After 3 years, chances of more Madoff charges fade

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NEW YORK – One was Bernard Madoff’s right-hand man for decades. Two others were executives in his firm. All are family – and presumed targets of the investigation of Madoff’s epic fraud. But nearly three years into the probe, Madoff’s brother, son and niece have avoided criminal charges, raising the […]

Afghan women’s rights ‘at risk’ after war decade

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Women’s rights in Afghanistan risk being forgotten as international troops withdraw and the government struggles for a peace deal 10 years after the Taliban were ousted, Oxfam said Monday. In a new report the NGO said women’s rights had improved in Afghanistan since the October 2001 US-led invasion, particularly access […]

Greece sets new deficit targets, lay-offs ahead of EU meet

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ATHENS: Greece on Sunday unveiled new budget deficit targets and plans to trim its civil service to meet creditors’ demands a day ahead of a eurozone meeting that could free up an eight-billion-euro loan. The 17 countries that share the debt-challenged euro currency will meet in Luxembourg on Monday in […]

Egyptians protest military leadership

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Reporting from Cairo— Thousands of protesters once again gathered in the heart of Cairo on Friday to voice their exasperation with the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces, though their numbers fell far short of the hoped-for “million men.” The military, which has been running the country since the toppling […]

Navy issuing first 1,000 redundancy notices

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More than 1,000 Royal Navy staff will learn they are being made redundant later as part of a first round of military job cuts. Of about 1,020 job losses, a third are compulsory. Some 810 sailors applied for redundancy and 670 were accepted. The navy is cutting numbers by 5,000 […]

Huntsman Moves Headquarters to New Hampshire

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Jon M. Huntsman Jr. is moving his presidential campaign headquarters to New Hampshire from Florida, aides said Thursday, a decision that underscores that his path to the nomination is wholly dependent on trying to score an upset in the nation’s first primary. The Huntsman campaign has been focusing intensively on […]

Planes diverted as Mexico City airport power fails

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — An unspecified number of flights have been diverted from Mexico City because a power failure darkened the capital’s international airport. Airport managers say power and flight service is expected to be restored before midnight. Officials say the apparent failure of a transformer threatened to start a […]