Place of birth missing http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25898/all en Austria politician Strasser guilty in bribery trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/austria-politician-strasser-guilty-bribery-trial <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>VIENNA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Former Austrian interior minister Ernst Strasser was convicted of bribery on Monday and sentenced to four years in jail in a case that prosecutors said undermined trust in European and Austrian institutions.</p> <p>Strasser, also a former member of the European Parliament, had faced up to 10 years in prison after being caught on camera in 2011 offering to propose amendments to European laws in exchange for 100,000 euros ($133,500) a year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/austria-politician-strasser-guilty-bribery-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Date of birth missing Ernst Strasser Ernst Strasser Place of birth missing Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:00:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734213 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Strasser jailed for bribery in European parliament sting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-strasser-jailed-bribery-european-parliament-sting <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>* Jailed as result of Sunday Times sting operation</p> <p>* Strasser's lawyer says to appeal against verdict</p> <p>* Judge says tough sentence warranted as deterrent (Adds quotes and background)</p> <p>By Michael Shields</p> <p>VIENNA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Former Austrian Interior Minister and European lawmaker Ernst Strasser was sentenced to four years in jail for bribery on Monday in a case that prosecutors said undermined trust in European and Austrian institutions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-strasser-jailed-bribery-european-parliament-sting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Date of birth missing Entertainment Ernst Strasser Ernst Strasser Place of birth missing Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734261 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: German Masters results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/snooker-german-masters-results <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>German Masters results on Saturday:</p> <p>Semi-finals (best of 11 frames)</p> <p>Ali Carter (ENG) bt Neil Robertson (AUS) 6-2</p> <p>Playing later</p> <p>Marco Fu (HGK) v Barry Hawkins (ENG) </p> <p>afp</p> Marco Fu Masters Place of birth missing AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 04:15:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744293 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: German Masters results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/snooker-german-masters-results <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>German Masters results on Saturday:</p> <p>Semi-finals (best of 11 frames)</p> <p>Ali Carter (ENG) bt Neil Robertson (AUS) 6-2</p> <p>Marco Fu (HGK) bt Barry Hawkins (ENG) 6-4</p> <p>afp</p> Marco Fu Masters Place of birth missing AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:16:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744313 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: New dad Fu reaches first final since 2008 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/snooker-new-dad-fu-reaches-first-final-2008 <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>Hong Kong's Marco Fu reached his first major final since 2008 on Saturday and credited his run at the German Masters to becoming a father for the first time.</p> <p>The 35-year-old Fu defeated England's Barry Hawkins 6-4 to set up a final meeting with Ali Carter who beat Australia's former world champion Neil Robertson 6-2 in his semi-final.</p> <p>Fu's wife Shirley gave birth to their first baby, a girl called Alicia, on December 22 in London.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/snooker-new-dad-fu-reaches-first-final-2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Allister Carter Marco Fu Place of birth missing AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 10:15:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744346 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Carter shatters Fu's German title bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/snooker-carter-shatters-fus-german-title-bid <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>England's Ali Carter came from 5-3 down to beat Hong Kong's Marco Fu 9-6 to win his third world-ranking title at the German Masters on Sunday.</p> <p>Carter dominated the evening session in the German capital to take the 60,000-euro top prize and add to the titles he won at the 2009 Welsh Open and 2010 Shanghai Masters.</p> <p>Hong Kong's 35-year-old Fu looked the stronger player in the early stages but struggled with his safety and potting at the business end.</p> <p>Fu had been seeking his second ranking title having won the 2007 Masters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/snooker-carter-shatters-fus-german-title-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Allister Carter Marco Fu Place of birth missing AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:15:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744931 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa committed to strong mining industry: minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/safrica-committed-strong-mining-industry-minister <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>South Africa's government is committed to build a thriving mining industry, Mines Minister Susan Shabangu said on Tuesday in the wake of deadly wildcat strikes, profit plunges and planned layoffs.</p> <p>"We stand ready to work with all of you to ensure that we build a mining industry that is resurgent, resilient and is able to function successfully to its full realisable potential," Shabangu told thousands of delegates at an African mining conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/safrica-committed-strong-mining-industry-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Place of birth missing Social Issues Susan Shabangu AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:46:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746269 at http://www.globalpost.com 9/11 suspect defies judge over Guantanamo cell search http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/911-suspect-defies-judge-over-guantanamo-cell-search <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>One of the alleged September 11 plotters protested angrily and defied a judge Thursday over what he said was the search of his cell at Guantanamo Bay and seizure of confidential material.</p> <p>The incident came on the last day of a round of preliminary hearings for five suspects who face the death penalty if convicted over the suicide airliner attacks against the Twin Towers and the Pentagon in 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died. A trial is not expected within a year at the earliest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/911-suspect-defies-judge-over-guantanamo-cell-search" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baloch people FBI Most Wanted Terrorists Place of birth missing AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:51:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755676 at http://www.globalpost.com 9/11 suspect defies judge over Guantanamo cell search http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/911-suspect-defies-judge-over-guantanamo-cell-search-0 <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>One of the alleged September 11 plotters protested angrily in court and defied a judge Thursday over searches of his cell at the Guantanamo Bay prison and the seizure of confidential files.</p> <p>Walid bin Attash's outburst came on the last day of a round of pretrial hearings for five suspects who face the death penalty if convicted over the 2001 hijacked plane attacks on the United States. Nearly 3,000 people died.</p> <p>"In the name of God, there is an important thing for you," the heavily bearded man said as he stood up to complain and address the court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/911-suspect-defies-judge-over-guantanamo-cell-search-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baloch people FBI Most Wanted Terrorists Place of birth missing AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:45:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756273 at http://www.globalpost.com Five years on, no justice for British teen raped in India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/five-years-no-justice-british-teen-raped-india <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>The mother of a British teenager who was raped and left to die on a Goa beach five years ago has blasted India's "rubbish" legal system over the stalled trial into her daughter's death.</p> <p>Scarlett Keeling was only 15 years old when her bruised and half-naked body was found on a beach in the Indian resort state of Goa in February 2008.</p> <p>Two men were arrested and charged with homicide several weeks after the attack on the popular Anjuna beach in the coastal state which has long been a haunt for Western tourists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/five-years-no-justice-british-teen-raped-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Date of birth missing Fiona MacKeown Place of birth missing Social Issues Vikram Varma AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 03:45:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764010 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Britain's James wins keirin gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/cycling-britains-james-wins-keirin-gold <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>Britain's Becky Jamnes added gold in the women's keirin to her sprint title on the closing day of the world track cycling championships here on Sunday.</p> <p>The 21-year-old Welsh star beat home China's Gong Jinjie and Lisandra Guerra of Cuba.</p> <p>Germany's Kristian Vogel, beaten in Saturday's sprint final by James, had her hopes of gaining revenge dashed when she fell.</p> <p>James was registering Britain's fifth gold medal at the 2013 championships.</p> <p>jm/nr/lp13</p> Gong Jinjie Lisandra Guerra Place of birth missing AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:31:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764952 at http://www.globalpost.com Maryland moves to abolish death penalty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/maryland-moves-abolish-death-penalty <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>Maryland, which has not executed any one since 2005, is set to abolish the death penalty for good within days, becoming the 18th US state to do so.</p> <p>A bill proposed by Governor Martin O'Malley to end capital punishment passed the state senate Wednesday, and the measure is widely tipped to also clear the house of representatives, where Democrats, who favor the bill, have a large majority.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/maryland-moves-abolish-death-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Capital punishment Kirk Bloodsworth Place of birth missing Social Issues AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:30:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775524 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Lions have 'huge advantage' - Deans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/rugbyu-lions-have-huge-advantage-deans <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>Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has defended a controversial training camp ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour, saying the tourists have a "huge advantage" in the three-Test series.</p> <p>Deans on Thursday made no apologies for putting a 25-man squad into an extended three-week camp and making them off limits to their Super Rugby franchises in the build-up to the June 22 first Test in Brisbane.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/rugbyu-lions-have-huge-advantage-deans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Place of birth missing Rod Macqueen Rugby union AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:00:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775749 at http://www.globalpost.com Sec. Kerry meets with family of ex-FBI agent missing in Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/sec-kerry-meets-family-ex-fbi-agent-missing-iran <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 Sarah N. Lynch</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday met with the family of a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007, and urged anyone who may have information about his whereabouts to come forward.</p> <p>Ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared from Kish Island in Iran during a business trip on March 9, 2007. He is believed to be held hostage somewhere in the area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/sec-kerry-meets-family-ex-fbi-agent-missing-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran–United States relations Missing people Place of birth missing Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:30:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777697 at http://www.globalpost.com US wants Iran's help on missing FBI agent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/us-wants-irans-help-missing-fbi-agent <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>The White House said Friday it was looking forward to Iran helping to locate retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who went missing six years ago while on a trip to the Islamic Republic.</p> <p>The anniversary of Levinson's disappearance falls on Saturday, and White House spokesman Jay Carney said Washington still placed a high priority on finding Levinson and bringing him home.</p> <p>"The Iranian government previously offered assistance in locating Mr Levinson, and we look forward to receiving this assistance, even as we disagree on other key issues," Carney said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/us-wants-irans-help-missing-fbi-agent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Entertainment Environment Health Iran–United States relations Place of birth missing Politics AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:01:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777762 at http://www.globalpost.com