Archive for June, 2011

Bribery Act comes into force

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Legislation aimed at making it easier to prosecute companies who make corrupt payments abroad comes into force today.

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US in CIA detainee death inquiry

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The US will open criminal inquiries into the deaths of two CIA detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003, the attorney general says.

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VIDEO: Filthy football – it’s Odd Box

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The sport of swamp football, the world’s ugliest dog and a hula hooping record. It’s the week’s weird and wonderful video stories in Newsbeat’s Odd Box with Dominic Byrne.

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‘Swap deal’ for French hostages

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

One of two French hostages released by the Afghan Taliban tells the BBC he believes there was an exchange deal involving money and prisoners.

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VIDEO: Warm welcome as royal tour begins

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Ottawa at the start of a nine day visit to Canada.

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Haye must go for knockout – Lewis

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Lennox Lewis warns David Haye he must knock out Wladimir Klitschko because there is “no way” the judges will award him a points win in Germany on Saturday.

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VIDEO: UK’s population growth rate rising

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The UK population rose by 470,000 between 2009 and 2010 says the Office for National Statistics – the biggest increase in nearly 50 years.

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New York steps closer to allowing hydrofracking

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state would throw open its share of one of the world’s richest natural gas deposits to drilling under recommendations made by its environmental agency, creating a…

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Solar developers scrapping thermal for photovoltaic

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Developers of solar thermal power plants are scrapping plans to use steam technology in favor of ever-cheaper solar panels that are easier to finance and could help assuage…

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First Solar plants win DOE loan guarantees

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Department of Energy awarded First Solar conditional loan guarantees worth $4.5 billion for three of its biggest power plants in California, lifting the company’s…

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