New York Times
Syrian Protesters Emerge Amid Clashes and Bombing During a Holiday Cease …
New York Times
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Scattered clashes and reports of a deadly bombing near a Damascus playground marred the first day of a four-day cease-fire in the Syria conflict on Friday, but in most parts of the country the level of violence appeared to subside …
Syrian Eid cease-fire marred by unabated violence
Dozens killed as Syria cease-fire ends within hours
In shaky Syrian holiday truce, enemies eye victory
Marcus Agius is still on £750,000 a year and will get an office
Marcus Agius is to bow out as chairman of Barclays on 31 October – the same day that the bank is expected to report a loss following the shock £700m increase in its provision for payment protection insurance.
He is falling on his sword for the £290m Libor-rigging fine but his pain is being cushioned. Agius is being handed an office in the bank’s upmarket townhouse in Mayfair and will continue to receive his £750,000-a-year salary. He resigned on 2 July and was on six months’ notice – so presumably these benefits will cease next February. Still, it’s better than an instant blast of the real world.
The publisher of Britain’s longest running comic says no decision has been taken on whether it will cease publication.
Read more: ‘No decision’ on Dandy’s future
The distiller’s recent, unusually polite cease-and-desist letter proves booze doesn’t make everyone mean
Visit link: Q&A: Why Is Jack Daniel’s Legal Team So Nice?
Norwegian Major General Robert Mood calls on all sides to cease hostilities as he arrives in Damascus.
Continue reading here: UN observer chief urges end to Syria violence
As a preparatory meeting for the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference opens in Vienna on April 30, regional tensions are building — in the Middle East with Iran’s nuclear development and in Northeast Asia with North Korea’s attempt to launch a long-range rocket.