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Crack smoking Toronto mayor Rob Ford denies sex claims

Toronto’s under-fire mayor has denied pressing a female staffer for oral sex, in an obscenity-laced statement on live television in which he also threatened to take legal action against former staff who spoke to police about his drinking and drug use. Rob Ford, who admitted last week to smoking crack, later announced he was getting professional help, but he again ...

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Lockheed Martin to cut 4,000 jobs

Defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin announced Thursday that it would eliminate 4,000 jobs and close several facilities in an effort to cut costs in a climate of reduced federal spending. The Bethesda-based company said it would shutter its operations in Newtown, Pa.; Akron, Ohio; Goodyear, Ariz.; and Horizon City, Tex. At a fifth campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., Lockheed will close ...

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Lockheed Martin to cut 4,000 jobs

Defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin announced Thursday that it would eliminate 4,000 jobs and close several facilities in an effort to cut costs in a climate of reduced federal spending. The Bethesda-based company said it would shutter its operations in Newtown, Pa.; Akron, Ohio; Goodyear, Ariz.; and Horizon City, Tex. At a fifth campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., Lockheed will close ...

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65 Australians arrested in worldwide child-porn bust

Tweet null Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Sixty-five Australians were among more than 300 people arrested worldwide after Toronto police smashed a Canadian-based child sex abuse ring, the New South Wales (NSW) Police said Friday. As part of a global investigation targeting the users of a Canadian-based child exploitation website, the Australian federal police and state and…

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65 Australians arrested in worldwide child-porn bust

Tweet null Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Sixty-five Australians were among more than 300 people arrested worldwide after Toronto police smashed a Canadian-based child sex abuse ring, the New South Wales (NSW) Police said Friday. As part of a global investigation targeting the users of a Canadian-based child exploitation website, the Australian federal police and state and…

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Chinese man gives future bride 8.88 mln in cash

AFP – A Chinese suitor who gave his future bride an auspicious 8.88 million yuan ($1.5 million) in cash drew ire on Thursday for the extravagant display of wealth in the still-developing country. Some 18…

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Ireland to exit three-year bailout without credit line

Ireland is to exit its three-year bailout programme next month without seeking precautionary funding, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed. Mr Kenny told the Dáil this was the “right decision for Ireland”. He said the Government would publish a new medium-term economic strategy in the wake of the announcement. Ireland’s bailout exit of huge significance for Europe Pivotal moment could be ...

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Strong Holiday Outlook From Macy’s Lifts US Stocks

NEW YORK — An optimistic outlook for holiday spending from Macy’s is sending the stock market back to record levels. Macy’s led other retailers higher with a 9 percent surge after reporting a quarterly profit that blew past Wall Street expectations. Bed, Bath & Beyond, J.C. Penney and Nordstrom also rose. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 71 points, or ...

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In Letter From Prison, Morsi Accuses Egypt’s Military Leaders of Treason

CAIRO — In a letter from prison made public by his lawyers on Wednesday, Mohamed Morsi, the former Islamist president of Egypt, heaped scorn on his opponents in the military-backed government, saying that they had committed treason and that Egypt “will not recover” until the “coup” that removed him from power was reversed. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld ...

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