The shocking news about the French president’s ill-fated tryst with his mistress spread quickly. While taking a break from the urgent political matters of the day, the head of state literally succumbed to his passion in a salon at the Elysee Palace, suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, and dying in the arms of his lover, who fled half-naked after raising the alarm.
Jordan’s King Abdullah appointed Khaled al-Karaki, a former minister of education and deputy prime minister, as his new royal court chief, replacing Nasser Lozi , the state-run-Petra news agency reported today.
Saudi Arabian King Abdullah had “successful surgery” in New York yesterday to remove a blood clot and adjust a slipped disk, the Saudi Embassy in Washington said, citing a statement from the Royal Court in Riyadh.
OM Group Inc. , the world’s largest cobalt producer, said a joint venture it controls in the Democratic Republic of Congo faces a second injunction in Jersey, Channel Islands for a 14.5 million-pound ($23.5 million) debt owed by Gecamines, the state-owned Congolese miner.