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Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International... Before you read this report, remember to sign up to http://pennystockpaycheck.com for 100% free stock alerts Chase Bank has moved to limit cash withdrawals while banning business customers from sending...

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Richemont chairman Johann Rupert to take 'grey gap... Billionaire 62-year-old to take 12 months off from Cartier and Montblanc luxury goods groupRichemont's chairman and founder Johann Rupert is to take a year off from September, leaving management of the...

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Cambodia: aftermath of fatal shoe factory collapse... Workers clear rubble following the collapse of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, on Thursday

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Spate of recent shock departures by 50-something CEOs While the rising financial rewards of running a modern multinational have been well publicised, executive recruiters say the pressures of the job have also been ratcheted upOn approaching his 60th birthday...

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UK Uncut loses legal challenge over Goldman Sachs tax... While judge agreed the deal was 'not a glorious episode in the history of the Revenue', he ruled it was not unlawfulCampaign group UK Uncut Legal Action has lost its high court challenge over the legality...

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Inmate executed for 1990 S. Dakota murder – UPI.com

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Inmate executed for 1990 S. Dakota murder
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 31 (UPI) — Convicted murderer Donald Moeller was executed in South Dakota Tuesday night for the 1990 slaying of 9-year-old Becky O'Connell, prison officials said. Moeller, 60, was the second South Dakota inmate put to death in
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Military imposing ‘nonjudicial punishments’ on 9 in Cartagena scandal – CNN

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Military imposing 'nonjudicial punishments' on 9 in Cartagena scandal
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Washington (CNN) — Seven US Army soldiers and two Marines have been notified they will receive what the military calls “nonjudicial punishment” for misconduct while in Cartagena, Colombia, in April as part of the security team for President Barack
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Three hanged; executions are first since ’10

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Three inmates were hanged Thursday, in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Fukuoka, in the country’s first executions since July 2010.
Justice Minister Toshio Ogawa, the first of the past six justice ministers to tacitly support capital punishment, signed off on the three executions Thursday morning.

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The Science Behind Total’s North Sea Gas Leak: This Isn’t BP 2.0

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) – Total is paying a big price — as measured by the market reaction — for the natural gas leak in its North Sea Elgin platform on Tuesday, which the oil major said could take as much as six months to contain.

The six-month time-frame to drill a relief well sounds eerily similar to the “last resort” emergency plan that BP pursued during the Macondo well disaster. A deep water natural gas disaster, though, can’t compare to an oil spill when it comes to potential environment damage.

The 7% decline in Total shares on Tuesday is a punishment born of the post-Macondo era. Energy investors shoot first and ask questions later. Indeed, the firing was rapid in ADR shares of Total — 27 million shares traded for an ADR that usually trades less than 3 million shares.

Total faces the biggest deepwater disaster response test since the BP Macondo well disaster. The environment may be luckier this time.

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Letters: Wu Jing and China’s death row

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The case of Wu Ying, the Chinese businesswoman who faces execution for raising money illegally (Loans that led to death row: tycoon’s case brings renewed cries for reform, 22 March), is another reminder of the vast scope of China’s capital punishment system. As our new report published today on the death penalty shows, the overwhelming majority of countries no longer carry out executions but, among those that do, few come even close to China in the use of capital punishment for non-lethal crimes. Some 55 crimes are punishable by death, including corruption and organising prostitution.

China’s leadership argues the country is not ready to abolish the death penalty, even for economic crimes, but Wu Ying’s case has sparked public outcry. In response the Chinese authorities should end capital punishment for economic crimes, offer clemency procedures in other cases and – after years of secrecy – publish figures on how many it actually

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Dissolution

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Loosely inspired by Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Menkes’s most recent film combines an almost surreal fairy-tale energy with brutal black-and-white realism to explore the condition of violence that permeates contemporary Israeli society. Shot…

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Afghan violence rages over Quran burning

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Obama issues apology and two US soldiers die while Afghan government demands trial and punishment for those responsible.

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Hunt hails greater than expected agreement on newspaper regulation

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Culture secretary says that a consensus on the way forward is much closer than he would perhaps have predicted

The culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said more agreement than expected had emerged on the “tougher” form of newspaper regulation that will emerge in the light of the phone-hacking scandal.

A new system would reject statutory regulation of press content while empowering an independent regulator to impose “credible punishment” on newspapers guilty of misconduct, Hunt said.

He said he wanted a new system in place before 2015 and, while not ruling out legislation, also hinted that he would prefer the newspaper industry voluntarily to produce its own regulatory framework.

Although Lord Justice Leveson has been asked to produce a report later this year saying how newspaper regulation could be improved, the Press Complaints Commission and editors have already started publicly floating proposals for a beefed-up regulatory regime.

In interviews on the Andrew Marr show and the World this Weekend on Sunday, Hunt said he was surprised how much progress had been made. “We’ve come much closer to a consensus on the way forward than I would perhaps have predicted,” he said.

While stressing that he wanted to put off any decisions until Leveson has published his recommendations, Hunt indicated that he agreed with the broad thrust of the consensus that was emerging.

“I think everyone recognises that we don’t want politicians telling people what to write, so no statutory regulation of press content,” he said. “But we do need a much tougher system to deal with newspapers who step out of line.

“Basically, the body that decides on whatever the punishments are for newspapers that step out of line needs to be fully independent from newspaper proprietors and current newspaper editors.”

Referring to the way in which Richard Desmond’s Express newspapers are no longer part of the PCC, Hunt said a new system would have to deal with “what’s called the Desmond problem, where people can just opt out of a system regulation if they don’t like it”.

He added: “There’s a lot of discussion going on about how you achieve that, but I think the shape – the bones, if you like – of what we’re going to end up with are beginning to become clearer.”

A new regulator would have to be able to impose “credible punishment”, he said, stressing that he hoped it would be in place before the end of this parliament. He also hinted that he would prefer a non-statutory solution if possible.

“I don’t know whether legislation would form part of the solution or not,” he said. “I would love the industry to come to me with their proposed solution, but what I would say to them is that whatever you propose must have the confidence of the public, because the public are not happy with what’s been going on.”

Hunt said that, since the Leveson inquiry started, he had been “shocked” to learn that misconduct in the newspaper industry was “a lot more widespread than I initially thought”.

Commenting on the role played by News International, he said: “I think it’s greatly to their credit that New Corporation are cooperating fully [with the police investigation]. I wish they had done so a bit earlier.”

‘Right to spank’ law called public health threat

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The Criminal Code’s justification for physical punishment of children such as spanking should be removed, Canadian researchers say.

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Two-year term sought for civilian U.S. base worker

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Prosecutors are demanding a two-year prison term for a civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa who was indicted over a fatal traffic accident in January 2011 under a new bilateral accord for handling crimes involving nonmilitary personnel at U.S. bases.
The victim, Koki Yogi, was “not at fault” and his mother is demanding severe punishment for Rufus James Ramsey III, prosecutors said Wednesday in their closing statement at the Naha District Court.

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