UK to investigate Barclays bosses over Libor fixing
LONDON – British authorities must find out which executives at Barclays knew about its attempts to manipulate key market interest rates, British finance minister George Osborne said on Thursday, warning that criminal proceedings could follow.
Turkish military convoys head for Syrian border
ISKENDERUN, Turkey – Turkish troops and military vehicles deployed towards the border with Syria on Thursday (28/06/2012) as a precaution after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan gave orders to react to any Syrian threat approaching the frontier.
Gunmen storm Pro-Assad Syrian TV channel
BEIRUT – Gunmen stormed a pro-government Syrian TV channel headquarters on Wednesday (27/06/2012), bombing buildings and shooting dead three employees, state media said, in one of the boldest attacks yet on a symbol of the authoritarian state.
NATO condemns Syria over downed Turkish plane
BRUSSELS – NATO allies on Tuesday (26/06/2012) condemned Syria’s shooting down of a Turkish military plane as unacceptable but they stopped short of threatening any military response that might drag them into a conflict with Syria’s government.
Predatory women are on the prowl
MY husband and I walk into the drinks party. “There you are!” our hostess trills, “let me introduce you.” She does the rounds, escorting us from one group to another, introducing us as “the Lloyds”. There is no excuse, then, for what happens next.
Syrian officers defect, Turkey looks to NATO
ANKARA – A Syrian general and 38 other soldiers defected to Turkey overnight, state television said on Monday (25/06/2012), days after Syria shot down a Turkish warplane, escalating tensions between the two neighbours.
China urges calm after Syria shoots down Turkish jet
BEIJING – China called for calm and restraint on Monday (25/06/2012) after Turkey accused Syria of shooting down one of its military reconnaissance jets in international airspace and summoned a NATO meeting to discuss a response.
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