News archive from 26 February 2012, page 15

My nautical mystery tour: Gambia, Gibraltar, Iceland? Our destination - anyone s guess

My nautical mystery tour: Gambia, Gibraltar, Iceland? Our destination - anyone"s guess

Day one, and the weather was in cahoots with the captain. We couldn't see the sky for murky wetness, and had no chance of working out which direction we were headed. Nothing for it but to relax and go with the flow... Saga Ruby is a homely kind of...

Daily Mail, 18:01 in Travel
 
A Splendido place to mix with the stars: The Italian hotel which offers something special

A Splendido place to mix with the stars: The Italian hotel which offers something special

Part of the exclusive Orient- Express group of hotels since 1985, the Splendido has succeeded in remaining in the top flight of European hotels. It certainly isn't large, with just 64 rooms, including 34 suites, but nearly all have balconies with...

Daily Mail, 18:01 in Travel
 

A Rhine romance: Retracing my German family history in ever-opulent Wiesbaden

Enlarge There, tucked away behind the trees, lay that magic circle I had most hoped to find: a round stone fishpond around which Irene and her sisters had frolicked with my entranced young uncle, back in 1931, on his first visit to Germany. I'd...

Daily Mail, 18:01 in Travel
 

Niger warns against travel to Libya as tensions rise

Two Nigeriens were killed and eleven injured on February 24 in Libya when their vehicle overturned during a car chase in the desert, the latest incident of apparent attacks on Niger immigrants in the country, the government said. "The minister of...

 

Bahrain says civilian courts now dealing with most protest cases

The statement, which also said 11 people jailed by military courts would be freed, appeared designed to show Bahrain had met the recommendations of legal experts commissioned by the country's king after an international outcry. Bahrain is under...

 
Castleford 4 Wigan 46: Tomkins celebrates Warriors century with hat-trick

Castleford 4 Wigan 46: Tomkins celebrates Warriors century with hat-trick

In-form Wigan racked up their third straight Super League win by running in eight tries to crush Castleford on Sunday afternoon. Sam Tomkins scored a hat-trick on his 100th Wigan appearance and Pat Richards contributed 22 points with a two tries and...

Daily Mail, 18:33 in Sport
 
Netanyahu, Abbas trade barbs over Jerusalem

Netanyahu, Abbas trade barbs over Jerusalem

Netanyahu called the Palestinian leader's remarks "a harshly inflammatory speech from someone who claims that he is bent on peace." "(Abbas) knows full well that there is no foundation to his contemptible remarks," Netanyahu's...

 
LIVERPOOL WIN CARLING CUP

LIVERPOOL WIN CARLING CUP

LIVERPOOL clinched victory in the Carling Cup final, despite being pushed all the way to a penalty shootout by a valiant Cardiff performance at Wembley. Coming into the match as heavy favourites, Liverpool were stunned by Joe Mason's early goal as...

Daily Star, 19:18 in Sport
 

Colombia's FARC says to cease economic kidnapping, free captives

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the biggest and oldest armed group in Latin America, holds 10 members of the armed forces as well as hundreds of civilians it seized as a means of extortion to fund its battle against the government....

 
Funds' love of Apple pays, but many managers lag

Funds' love of Apple pays, but many managers lag

Apple, a current favorite with prominent managers like David Tepper, Andreas Halvorsen and David Einhorn, again topped Goldman Sachs' current so-called VIP list which ranks the 50 stocks that matter most to the $2 trillion hedge fund industry. Shares...

 
Britain should not fund another bailout until eurozone countries commit resources, warns George Osborne

Britain should not fund another bailout until eurozone countries commit resources, warns George Osborne

I increased capital gains tax for wealthier people in my first Budget, and I"ve taken action on stamp duty avoidance, that"s something we"re definitely looking very closely at now, these are wealthy people who just avoid stamp duty when...

 

Eight Nigerians arrested trying to bomb own church

"Some people attempted to attack the ECWA Church. It was a rival group within the church ... this morning," police commissioner Ikechukwu Ayo Aduba said by telephone. "When we got the report we sent our men who arrested about eight of...

 

Sony returns to smartphones with new models

Kazuo Hirai is due to formally take over as Sony CEO on April 1, replacing Howard Stringer. Hirai said that while some management changes had already been identified there was still a long way to go to "explain to everybody who's doing...

 

Hitachi on recovery track: Barron's

Some bullish investors believe Hitachi's low valuation makes it a low-risk bet, and that the company will make good on its goal to significantly improve profit margins for the year ending next March, Barron's said in its latest edition. (Reporting By...

Reuters, 20:30 in Business
 
BP oil spill trial adjourned for a week

BP oil spill trial adjourned for a week

The London-based oil giant said there could be no certainty the talks would lead to a deal. BP faces lawsuits from the Department of Justice and civil claimants potentially worth tens of billions of dollars. (Reporting by Tom Bergin; Editing by...

Reuters, 20:39 in Business
 


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