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New York: Credit Suisse subpoened in tax-evasion probe

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A New York regulator probing Credit Suisse's role in enabling tax evasion has demanded a trove of additional documents from the bank, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. Benjamin Lawsky, New York's superintendent of financial services…

Thailand: amid ‘complex' elections, Ban calls for dialogue to bridge political differences

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4 February 2014 – Concerned that some Thai people were unable to vote after national elections were reportedly disrupted by protests over the weekend,...
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EFF Asks PTO to Stop Issuing Abstract Software Patents

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The Supreme Court took a major step in cutting back on abstract software patents last June when it issued its landmark ruling in Alice...
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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton names new envoy to US amid trade talks

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The European Union has named David O'Sullivan of Ireland to become the bloc's new envoy to Washington amid negotiations to forge a free trade pact between the two economic giants. "I am delighted to announce the appointment of David O'Sullivan to this…
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Israel stops Palestinian prisoner release amid talks crisis

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Israel's chief negotiator with the Palestinians has told them that a planned release of 26 prisoners cannot proceed, a source close to the embattled peace talks told AFP Thursday. A frustrated US Secretary of State John Kerry earlier demanded that recalcitrant…
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Russia to hold off on more sanctions against US: Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Moscow would for now hold off on more reciprocal sanctions against the United States, after Washington introduced punitive measures against his close allies over the Ukraine crisis. "You know, both in…
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#France: President Francois Hollande facing KO after far-right Euro triumph

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The triumph of France's far right National Front (FN) in European elections has left President Francois Hollande fighting for his political life, allies and analysts warned Monday. A day after his Socialist Party polled a record low of less than 14…
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Former Nigeria Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke arrested in London on suspected Bribery Charges

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Nigeria's ex-minister of petroleum resources has been arrested in London, United Kingdom according to reports. It is believed Diezani Alison-Madueke was apprehended at the UK...

Amid ongoing unrest in Ukraine, UN urges restraint, respect for human rights

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13 December 2013 – The United Nations today called on all parties in Ukraine to exercise restraint amid reports of the use of excessive...
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Australia’s Neil Robertson into world quarter-finals as landmark waits

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Australia's Neil Robertson booked his place in the quarter-finals of this year's World Championships with a 13-7 win over Mark Allen on Monday only to barely miss out on a notable landmark. The world number one was left stranded on 99 competitive century…

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