June, 2019

Fred Thompson’s ‘exploration’ causes confusion on USA election rules

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 The day after Fred Thompson’s “exploratory committee” announced that it raised just over US$3 million dollars, the type of fundraising is causing “confusion” over Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules for the “exploratory” status. CQ Politics reports, “Friends of Fred Thompson” also is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a “527” […]

Scottish lawyer denies death of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 A Scottish lawyer today denied reports that Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi had died, after it was reported on Sky News earlier today that “unidentified sources” had said that he was dead. The reports came onto Sky News at around 16.00 BST today. The information could not be confirmed, […]

Boxing great Muhammed Ali dies aged 74

Sunday, June 5, 2016 Legendary boxing great Muhammed Ali died on Friday aged 74 in a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States. A family spokesperson said Ali had been admitted with respiratory problems. The former heavyweight champion lived with Parkinson’s disease for decades, diagnosed in 1984. Born on January 17, 1942 as Cassius […]

Indonesian parliament approves privatising of three major state firms

Saturday, September 20, 2008 The parliament of Indonesia has approved government plans to make an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of shares in three major state-owned firms, privatising them. They are steelmaker Krakatau Steel, Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) and national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. The parliament has left the process fully in the hands of the […]