Tag Archives: United States

01Jun/15

Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover draws huge social media reaction

Celebrities and family members respond to the Vanity Fair cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner.
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01Jun/15

Cheap 3D printed robotic arm controlled by the mind

VIENNA, AUSTRIA / SANTA FE, ARGENTINA / COLORADO, U.S.(REUTERS / EASTON LACHAPPELLE/UNLIMITED TOMORROW) – Easton LaChappelle was 14 when he first started taking apart toasters.

Five years on, he’s being touted as a global leader in robotics, for his range of low-cost Anthromod robotic hands developed in his bedroom.
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27May/15

Attorney General Lynch outlines investigation that led to nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives being indicted

Nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives, including seven who were arrested in Switzerland, are indicted on corruption charges.

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27May/15

FIFA probe a political attempt to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup – Russian anti-corruption watchdog

Russia’s anti-corruption watchdog chief says he does not believe the 2018 World Cup bidding process was corrupt and the FIFA arrests are a politically motivated attempt to strip Russia of the World Cup.

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27May/15

Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to U.S. – NY Times

Authorities in Zurich, Switzerland launch an operation to arrest several high-ranking FIFA officials on corruption charges and extradite them to the United States, the New York Times reports.

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26May/15

Alleged Libor ringleader goes on trial in London

Former trader Tom Hayes, on trial for allegedly conspiring to rig benchmark interest rates, has admitted to being motivated by greed and was fired by U.S. bank Citigroup in 2010, prosecutors tell a London court.

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26May/15

White House: Iraqi lack of will to fight ‘a problem’ in past

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Iraqi troops’ lack of will to fight Islamic State militants, an issue cited by the Pentagon chief over the weekend, has been a concern. In the wide-ranging briefing, Earnest also tells reporters the Obama administration has no backup plan if the U.S. Congress fails to act on legislation that would extend certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

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26May/15

Washington Post reporter goes on trial behind closed doors in Tehran

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian’s trial begins on espionage charges behind closed doors in Tehran, 10 months after he was arrested at his home and imprisoned.

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