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French power company Alstom, which has subsidiary in Connecticut, to pay a record $772M in bribery case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million in penalties to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking government officials in multiple foreign countries for lucrative projects, the Justice Department said Monday. 490 more words

News

In God (Alone) We Trust

When the news broke last Sunday that a Boeing 737 had inexplicably missed the runway at Bali airport and ended up in the sea without, miraculously, any loss of life, I couldn’t resist a sardonic smile. 1,158 more words

International Taxation

Victims of Abuse Want the Pope Prosecuted for Crimes against Humanity

Ok, how do you say this? Holy Father, You’ve been found guilty of very serious transgressions? I doubt it. But in a joint statement the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests and the Centre for Constitutional Rights have accused the Pope and other leaders of the Catholic Church of tolerating and enabling “the systematic and widespread concealing of rape and child sex crimes throughout the world.” That’s why they have petitioned the International Criminal Court to charge Pope Benedict XVI and Vatican officials with the crimes. 556 more words

Today's Brew

Kelly McParland: Suitcases of cash and more fun in French politics

What a swell time they have playing politics in France.

Fresh off the summer’s fun with with Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his views on sexual relations, we learn that for years it was common practice for a political underling from Paris to meander through Africa collecting suitcases stuffed with cash for French leaders. 513 more words

Full Comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: NATO LEADERS PREACH TO KARZAI ABOUT CORRUPTION - A RIDICULOUS SPECTACLE WITH FRANCE'S CORRUPT SARKOZY PICTURED LECTURING KARZAI


JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

I love the photograph of Sarkozy preaching to Karzai about corruption.

The absurdities of the engagement in Afghanistan could not be better highlighted than by this. 110 more words