Scottish budget rejected

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 The Scottish Parliament has narrowly rejected the Scottish government‘s proposed £33 billion budget. The devolved parliament was tied 64-64 on the motion to approve the budget after two Green Party MSPs switched away from backing the minority Scottish National Party (SNP) administration. The Presiding Officer (speaker) of the parliament, Alex Fergusson, […]

Wikinews interviews Darcy Richardson, Democratic Party presidential challenger to Barack Obama

Friday, November 25, 2011 U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate Darcy Richardson of Florida took some time to answer a few questions from Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn. Richardson, 55, is a political activist that helped form the New Democrats in 1989 and founded the progressive Battleground Blog earlier this year. He is also a political […]

Pfizer and Microsoft team up against Viagra spam

Sunday, February 13, 2005 New York –”Buy cheap Viagra through us – no prescription required!” Anyone with an active email account will recognize lines like this one. According to some reports, unsolicited advertisements (spam) for Viagra and similar drugs account for one in four spam messages. BACKGROUND Spamming remains one of the biggest problems facing […]

UK Wikinews Shorts: July 8, 2013

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, July 8, 2013.

Category:May 16, 2010

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Prices at the pump spike overnight in U.S.

Friday, August 12, 2005 All this week, prices at the pump have been reaching record levels across the United States. Since yesterday, the price for a gallon of gasoline increased by as much as fifteen cents in some places. Large cities in California, such as San Francisco and Los Angeles, have reported gas prices that […]

‘Criminal in uniform’: Senior London policeman jailed for attempting to frame Iraqi

Monday, February 8, 2010 Commander Ali Dizaei of London’s Metropolitan Police Service today became the most senior officer anywhere in the United Kingdom to be convicted of offences by a court. Dizaei, who was branded a “criminal in uniform” by Independent Police Complaints Commission chair Nick Hardwick, has been jailed for four years after he […]

HIV-positive man receives 35 years for spitting on Dallas police officer

Sunday, May 18, 2008 An HIV-positive man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday, one day after being convicted of harassment of a public servant for spitting into the eye and open mouth of a Dallas, Texas police officer in May 2006. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that no […]

Tips For Buying A New Hvac System

Here’s An Opinion On: Audition Application System Audition Magic byadmin An HVAC system is vital to the comfort of your home. These systems can last between ten and twenty years before needing to be replaced. By making this investment, although it may seem expensive, you will get your money’s worth over time. Here are a […]

Joe Hockey agrees to lobby states to ditch tampon tax

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Australian treasurer Joe Hockey has agreed to reconsider the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on tampons and other hygiene products after being confronted about the issue on Q&A Monday night. Mr Hockey was responding to a question from student activist Subeta Vimalarajah. “I started a petition against taxing the sanitary products […]

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