News archive from 21 May 2013, page 6

France must reform or face punitive measures - EU's Oettinger

France must reform or face punitive measures - EU's Oettinger

Oettinger, a former state premier in Germany and a respected leader in Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), joined a chorus of senior German officials and CDU figures to issue warnings against allowing France to backslide on its...

Reuters, 01:14 in Business
 
Exclusive - Japan Inc. averse to further yen drop, poll finds

Exclusive - Japan Inc. averse to further yen drop, poll finds

About half the Japanese companies in a new Reuters survey say the yen has fallen enough, just 15 percent want a further yen decline and more than one-third would in fact like to see the currency rebound from its 4-1/2-year lows. At the same time, top...

Reuters, 01:14 in Business
 
Japan finance minister wants BOJ to have thorough dialogue with government bond market

Japan finance minister wants BOJ to have thorough dialogue with government bond market

The BOJ is expected to stand pat on monetary policy this week despite jitters over the recent volatility in bond markets, hoping it can prevent a renewed spike in yields by fine-tuning market operations. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by...

Reuters, 01:14 in Business
 

Abu Qatada to stay in jail after judge refuses bail

RADICAL cleric Abu Qatada will remain behind bars after a judge denied him bail yesterday. Qatada was locked up in Belmarsh prison in London in March after allegedly breaching a bail condition which prevents him from turning mobile phones on in his...

Scotsman, 01:15 in Hot News
 

‘Deny work to would-be immigrants’

Asylum seekers should not be encouraged to integrate into British society, a UK government spokesman has told the House of Lords. Earl Attlee, a government whip who speaks for the Home Office in the Lords, said if asylum seekers became integrated, it...

Scotsman, 01:15 in Hot News
 
‘One in eight students considers suicide’

‘One in eight students considers suicide’

ONE in five students considers themselves to have a mental health problem and around one in eight has suicidal thoughts. The poll by the the National Union of Students (NUS) surveyed 1,200 young people studying at universities across the UK and found...

Scotsman, 01:22 in Learning
 
JPMorgan, under pressure, gives polling information to investors

JPMorgan, under pressure, gives polling information to investors

The bank's annual meeting is on Tuesday, and by far the most controversial matter up for vote is whether bank head Jamie Dimon should retain his chief executive role but be stripped of his chairman title. Investors that sponsored the measure,...

Reuters, 01:24 in Business
 
Gay marriage debate highlights deep divide in Conservative party

Gay marriage debate highlights deep divide in Conservative party

Anti-same sex marriage activists demonstrate on 20 May as Tory traditionalists failed in a series of bids to limit the scope of the bill. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA Deep divisions in the Conservative party were highlighted late on Monday...

 

Cut schools budget, says think-tank

May 21 2013 The Government could cut schools spending without compromising standards, an independent think-tank has claimed. The link between a bigger budget and better student performance is a myth, according to the authors of a Reform report called...

 

Warning over social care reforms

May 21 2013 The Government's proposed reforms to social care funding do not go far enough to solve the problems besetting the system, a report has warned. The Care Bill, which will cap social care costs at £72,000 from 2016, comes before Parliament...

 

Work Programme is failing, say MPs

May 21 2013 The Government's flagship scheme for helping the unemployed find work appears to be failing to tackle the most difficult cases, according to a Commons committee. MPs found the Work Programme got off to a "poor" start but said...

 

Obesity prospects 'set in womb'

May 21 2013 The likelihood of adults developing obesity and many other health problems might be determined in the womb, according to a new report. Women need to know that their weight and health during pregnancy, and before they conceive, plays a key...

 
Father tells of Egypt pool death tragedy

Father tells of Egypt pool death tragedy

The grief-stricken father of a five-year-old girl who drowned in a hotel pool in Egypt fought back tears yesterday as he spoke of how he was left to make the first attempts to resuscitate his daughter. Sarah Thompson and Tony Johnson, parents of Chloe...

Scotsman, 01:28 in Hot News
 

‘Huge increase in men with eating disorders’

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of men diagnosed with eating disorders in the past decade, research suggests. The number of men who are diagnosed by the GPs with eating problems increased by 27 per cent between 2000 and 2009, the study...

Scotsman, 01:28 in Hot News
 
Amanda Abbington: Bankruptcy revelations ‘mean’

Amanda Abbington: Bankruptcy revelations ‘mean’

ACTRESS Amanda Abbington - who is the long-term partner of Hollywood actor Martin Freeman - has described reports that she has been declared bankrupt as "mean" and "upsetting". The star of the ITV period drama Mr Selfridge, who is...

Scotsman, 01:28 in Hot News
 


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