German spy chief quits in neo-Nazi files scandal
BERLIN – The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence service resigned on Monday (02/07/2012) after admitting that his agency had shredded files on a neo-Nazi cell whose killing spree targeting immigrants rocked the country late last year.
Defiant Mali Islamists pursue wrecking of Timbuktu
Al Qaeda-linked Islamists in Timbuktu broke down the door to a 15th century mosque on Monday (02/07/2012) that locals believed had to stay shut until the end of the world, defying international calls to halt the destruction of holy sites in the UNESCO-listed city.
British police say expect more riots
LONDON – British police expect another outburst of rioting in London, possibly even this summer, as economic hardship pushes more people towards social unrest, a study found on Monday (02/07/2012), as the country prepares to host the Olympic Games.
Bank rate rigging scandal widens
LONDON – A scandal over the rigging of key interest rates could create a legal morass that may hamper the global banking industry for years, analysts said, as the head of Barclays fought to hold onto his job.
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.
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