National / International News

Passport boss sorry for 'distress'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:33
Passport Office chief executive Paul Pugh apologises for any "distress" caused by a backlog but refuses to quit, during a grilling by the home affairs committee.

China signs £14bn of deals with UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:30
China says it wants to back major UK infrastructure projects and signs £14bn in trade deals on the first full day of a visit by its leader.

YouTube to block indie music labels

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:18
YouTube is removing music videos by artists such as Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead, because the independent labels to which they belong have refused to agree terms with the site.

High hopes for Dagenham musical

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:16
The creators of the new Made in Dagenham musical, which stars Gemma Arterton, say they are confident it won't join the list of recent West End casualties.

Clashes on approaches to Baghdad

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:15
Iraqi troops are engaged in heavy clashes with Sunni Islamist militants in and around Baquba, about 60km from the capital Baghdad.

John Major warns over 'Yes' vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:13
The former prime minister Sir John Major says Scotland would trade international "influence" for "possible irrelevance" under independence.

Morrisons to cut 2,600 manager jobs

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:10
UK supermarket chain Morrisons plans to cut 2,600 management jobs as a result of changes to its management structure.

VIDEO: Tennis player's on-court proposal

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:47
Watch as Dutch tennis player Michaella Krajicek accepts an on-court marriage proposal after her WTA Tour event first-round victory.

Iraq: Not falling apart. Yet.

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:45
Iraq faces the risk of religious war, John Simpson writes

Lost IRS Emails Spark Republican Ire

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:40

House Republicans are demanding to know what happened to missing emails belonging to Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting controversy.

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Blast hits key Ukraine gas pipeline

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:31
A major pipeline in Ukraine carrying gas from Russia to the rest of Europe is hit by an explosion, with Ukraine calling it a possible "terrorist attack".

Man guilty of Elaine Doyle murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:26
A former soldier is convicted of murdering 16-year-old Elaine Doyle in Greenock in 1986.

How Does The Federal Health Law Affect Insurance Price Hikes?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:13

The health law requires insurers to disclose price increases of 10 percent or more, but states have widely varying powers to regulate those hikes.

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Emre given sentence for racist slur

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:05
Turkey's Emre Belozoglu is given a suspended prison sentence for a racist slur he used against Ivorian Didier Zokora in 2012.

Educate And Ask: Key To Living With Sickle Cell Disease

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:04

It is one of the most common inherited blood disorders in the U.S., and most people who have it are African-American. Host Michel Martin learns more from pediatrician Dr. Leslie Walker.

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Coupling Finances: The First 'I Do' For Newlyweds?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:04

As couples get married this summer, financial and relationship experts say they should talk about money before the big day. Host Michel Martin learns more about making your finances live happily ever.

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World Cup Fever: Despite Protests, Partying Mood Takes Over Brazil

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:04

The World Cup is in full swing and American fans are celebrating victory over Ghana. Host Michel Martin gets the latest — both on and off the field — from Ricardo Zuniga of the Associated Press.

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O.J. And Oscar Trials: A 'Combination Of Celebrity, Wealth And Murder'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:04

O.J. Simpson's Ford Bronco was chased by police 20 years ago, marking the start of what was dubbed the "trial of the century." But how does its coverage compare with the Oscar Pistorius trial?

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Man Freed After Confessing To Killing Son During Interrogation

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:04

After years in prison, Adrian Thomas was found not guilty for the murder of his infant son. His story was told in Scenes of a Crime. In this encore broadcast, the film's co-director explains the case.

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Democrats Unveil A Bill To Ban Internet Fast Lanes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:01

Lawmakers are stepping into the ongoing tussle over whether companies should have to pay more for faster Internet service to consumer homes.

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