Connect to share and comment

NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 309 (April 17, 2014)

FOREIGN TIPS Russia's deputy PM to visit N. Korea soon: report SEOUL (Yonhap) -- Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev plans to visit North Korea soon, a U.S. radio report said on April 16. The trip by Trutnev, who is also President Vladimir Putin's envoy to Russia's Far East, is the latest in a series of exchange visits of high-level officials between the two countries, the Washington-based Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported, citing Russian media.

Appeals court sides with consumer groups in Company Doe case linked to infant death

WASHINGTON - We soon could know the identity of the manufacturer — only known now as "Company Doe" — in a product safety case that has been linked to a child's death. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., sided with consumer groups Wednesday in their fight to reveal the identity of the manufacturer. The court reversed part of a lower court ruling and sent the case back to the district court in Maryland with instructions to "unseal the case in its entirety."

Canadian government scolds Jimmy Carter over position on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON - The Keystone XL pipeline issue has created a tiff between a former U.S. president and the Canadian government. The Prime Minister's Office reacted swiftly Wednesday to a letter signed by Nobel laureates, including Jimmy Carter, urging President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline. Carter is the first former president to come out against Keystone XL. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office responded with a warning: Remember 1979.

US-INDUSTRY Summary

CBS Corp gets favorable REIT ruling for Outdoor unit from IRS (Reuters) - CBS Corp said on Wednesday that the Internal Revenue Service gave a favorable ruling to the company's plan to convert its outdoor advertising subsidiary, CBS Outdoor Americas Inc, into a real-estate investment trust (REIT). Media conglomerate CBS holds an 81 percent stake in CBS Outdoor, which went public in late March. UK PM's former media chief tells court he heard hacked messages

Judge stays recognition of most Ohio out-of-state gay nuptials

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio will not be required to recognize the legal marriage of gay couples statewide, pending appeal of a ruling that struck down a state ban, but it must recognize the unions of the couples who challenged the law, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. Judge Timothy Black on Monday struck down Ohio's ban on recognizing the marriage of same-sex couples wed legally outside the state, but did not address the state's ban on same-sex marriage within the state. Both were enacted in 2004.

Nebraska man could face execution after conviction in 4 killings

By Katie Knapp Schubert OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - A Nebraska man was convicted on Wednesday of killing four people during a 10-day murder spree last summer within days of his release from prison and could face the death penalty in a state that has not carried out an execution since 1997. Nikko Jenkins, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony and felon in possession of a weapon in each of the four killings by Douglas County District Court Judge Peter Bataillon, court officials said.

Gap plans to more than triple sales in China in 3 years

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Gap Inc. announced Wednesday it plans to more than triple sales in China in three years as it seeks to grab a bigger piece of the overall $1.4 trillion global clothing market. The San Francisco-based clothing chain, which operates stores under the Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta brands, generated $300 million in sales in China in the latest fiscal year ended Feb. 1. It says China will be its biggest growth initiative.

Information watchdog's probe poses questions about access to ministerial records

OTTAWA - Nothing to see here, move along. That was gist of the response Canada's information commissioner received when, during the course of a recent investigation, she asked the Department of Public Works for a series of emails sent by political staff. The same thing happened when deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale asked for documents on the Senate expenses scandal from the Privy Council Office. He too was looking for emails involving a political staff member.

Information watchdog's probe poses questions about access to ministerial records

OTTAWA - Nothing to see here, move along. That was gist of the response Canada's information commissioner received when, during the course of a recent investigation, she asked the Department of Public Works for a series of emails sent by political staff. The same thing happened when deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale asked for documents on the Senate expenses scandal from the Privy Council Office. He too was looking for emails involving a political staff member.

Manitoba woman found not guilty of murder in province's first televised verdict

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's first-ever televised criminal proceeding Wednesday offered viewers a striking contrast — explicit facts about a violent relationship presented in a staid, formal manner. Cassandra Knott was acquitted of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her abusive husband, Orzias Knott, as a television camera focused for 45 minutes on Court of Queen's Bench Justice Shane Perlmutter.
Syndicate content