THE END CAME WITH ALL THE BITTERNESS of a military surrender. For weeks General Motors chairman Robert Stempel had tried to ignore the signals of discontent radiating from a hostile band of outside directors.
Location, in real estate and sometimes in politics, is everything.
Have two sisters ever been closer than Tricia and Julie Nixon?
For most countries, the existence of a massive fossil-fuel deposit within its sovereign territory would be gratefully welcomed as an economic windfall. But the delight in Israel at the recent giant gas discovery off its northern coastline is tempered by the knowledge that it could provide the spark to ignite the next war between the Jewish state and its mortal foe to the north, Lebanon’s militant Shi’ite Hizballah.
Ahead of a United Nations Security Council briefing Tuesday on Afghanistan, the country’s foreign minister urged patience from the international community in dealing with his struggling homeland.
The Honduran government has issued an emergency decree that allows authorities to limit constitutional rights such as freedoms of expression, travel and gathering in public. The government had already closed two media outlets Monday, reports said.