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Ex-Giuliani associate Parnas found guilty of violating U.S. campaign finance law

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NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) – A federal jury on Friday convicted Lev Parnas, a one-time associate of Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, of violating U.S. campaign finance laws during the 2018 elections. Parnas, a Ukraine-born American businessman and his former associate Igor Fruman were accused of soliciting......

Turkey’s Halkbank can be prosecuted over Iran sanction violations, U.S. appeals court rules

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Labour union urges European authorities to widen Amazon antitrust probe after Reuters story

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, October 6, 2021 REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – A global trade union for the services sector on Friday urged European authorities to widen their antitrust investigation of Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) to assess if......

WHO issues plan to prevent sexual abuse after Congo scandal

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WHO management plan aims to prevent further misconduct Tedros vows “profound transformation of WHO’s culture” Donors call for external probe leading to further scrutiny GENEVA, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization issued its plan on Thursday to prevent any further misconduct by aid workers deployed in its field......

Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing cinematographer

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Oct 21 (Reuters) – Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico on Thursday, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, authorities said. The incident occurred on the set of independent feature film “Rust,” the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office said in......

U.S. House holds Trump ally Bannon in contempt, seeks prosecution

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WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Longtime Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon could face criminal prosecution for refusing to cooperate with a probe into the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol after the House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold him in contempt of Congress. The Democratic-led chamber voted......

EXCLUSIVE Governments turn tables on ransomware gang REvil by pushing it offline -sources

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Oct 21 (Reuters) – The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former official. Former partners and associates of the Russian-led criminal gang were responsible for a May......

Petrofac considers refinancing as faces possible $240 mln bribery fine

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LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – British oil services group Petrofac (PFC.L) said it is looking at refinancing options including debt and fresh equity as it faces a possible $240 million fine from a London court. Petrofac decided to plead guilty to seven charges after a four-year Serious Fraud Office (SFO)......

France’s Sarkozy plays down new conviction at book signing event

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PARIS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Saturday played down his conviction for illegal campaign financing over his failed 2012 re-election bid, suggesting many people in France had doubts about this week’s guilty verdict. Sarkozy, 66, made his first public comments on the conviction – his......

China anti-graft watchdog probes former justice minister

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Fu Zhenghua, is pictured during a meeting in Beijing, China on Jan. 17, 2011, when he was head of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo BEIJING, Oct 2 (Reuters) – China’s top anti-corruption watchdog said on Saturday it is investigating a former justice minister, Fu Zhenghua, for suspected serious......

Coinbase says hackers stole cryptocurrency from at least 6,000 customers

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Oct 1 (Reuters) – Hackers stole from the accounts of at least 6,000 customers of Coinbase Global Inc (COIN.O), according to a breach notification letter sent by the cryptocurrency exchange to affected customers. The hack took place between March and May 20 of this year, according to a copy of......

Facebook could face hefty fine in Russia over banned content, says regulator

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MOSCOW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian authorities on Thursday warned social media giant Facebook (FB.O) it faces a fine of up to 10% of its annual turnover in the country unless it deletes content Moscow deems illegal. Upping the ante in its standoff with U.S. Big Tech, state communications regulator......

France’s Sarkozy likely to avoid jail despite new conviction

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Nicolas Sarkozy found guilty of illegal campaign financing Former president receives a one-year jail sentence Sarkozy is unlikely to spend time in prison PARIS, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed a one-year prison sentence by a Paris court on Thursday after being found guilty of......

Bout manipulation existed at Rio 2016 Olympics, says independent report

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2016 Rio Olympics – Boxing – Quarterfinal – Men’s Fly (52kg) Quarterfinals Bout 247 – Riocentro – Pavilion 6 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 17/08/2016. The hands of an official are seen during the bout. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra Sept 30 (Reuters) – A bout manipulation system existed in boxing at......

Death toll in Ecuador prison riot rises to 116, six decapitated

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QUITO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The death toll from a riot at one of Ecuador’s largest prisons rose to 116, President Guillermo Lasso said on Wednesday, adding that he would send additional security forces and free up funds to avoid a repeat. Another 80 inmates were injured during the Tuesday......

Panel probing U.S. Capitol riot issues subpoenas to Trump rally organizers

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WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol said on Wednesday it had issued subpoenas to organizers of events and rallies leading up to the attack on the seat of government, as it broadened its inquiry. The......

Russia arrests top cybersecurity executive in treason case

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Ilya Sachkov, head of Russia’s Group IB cybersecurity company, is seen in a car in Moscow, Russia November 9, 2018. Picture taken November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/Files Founder of cybersecurity firm accused of state treason Executive faces up to 20 years jail, denies charge, TASS says Arrest sends chill through......

Afghan army collapse ‘took us all by surprise,’ U.S. defense secretary says

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WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Tuesday that the Afghan army’s sudden collapse caught the Pentagon “by surprise,” as military leaders confronted a contentious Senate hearing about how and why America lost its longest war. Republican lawmakers accused President Joe Biden of lying......

Analysis: Huawei CFO’s admissions won’t help U.S. in its case against the company -legal experts

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Sept 28 (Reuters) – The admission by Huawei’s chief financial officer that she misled a bank about the company’s business dealings in Iran likely won’t help the United States as it continues to prosecute Huawei for the same charges. While Meng Wanzhou’s admissions last week go to the heart of......

Blast rocks residential area in Sweden’s Gothenburg, four badly hurt

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Four people were seriously hurt in an explosion and fire in a central residential area of the Swedish city of Gothenburg early on Tuesday. The immediate cause of the blast and blaze was unclear. At least 16 people were taken to hospital after fire......

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