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Ukraine ex-leader charged over reporter’s murder

KIEV – Ukraine on Thursday charged ex-president Leonid Kuchma over the 2000 murder of a journalist, its most notorious post-Soviet crime, amid doubts he could be jailed even if found guilty. Ukrainian prosecutors confirmed they had presented charges of “abuse of power” to Kuchma as he attended a second session…

Yemen President Ali Saleh announces plan to retire in Jan. 2012

SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave office after organizing congress elections by January 2012, refusing to hand over power without knowing who would succeed him, an aide said on Tuesday. “President Ali Abdullah Saleh said he will hand over power through (parliamentary) elections and the formation…

Ensign announces plan to retire

Embattled Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) announced Monday intentions to retire at the end of his current term. In a press conference announcing the decision, the senator, who had been for months caught up in a scandal that included a criminal investigation, cited his family as a reason for the move.…

News outlets sue Wisconsin governor over lack of response to email requests

Isthmus, an alternative newsweekly in Madison, WI, announced on Friday that it has filed a lawsuit against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker under that state’s Open Records Law. On February 17, Walker claimed to have received more than 8000 emails on his budget repair bill, with the majority urging him to…

Boehner plans to defend DOMA in court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Republican in the House of Representatives said on Friday he will seek to do what the Obama administration no longer does — defend a 15-year-old federal law against same-sex marriage. Speaker John Boehner said he disagrees with President Barack Obama’s recent determination that the Defense…

Financial advisor to stars gets 7.5 years prison

NEW YORK – A financial advisor to US socialites and Hollywood celebrities was sentenced Wednesday to seven and a half years prison for stealing millions of dollars in clients’ funds. Kenneth Starr, 67, was sentenced in New York federal court to 90 months behind bars, a spokeswoman for the US…

‘Royal welfare’ costs Saudis tens of billions every year, leaked cables reveal

Saudi royals exploit ex-pat workers for ‘sponsorship’ fees, borrow from banks and never repay debts LONDON (Reuters) – When Saudi King Abdullah arrived home last week, he came bearing gifts: handouts worth $37 billion, apparently intended to placate Saudis of modest means and insulate the world’s biggest oil exporter from…

Buffalo Beast tricks Wisc. Gov. Walker into taking call from fake ‘David Koch’

Governor’s official phone line goes down: ‘The number you dialed is not a working number’ Update: Walker’s office says call was real Second update (at bottom): Watchdog calls for probe on possible ethics violation Prepare for prankgate. Wisconsin’s newly elected Republican Governor wasted no time in taking the fight to…

Taliban bomber kills 31 at Afghan office

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AFP) – A Taliban suicide bomber struck an Afghan government office on Monday, killing 31 people and raising to more than 100 the death toll from a surge in high-profile bomb attacks. A string of insurgent attacks has targeted civilians and government forces over the last three weeks,…

Air Force legal office: All of our members’ families can be prosecuted for reading WikiLeaks

Almost anyone in the United States, and especially soldiers or the families of US Air Force members, could be under the threat of prosecution by the military, according to a recent “guidance” document issued by the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) public affairs office. The advisory took on new significance…

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