Government http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23079/all en Woman arrested over false claim on ferry rescue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140423/woman-arrested-over-false-claim-ferry-rescue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOKPO, South Korea, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A 26-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday for making false claims on rescue operations to save missing passengers aboard the sunken Sewol ferry.</p> <p>A court in the southern coastal city of Mokpo, some 410 kilometers south of Seoul, issued an arrest warrant for the woman surnamed Hong on charges of defamation and fraud, citing the possibility of her running away.</p> <p>Asked whether she admits to her wrongdoings, she apologized for what she did.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140423/woman-arrested-over-false-claim-ferry-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Capsizing Government National Police Agency Yonhap News Agency Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:01:59 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6128139 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/brazil-passes-trailblazing-internet-privacy-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brazil's Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a web-user's bill of rights, after stunning revelations its own president was targeted by US cyber-snooping.</p> <p>The lower House of Deputies had passed the bill earlier, and late Tuesday the Senate gave it a green light. That leaves only the expected signature into law from President Dilma Rousseff.</p> <p>"The bill sets out principles, guarantees, rights, and duties for Internet users, and Internet service providers" in Brazil, a statement on the Senate's website said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/brazil-passes-trailblazing-internet-privacy-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dilma Rousseff Ethics Government Technology AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:17:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128095 at http://www.globalpost.com Woori Bank suspected of misselling investment product http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140423/woori-bank-suspected-misselling-investment-product <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- The financial watchdog said Wednesday it plans to discipline Woori Bank Co. for selling an investment product with omitted information that may have misled investors about potential risks.</p> <p>The product, which Woori Bank sold in 2007, was linked to a 2.4 trillion won (US$2.3 billion) development project to build a large trade center called Pi City in southern Seoul. The lender collected 190 billion won from 1,400 investors, promising a dividend of 8 percent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140423/woori-bank-suspected-misselling-investment-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Financial Supervisory Service Government Government of South Korea Technology Woori Bank Co. Yonhap News Agency Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:16:53 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6128087 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama leaves U.S. for Asia tour, alliance in focus in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140423/obama-leaves-us-asia-tour-alliance-focus-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> U.S. President Barack Obama left the United States on Tuesday for Japan, the first leg of a four-nation trip to East and Southeast Asia during which he will promote the U.S. commitment to the region.</p> <p> Obama will explain the U.S. intention to focus on the Asia-Pacific, a policy described as "rebalancing," during talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the leaders of South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, U.S. government officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140423/obama-leaves-us-asia-tour-alliance-focus-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Barack Obama Business Environment Government Health Politics Kyodo News International Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:20:32 +0000 Kyodo News International 6128074 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama heads on Asia tour, visits US disaster site http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/obama-heads-asia-tour-visits-us-disaster-site <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama met Tuesday with survivors of a deadly landlside near Seattle before leaving on a weeklong tour of Asia in what the White House has called a "rebalancing" eastward of US foreign policy.</p> <p>Obama left Andrews Air Force Base aboard Air Force One, and then made a stopover in Washington state to visit the scene of the landslide a month ago in Oso, some 95 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Seattle.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/obama-heads-asia-tour-visits-us-disaster-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Disaster Environment Government Health International trade Politics AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:19:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128060 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/brazilian-congress-passes-internet-bill-rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations.</p> <p>President Dilma Rousseff, who was the target of U.S. espionage according to documents leaked by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden, plans to sign the bill into law. She will present it on Wednesday at a global conference on the future of the Internet, her office said in a blog.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/brazilian-congress-passes-internet-bill-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government National security Security Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:18:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6128053 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia tribunal restores ousted Bogota mayor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/colombia-tribunal-restores-ousted-bogota-mayor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOGOTA (Reuters) - A Colombian tribunal on Tuesday ordered that Gustavo Petro be restored as mayor of Bogota, just weeks after he was officially ousted from the post over mismanagement.</p> <p>The 54-year-old former guerrilla left office on March 19 when President Juan Manuel Santos ratified a decision by the Council of State, the senior judicial authority that dismissed him over the poor handling of waste collection.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/colombia-tribunal-restores-ousted-bogota-mayor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombia Government Gustavo Petro Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:17:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6128041 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegal's ex-president Wade to return home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/senegals-ex-president-wade-return-home <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade is due to return home Wednesday after moving abroad following his election defeat, his party said, a move that comes as his son faces trial for corruption.</p> <p>Wade, who held power from 2000 to 2012, spent nearly two years in France after suffering a bitter defeat to current President Macky Sall, his former prime minister turned arch-rival, in March 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/senegals-ex-president-wade-return-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdoulaye Wade Geography of Africa Government Senegal AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:05:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128012 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil ex-leader Kubitschek was not murdered http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/brazil-ex-leader-kubitschek-was-not-murdered <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek was not murdered by the country's military dictatorship but died in 1976 due to a car crash, a panel said Tuesday.</p> <p>The announcement by a national truth commission investigating crimes committed under Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship contradicts a report issued late last year that said he had been assassinated.</p> <p>The newest report, prepared by 20 experts, said there were no shots fired on Kubitschek's vehicle and that its trajectory clearly indicates an accident.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/brazil-ex-leader-kubitschek-was-not-murdered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Disaster Government Human Interest Juscelino Kubitschek Politics Presidents of Brazil AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:05:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128009 at http://www.globalpost.com Santos urges Colombians to honor Garcia Marquez by pursuing peace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140422/santos-urges-colombians-honor-garcia-marquez-pursuing-peace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bogota, Apr 22 (EFE).- President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday that Colombians should strive to achieve peace as a tribute to Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died last week at the age of 87.</p> <p>"Gabo was a man committed to the destiny of his country and of Latin America, a man of profound convictions, concerned about justice, education and, especially, achieving peace," Santos said at a ceremony at Bogota's cathedral.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140422/santos-urges-colombians-honor-garcia-marquez-pursuing-peace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colombian people Gabriel Garcia Marquez Government Politics Agencia EFE Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:17:57 +0000 Agencia EFE 6127970 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil conference will plot Internet's future post NSA spying http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/brazil-conference-will-plot-internets-future-post-nsa-spying <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Esteban Israel and Anthony Boadle</p> <p>SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of U.S. spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/brazil-conference-will-plot-internets-future-post-nsa-spying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Internet Internet governance Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:10:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6127926 at http://www.globalpost.com Morocco refuses bail for 9 detained activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/morocco-refuses-bail-9-detained-activists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine activists with Morocco's February 20 pro-reform movement, who were arrested this month during a mass demonstration in Casablanca, had their request for bail rejected on Tuesday.</p> <p>Police arrested 11 activists during a "national march" organised by the country's three main unions on April 6, in which some 10,000 took part.</p> <p>Accused of "organising a non-authorised protest" and of carrying out "acts of violence against police officers", two of the 11 activists have since been released on bail.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/morocco-refuses-bail-9-detained-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bail Canadian criminal law Government AFP Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:51:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6127855 at http://www.globalpost.com Urban hero takes on establishment in Colombia presidential race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/urban-hero-takes-establishment-colombia-presidential-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta</p> <p>BOGOTA (Reuters) - Enrique Penalosa, a jovial economist who made Colombia's congested capital more tolerable when he was mayor in the 1990s, is bringing his urban smarts to the national scene, hoping to persuade voters he will bring peace and prosperity as president.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/urban-hero-takes-establishment-colombia-presidential-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Enrique Penalosa Government Politics Presidents of Colombia Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:43:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6127771 at http://www.globalpost.com IRS's summons power faces test in Supreme Court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/irss-summons-power-faces-test-supreme-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Patrick Temple-West</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Internal Revenue Service will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the way it enforces its power to issue legal summonses to obtain sensitive documents from taxpayers who refuse to cooperate with audits.</p> <p>The IRS is squaring off against Michael Clarke, a West Palm Beach, Florida, investor who is arguing that the U.S. tax agency in 2011 improperly issued a summons "as retribution" against him and his business partners for resisting an audit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/irss-summons-power-faces-test-supreme-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Hospitality Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service Law Michael Clarke Politics Taxation in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:17:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6127708 at http://www.globalpost.com Wall Street bets on change in Brazil, but the gradual kind http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/wall-street-bets-change-brazil-the-gradual-kind <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Walter Brandimarte</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have soared over the past month on hopes that the government may run smaller deficits, stop interfering as much in the private sector and perhaps even undertake long-needed reforms to revive the economy.</p> <p>But some of the most experienced Brazil-watchers on Wall Street are saying: Not so fast, guys.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/wall-street-bets-change-brazil-the-gradual-kind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Business Government Politics Presidents of Brazil Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6127648 at http://www.globalpost.com