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Top job ‘offered to end probe’

Nick McKenzie & Richard Baker Sydney Morning Herald THE man who led the Australian Federal Police investigation into the AWB oil-for-food scandal has alleged he was offered a promotion in return for shutting down the probe. In an explosive statement … Continue reading

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Facebook email switch prompts outcry

AFP SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Facebook users were venting anger Tuesday over a move changing users’ default email address to the one operated by the leading social network. “You can thank Facebook for making that change without telling you,” said … Continue reading

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EU Demands Right To Dictate National Budgets

Source: AFP The European Union called Wednesday for sweeping new powers to override national budgets and decide when governments should be placed under the wardenship of Brussels technocrats.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn charged over vice ring, procuring prostitutes

AFP The Australian DISGRACED former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been charged with involvement in an organised vice ring that procured prostitutes for top-class clients. Prosecutors said the 62-year-old former Socialist finance minister and one-time presidential favourite had been released … Continue reading

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Anger over secret drug trials on Indian children

Source: AFP Indian activists have reacted angrily after 12 doctors were fined less than $100 each for conducting secret drug trials on children and patients with learning disabilities. The Madhya Pradesh state government said the tests had not been cleared … Continue reading

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IMF, World Bank eye global carbon tax on fuels

Source: SMH The World Bank and IMF are proposing global carbon taxes on aviation and ship fuels in developed economies – including Australia –  to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a draft proposal seen by AFP on Friday. … Continue reading

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