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  • California man gets 15 year sentence in China spying case

    OAKLAND Calif. (Reuters) - A California businessman was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday for stealing DuPont trade secrets to help a state-owned Chinese company develop a white pigment used in a wide range of products. A jury found Walter Liew...
  • Puerto Rico pushes plan as it seeks to regain market access

    SAN JUAN Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's top finance officials said on Thursday that the U.S. commonwealth will step up efforts to explain a new restructuring law to investors after a series of ratings downgrades and a rout in the island's bonds...
  • British public sector workers strike over 'poverty pay'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers including teachers, council workers and firefighters staged a 24-hour pay strike on Thursday in a stoppage that has prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to pledge a crackdown on union...
  • Son of local hero bids to lead Slovenia to limited makeover

    LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Miro Cerar may be a newcomer to politics, but he is already a household name to the 2 million people of Slovenia, the euro zone state whose fragile economy he will have to nurture if he wins an election on Sunday. The son of one...
  • Prosecutors: Rowland Used Radio Show For Political Gain

    Prosecutors: Rowland Used Radio Show For Political Gain
    Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they intend to tell a jury that when former Gov. John G. Rowland sold his political consulting services, he was secretly selling the muscle behind his long-running political talk show on WTIC-AM radio. The...
  • Special Report: All work and no pay for thousands in the Balkans

    ZITISTE Serbia 2014 (Reuters) - Complaining they had worked without pay for months late last year, employees of the Serbian farming company Agroziv staged a short strike in January. Why should they work for no money, they said. The company, a poultry...
  • Democracy: No longer for sale?

    Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
  • Yemen government curbs travel, recruitment in austerity drive

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's president has ordered a raft of austerity steps, including a review of state-owned companies' viability and curbs on foreign travel by government officials, to ease pressure on the impoverished state's crumbling public finances....
  • Australian minister under fire for not meeting Tamil groups on Sri Lanka trip

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Tamil group criticised Australia's immigration minister on Thursday for visiting northern Sri Lanka without meeting Tamil leaders, days after Australia returned a boat of asylum seekers, including Tamils, under its hardline border...
  • D.C. could use a guide to First Amendment

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Wednesday, July 9: A couple of months ago, these pages related the story of Tonia Edwards and Bill Main, owners of a Segway tour guide company in Washington, D.C., called Segs in the...
  • Obama caught between religious groups, gay rights activists over order

    WASHINGTON Gay rights activists cheered when President Barack Obama announced that he'd sign a long-sought executive order prohibiting companies that do government work from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...