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October 7, 2016 4:35 PM Russia and Syria should face war crimes probe for civilian attacks, Kerry says

Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for Russia and Syria to face a war crimes investigation for their attacks on Syrian civilians, further illustrating the downward spiral in relations between Washington and Moscow. Kerry said Syrian forces hit a hospital overnight, killing 20 people and wounding 100, describing what would be the latest strike 30

October 7, 2016 4:19 PM ICC Probe to Target Both Israelis and Palestinians

A senior official in the prosecutor's office of the International Criminal Court says it is collecting information about alleged war crimes by both Israelis and Palestinians. Phakiso Mochochoko said Friday the court would "impartially investigate allegations from all sides." The ICC launched its probe in January after the Palestinians joined the body and recognized 33

October 7, 2016 2:34 AM UKIP probe after MEP Steven Woolfe hurt in 'altercation'

UKIP has launched an inquiry after one of its MEPs was taken to hospital following an altercation with a colleague in the European Parliament. Steven Woolfe collapsed after the incident at a meeting in Strasbourg. Mr Woolfe, 49 - among the favourites to be the party's next leader - had a precautionary brain scan and is expected to be released later 31

October 6, 2016 5:31 PM Wal-Mart rejects settlement with U.S. over alleged bribery: Bloomberg

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) rebuffed a proposal by U.S. prosecutors to pay at least $600 million to settle a corruption probe into the company's practices in markets including Mexico, India and China, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Prosecutors have now gone back to seek more evidence about the company's alleged bribery in Mexico 18

October 6, 2016 12:16 PM Theranos closing labs, laying off 340 employees in 3 states following sanctions

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Embattled blood testing company Theranos says it will shut down its clinical labs and wellness centers and lay off more than 40 percent of its full-time employees. In an open letter released late Wednesday, Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes says the shutdowns "will impact approximately 340 employees in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania 39

October 6, 2016 9:32 AM Polish Lawmakers Reject Total Abortion Ban After Protests

Poland’s ruling Law & Justice party, responding to a wave of protests, rejected legislation to ban all abortions and set jail terms for women who end their pregnancies prematurely. In one of the biggest policy climb-downs since winning power 11 months ago, Law & Justice lawmakers on Friday voted down the same measure they initially passed two weeks ago. The move follows 29

October 6, 2016 8:33 AM Spanish agency to probe Facebook/WhatsApp data swap deal

Spain's data protection agency says it will investigate whether the recently announced exchange of personal data between WhatsApp and Facebook meets Spanish data protection legislation. The watchdog body said it will study what information collected from Whatsapp users is sent to Facebook, for what purpose, how long it is kept and what options customers 21

October 6, 2016 4:37 AM Theranos to Close Wellness Centers and Labs, 340 Workers Affected

Embattled blood-testing start-up Theranos will close all its clinical labs and Wellness Centers, chief executive Elizabeth Holmes revealed in a public letter to "stakeholders." The move came after months spent "assessing our strengths and addressing our weaknesses," she said in the letter that outlined a new focus for the former Silicon Valley darling 42

October 5, 2016 10:25 PM Deutsche Bank’s $14 Billion Scare

This summer, U.S. Justice Department officials working on a mortgage securities investigation of Deutsche Bank AG expected the bank to settle the matter for $2 billion to $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Then came last month’s news that the government had opened settlement talks by asking for $14 billion, a figure that Deutsche 33

October 5, 2016 2:53 PM ICC delegation visits Israel, West Bank to discuss probe

JERUSALEM – The prosecutor's office of the International Criminal Court says it is sending a delegation to Israel and the West Bank to address the Israeli and Palestinian public about its preliminary examination of possible war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories. In a statement, the prosecutor's office says its delegation is arriving Wednesday 35