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S. Korean official in charge of cryptocurrency crackdown found dead

By ethan / February 20, 2018

A government minister involved in Seoul’s regulatory crackdown on digital currencies was found dead at his home on Sunday, reportedly from a heart attack. Jung Ki-joon, 52, was head of economic policy at the Office for Government Policy Coordination. The official coordinated measures for developing new legislation to curb cryptocurrency speculation and illicit activities, according […]

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US judge keeps key charge against Menendez, strikes down 4 of 13 counts

By ethan / January 25, 2018

A US judge has kept the most serious charge in place in the retrial of Senator Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), who is alleged to have purposefully filed false financial disclosure statements. A court hearing in the federal corruption retrial case against Menendez took place in New Jersey on Wednesday. US District Court Judge William Walls […]

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Doctor facing first female genital mutilation case in US has sex charge dropped

By ethan / January 16, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed the most serious charge of ‘criminal sexual activity’ against a Michigan doctor charged in the first female genital mutilation (FGM) case in the US. US District Court Judge Bernard A. Friedman dropped the count – the most severe charge Dr Jumana Nagarwala was facing as it carried a sentence of […]

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Glamor model accused of joining ISIS released without charge

By ethan / December 28, 2017

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 14:27 A former topless model suspected of joining the ranks of Islamic State has been released without charge. Kimberley Miners was alleged to have shared IS videos on Facebook and contacted a British fighter in Syria. Miners was thought to be posing under the name Aisha Lauren al-Britaniya and allegedly […]

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US diplomats now owe London £11.9mn in unpaid congestion charge fees

By ethan / December 27, 2017

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 14:08 US diplomats driving round London have racked up a gigantic bill in unpaid congestion charge fines, amounting to more than £300,000 in 2017 alone. There is no indication Donald Trump will settle the bill when he visits next year. According to the Independent, American diplomats were handed 2,633 penalties […]

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