The former chief executive of the British bank Barclays is appearing before a parliamentary committee in Britain Wednesday. Bob Diamond, who resigned Tuesday, is supposed to answer questions about the rate-setting scandal at the company. Barclays released documents Tuesday suggesting that a Bank of England official may have pressured the bank to lower its rates.
You may have heard about plans to put missiles on London rooftops during the Olympics to shoot down intruders. There is another interesting weapon that will be deployed to keep away a threat that Londoners live with every day: pigeons.
Pakistan has agreed to reopen supply routes to Afghanistan for NATO convoys. The agreement came after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed regret for the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers killed in an errant American airstrike last November.
This Fourth of July is a special one for 44 soldiers and Marines serving in Afghanistan. They hail from 24 different countries and range in age from 19 to 34. But they have one thing in common: They were naturalized as U.S. citizens in a ceremony last week.
On Independence Day, we continue an occasional series, Those Who Serve, with a story about an Army captain who grew up hearing about the exploits of his grandfathers in Asia during World War II. Now he's a captain serving in Afghanistan.
Drug lord Pablo Escobar nearly brought Colombia to its knees with a wave of bombings and murders in the 1980s. Now, he is back, in a new TV series that has mesmerized Colombia. The narco-novela tells of the cartel boss's rise and fall — and tries to show his victims' perspectives, too.
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