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International Boris Johnson Won’t Seek to Succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister LONDON — The race to succeed David Cameron as prime minister of Britain was turned upside down on Thursday when Boris Johnson, widely seen as the leading candidate, chose at the last minute not to run, after his close ally Michael Gove challenged him for the job. […]
International The Story of Britain’s Biggest Insider-Trading Trial Iraj Parvizi, aka Fatty or the Mad Punter, a Bentley-driving, racehorse-owning Iranian, whose life had been one endlessly escalating wager, walked to the witness box with uncharacteristic anxiety. His hands shook, and he was dressed carelessly, in jeans, sneakers, and an untucked shirt. Parvizi was on trial […]
National Inside Trump’s Most Valuable Tower: Felons, Dictators and Girl Scouts A hedge-fund manager on the 28th floor who pretended to be dead when investors asked for their money reported to prison in January. A few weeks later, an investment adviser on the 17th floor was accused of running a Ponzi-like scheme. Thirteen floors up, […]
International What Is ‘Brexit’? A Look at the Debate and Its Wider Meaning WASHINGTON — With a landmark vote approaching on Thursday on whether Britain will leave the European Union, two recent events highlighted the stakes and the unique Britishness of the “Brexit” debate. Last Wednesday, in what Britons took to calling the Battle of the Thames, […]
International Brexit Could End London’s Reign as Europe’s Financial Hub The year is only half over, and already it has been so eventful, and even traumatic. The next obvious challenge heading our way is the question of Britain’s exit from the European Union, or Brexit, which will be voted on next week. The departure of […]