Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

Apr 7, 2014

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up. “The only way the public ...

France snubs Rwanda memorial

Apr 6, 2014

France snubs Rwanda memorial

France has canceled plans to attend a ceremony Monday marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide following accusations by Rwandan President Paul Kagame of French involvement in the massacre. The African weekly Jeune Afrique quoted Kagame as denouncing the “direct role of Belgium ...

Twitter still blocked in Turkey despite court order

Apr 3, 2014

Twitter still blocked in Turkey despite court order

Turkey’s government faced growing pressure Thursday to quickly implement a top court order to unblock Twitter, which it had banned after corruption claims went viral on the social media site. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered the block on March 20 in the lead-up ...

Apr 3, 2014

Heads roll at Novartis over scandal

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis said Thursday it is replacing the top executives at its Japanese unit over allegations that the division hid the existence of serious potential side effects linked to leukemia treatments from regulators. David Epstein, head of the firm’s pharmaceutical division, told ...

Officer testifies U.S. general sexually assaulted her

Mar 8, 2014

Officer testifies U.S. general sexually assaulted her

A U.S. Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has scandalized the military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year illicit affair. Taking the stand on the first day of ...

China probes former Zhou Yongkang secretary Ji Wenlin

Feb 19, 2014

China probes former Zhou Yongkang secretary Ji Wenlin

China’s ruling Communist Party said Tuesday that a former close aide of ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, currently serving as vice governor of the southern island province of Hainan, is under investigation for serious violations, an apparent reference to corruption. Ji Wenlin is one of ...