Will 2013 be 1937? This is the question many analysts are posing as the stock market has dropped after the U.S. election. On Nov. 16, they noted that industrial production, a crucial figure, dropped as well.
Touring the luxurious campus of the American University of Sharjah last week, I was yet again struck by what money, especially petrodollars, can buy. Sharjah is an emirate of the United Arab Emirates, located adjacent to Abu Dhabi. Designed by the ruler of Sharjah, Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, one of the more enlightened of the region’s many autocrats, the university’s grand buildings self-consciously invoke the glory days of Islamic architecture.
Geoffrey Robertson , the U.K. lawyer seeking to halt WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ’s extradition to Sweden, has grown accustomed to high-profile cases since representing a politician who faked his own death in the 1970s.
Nancy Kissel, accused of murdering her banker husband, broke down in a Hong Kong court today after saying that she wasn’t able to help their daughter and said she tried to protect herself from abuse by spiking his drinks.
If there was any doubt about the gravity of the mission facing the three members of News Corp.’s management-and-standards committee, board member Viet Dinh dispelled it at a meeting held a year ago in a 13th-floor conference room with a panoramic view of London.