Nigerian investigators have asked to question officials from Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Halliburton Co. ’s local unit in separate probes of allegedly illegal payments, the country’s financial crimes agency said.
Four men were arrested in Northern Ireland last night after police found a bomb in a car that was stopped in the city of Derry, as the U.K. region prepares for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit today.
Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness , said dissident republicans who killed a policeman in the region on April 2 are “enemies of the people of Ireland,” and should end their activities.
The First Ministers of the devolved U.K. administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland urged Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to finance extra capital investment aimed at boosting economic growth.
Alfredo Catalani’s rarely performed opera “La Wally” (1892) ends with an avalanche killing the hero and the distraught heroine flinging herself into a snowy abyss. It’s the sort of thing that drives directors mad.