Tuesday, October 4

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Former Formula One supremo Ecclestone to face fraud trial next year

Former Formula One supremo Ecclestone to face fraud trial next year

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LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone was told in court on Tuesday he will face trial next year for a charge of tax fraud related to more than 400 million pounds ($454 million) of overseas assets.The 91-year-old appeared at London’s Southwark Crown Court accompanied by his wife Fabiana, having indicated a not guilty plea to one count of fraud by false representation at a hearing last month.Ecclestone is accused of having made an "untrue or misleading" representation to the British tax authority between July 2013 and October 2016, according to the Crown Prosecution Service indictment.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterThe indictment says the British billionaire dishonestly told HM Revenue and Customs that he "established only a sing...
Court backs Twitter over complaint from conspiracy-plagued Dutch town

Court backs Twitter over complaint from conspiracy-plagued Dutch town

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AMSTERDAM, Oct 4 (Reuters) - A Dutch court on Tuesday rejected calls from the town of Bodegraven-Reeuwijk for Twitter (TWTR.N) to do more to tackle posts about unfounded allegations that a ring of Satan-worshipping paedophiles were active in the town in the 1980s.The District Court in The Hague concluded the social media giant had "done enough to remove unlawful content about the 'Bodegraven story' from its platform," referring, among other things, to the permanent suspension of a Twitter account that contained defamatory and inflammatory tweets about the story.The town of around 35,000 inhabitants last month took Twitter to court and demanded it take down all messages related to unfounded stories of children being abused and murdered in Bodegraven decades ago.Register now for FREE unli...
Russian court fines TikTok $50,000 over refusal to delete LGBT content

Russian court fines TikTok $50,000 over refusal to delete LGBT content

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MOSCOW, Oct 4 (Reuters) - A Russian court on Tuesday fined ByteDance-owned TikTok 3 million roubles ($51,000) over the social media platform's refusal to delete content Russian authorities say violate laws against spreading "LGBT propaganda."News agencies reported that the case against TikTok was based on accusations that the company was "promoting non-traditional values, LGBT, feminism and a distorted representation of traditional sexual values" on its platform.Russia is considering expanding its existing "gay propaganda" law, passed in 2013, which bans any person or entity from promoting homosexual relationships to children. Lawmakers have argued the law should be expanded to include adults as well and fines for exposing minors to "LGBT propaganda" should be increased.Register now for...
Prison chief killed in Indian Kashmir, militants claim responsibility

Prison chief killed in Indian Kashmir, militants claim responsibility

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SRINAGAR, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The chief of the prison service in Indian Kashmir has been murdered, police said on Tuesday, as the powerful interior minister visited the disputed Himalayan region that has been riven by a decades-long insurgency.The body of Hemant Kumar Lohia, 57, the region's director general of prisons, was found at his home on Monday night in the Jammu region, police said.Police said a household helper was the main suspect but an Islamist militant group said it had targeted and killed Lohia.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterMuslim-majority Kashmir is divided between mostly Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan which both claim it in full.Separatist Muslim groups have fought against Indian security forces in its part of Kashmir since the late 1980s.Se...
Haitian police fire tear gas as thousands protest against government

Haitian police fire tear gas as thousands protest against government

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Police in Haiti fired tear gas on Monday at thousands of protesters marching in the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, against Prime Minister Ariel Henry's government and its handling of crippling fuel shortages and soaring prices.Reuters footage showed a man being carried on a stretcher after suffering a leg injury and police firing teargas and guns into the air to disperse protesters.A gang blockade of Haiti's main fuel port over a fuel price increase Henry announced last month, and the resulting shortages have forced some hospitals, which are powered by diesel generators, to close, shut down transport and brought much daily life to a halt. read more Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterThe protest took place on the day s...
At least 15 killed in latest Ecuadorean prison violence

At least 15 killed in latest Ecuadorean prison violence

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LATACUNGA, Ecuador, Oct 3 (Reuters) - At least 15 prisoners were killed in a prison in the Ecuadorean city of Latacunga on Monday, Ecuador's SNAI prison agency said, and another 21 were injured in the latest incident of deadly jail violence in the Andean country.The government of conservative President Guillermo Lasso attributes prison violence to fights between gangs over control of territory and drug trafficking routes.Authorities are working on identifying the bodies, officials said, while Oswaldo Coronel, governor of the Cotopaxi province, which includes Latacunga, told reporters security had been restored.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegister"At the moment, according to the forensic information from the national police, 15 people have died (and) 21 people ha...
Former Infinity Q exec settles charges related to alleged fraud

Former Infinity Q exec settles charges related to alleged fraud

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NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The former chief risk officer of defunct investment adviser Infinity Q Capital Management LLC agree to settle charges of misconduct related to a fraudulent scheme to inflate the value of assets the firm advised by more than $1 billion, securities regulators said on Friday.Scott Lindell failed to exercise reasonable care and to undertake an appropriate investigation concerning multiple red flags that indicated the value of Infinity Q funds' positions were inappropriate, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in charges filed in Manhattan federal court.Lindell agreed to settle the charges, with determination of disgorgement, prejudgment interest, and civil money penalties to be decided by the court at a later date, the regulator said.Register now fo...
Exclusive: Brands blast Twitter for ads next to child pornography accounts

Exclusive: Brands blast Twitter for ads next to child pornography accounts

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Sept 28 (Reuters) - Some major advertisers including Dyson, Mazda and chemicals company Ecolab have suspended their marketing campaigns or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions appeared alongside tweets soliciting child pornography, the companies told Reuters.Brands ranging from Walt Disney Co (DIS.N), NBCUniversal (CMCSA.O) and Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) to a children's hospital were among some 30 advertisers that have appeared on the profile pages of Twitter accounts that peddle links to the exploitative material, according to a Reuters review of accounts identified in new research about child sex abuse online from cybersecurity group Ghost Data.Some of tweets include key words related to "rape" and "teens," and appeared alongside promoted tweets from corporate adv...