News archive from 31 October 2012, page 5

Allan Massie: Many questions, but must we answer them all?

Allan Massie: Many questions, but must we answer them all?

THE devil's in the detail but the SNP's mistake has been to get bogged down in it instead of appealing to voters on an emotional level, writes Allan Massie Throughout its decades-long march towards the referendum, the SNP has been driven by a single...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Eddie Barnes: Pro-UK lobby’s refusal to discuss independent Scotland could play into rival’s hands

Eddie Barnes: Pro-UK lobby’s refusal to discuss independent Scotland could play into rival’s hands

IT is beginning to sound like a familiar phrase. Up at Faslane on Monday, Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond was asked about the future of Trident if Scotland decides to vote for independence in 2014. "We are not making contingency planning for a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Police investigate referee Mark Clattenburg’s comments to Chelsea players

Police investigate referee Mark Clattenburg’s comments to Chelsea players

POLICE have launched a formal investigation into whether a top-flight referee used racist language towards Premier League stars. • Chelsea accuse referee of ‘inappropriate’ comments • Mark Clattenburg denies the allegations • Police investigation...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 

US storm death toll climbs to 40

Oct 30 2012 The misery of superstorm Sandy's devastation has grown as millions along the US East Coast faced life without power or mass transit for days, and huge swaths of New York City remained eerily quiet. The death toll climbed to 40, many of...

 
Economic recovery may bypass low and middle earners

Economic recovery may bypass low and middle earners

Millions of poor and middle-income households may be bypassed by any economic recovery, a think tank says. The Resolution Foundation argues that their living standards could stagnate for the next 10 years, ending no higher in 2020 than they were in...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Russia: Fifth Muslim leader gunned down

Russia: Fifth Muslim leader gunned down

Gunmen shot dead a Muslim religious leader in Russia's Dagestan region yesterday in an
attack likely to worsen a spiral of militant violence that threatens Moscow's hold on the restive North Caucasus. Karimulla Ibragimov was at least the...

 
Heseltine report calls for 'comprehensive wealth creation'

Heseltine report calls for 'comprehensive wealth creation'

A government-commissioned report into boosting the UK economy has recommended ending a century of centralisation and moving growth funds nearer to industry. The review, carried out by former Conservative deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine, makes a...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Catalan president seeks powers of state without cutting Spanish ties

Catalan president seeks powers of state without cutting Spanish ties

As CAMPAIGNING begins for the Catalan elections on 25 November, president Artur Mas's ruling CiU party has avoided using the word "independence" in its manifesto, opting instead for Catalonia's aspiration to have "a state of its own...

 
Rwandan politician jailed for ‘minimising genocide’

Rwandan politician jailed for ‘minimising genocide’

RWANDA'S high court has sentenced the leading opposition politician to eight years in prison, in a case linked to the 1994 genocide and seen as a test of the judiciary's independence. Victoire Ingabire, leader of the unregistered FDU-Inkingi party,...

 

Benin ‘is trying to force a confession’ over alleged plot to kill the president

The family of a man charged with attempting to poison the president of Benin claims authorities are trying to force the suspect to sign a confession by keeping him in a tiny cell without food. Moudjaidou Soumanou, a former trade minister, was one of...

 

Sydney game for Monopoly honour

Sydney's Opera House and Bondi Beach are among some of the iconic landmarks featuring in Australia's first official Sydney Monopoly board game, but Sydney Harbour scooped the title of most exclusive property. “It has taken a while, we apologise for...

 

Two arrested ‘trying to steal drug mule’s body’

Two men have been arrested in Zimbabwe after they allegedly tried to steal the body of a drug mule who had swallowed £70,000 worth of heroin. Mlawa Ndumbogane, 33, and Zimbabwean Mufungo Ngara, 39, were caught when they tried to take the body from a...

 

Egypt orders inquiry into festival sex attacks

Egypt's president has acknowledged the widespread problem of sexual harassment in his country, ordering an investigation into a rash of assaults during the recent Muslim festival. Mohammed Morsi acted yesterday after 735 police complaints about sexual...

 

North Korea: ‘Thunderous cheer’ as Kim’s wife is seen again

STATE media have reported public appearances by the wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the first time in two months, amid speculation that she had been chastised for inappropriate conduct or that she may be pregnant. Ri Sol-ju’s once frequent...

 

France: Non-PC MPs sent on course in feminism

French government ministers are being sent on anti-sexism courses after a spate of gaffes by male MPs belittling women. President François Hollande’s socialist cabinet will be taught how to avoid “stereotyping and inappropriate language” when talking...

 


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