Week in Review, June 24


A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Barclays and former top brass charged with fraud Barclays, its former chief executive and three other top ex-bankers were charged over arrangements struck with Qatar during the bank’s 2008 fundraising to stay out of UK government control, writes Caroline Binham in London. Clockwise from top ...

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Koch network withholding support of Senate health-care bill, pushing for changes


Charles Koch stands for a portrait in 2015. (Patrick T. Fallon/For The Washington Post) COLORADO SPRINGS — The Koch network is working with conservative allies behind the scenes to make changes to the Senate health-care bill that was unveiled this week, declining to endorse the measure as it stands. As hundreds of donors gathered Saturday for a three-day seminar organized ...

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Mike Comrie Rape Case Rejected Over Holes In Sodomy Claim


Mike Comrie Rape Case Rejected Over Holes In Sodomy Claim 6/24/2017 12:50 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Ex-NHL star Mike Comrie will NOT be charged with rape — after prosecutors say there was reasonable doubt as to whether his accuser consented to anal sex during a sexual encounter in February.  TMZ Sports broke the story … Comrie was investigated over a Feb. ...

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Tech Tent: Uber at a crossroads


Stream or download the latest Tech Tent podcast Listen to previous episodes on the BBC website Listen live every Friday at 15:00 GMT on the BBC World Service On the Tech Tent podcast this week, we explore the stunning resignation of Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick. We also hear why Indian IT workers are suffering mass lay-offs – and we ...

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Trump Administration Rejects U.N. Call for Abortions


Saying “Abortion is not family planning,” the United States rejected part of a United Nations resolution designed to help female victims of violence around the world. The one point of contention is the portion of the resolution calling on countries to provide abortions to women who’ve been abused and to give information about abortions.  The U.S. objection to the abortion ...

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Apple chip dispute proves too great a stretch of Imagination


Karaoke. Botox. Speakerphones. None of these could really be deemed the 20th century’s greatest invention. So it is hard to feel sorry for Daisuke Inoue, Dr Jean Carruthers and Walter L Shaw — who each missed out on millions by failing to patent their respective ideas. Smartphones, tablets, connected TVs. All of these, however, could claim to be the greatest ...

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Trump says he has no ‘tapes’ of Comey conversations


President Trump tweeted on June 22 that he doesn’t possess — and didn’t record — tapes of his private conversations with former FBI director James B. Comey. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post) President Trump said Thursday that he does not have “tapes” of his private conversations with then-FBI Director James B. Comey, finally ending a mystery of his own creation that ...

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Boris Becker Declared Bankrupt, 'Historic Debt'


Boris Becker Declared Bankrupt ‘Historic Debt’ 6/21/2017 7:50 AM PDT Breaking News Boris Becker — who reportedly made more than $25 MILLION during his tennis career — was declared bankrupt in a British court hearing early Wednesday morning. The former #1 ranked player in the world is in the middle of a war with private banking firm Arbuthnot Latham & ...

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US official: Russia 'hacked' 21 US states in election


Image copyright Getty Images Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 US states during last year’s campaign, said a US official. Jeanette Manfra of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refused to identify the states during her testimony before a Senate panel, citing confidentiality agreements. But she added there was no evidence to suggest actual vote ballots were altered in ...

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Saudi King Upends Royal Succession, Names Son as 1st Heir


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him firmly as first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession. In a series of royal decrees carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency, the ...

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