News archive from 20 August 2014, page 3

Money-laundering failures cost British bank £180m

Money-laundering failures cost British bank £180m

Standard Chartered Bank has agreed to pay New York's top banking regulator a penalty of $300 million (£180m) for failing to improve money-laundering controls. The city’s Department of Financial Services said the order signed yesterday followed the...

 

St Louis police kill second black youth

POLITICIANS have appealed for calm and a change in police tactics in St Louis, Missouri, as a second black man was shot and killed by an officer after allegedly robbing a convenience store. The shooting at the Six Stars Market was just four miles from...

 
Vicar’s Coldstream Guards role extended

Vicar’s Coldstream Guards role extended

The Former Vicar of Berwick, Canon Alan Hughes, has been extraordinarily extended by The Ministry of Defence for further service to age 70. Canon Hughes joined the Coldstream Guards 50 years ago and is currently on exercise in the field at the army’s...

 
Suspect is held over shipping container migrants

Suspect is held over shipping container migrants

Two men were in custody last night over separate allegations of people trafficking. The first was to be questioned over the death of an immigrant and the illegal transportation of 34 others found inside a shipping container at Tilbury Docks, Essex,...

Scotsman, 01:09 in Hot News
 
Students rely on Bank of Gran and Grandad

Students rely on Bank of Gran and Grandad

Over-50s in the UK are set to hand over nearly £17 billion to fund their grandchildren's studies, according to a new survey. The research shows the Bank of Mum and Dad is fast becoming the Bank of Gran and Grandad as today’s grandparents will each...

Scotsman, 01:09 in Hot News
 
Get fit to set a good example, nurses urged

Get fit to set a good example, nurses urged

nursing students are being encouraged to get fit so they can act as good role models for their patients. Trainee nurses in one part of Scotland are taking part in an initiative to encourage them to exercise so they feel more confident in advising...

Scotsman, 01:10 in Health
 

Japan export rebound offers hope for economic growth

The export data will be a relief for the Bank of Japan, which has predicated its economic growth and inflation forecasts on a rapid rise in net exports as part of the government's "Abenomics" plan to energise the Japanese economy. The 3.9...

Reuters, 01:18 in Business
 

Independent Scotland may need Plan B, says adviser

ALEX Salmond's most influential economic adviser last night admitted Westminster could rule out the First Minister's currency Plan A. Crawford Beveridge said it was “entirely possible” Mr Salmond’s formal currency union plans would be dismissed by...

Scotsman, 01:32 in Politics
 
Venue confirmed for Henry’s Class of ‘78

Venue confirmed for Henry’s Class of ‘78

A VENUE has been confirmed for a school reunion that is taking place next month. Michael Gant has appeared in the Mail in recent months trying to gauge support for a get-together for Henry Smith School’s Class of 1978. In June Michael told Together...

 
Outlander ‘star’ castle omitted by tourist map

Outlander ‘star’ castle omitted by tourist map

Scottish tourism chiefs have snubbed the main historic location used for fantasy TV show Outlander in their new official guide for fans around the world. Doune Castle, in Perthshire, was closed twice over the past 12 months to accommodate filming and...

 

Asian stocks steady on strong U.S. data, dollar holds gains

Global equities have attracted funds in recent sessions on expectations major central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, will continue to retain their easy money policies for a while. Tokyo's Nikkei gained. 0.2 percent and South Korea shares...

Reuters, 01:43 in Business
 
Australia's Woodside sees first half profit surge

Australia's Woodside sees first half profit surge

Australia's Woodside Petroleum has seen a 27% jump in first half profit, mainly driven by higher prices for its key product - liquefied natural gas (LNG). For the six months to June, net profit jumped to a record $1.1bn (£660m) from $873m one year...

BBC, 02:21 in Business
 
Worker Dies After Eastbourne Pier Plunge

Worker Dies After Eastbourne Pier Plunge

A worker has died after plummeting from the fire-damaged Eastbourne Pier. Emergency services were called just after 4pm on Tuesday to reports that a man had fallen from the pier, Sussex Police said. An air ambulance landed on the beach, but the...

 
British Kurds Ready To Join Fight Against IS

British Kurds Ready To Join Fight Against IS

Kurdish people living in Britain have told Sky News they are willing to travel to Iraq and join the fight against Islamic State forces. Bawan Ahmed has lived in Britian for much of his life and goes to school in Liverpool. The 16-year-old says images...

 
Bad news for Hartlepool United as Middlesbrough defender Christian Burgess joins Peterborough Utd on loan

Bad news for Hartlepool United as Middlesbrough defender Christian Burgess joins Peterborough Utd on loan

HARTLEPOOL United's season went from bad to worse after target Christian Burgess joined Peterborough United on a month's loan. Boss Colin Cooper had hoped to get the defender back to Pools where last season he played 46 times. But Middlesbrough have...

 


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