BOSTON (Reuters) - A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of hindering the investigation into the blasts in a deal with prosecutors that calls for a prison sentence of up to seven years. Dias Kadyrbayev, a 20-year-old Kazakh national, had been scheduled to go on trial next month and was facing up to 25 years in prison on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice for removing a backpack and other evidence from Tsarnaevs dormitory room in the days after the bombing. #facebook#France#Arabic#Middle East#markets#Argentina#Latin America#Conspiracy#Massachusetts#opinion
TAIPEI (Reuters) - A former Taiwan official involved in talks with mainland China until he was sacked said on Thursday any investigation into his handling of relations could damage ties with Beijing. Chang Hsien-yao, who until last week was the vice chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan's government agency responsible for cross-strait relations, has been under investigation by the council and judicial authorities over what the council said was possible wrongdoing. China and Taiwan have been ruled separately since defeated Nationalist forces fled to the island at the end of a civil war in 1949, and China has never renounced the use of force to bring it under Beijing's control. #India#Brazil#Technology#Arabic#Russia#Argentina#United Kingdom#Taiwan#Latin America#Entertainment#opinion#article
Forrester has cut its worldwide IT spending forecast for this year, saying growth will be 3.3 percent in U.S. dollars, rather than 6.2 percent. Total spending will be US$2.2 trillion. The analyst firm blamed a weak first half for its downgrade, but s...
On July 30 Coca-Cola FEMSA, Latin America’s largest coke bottler shuttered a facility in the Pacific Mexican state of Guerrero, which is home to Acapulco, a city that recorded the country’s highest murder rate in 2013. On August 4 assailants stopped ... #Latin America#Coca-Cola Company#Acapulco#Femsa