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Missile Maker Kongsberg Probed for Corruption on Romanian Deals

Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KOG), the Norwegian developer of a missile for the F-35 fighter aircraft, is being investigated by antitrust authorities in Norway for possible corruption in relation to dealings in Romania. The investigation, led by the Norwegian National Authority for ...

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Corrupt Chinese officials flee overseas, some bound for Australia

Beijing: Corrupt Chinese officials are fleeing overseas in increasing numbers to countries including Australia as an intensifying crackdown on graft takes hold within the ruling Communist Party, according to a new government think tank report. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ...

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Viktor Yanukovych is gone, but where are Ukraine’s missing millions?

The fast-moving events of the past few days in Ukraine have shown the depth of anger over the violence and corruption of the regime of Viktor Yanukovych and his cronies. There may now be early elections, andYanukovych has fled, but ...

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Putin orders immediate test of combat readiness of troops amid Ukraine tension

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered massive exercises involving most of its military units in western Russia amid tensions in Ukraine. Defence minister Sergei Shoigu said in a televised statement made at a meeting of top military brass in Moscow that ...

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Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb 2014 (UPI) — Congress will pass U.S. immigration reform legislation before 2017, President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Friday. Speaking with Univision Radio, the president said House Republicans have “refused so far to act,” and urged listeners to put pressure ...

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Obama taunts ‘scared’ Republicans, says immigration reform is a priority

President Obama told House Democrats Friday that comprehensive immigration reform remains a top priority for this year in spite of Republican lawmakers who are “scared” of the political consequences. “They’re worried and they’re scared about the political blowback,” Mr. Obama ...

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Indian Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi resigns over warship accidents

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi on Wednesday resigned after two officers were feared killed and seven sailors injured when a fire erupted on board a submarine, INS Sindhuratna, around 40 nautical miles off Mumbai. “Taking moral responsibility for the accidents ...

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Think you should do better in life? Blame your great, great, great grandfather

LONDON: Miffed that you didn’t get into Oxford University? Cross because you can’t afford that three-bed in the town centre? Not got one non-executive directorship to your single-barrelled name? There is only one person to blame: your great, great, great, ...

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