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Day: April 12, 2016

Obama reveals the worst mistake he ever made as us President
America, ENGLISH

Obama reveals the worst mistake he ever made as us President

    US President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Chicago Law School on April 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Barack Obama says the biggest mistake of his presidency was the lack of planning for the aftermath of the fall of late Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, with the country spiraling into chaos and grappling with violent extremists. Reflecting on his legacy in a Fox News interview aired Sunday, Obama said his "worst mistake" was "probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya." Last month, Obama made a searing critique of British Prime Minister David Cameron and former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy for their roles in the bombing campaign they led in Libya. Cameron became "distracted" and Sarkozy wanted to promo...
90 years old has no plans to leave job she’s had for 70 years
America, ENGLISH

90 years old has no plans to leave job she’s had for 70 years

    Talk about a loyal employee: Elena Griffing has just celebrated her 70th year working for the same San Francisco Bay Area hospital, and she has no plans to retire anytime soon. Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has marked Griffing's milestone and her recent 90th birthday, spokeswoman Carolyn Kemp said. But for Griffing, who has held several different positions in her decades of employment, every day on the job is a celebration. I can't wait to come to work every day, this is my hospital, she said. I enjoy anything I can do to be of service. Truly, it's the patient that counts. If it's helping someone, it's my bag. She isn't kidding. As if her employment longevity wasn't enough, consider this: She has taken only four days of sick leave in her 70 years of work. ...
George Osborne’s tax return summary reveals £198,000 income
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

George Osborne’s tax return summary reveals £198,000 income

featu     George Osborne has released a summary of his tax return for last year showing he earned almost £200,000 by topping up his chancellor’s salary with rental income and dividends from his family’s wallpaper firm. The chancellor was one of a string of senior politicians, including the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and the London mayor, Boris Johnson, who rushed out information about their finances on Monday afternoon. They had faced pressure to publish summaries of their tax affairs after David Cameron released information about his finances going back six years. Osborne’s summary showed he made £44,647 in dividends from Osborne & Little, the wallpaper firm co-founded by his father, Sir Peter Osborne, both through direct ownership of shares and as a life tenant of a fa...
Bangladesh Bank Fund Heist: Stop payment orders from Bangladesh Bank vague
Asia, ENGLISH

Bangladesh Bank Fund Heist: Stop payment orders from Bangladesh Bank vague

    Philippines-based Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) today said the bank could have held the stolen US$81 million if only the Bangladesh Bank sent "high priority messages." Macel Estavillo, the head of legal and regulatory affairs of RCBC, said that although Bangladesh Bank did send three requests for freeze on February 9, the messages were "vague" and "ambiguous", reports ABS-CBN News. Estavillo said RCBC could've reacted promptly if it received an MT192, the code for a request for cancellation or stop payment order. “In the case of the bank of Bangladesh, they did not send us any high priority message, they did not send us any stop payment order. They just sent us an unauthenticated free format message or a 999,” Estavillo told senators at the Senate Blue Ribbon...
Frustrated refugee in Germany sets fire to his new home police say
ENGLISH, Europe

Frustrated refugee in Germany sets fire to his new home police say

    When a house used to shelter refugees was burned down in an arson attack last week, there seemed to be no doubt about the motives behind it. Someone had sprayed a swastika on one of the house's walls, which made investigators believe that they were dealing with right wing extremism. Local politicians in the city of Bingen were shocked and immediately set up a pro-refugee march to advocate for tolerance. That was before a Syrian refugee — an inhabitant of the house — reportedly confessed to the crime. According to police, the 26-year-old had lived in the house for more than half a year and wanted to express his dissatisfaction with the accommodations, which he described as cramped. He has since been jailed, as investigators search for explanations and evidence. A similar sc...