News archive from 31 December 2013, page 13

War, weather, bureaucracy cause Syria to miss chemical weapons deadline

Syria agreed to abandon its chemical weapons by next June under a deal proposed by Russia and hashed out with the United States after an August 21 sarin gas attack that Western nations blamed on Assad's forces. Damascus agreed to transport the...

 
Hackers knock League of Legends offline

Hackers knock League of Legends offline

Hugely popular online game League of Legends (LoL) was knocked offline for a few hours on 30 December by hackers. It was one of several games and social media sites targeted by the Derp hacking group. Reports suggest the attack was more mischievous...

 

Debenhams fails to tempt shoppers

Debenhams warned of a 26% profits plunge today as a hoped-for sales surge in the last week before Christmas failed to materialise. Shares in the department store chain fell as much as 13% as the trading update sparked market jitters over the rest of...

 

Kicking off with £35m of deals 11 years ago to a record £225m spree, here's the history of the January...

2 View comments The 12th January transfer window is sure to spring up one or two surprises, with clubs acting hastily to reverse poor form or strengthen their title quest. If the last few seasons are anything to go by, we're in for a few puzzled faces...

Daily Mail, 12:15 in Sport
 

Wish you were here, Sergio: Crocked City star Aguero watches on as Pellegrini's side train ahead of Swansea...

After a fine festive period, the Manchester City players trained ahead of a trip to Swansea on New Years Day knowing a win will put them top of the table, momentarily at least. It could only be for a few hours as leaders Arsenal play Cardiff soon...

Daily Mail, 12:15 in Sport
 
Debenhams Profits Warning After Poor Xmas Sales

Debenhams Profits Warning After Poor Xmas Sales

Debenhams has announced it will be slashing prices after issuing a profits warning following poor Christmas sales. Shares in Britain's second-largest department store plunged by as much as 13% on Tuesday after it disclosed profits nearly £30m lower...

 
Deutsche Telekom's new CEO faces twin tests

Deutsche Telekom's new CEO faces twin tests

Having negotiated key deals in the United States and Britain during his four-year tenure as finance chief and having previously turned around the German fixed-line business while under fire from cable rivals, the 51-year-old is no stranger to the...

Reuters, 12:22 in Business
 

Cornelius: I'll prove Tan wrong over £7.5m price tag - I'll show the fans what I can do

Cardiff's Andreas Cornelius has vowed to prove Vincent Tan wrong by justifying his £7.5million price tag. As Sportsmail revealed, the striker has been paid £45,000 a week since leaving FC Copenhagen, where he earned £6,000 a week. He is yet to score...

Daily Mail, 12:29 in Sport
 

Palace target Wolves outcast Hennessey as Pulis looks to bolster goalkeeping options

Crystal Palace want Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey as they start to make signings designed to keep them in the Barclays Premier League. Hennessey has been on loan from Wolves with Championship strugglers Yeovil this season but hasn't played for the...

Daily Mail, 12:29 in Sport
 

EXCLUSIVE: West Ham agree deal to sign Heitinga from Everton as Big Sam reinforces for relegation battle

1 View comments Sam Allardyce has reinforced West Ham's bid for Barclays Premier League survival by agreeing a deal for experienced Everton utility player John Heitinga. Sportsmail understands Upton Park officials have put the finishing touches to the...

Daily Mail, 12:29 in Sport
 

Exclusive: China may raise Iran oil imports with new contract - sources

An increase would go against the spirit of November's breakthrough agreement relaxing some of the stringent measures slapped on Iran two years ago over its nuclear programme. The November deal between Tehran and the group known as P5+1 -- made up of...

Reuters, 12:30 in Business
 

Victim of X Factor wannabe's glass attack returns to work as a swimming teacher after making remarkable...

6 View comments A man glassed by X Factor wannabe Lucie Slater has vowed to make it as a swimming coach once again after he was forced to temporarily give up his career. Scott Aitken, 27, needed 30 stitches and two hours of surgery after he was...

Daily Mail, 12:33 in Health
 

"Highly competitive' Christmas conditions cause Debenhams to warn on full-year profits, sending jitters...

Department stores group Debenhams warned today of a 26 per cent profits plunge as a hoped-for sales surge in the last week before Christmas failed to materialise and competitive conditions took their toll on the high street. Shares in Debenhams fell...

 

Forget soggy turkey. You should have been drinking your canapés and eating the cocktails to be trendy this...

Christmas party food is rarely anything to write home about. Whether they had measly lukewarm canapes passed round on trays or mass-cooked turkey from a restaurant's Christmas menu, many workers will have felt the food at their festive bash was not a...

 

What economic recovery? Only one in 50 voters believe that the Britain is recovering and fewer think that...

Families battling with the cost of living do not think that things will improve in the New Year and only one in 50 voters believe that that they will benefit from the economic recovery, according to a poll. The TUC survey looked at how people felt...

 


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