May, 2019

Wikinews Shorts: December 20, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, December 20, 2008. The United States government has announced that it will give US$17.4 billion in loans to help three of the nation’s automobile makers – Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford – avoid bankruptcy. The money will be taken from the $700 billion bailout package originally intended to […]

Apple announces new iPod range

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Apple have released several re-designs of their popular iPod range. In addition to the iPod Classic, Nano and Shuffle, they have announced the brand new iPod touch, a media player which mimics the iPhone’s touch-screen capabilities. The new iPod Classic design features a larger memory space of up to 160GB or […]

Category:Kenny MacAskill

This is the category for Kenny MacAskill, a Scottish politician. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 13 February 2014: Scottish Justice Secretary ‘acutely aware of unusual publicity’ in Kular case 18 August 2011: Scots report crime using Facebook 21 October 2009: Scottish lawyer denies death of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi 2 September […]

News briefs:June 30, 2006

The time is 20:00 (UTC) on June 30th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs. Contents 1 Headlines 1.1 Interior Ministry, Fatah offices in Gaza hit by Israeli airstrikes 1.2 Palestinian PM: Israel aims to topple gov’t 1.3 Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Freitas do Amaral resigns 1.4 French Parliament adopts controversial copyright bill […]

Worldwide markets fall precipitously

Monday, October 6, 2008 Stock markets around the world have fallen dramatically today. This is following the ongoing events in the financial world, including the US Government’s $700 billion bail out of the financial sector. As of 14:48 UTC, the primary UK index, the FTSE 100, dropped in value by 6.50% (323.65 points) to a […]

Scottish university to introduce comic studies degree

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 In the Central Lowlands of Scotland, the University of Dundee is to become the first university in the United Kingdom to provide degrees in comic studies. The university has said that courses for its comic studies subject within the English section will commence in September 2011. The city of Dundee is […]

Wikinews Shorts: January 13, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for Tuesday, January 13, 2009. Contents 1 Anti-government protests in Riga, Latvia cause riots 2 Obama will close Guantanamo Bay in his first week say advisers 3 Greek shipping magnate kidnapped in Athens 4 Microsoft permits additional Windows 7 beta downloads 5 Cristiano Ronaldo crowned Footballer of the Year 6 […]

Wikinews interviews Jim Babka, chair of Libertarian organization Downsize DC

Thursday, April 3, 2008 A reporter from Wikinews recently interviewed Jim Babka, chair of Libertarian organization Downsize DC. The organization claims to have arranged for 22,158 people to send a message regarding the “American Freedom Agenda Act” proposed by Ron Paul, in addition to supporting many other laws. The full text of the interview can […]

Man calls for seizure of Justice Souter home, under eminent domain ruling

Friday, July 1, 2005 In the wake of a United States Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v. New London on eminent domain last week, a California man has proposed that Justice David Souter‘s New Hampshire home be seized by the state and a hotel be built on the site. Logan Darrow Clements faxed a letter […]

John Vanderslice plays New York City: Wikinews interview

Thursday, September 27, 2007 John Vanderslice has recently learned to enjoy America again. The singer-songwriter, who National Public Radio called “one of the most imaginative, prolific and consistently rewarding artists making music today,” found it through an unlikely source: his French girlfriend. “For the first time in my life I wouldn’t say I was defending […]

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