Francisco Camps, former regional president and People's ...
Dec 13th, 2011
(Reuters) - Francisco Camps, former regional president and People's Party (Partido Popular) regional president arrives at the Valencia Superior Court on the second day of his trial in Valencia December 13, 2011. Camps is standing trial over corruption and bribery charges in the Gurtel corruption scheme, whereby he and other party members are accused of receiving gifts from businessmen hoping to receive government contracts. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW BUSINESS) -
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The agency that oversees development in the San Francisco Bay in California has begun a formal investigation into the construction of a secretive Google Inc barge on an island in the bay. The probe, which began in the past week, will examine what permits are needed to build the barge and whether the own... [Full Article]
By John Ruwitch KUNMING, China (Reuters) - Li Zhongying was freed from a Chinese labor camp ahead of schedule in September because, guards told her, the government was scrapping 're-education through labor', a heavily criticized penal system created in the 1950s. Many of China's re-education through labor camps, instead of being abol... [Full Article]
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On Sunday, Dec. 1, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told the U.S. television news show "60 Minutes" that within five years his company would make deliveries via aerial drones. While most viewers marveled at this futuristic-seeming technology, hacker and independent security researcher Samy Kamkar had a different reaction. "How fun would it be t... [Full Article]