The Bumi saga deepened on Friday with allegations that hackers broke into the chairman's computer to steal documents used to spark a crisis at the mining group. An investigation by a private security company suggests hackers retrieved information from Samin Tan's laptop, which was sent to a member of Bumi's board by an unnamed "whistleblower", plunging the company into chaos.
LONDON (AP) — The London Film Festival opens Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote — a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished.
LONDON — Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks — a pivotal figure in Britain’s tabloid phone hacking saga — said Friday that Prime Minister David Cameron commiserated with her after she quit in the wake of the scandal.
LONDON (AP) — Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari's comedy of manhood "Chevalier" was named best picture at the London Film Festival on Saturday, during a ceremony that honored Cate Blanchett with a major career award.
For the past 600 years, she has been feted as a national heroine for driving the English out of France. Now Joan of Arc is again at the heart of a furious row between Europe’s oldest enemies.
A gold-plated silver ring believed to have been owned by the French martyr, who defeated the English before being burned at the stake, was sold last month at auction in London for nearly £300,000 (CAD $556,383). Given to Joan by her parents for her first communion, it was seized from her prison at her death in 1431 by a bishop and taken to England, where it stayed until this year.
Britain's satirical cartoonists are sharpening their pencils for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, but are likely to keep their cruellest portrayals in check.Partly reflecting the British obsession with class and status, the butt of most cartoonists' jokes are usually those occupying high office and the monarchy, so a royal wedding is fertile hunting ground for mischievous illustrators.
Good news, bad news, no news, dips, no dips, who cares. As Goldman sales/trading desk says, never look a gift-Bernanke in the mouth (especially if he ends up in a frozen lasagna at a store near you). From GS: