Andy Murray furthered his chances of claiming the world number two spot with a straight sets win over Juan Carlos Ferrero at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. The British player booked his place in the quarter-finals as he comfortably dispatched the Spaniard in a little over an hour and a quarter, claiming a 6-1 6-3 win.
Two senior Obama administration officials described on background how former President Bill Clinton’s mission to Pyongyang to secure the release of two U.S. journalists imprisoned by North Korea evolved: President Obama never spoke directly with former President Clinton about this issue, the officials said. During a phone call with their families in mid-July, the journalists told their relatives that they had been informed by the North Koreans that they would be willing to grant them amnesty if an envoy like former President Clinton would come to Pyongyang to secure their release
People will do crazy things for the devil’s brew. Take the guy who, in 2005, spent more than $70,000 on a single bottle of Dalmore 62 Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky one of 12 bottles in the world and then proceeded to consume it, in one sitting, with a few friends and an English bartender. It was this very story that inspired food blogger Kate Hopkins to trek across the globe, from a 200-year-old distillery in Scotland to Maker’s Mark House and Lounge in Kentucky, for her first book, 99 Drams of Whiskey.
Commercial real estate may soon bulldoze the green shoots. A coming wave of defaults on loans to developers of condominiums, office buildings and malls could do significant damage to the already deflating economy.