Prosecutors in Palermo asked on Tuesday for former Italian interior minister Nicola Mancino to be tried in connection with alleged negotiations between the state and the Sicilian mafia in the early 1990s.
Gone, it seems, are the heady summer days when a French president could spend his holidays on a billionaire friend's luxury yacht or jet off to New Hampshire for a couple of weeks; gone, too, the possibility of enjoying the five-star hospitality of a friendly dictator, generous African autocrat or wealthy industrialist.
Tony Blair never did pray with George Bush before the invasion of Iraq, he said on Tuesday.
David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Nick Clegg all admitted that they have made cash-in-hand payments to tradesmen as Downing Street struggled to control a debate on the morality of tax.
Jefferies has announced that Peter Bowden has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Global Head of Midstream Energy Investment Banking. He will be based in the firm’s Houston office.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. has announced that Bruce McCarthy and Marc Thompson have been named Managing Director – Co-Heads of Investment Banking.
Britain is the country most at risk from any worsening of the economic situation within the eurozone and urgently needs to diversify its trade to make itself less vulnerable to the crisis, according to a report released on Wednesday.