Veteran British television interviewer David Frost, whose interview with former U.S. President Richard Nixon was made into a Hollywood movie, died at the age of 74, the BBC reported today, citing a family statement.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said it would be “preposterous” for Gordon Brown to stay as prime minister if his Labour Party comes in third in the popular vote in the May 6 U.K. election, highlighting the obstacles to Brown remaining in power.
Conservative David Cameron switched the focus of his election campaign to districts held by Gordon Brown’s Labour Party, reflecting the way a surge in support for the Liberal Democrats has made it harder for him to win power.
Hedge funds gained last month as global stocks rallied on speculation the Federal Reserve may take additional steps to boost the economy and Europe moved closer to containing its sovereign-debt crisis.
A U.K. government report into long- term sickness will urge ministers to set up a panel to assess whether people are too ill to work, so that employers don’t have to rely on family doctors, a person familiar with the document said.