Exec indicted in Stanford fraud case enters not guilty pleas

Exec in Stanford fraud case pleads not guilty

HOUSTON — The chief investment officer of Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford’s companies pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges stemming from the first indictment in the federal government’s investigation of the troubled financial firm.

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Myanmar democracy leader Suu Kyi charged with violating house arrest after US man breaks in

Myanmar opposition leader to go on trial again

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s Nobel Prize-winning pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced new charges Thursday less than two weeks before her house arrest was due to end after an American man swam across a lake and entered her home, her lawyer said.

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Rambus says FTC has dropped antitrust claims on chip technology patents

Rambus says FTC has dropped antitrust claims

NEW YORK — Rambus Inc. said Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission has dropped its claim that the memory chip company violated antitrust laws in patenting technologies that were eventually incorporated into industry standards.

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Kenyan court sentences aristocrat to 8 months in jail for manslaughter

Kenyan aristocrat jailed for 8 months

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Kenyan court has sentenced a descendant of one of the country’s most famous white settlers to eight months in prison for killing a black man on his vast estate.

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Myanmar democracy leader Suu Kyi to stand trial, charged with violating house arrest

Myanmar opposition leader to stand trial again

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was charged Thursday with violating the terms of her house arrest after an American man swam across a lake to sneak into her home, her lawyer said.

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Chinese lawyers say police beat them after they visiting family of dead labor camp inmate

Chinese lawyers say they were beaten, detained

BEIJING — A Chinese lawyer says he and a colleague were detained and beaten by police while visiting the family of a man who died under suspicious circumstances in a labor camp.

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Days ahead of parliamentary elections, Kuwaitis trade blame for years of political stalemate

Kuwaitis trade blame for stalemate ahead of vote

KUWAIT CITY — Days before electing their second parliament in a year, Kuwaitis are trading blame about how their tiny, oil-rich country has reached a political stalemate that has virtually frozen development during tough economic times.

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NKorea says US journalists detained at border nearly 2 months ago will stand trial on June 4

NKorea says US reporters will stand trial June 4

SEOUL, South Korea — Two U.S. journalists arrested nearly two months ago near North Korea’s border with China on accusations of illegal entry and “hostile acts” will be tried by Pyongyang in early June, state media said Thursday.

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Actress testifies of her role in alleged fraud at federal trial of ex-Democratic fundraiser

Actress testifies at NY campaign corruption trial

NEW YORK — A television actress testified Wednesday about her real-life role in a campaign corruption scandal that has embarrassed some of the Democratic Party’s biggest names.

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Spokesman says Myanmar democracy leader Suu Kyi to be tried Thursday over US intruder

Spokesman: Trial imminent for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s military government planned to put detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial Thursday in connection with the intrusion of an American man who sneaked into her compound, a spokesman for her party said.

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