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Kim Dotcom can have seized assets returned – New Zealand High Court
The New Zealand High Court has ruled that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be reunited with millions of dollars, property, cars, and artwork. It comes after the court denied an application by the Crown to extend the freezing of Dotcom's fortune.

16.04.2014 19:40

Community outcry could lead to parole for father imprisoned 13 years after crime
Cornealious "Mike" Anderson opened the door to his Missouri home one afternoon nine months ago and found a SWAT team waiting for the chance to correct a decades-old clerical error that allowed Anderson to avoid a stiff prison sentence.

16.04.2014 20:04

Bloomberg targets NRA with big money
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be out of office, but he’s just starting to make some noise if his latest investment is any indication: a new organization intended to take on the National Rifle Association.

16.04.2014 16:37

Aliens attack: Killer shrimps invade Britain while giant hornets approach
Alien wildlife species, such as killer shrimps and zebra mussels, are invading Britain at a rate never seen before, the UK parliament’s green watchdog warns. Meanwhile, giant Asian hornets that have caused six deaths in France are on their way to the UK.

16.04.2014 12:09

Ron Paul’s nonprofit refuses to disclose list of donors to the IRS
The United States Federal Reserve is usually the government office finding itself most often in the crosshairs of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, but now the longtime lawmaker is setting his sights on another agency: the Internal Revenue Service.

16.04.2014 14:06

EU spy chief rules out Russian military presence in Ukraine
There is no large Russian military presence in East Ukraine, head of EU intelligence, Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff, has said. The spy chief has dismissed multiple accusations from the West alleging Russian involvement in the unrest in the region.

16.04.2014 09:10

Russia to seek Hague tribunal trial of Ukrainian ultranationalists - report
A majority party MP has asked Russian investigators to prepare an official letter to the ICC describing crimes by members of Ukrainian nationalist groups - including the infamous Right Sector - and asking they be recognized as extremist.

16.04.2014 09:40

HIV-infected people may face obligatory fingerprinting in Russia
A new bill prepared by a nationalist MP and approved by federal ministries proposes the introduction of obligatory fingerprinting for all people with dangerous diseases, including HIV, and the creation of a national database.

16.04.2014 07:12

Catalonia ‘likely’ to remain in EU after referendum – report
​It would be “logical” for an independent Catalonia to be accepted into the EU, a pro-independence report has concluded. The EU Commission, however, argues that according to EU treaties an independent Catalonia would be ejected from the 28-nation bloc.

16.04.2014 05:18

North Dakota struggling to deal with radioactive fracking waste
Environmental regulators and North Dakota state officials have expressed concern that the state has failed to adequately adjust to the state’s sudden influx of crude oil output, a worry highlighted by the recent discovery of abandoned radioactive waste.

16.04.2014 01:48

Feds charge woman who hurled shoe at Hillary Clinton
The woman who threw a shoe at former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas last Thursday is now facing federal charges. Clinton dodged the object and an usher escorted the woman, Alison Michelle Ernst, from the audience.

15.04.2014 21:13

Oklahoma prohibits towns from setting own minimum wage standards
No city or county in Oklahoma will be allowed to set their own mandatory minimum wage or employee benefits, according to a law signed by Republican Governor Mary Fallin on Monday.

16.04.2014 00:32

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