According to the Times, G.E.'s "extraordinary success is based on an aggressive strategy that mixes fierce lobbying for tax breaks and innovative accounting that enables it to concentrate its profits offshore."
France declared Libya's airspace "under control" on Friday, after NATO agreed to take command of the no-fly zone in a compromise that appeared to set up dual command centers and possibly new confusion.
Representatives for Moammar Gadhafi's regime and the rebels were expected to meet formally for the first time Friday in Ethiopia, in what the U.N. described as a part of an effort to reach a cease-fire and political solution.
Muffin top joined the lexicon years ago. Now, it is among the newest words recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary. The self-proclaimed "last word on words" defines muffin top as the top part of a muffin, as well as, "a protuberance of flesh above the waistband of a tight pair of trousers."
When Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was a high school disc jockey, he had to get permission from a Communist youth league to play songs by the British rock band Deep Purple. Before a recent concert in Moscow, Medvedev invited the band to his home.