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Ex-Israel security boss called to testify in China bank case
Jerusalem (AFP) Nov 28, 2013 – Bereaved families suing Bank of China over allegedly abetting Palestinian militants are seeking a deposition from a former top Israeli security official, their lawyer said Thursday. The move to obtain testimony from ex-National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror is the latest twist in a complex billion-dollar civil lawsuit launched in a New York court in October 2012 by the Israeli families of … more


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Russia opens criminal probe against ex-defence minister
Moscow (AFP) Nov 28, 2013 – Russian investigators on Thursday brought criminal charges against former defence minister Anatoly Serdyukov, who was fired a year ago in a major corruption scandal. The once influential minister was charged with negligence for ordering the refurbishment of a private holiday residence in southern Russia and the building of a road to it, said the Investigative Committee, which probes major c … more

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Bribery scandal: a US naval officer’s fall from grace
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2013 – He had an empathetic story that seemed to embody the American dream, and the US Navy was eager to tell it. Born in the rice fields of Cambodia outside Phnom Penh, Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz was sent away as a boy to the United States, given up for adoption to save him from the civil war with the genocidal Khmer Rouge. Thirty-seven years later, Misiewicz returned to the former killing … more