follow him in addressing England's players. Captain Steven Gerrard spoke before Lampard, as...

 
Danny Cipriani is on fire but Freddie Burns will carry England's torch

Danny Cipriani is on fire but Freddie Burns will carry England's torch

Farrell was yesterday ruled out of Saturday's third Test in Hamilton, a match that can be a potential consolation after England lost the first two by a combined total of six points. As was predictable when the coach expressed optimism on Sunday,...

 
England were better in 2010! QPR boss Harry Redknapp BLASTS Roy Hodgson's defence

England were better in 2010! QPR boss Harry Redknapp BLASTS Roy Hodgson's defence

The QPR manager - overlooked as national team coach when Roy Hodgson was appointed - said England impressed in their opening game against Italy despite losing 2-1. But he railed against suggestions that England were better now than in the past,...

 
Time to DITCH tiki-taka! Fernando Torres wants speed in Spain's play

Time to DITCH tiki-taka! Fernando Torres wants speed in Spain's play

Still reeling from a 5-1 humbling by Holland in a humiliating opening game, the reigning champions face a make-or-break clash with Chile here in Rio tonight. Only three teams have ever qualified from a World Cup group after losing a match by at least...

 
Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini RESCUES poor Belgium stars

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini RESCUES poor Belgium stars

Marouane Fellaini, who has had such a torrid time since his £27million move to Manchester United, came off the bench to snatch an equaliser and cancel out an early penalty - his first goal since scoring for Everton against Stevenage in a Capital One...

 
Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou plotting major Holland scalp in Porto Alegre

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou plotting major Holland scalp in Porto Alegre

No one outside of the Aussie camp will give them much hope in the Port Alegre clash after Louis van Gaal masterminded a stunning 5-1 win over holders Spain on Friday - especially as Australia went down 3-1 to Chile the same evening. But Postecoglou...

 
Shocking animal cruelty cases in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire

Shocking animal cruelty cases in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire

A Staffordshire bull terrier dumped in woodland with head injuries had been tied to a pole so tightly that she'd had to stand completely still to avoid being choked. The incident was just one of the shocking cruelty cases dealt with by the RSPCA in...

 
UK house prices rise 10% in a year

UK house prices rise 10% in a year

Brittannia Village in east London. Average UK house prices jumped 9.9% over the year to April. Photograph: Photofusion/Rex Features UK house prices rose by 10% over the last year, with a near-19% increase in London, according to official figures that...

Guardian, 00:16 in Business
 
George Kerevan: Public the winner in open debate

George Kerevan: Public the winner in open debate

The referendum is helping to re-engage people with politics once more, which can only be a good thing, writes George Kerevan It’s Wednesday night in Glasgow and I’m at Waterstones’ vast bookshop in Sauchiehall Street to debate independence with Alan...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Politics
 


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