Entries by Paul Vale from 08/2011

News International Did Delete Emails, Says Tech Company

Posted 08.01.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- An IT firm has told MPs it was aware of nine occasions when News International asked for emails to be deleted over the past 15 mo...

Android Proves A Clever Partner For Smartphone Makers

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

Android, the mobile platform owned by Google, now accounts for nearly 50 per cent of the global smartphone market, according to new figures published ...

Former News Of The World Editor Stuart Kuttner Arrested And Bailed In Phone Hacking Probe

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

Former News of the World managing editor Stuart Kuttner has become the latest person to be arrested in connection with the on-going investigation into...

More Dead In Syria As Assad's Troops Continue To Barrage Hama

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

More people have reportedly been killed in Hama as troops of President Bashar al-Assad lay siege to the city for the third day. According to Channel 4...

UK Economy May Still Suffer Despite American Debt Deal

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

The UK economy may still suffer from the effects of the US Debt crisis, despite Washington's 11th-hour deal between the Republicans and Democrats to a...

Obama Demands A 'Balanced Approach' To Economy

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK
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President Obama has called for greater political compromise following the dramatic last-minute passing of the debt ceiling legislation. Speaking i...

Security Firm Uncovers Mass Cyber Attack On Governments And UN

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK

Security firm McAfee has published a report revealing a mass cyber infiltration of 72 networks, including breaches of the governments of the United St...

UK Border Agency Seizes Record Cocaine Haul From Luxury Cruiser In Southampton

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK

The UK Border Agency has seized a record haul of cocaine, according to the Home Office. More than 1.2 tons were found hidden in a pleasure cruise...

Sellafield To Close Mox Nuclear Power Plant

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK

The Mox nuclear fuel plant at Sellafield will be closed on Wednesday afternoon, with the loss of about 600 jobs. The closure is a consequence of the F...

'Police Academy' Actor Bubba Smith Found Dead At Home

Posted 08.04.2011 | UK

Bubba Smith, the American football player who found fame as an actor playing Hightower in the Police Academy movies, has died at the age of 66....

Bank Of England: Interest Rates to Stay at 0.5 Per Cent

Posted 08.04.2011 | UK

Mortgage holders and business organisations breathed a sigh of relief as the Bank of England held interest rates for the 29th month in a row on Thursd...

Death Penalty: The Debate Is On...

Posted 08.04.2011 | UK

Nearly 42-years after execution was officially abolished in the UK, and 47 years since Peter Anthony Allen and Gwynne Owen Evans became the last recip...

Britain A 'Safe Harbour', Says Cable Amid Day Of Economic Turmoil

Posted 08.05.2011 | UK

The government has moved quickly to allay fears of a recession following a plunge in the financial markets with Business Secretary Vince Cable calling...

NASA Launch Unmanned Juno Probe On Mission To Jupiter

Posted 08.05.2011 | UK

A $1.1bn (£0.7bn) unmanned space mission has launched from Florida on a journey to the planet Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft will cruise beyond Mars...

Berlusconi: Austerity Measures To Be Sped Up

Posted 08.05.2011 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi has revealed a package of economic measures in the hope of easing the sovereign debt crisis currently engulfing world markets. Fo...

Syrians Take To The Streets To Protest Slaughter In Hama

Posted 08.05.2011 | UK

Tens of thousands of Syrians returned to the streets to denounce President Bashar al-Assad's regime and declare support for the residents of Hama, whe...

FTSE 100 Down as Financial Crisis Continues

Posted 08.08.2011 | UK

Despite an early morning rally, the FTSE 100 has dropped by more than 3 per cent, following the turmoil of last week's financial crisis. The slump...

A Bleak Week For The Capital

Posted 08.08.2011 | UK

With the arrival of the Olympics in 2012, London was set to bask in the glow of regeneration, growth and a prosperous economy. Instead, the capita...

These Are Not Race Riots, Says Demos

Posted 08.08.2011 | UK

The Tottenham riot and subsequent outbreaks of looting are not the products of racial tensions, a leading researcher has told The Huffington Post. ...

London Suffers Third Night Of Violence As Riots Spread

Posted 08.08.2011 | UK

London has suffered a third consecutive night of widespread violence and looting, while similar scenes in Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol have resul...

Hackney, Croydon And Peckham Riots In Pictures

Posted 08.08.2011 | UK

Rioting has spread across London, this evening breaking out for the first time in Lewisham, Peckham and Croydon, with disturbances also reported in Il...

Enforcement Is Not A Long-Term Solution To Rioting

Posted 08.09.2011 | UK

Confronting the problem of youth rioting is a long-term issue, says Gavin Knight, an expert on British gang violence. Speaking to The Huffington P...

South Korea Fires Warning Shots Over The North Korean Border

Posted 08.10.2011 | UK

South Korea's navy has fired warning shots towards North Korea after shells from the North fell near their tense maritime border, South Korean defence...

Train In Yorkshire Attacked With Stones And Faeces

Posted 08.10.2011 | UK

Police have described an attack on a train in which a bag was filled with stones and faeces and then suspended across a railway line as "abhorrent". ...

Thousands Of Officers Deployed Following Day Of Emotion

Posted 08.10.2011 | UK

Thousands of police are out on the streets of the UK in an effort to prevent a fifth night of rioting. Both Manchester and Birmingham have 1,000 o...