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Wall Street Wants More From the JOBS Act

The JOBS Act appears to give a generous gift to Wall Street. But Wall Street is now seeking clarification — and further exemptions. The broad new law enacted last month rolled back significant securities rules — and parts of a landmark legal settlement — that separated research analysts from investment bankers at Wall Street firms. The JOBS Act drew sharp ...

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Prosecutor seeks 80 years for Liberian strongman Taylor

AFP – The chief prosecutor in the trial of Charles Taylor has suggested an 80-year sentence after the Liberian former president’s conviction for war crimes, according to a document made public Thursday. The prosecutor said the term would be fair given Taylor’s role in arming and aiding rebels who killed and mutilated thousands in neighbouring Sierra Leone during the 1991-2001 ...

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Facebook Vs Yahoo Boxing Logo

Apple Facebook Google Android Disrupt NYC Hackathon GetyourearlybirdticketstoDisruptNYCMay19-23-endstonightatmidnightPT! Comment Facebook Vs Yahoo Boxing Logo Josh Constine posted 3 mins ago Comments View Staff Page Follow me on Twitter Josh Constine is a technology journalist who specializes in deep analysis of social products. He is currently a writer for TechCrunch. Previously, Constine was the Lead Writer of Inside Facebook, where he ...

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The Togo Police Drama

The persistent denial by the Ho Municipal Chief Executive, Isaac Kodobisah, of his involvement in the release of four policemen who were detained in Zukpe Police Post in Togo last Saturday has astounded many observers. The MCE, despite many publications and reports in the media, has consistently denied ever entering Zukpe, Togo and having knowledge of the arrest of the ...

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West African leaders set for Mali talks

West African leaders are set to discuss the turmoil in crisis-hit Mali at a summit after soldiers who overthrew an elected government in March repelled a counter-coup earlier this week. Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) were due to meet in Senegal’s capital Dakar on Thursday to discuss the political ciris in mali as well as ...

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China’s Chen ‘not pressured to leave US embassy’

Dissident Chen Guangcheng was not put under pressure to leave the US embassy, its ambassador says, as the activist said he wanted to leave China because he feared for his life. Mr Chen said he left his refuge in the US embassy after Chinese officials made threats to his family members. But US envoy Gary Locke said Mr Chen had ...

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Clashes in Syria, HRW accuses troops of war crimes

ZEINA KARAM= BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces clashed with army defectors in the country’s north on Wednesday, causing casualties and further enflaming an area near the Turkish border where rebel fighters have tried to seize territory, activists said. Syria’s persistent bloodshed has tarnished efforts by a U.N. team of observers to salvage a truce that started to unravel almost ...

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Political tensions rise again in Egypt, 11 killed

HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press= CAIRO (AP) — Suspected supporters of Egypt’s military rulers attacked predominantly Islamist anti-government protesters outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo Wednesday, setting off clashes that left 11 dead as political tensions rise three weeks before crucial presidential elections. Protesters have been camped outside the Defense Ministry for days demanding an end to the military rule that ...

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Map: US bases encircle Iran

US military bases continue to form a strategic envelope around Iran, although the American withdrawal from Iraq at the end of 2011 may have changed the regional balance somewhat towards Iran’s favour. While US forces are scaling back in many parts of the globe due to budget cuts – and have begun a gradual depature from Afghanistan to be completed ...

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