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Newsweek owner, audio tycoon Sidney Harman dead

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Audio equipment tycoon Sidney Harman, who bought Newsweek magazine last year and merged it with The Daily Beast website, died on Tuesday, his family announced. He was 92. Harman, who was married to Jane Harman, a former congresswoman from California, died in Washington of complications from acute…

Donald Trump declared persona non grata in Panama

PANAMA CITY — The municipal council of Panama City has declared US real estate tycoon Donald Trump persona non grata following remarks he allegedly made about the Panama Canal. “We unanimously approved a resolution that declared Donald Trump persona non grata,” Javier Ortega, a member of the council, told AFP…

Russia tells West ‘mind own business’ over tycoon

Russia on Tuesday tartly told the West to keep out of its domestic affairs after “unacceptable” criticism by the United States and Europe of the new guilty verdict for jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Khodorkovsky is facing the prospect of an additional lengthy jail term after being found guilty in his…

Former Russian oil tycoon to hear verdict

MOSCOW – A Moscow court is expected Monday to begin announcing the verdict in the second trial of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a case some see as a bellwether of Russia’s political future. Once the country’s richest man, now its most prominent prisoner, Khodorkovsky, 47, is already serving an…

Putin ‘deals blow’ to release of jailed tycoon

Jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s chances of being released from prison were dealt a blow by an uncompromising message from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Moscow newspapers said Friday. Russia’s powerful former president used a televised question and answer session Thursday to observe that a “thief must be in prison” and compare…

Donald Trump eyes 2012 presidential run

Developer tycoon Donald Trump has his eyes on the United States’ ultimate real estate: the White House. Trump, the brash billionaire star of his own reality show, “The Apprentice,” told ABC news he is seriously considering a run as a Republican in 2012 and could “easily” spend more than 200…

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