Former CLSA banker convicted of insider trading in Hong Kong

Ex-CLSA banker convicted of insider trading in HK

HONG KONG — A former banker at one of Asia’s top stock brokerages and an ex-fund manager were convicted in a Hong Kong court of insider trading that reaped illegal profits of more than half a million dollars four years ago.

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Ex-Tenn. prof gets 4 years for passing military data to student researchers from China, Iran

Ex-prof gets 4 years for passing military secrets

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A federal judge sentenced a retired University of Tennessee professor to four years in prison Wednesday for passing sensitive information from a U.S. Air Force contract to two research assistants from China and Iran.

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China executes two for smuggling drugs from Myanmar

SHENYANG - A court in China’s northeastern Liaoning province said Thursday that it had executed two men convicted of heading a gang that smuggled drugs from Myanmar.

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First US economic espionage trial against Chinese-born engineer winds down in California

First US economic espionage trial winds down

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Chinese-born, former engineer for Boeing Co. knowingly possessed critical trade secrets on the U.S. space program and intended to pass them to China, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday in her closing argument at the first economic espionage case to reach a U.S. courtroom.

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Police in tracksuits, smiling Tibetans: Foreign reporters get tightly controlled tour of Lhasa

Foreign reporters allowed scripted trip to Tibet

LHASA, China — The Chinese paramilitary police who usually patrol Tibet’s often tense capital went to work in black and yellow track suits last week instead of their green uniforms. The occasion: a government-arranged visit by a group of foreign journalists.

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NZ man found guilty of wife’s murder after abandoning toddler in Australia, fleeing to US

NZ dad who dumped toddler guilty of wife’s murder

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealander was found guilty Saturday of his wife’s murder in a case that sparked an international manhunt after he abandoned his toddler at a train station and fled to the United States.

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Las Vegas company, owners plead guilty in case of contaminated pet food

Couple pleads guilty in toxic pet food case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have pleaded guilty to distributing a tainted ingredient used to make pet food that killed potentially thousands of dogs and cats.

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NKorea claims video made by US journalists shows they entered country illegally

NKorea: US journalists plotted ’smear campaign’

SEOUL, South Korea — One video recorder, six tapes, a digital camera and a stone: North Korea laid out its evidence against two American journalists sentenced to hard labor for entering the country illegally.

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China frees beautician who killed official

BADONG - A court in China’s central province of Hubei Tuesday freed a young beautician who was accused of killing an officer in self defence after he tried to sexually assault her for refusing to offer sexual service at a hotel.

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US looks to remote Pacific island to take Uighur detainees from Guantanamo

US eyes Pacific to resettle Uighur detainees

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is nearing agreement with the remote Pacific island nation of Palau to resettle a group of Chinese Muslims now held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, The Associated Press has learned.

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