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Student Murder: ‘Psycho’ Suspect Remanded →  January 2, 2012

A man charged with the murder of an Indian student in the Salford area of Manchester on Boxing Day has told a court his name is “Psycho Stapleton”. The 20-year-old from the Ordsall estate in Salford was asked again in the short hearing at Manchester City Magistrates court: “Are you Kiaran Stapleton.”. The defendant replied: […]

Student Murder: ‘Psycho’ Suspect Remanded →  January 2, 2012

A man charged with the murder of an Indian student in the Salford area of Manchester on Boxing Day has told a court his name is “Psycho Stapleton”. The 20-year-old from the Ordsall estate in Salford was asked again in the short hearing at Manchester City Magistrates court: “Are you Kiaran Stapleton.”. The defendant replied: […]

Four Found Dead After Suspected Shooting →  January 2, 2012

Four people – a man and three females – have been found dead in a house following a suspected shooting, police have said. A major investigation is under way after firearms officers discovered the bodies in different rooms in the downstairs of the property in Peterlee, County Durham. Police were alerted shortly before 11.45pm on […]

Adrian Lewis refuses to be blown off course, beating James Wade to reach the PDC Championship final →  January 2, 2012

When they resumed, Lewis slipped further behind, just a set from elimination at 5-1 down. But as he finally recovered his focus, Wade’s game collapsed. The world No 3 lost 10 legs in a row to let his seemingly unassailable lead, and his dreams of a first world title, slip from his grasp. Earlier, Hamilton […]

Crisis talk, austerity calls mark euro anniversary →  January 1, 2012

By Alexandra Hudson BERLIN | Sun Jan 1, 2012 12:33pm EST BERLIN (Reuters) – Policymakers marked the 10th anniversary on Sunday of the introduction of euro notes and coins by urging governments in the currency bloc to save and consolidate to overcome their debt crisis. While German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble called the euro “a […]

EIB’s Carbon Disclosure May Learn From Oil, Standard Bank Says →  January 1, 2012

The European Investment Bank, which may have started selling 2013 carbon allowances in a 1.8 billion-euro ($2.4-billion) program, may strive for more timely market disclosure, said a trader at Standard Bank Plc. “In the oil market, the U.S. government generally announces up to a month in advance when they intend to lend volume from the […]

Green Business Trend: Aiming for Carbon Zero →  January 1, 2012

Being an eco-conscious business once was impressive enough. But now more businesses are taking their green efforts to a whole new level: trying to completely erase their footprint. It’s often called “carbon zero” or “carbon neutral.” The idea is that a business lowers its carbon footprint (along with other noxious gas emissions) created by its […]

Britain Welcomes The New Year With A Bang →  January 1, 2012

To view this content you need Flash and Javascript enabled in your browser. Please download Flash from the Adobe download website. 8:31am UK, Sunday January 01, 2012 Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of London and Edinburgh as parties and fireworks displays across the UK welcomed the start of 2012. In […]

Police Try To Foil 2012 Olympic Fixers →  January 1, 2012

The crackdown is on betting syndicates who attempt to bribe athletes into fixing events 11:52am UK, Sunday January 01, 2012 Britain is to mount an unprecedented security operation to stop betting syndicates bribing athletes at this summer’s Olympics. A dedicated police intelligence unit is to be introduced tasked with identifying illegal betting practices and attempts […]

Roberto Mancini: Manchester City deserve to be top of the Premier League ahead of Manchester United →  January 1, 2012

After seeing his team accept a dose of reality as five points have gone astray over the last four games, Mancini feels that repeating the form of the first half of the campaign will be enough to earn a first league title since 1968. “We have had a fantastic season until now but we know […]

You thought 2011 was tough? →  December 31, 2011

By Edward Krudy NEW YORK | Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:33pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shaky Europe. Political gridlock. Volatile markets. Familiar themes for those who lived through 2011, and investors should be ready to revisit them next year. With a spiraling debt crisis in Europe, political upheaval around the world, and crumbling creditworthiness […]