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Winning Asylum Can Be as Grueling as the Journey for Refugees
More than 350,000 refugees and migrants, a majority of whom are Syrians, along with Afghans and Eritreans, have sailed across the Mediterranean to reach European shores since January. While the perilous journey has been widely documented in recent weeks, left unanswered are questions regarding the
Report: NFL to up London games
The NFL will play five games in London next season, according to a published report. The London Daily Mail reported the news Sunday as the Detroit Lions were playing the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium in the second of three NFL games in London this season. The NFL is expected to make an
'D' Is for Diplomacy
LONDON -- Mitt Romney has only been on British soil for 24 hours, but he and his campaign are quickly finding out that every word matters. Even before he touched down, a quote by an unnamed Romney adviser in London's Daily Telegraph newspaper was already creating a stir. The "adviser" suggested
'D' Is For Diplomacy (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone), ELIZABETH HARTFIELD (@LizHartfield) and CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES: THE NOTE ON THE ROAD: Good morning from London where Mitt Romney is on the second day of his seven-day, three-country foreign trip. On his agenda: a round of meetings with British ...
Mitt Romney Embarks on First Foreign Trip of His Candidacy
He Will Make Stops in the United Kingdom, Israel and Poland on a Six-Day Trip
Top Barclays Banker Quits in Growing Scandal
Morning Business Memo” One of the world’s most powerful banking executives has announced his immediate resignation. American executive Bob Diamond, 60, has quit as Barclays’ CEO–the latest casualty of a financial markets scandal. Diamond caved in to growing pressure in Britain after the bank ...
The Global Note: Europe Dodges A Bullet, Awaits Another…Inside Homs…Cameron Forgets Something At a Pub
SPAIN GETS BREATHING SPACE. WILL IT BE ENOUGH? -MARKETS LIKE BAILOUT NUMBER FOUR…European and Asian stocks gained sharply Monday as investors welcomed news that Spain had secured a bailout for its banks. Richard DAVIES calls it “a relief rally”, but notes that many see the...
Britain's Cameron Responds to Cash-For-Access Accusation
British Prime Minister David Cameron defended himself and his party from a widening cash-for-access scandal today after his chief fundraiser was caught on camera promising private dinners and possible policy changes in exchange for donations. Cameron today promised stricter fundraising rules and
Morning Business Memo
A decision by the British government could give a boost to reforms of the US banking system. Many critics of Wall Street say giant banks should be broken up with traditional retail operations separated from riskier investment banking. That’s exactly what the British government is...
Can Cameron and Clegg Share Power Successfully?
On the fifth day after the election, Conservative Party leader David Cameron ran out of patience. "So, it is now, I believe, decision time," he told reporters waiting outside his home on Tuesday morning. The Liberal Democrats, he made clear, must indicate which direction they were leaning . But on