Sir Craig Oliver, the former PM’s director of communications, describes Downing Street panic in his memoir Unleashing Demons ... David Cameron's director of communications feared that the then prime minister would have to resign over the family revelations contained within the Panama Papers, according to his newly published book. Related: David Cameron admits he profited from father's Panama offshore trust Sir Craig Oliver detailed the chaos behind the scenes at Downing Street following the Guardian's investigation of the Cameron family's tax affairs in April, which revealed that the prime minister's father had been a director of an offshore fund called Blairmore Holdings David Cameron's adviser feared Panama Papers would end boss's career
Although the hacker’s name has not been released, video of the arrest, provided by Czech police, shows how it went down. Accompanied by his girlfriend, the Russian drove into the heart of Prague, the Czech capital, in a high-end automobile, to a swank hotel. The went to the hotel restaurant, only to be confronted by police, who moved so quickly that the Russian had no time to resist.Indeed, he was so stunned by the appearance of the police at his table that the suspect fainted and was subsequently hospitalized. He is now in custody, awaiting an extradition request from Washington. The United States has 40 days from his arrest to ask for the Russian to be sent here to face charges, but Czech justice authorities today stated that they have yet to receive any American extradition request.We don’t know specifically what hacking the Russian stands accused of, although Czech police have stated that he had perpetrated cyber-crimes against Americans, and he was wanted on an INTERPOL Red Notice—an indication that the FBI wanted to get their hands on this man rather badly.
At the TLS Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir offers a solid overview/introduction to 'Nordic noir', in Snowed under:
Extract of note: “Much has been written about the reasons for Nordic noir’s popularity. Among the most common explanations are the plain writing style, the attention given to issues of social injustice, the ingrained realism, the role of landscape, the dark, brooding quality and the allure of the anti-hero ... Even the contrast between near-perfect nanny-state societies and the awfulness of being killed comes into it, a contrast I am fond of. Evil is never as appalling as it is when juxtaposed with sweetness and innocence. And (COLD) snow. Don’t forget the snow. If there is no snow in the pages, it is sure to be on the cover. The appeal of Nordic noir is based on some mixture of all this, though the specific measure of each is somewhat elusive”
I remember the day my army fate was sealed. The instructions for a certain day in September 1977 with the destination were enclosed in a single letter that arrived in May 1977. I was three days shy of 19. My seven years old niece, Janka, who was visiting us screamed at passers-by, "Jozko is getting a gun! Jozef is getting a gun!" Army is a monster of the richest and poorest time on earth ...
An investigation into the history of reveals that it was usually a doctor wielding the knife... Judging Book by Its Cover
As a result, you'll rarely see troops march over bridges in step. The Albert Bridge makes sure of that with its signs, but it doesn't really have to worry any more -- its nearby barracks closed in 2008.
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