Vodafone on Tuesday announced it would start selling Apple’s popular iPhone in the UK from early next year, in a move that should bolster efforts to turnround the mobile operator’s ailing British business. It means there will be three UK mobile operators selling the US technology company’s iPhone from next year: Vodafone, Orange and O2.
The International Monetary Fund’s executive board has approved the sale of up to one-eighth of its gold holdings — about 403.3 metric tons — with proceeds going toward a new income model and financing for low-income nations.
The memorial service for singer Michael Jackson cost the city of Los Angeles $1.4 million, the mayor’s office said Wednesday. Costs included putting extra police on the streets, trash pickup, sanitation, traffic control and more for the Tuesday event, spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton said
It was billed as tragedy an insurrection that would topple the Labour Party’s flawed hero, Gordon Brown but it played out like a Marx Brothers farce. The June 8 meeting that would determine Brown’s fate attracted so many Labour MPs and members of the House of Lords that a House of Commons committee room quickly filled to capacity. And still they came, squeezing their way into the mass of bodies politic.
Michael Martin, forced to resign as Speaker of the British parliament, has become the highest profile victim of the expenses scandal which has dominated public life in Britain now for nearly two weeks. Martin has suffered because as Speaker he not only chaired debates in the Commons chamber but was in effect parliament’s chief executive. In that role he was responsible for the Fees Office.
The most telling reaction I have encountered in the row over excessive expenses claims by British lawmakers came from a London taxi-driver. "I am sick and tired" he said "of hearing them excuse themselves by saying that what they did was OK because it was within the rules.
Britain’s justice minister became the latest politician ensnared in an escalating parliamentary expenses scandal when he decided Friday to step down. Shahid Malik will remain a member of Parliament but is stepping down from his justice minister role pending an inquiry into his controversial expense claims, the prime minister’s office said