News archive from 19 June 2017, page 3

George McManus: We should all fear Theresa May’s deal with DUP

SO it is the 1970s. A Jewish man is walking down Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow when he’s mugged by two men. “Are you a Catholic or a Protestant?” he’s asked. “I’m Jewish,” he says. They think for a moment and say “But are you a Catholic Jew or a...

 
The surprising ways video games have shaped the economy

The surprising ways video games have shaped the economy

Early in 1962, a young MIT student was on his way home in the nearby town of Lowell, Massachusetts. As Peter Samson stepped off the train and gazed up at the stars above, a meteor streaked across the heavens. Mr Samson reflexively grabbed for a game...

BBC, 00:25 in Business
 

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

Iran fired missiles on Sunday into eastern Syria, aiming at the bases of militant groups it holds responsible for attacks in Tehran which left 18 dead last week, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported. Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched the mid-range...

 

Cristiano Ronaldo leaving La Liga due to tax claims would be an 'irreparable loss' admits league president

The president of La Liga has admitted it would be a 'massive loss' should Cristiano Ronaldo decide to quit Spanish football. Ronaldo, 32, is rumoured to want to leave Real Madrid this summer after a hugely successful period at the Bernabeu. Former...

Daily Mail, 00:28 in Sport
 

Brexit talks watershed moment YP Comment: Counting down to leaving EU.

TODAY marks a watershed moment in the history of Britain. The start of formal negotiations with the EU about the terms on which the country leaves sets a clock ticking on determining the future for decades to come. Last summer’s referendum vote in...

 
Ashtead standing strong despite US jitters, says NICHOLAS HYETT

Ashtead standing strong despite US jitters, says NICHOLAS HYETT

However, this year the construction equipment rental business, which generates almost 90 per cent of revenues in the US, has come off the boil. The fear is that an embattled Trump administration will struggle to deliver spending plans. Last week’s...

 
Standard Life merger with Aberdeen Asset Management ‘to get the all clear’

Standard Life merger with Aberdeen Asset Management ‘to get the all clear’

The deal requires the backing of at least 75 per cent of Aberdeen shareholders and 50 per cent of Standard Life investors to get the go-ahead, but experts believe the merger will be given the all clear despite unease over the joint chief executive...

 

Scottish council workers axed in their thousands

Thousands of workers have been axed by Scotland’s councils over the past year, prompting fresh anger over Scottish Government funding cuts to town halls. At the same time there has been a rise in the number of civil service staff employed directly by...

Scotsman, 00:38 in Politics
 

Parents and medics divided on roll-out of baby box scheme

Parents and medical staff involved in the Scottish Government’s pilot baby box scheme are split on whether the scheme should be universal or whether it should be limited to those on low incomes or first-time parents. A report on the trial programme of...

Scotsman, 00:38 in Politics
 

‘Broken heart’ can cause lasting damage, Scots experts find

A condition known as “broken heart syndrome” may leave longer lasting damage than previously thought, Scottish experts say. Around 3,000 people per year in the UK suffer from Takotsubo syndrome, which can be triggered by severe emotional distress,...

Scotsman, 00:39 in Health
 

Chinese state oil giants take petrol price battle to the pumps

Chinese state oil giants Sinopec and PetroChina are waging war at the nation's gas pumps, slashing prices at unprecedented rates in an effort to reclaim sales lost to private local and foreign rivals in the $440 billion (£344.6 billion) retail fuel...

Reuters, 00:39 in Business
 
Man Utd Transfer News LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo open to Old Trafford return, Belotti latest

Man Utd Transfer News LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo open to Old Trafford return, Belotti latest

MANCHESTER UNITED TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: All the gossip on Ronaldo, Perisic and more… Sunday 18 June 23:00: Manchester United are still keen on signing Kieran Tierney, reports claim. Jose Mourinho is on the hunt for a left-back. A replacement for Luke...

 
Paul McCartney’s family send birthday messages as their ‘daddy cool’ turns 75

Paul McCartney’s family send birthday messages as their ‘daddy cool’ turns 75

It seems like just yesterday that Sir Paul McCartney was just a young, mop-headed hearththrob making great music the girls swoon. But today marks the singer’s 75th birthday, and his family took to Instagram to send him well wishes. The Beatles...

Metro, 00:45 in Showbiz
 

'I went to the dentist and ended up losing eye to face-eating cancer'

A young woman who went to the dentist thinking she had an abscess ended up having to have an eye removed. Ceri Jones, 22, ended up having to have her face rebuilt after it was discovered she had a rare form of flesh-eating cancer. What started as a...

 

Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe 'only wants to play for Real Madrid'... and Cristiano Ronaldo's uncertain...

Kylian Mbappe has told Monaco he only wants to leave for Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain. Mbappe has been linked with a number of other clubs around Europe, including Arsenal and Liverpool, but the France international has his heart set on...

Daily Mail, 00:47 in Sport
 


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