ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday acknowledged his government had made covert contingency plans in case Greece was forced out of the euro, but rejected accusations he had plotted to take the country back to the drachma.
No one seems to know how worms got in the tap water, but residents in Old River-Winfree, a town of about 1,400 people 25 miles east of Houston, are drinking from bottles this week.
... * Says did not directly contact top executives at HK brokerages. * Says normal to reach out to relevant parties in investigations (Adds details from online statement).
As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama vied for the Oval Office back in 2012, the U.S. teetered on the edge of another recession. And no one knew about it until now.
LONDON - The Lloyds Banking Group said on Friday that its profit had risen 18 percent in the first half of 2015, but its results were again dragged down by provisions for a contentious loan insurance product that has cost the industry billions of dollars.