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Topic - Alistair Darling
Fannie Mae missed chances to catch law firms illegally signing foreclosure documents and its government overseer did not take the right steps to ensure Fannie was doing its job, according to a federal watchdog.
LONDON (AP) — British Treasury chief Alistair Darling said yesterday that ailing mortgage lender Northern Rock would issue state-guaranteed bonds to repay billions in emergency government loans, asserting that a private-sector rescue without government help was impossible.
LONDON — New Prime Minister Gordon Brown named a Cabinet yesterday that included a critic of the Iraq war as foreign secretary — a clear signal of a shift in British policy toward the unpopular conflict.
— A Greek default on its debts is inevitable and eurozone countries must act now to prevent other countries going the same way, Britain's former finance minister Alistair Darling said Sunday.
"It is imperative the eurozone countries take action now and not let it drag on for the next few weeks because the risk is it will bring down other countries with it," he added.