North Korea: Chemistry, a killing, and then karaoke
It is a touching scene, a husband beside his wife leading a tribute to "the fragrant flower of the family". Friends sing along and wave their arms to the classic North Korean tune, You Should Love. The singer in this karaoke video is no ordinary man - he is suspected of concocting a nerve agent…
Inside the kill zone of Fallujah’s “Hell House”
Corporal R.J. Mitchell and his Marines lined up flush against the wall and peeked through the doorway. Beams of sunlight streamed into a large room, illuminating dust in the air. Lying in the middle of the room was the body of a man killed by the last Marines to enter the house. Mitchell knew there…
RBC have hired a new credit sales exec from Citigroup
RBC Capital Markets has hired a new credit-sales exec from Citigroup as the firm looks to expand its US fixed-income, currencies, and commodities (FICC) business. Dan Spitzberg, formerly a director in investment-grade credit sales at Citi, is joining RBC as the US head of investment-grade credit sales, according to people familiar with the matter. He…
Barr cancels House testimony, escalating battle with US Congress
Defying the United States Congress, Attorney General William Barr will not attend a US House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday on his handling of the Mueller report, said committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, accusing Barr of being afraid to give evidence. "Barr has just informed us that he will not attend tomorrow's hearing," Nadler, a Democrat,…
Attorney General William Barr: Spin Doctor
WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr appeared more willing to discuss the finer points of the English language than his handling of the Mueller report at his Wednesday hearing, quibbling with senators over the definitions of words like “summary,” “accurate,” “fired,” “spying,” “colluded,” “hinted,” “suggest,” and “fully cooperated.” Barr’s verbal somersaults did little to silence…