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Macau billionaire calls U.S. case over U.N. bribe scheme political | Reuters

Aug 12, 2016

Macau billionaire calls U.S. case over U.N. bribe scheme political | Reuters

NEW YORK A Macau billionaire accused of bribing a former United Nations General Assembly president on Thursday accused the U.S. government of prosecuting him for geopolitical reasons to slow China's influence over developing nations. In papers filed in Manhattan federal court, lawyers for real estate developer Ng Lap Seng said the case appeared intended to silence his advocacy for a conference centre in Macau, which would have given developing nations a permanent meeting venue in China #United States #Crime #Innovation #clinton #article
Libyan forces in fresh clashes with Islamic State in Sirte | Reuters

Aug 12, 2016

Libyan forces in fresh clashes with Islamic State in Sirte | Reuters

TRIPOLI Libyan forces engaged in renewed clashes with Islamic State militants in Sirte on Thursday, a day after capturing a convention complex that had been a symbol of the militant group's authority in the city. Forces aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government seized the Ouagadougou convention centre and several other key sites on Wednesday, advancing into areas that had been fought over for weeks. #United States #Security #Argentina #Innovation #United Kingdom
Sri Lanka parliament endorses office to trace wartime missing | Reuters

Aug 11, 2016

Sri Lanka parliament endorses office to trace wartime missing | Reuters

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday passed a law to establish an office to trace people who disappeared during a 26-year war and another insurrection amid protests by former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa's supporters in the chamber. The law was passed without a vote. #Business #science #Argentina #Innovation #Archaeology
Florida police officer kills retiree during role-play exercise | Reuters

Aug 11, 2016

Florida police officer kills retiree during role-play exercise | Reuters

A Florida police officer shot and killed a 73-year-old retired librarian in a "tragic accident" during an exercise with local residents that was meant to involve simulated lethal force, authorities said on Wednesday. Mary Knowlton was hit by a live round fired by an officer on Tuesday night during a role-playing exercise at an event hosted by the Punta Gorda Police Department for about 35 members of the community, the agency said in a statement #Economy #Business #Argentina #Innovation #United Kingdom #article
Libyan forces report capture of Sirte convention centre, hospital from Islamic State | Reuters

Aug 10, 2016

Libyan forces report capture of Sirte convention centre, hospital from Islamic State | Reuters

TRIPOLI Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State (IS) from Sirte said they had made major advances on Wednesday, capturing a convention centre previously used as a base by the jihadist group, as well as the city's university and hospital. #Middle East #science #markets #Africa #Innovation #United Kingdom
U.S. Vice President Biden to visit Serbia, Kosovo next week | Reuters

Aug 10, 2016

U.S. Vice President Biden to visit Serbia, Kosovo next week | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Serbia and Kosovo next week, the White House said on Tuesday. #India #Business #France #Europe #Innovation #United Kingdom #article