Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

June 22, 2017

… death.” Smith accused Rodman of “coddling” Kim, whom the former basketball player has described as a “friend for life.” “Removing Rodman from the Hall of Fame will send a message that all Americans are united against this regime,” Smith said. return from North Korea The five-time NBA champion has traveled to North Korea for informal “basketball diplomacy” several times, and told CNN last week that he hoped to do “something …

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 21, 2017

… sea east of the Korean peninsula. Administration officials have studiouslyavoided talking about retaliation for the condition in which Warmbier’s condition, most recently Monday morning, before Warmbier’s death, when Thornton told reporters that “we are very happy to see that Otto Warmbier has been able to return to his family in Ohio and be reunited with them.” The former University of Virginia student was comatose when he returned early from a 15-year prison sentence …

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North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… reflect on its reckless act and be fully aware of the grave consequences to follow,” it said. The incident also comes just days after North Korea released US detainee Otto Warmbier after 17 months in detention. He was sentenced last year to 15 years hard labor on charges that he tried to steal a banner with a political slogan from his hotel in Pyongyang. On his return to the US last week, doctors said the 22-year-old former student was in a “vegetative state.” North Korea …

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Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 17, 2017

… loan.” “Of the 16 loans he reported, five were worth more than $50 million each; one is worth between $25 million and $50 million; and seven were worth between $5 million and $25 million apiece. Another three loans combined were worth less than $1 million.” There is also the fact that, unlike a tax return, these financial disclosure forms don’t require Trump to detail how much he paid in taxes, the profits and losses from his various businesses, whether he has any …

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Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… and Royal London, said more could be done to make workers at other businesses aware that their employer might add to their pension if they were willing to contribute at a higher level. “At a time when money is tight for many people and pay rises may be limited, getting your employer to contribute more to your pension can be a very cost-effective strategy,” he said. “When individuals are thinking about where to put their money to get the best return, the chance to more than …

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Election 2017: 10 things we’ve learned over seven weeks – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… King’s College London, says. The turnout for the referendum was the largest turnout in England since the 1992 general election and largest in Wales since the 1997 general election. The big question is, will they return this time? The mystery of the three million ‘extra’ voters 9) Ethnic minorities are under-represented by London candidates Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUK hip-hop artist Guvna B: ‘Not enough representation’ of …

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Taking a break? The 1.7bn career gap – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… background and when I decided to continue my career I was looking for an opportunity with flexible working hours,” she says. “It was really hard to find that in the IT industry because it’s very rapid, so this was a great opportunity for me to return to the industry.” ‘Good for both sides’ And not all returners are sitting behind a desk. Engineer Kate Young, 37, took a seven-year career break before starting her placement at Skanska last year when her younger …

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Manchester attack: Police make tenth arrest – BBC News

On Friday, police said they had searched an address in St Helens, Merseyside, in connection with the attack. Residents who were moved from their homes in Wigan on Thursday night, while armed police and a bomb disposal unit searched a house, have been allowed to return. The victims of the Manchester attack The bewildering complexity of terror inquiries What Libya tells us about Manchester bomber Who was Salman Abedi? In the Libyan capital Tripoli, Abedi’s younger brother Hashem, 20, …

May 26, 2017
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Data Mining to Find Tax Cheaters

Driven by fear of prison and scandal, tens of thousands of Americans who hid money offshore have taken an amnesty deal offered by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service since 2009. They had to bring the money home, pay the taxes plus penalties, and tell authorities how bankers helped them cheat. In return, they weren’t prosecuted. Some resisted, however. They moved their money from Switzerland to other tax havens such as Singapore and Hong Kong, daring the U.S. government to find them. Now …

May 25, 2017
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