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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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WorkForce Software to Sponsor Webinar on How Workforce Innovation Leads to Optimisation

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BRACKNELL, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – May 14, 2013) -

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Man Utd shares fall on Sir Alex news

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Manchester United shares fall in New York amid concerns over the impact Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement will have.

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Spencers Solicitors: Asbestos Victims to Be Denied Justice in New Mesothelioma Bill

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LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – May 9, 2013) - Asbestos victims are set to be denied the right to receive the compensation they fully deserve on the Mesothelioma Bill outlined in the Queen’s Speech yesterday. It was announced that sufferers of mesothelioma, only one type of asbestos-related cancer, will receive compensation where no liable employer or insurer can be traced. This means that those suffering from other forms of asbestos-related cancer, such as asbestosis, will be excluded from receiving similar compensation.

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San Leon Energy Plc (SLGYY: OTCQX International) | Well Fracturing Agreement Signed

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Multi-Platform Gaming Pioneer bgo.com Gives GBP 5 FREE to All New Customers

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – May 1, 2013) - Pioneering multi-gaming site bgo has launched a promotion for new players, giving £5 free to all new customers registering an account at the site.

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World’s 5 hottest stock markets

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From Japan and the Philippines to the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, these countries’ stock markets have rallied more than 20% so far this year.

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May Issue of the International Resource Journal Now Online

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – April 24, 2013) - George Media Inc. is pleased to announce that the May issue of The International Resource Journal is now available online at www.irjonline.com. Click on the magazine cover to enter the publication.

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Washington DC LASIK Surgery Practice Offers Innovative All-Laser LASIK Procedure

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Drs. Thomas Clinch and Paul Kang Lead One of the Few Practices in the United States to Offer LASIK Surgery Patients the Technological Advantages of the WaveLight(R) EX500 Excimer Laser

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Monarch Announces Winners of School Competition

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – April 22, 2013) - After launching a nationwide appeal, asking for head teachers to help them in their quest to make flying fun, Monarch Airlines has today announced the three winning schools that have been selected for the day trip of their lives.

  • Fulbrook Middle School in Milton Keynes
  • Icknield Community College in Watlington
  • Harris Academy Beckenham in Kent

A total of six hundred children – two hundred from each school – will have exclusive use of a Monarch aircraft on 24th April 2013, with a range of fun activities in the air and on the ground.

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Supreme court blocks Nigerian activists from suing Shell over alleged torture

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Nigerians had hoped to use US Alien Tort Statute to sue Royal Dutch Petroleum over the deaths of nine protesters in the 1990s

The supreme court has blocked a group of Nigerians from suing the oil giant Shell in US court for allegedly aiding in torture and murder in a ruling that human rights experts warned could limit the ability to bring such cases in the US.

In a unanimous ruling, the justices stopped a case filed by Nigerian activists now living in the US who allege that in the 1990s Royal Dutch Petroleum was complicit in the the torture and murder of protesters at the company’s Shell Oil operations in the Ogoni region.

The unanimous decision affirmed a lower court ruling that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), written in 1789, cannot be used to sue foreign entities for alleged violations of international law on foreign soil. “Nothing in the ATS’s text evinces a clear indication of extraterritorial reach,” the court found.

Esther Kiobel, the lead plaintiff in the case, is the wife of the late Dr Barinem Kiobel, one of a group of Nigerian environmental activists known as the Ogoni Nine, who protested against the devastating impact of Shell’s operations in the Niger Delta. In 1995 the Ogoni Nine were tortured and hanged by the Nigerian military junta.

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) said it was “deeply troubled by the supreme court’s decision to undercut 30 years of jurisprudence to limit US courts’ ability to hear cases on human rights violations committed outside the United States”.

“The US with this case is withdrawing from the world from the path that international law has taken,” said Peter Weiss, vice-president of the CCR, said. He said it was “in the national interest” for the US to promote human rights around the world.

Peter Rees, Shell’s legal director, said: “In our view, the court has reached the right decision. Shell remains firmly committed to supporting fundamental human rights in line with the legitimate role of business, and I want to make clear that we deny, in the strongest possible terms, the allegations made by the plaintiffs in this tragic case. Today’s decision doesn’t weaken the human rights of people around the world; it makes it clear that the Alien Tort Statute does not provide a means for claims to be brought in the US which have nothing to do with the US.

“But we’ve always maintained this case has nothing to do with the United States. The Alien Tort Statute is an 18th Century law designed for an entirely different purpose and certainly not for application where there is no connection with the United States. We appreciate the opportunity to have been heard in this case, and we are pleased that the court has now clarified this area of the law.”

The US Chamber of Commerce praised the decision. “The US supreme court’s decision today ensures that trial lawyers cannot continue to use the American judicial system to expose global businesses to frivolous and costly lawsuits,” said president Thomas Donohue. “Today’s decision helps to ensure that America will continue to be an attractive place to do business and removes barriers for companies looking to do business throughout the world.”

The ATS has been a popular vehicle for human rights cases since 1980 when Joelito Filártiga, son of a Paraguayan opposition figure who was tortured and killed by Paraguayan police, sued his father’s torturer in the US courts. Filártiga was denied justice at home but sued in the US when he learned his father’s torturer was living in New York. A US court held that torturers, like pirates, had become “hostis humani generis” – enemies of all mankind.

Marco Simons, legal director of EarthRights, a human rights nonprofit, said the ruling left many questions unanswered. EarthRights is currently leading a case against banana giant Chiquita Brands for allegedly funding terrorists in Columbia. As a US company Simons said the new ruling would not affect the case Chiquita.

“It’s clear in other areas of the law that any foreign company doing business in the US has to abide by US standards. For the ATS there is now a two tier system,” he said. Simons said he expected Congress would have to address the imbalance and that the ruling was likely to lead to more not less litigation.