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After Investigation, No Evidence 'Wall Street Journal' Bribed Chinese Officials

The Wall Street Journal's China bureau was the subject of a Department of Justice inquiry into allegations that the bureau had been bribing Chinese officials in exchange for information. Investigation by the parent company turned up no evidence to uphold the claim.
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Cyprus' Bank Deposit Tax Would Hit Russian Wallets

Robert Siegel talks to Corey Flintoff about reaction in Russia to a European Union plan to seize close to 10 percent of large deposits in Cypriot banks and close to 7 percent of all other deposits. Many Russian oligarchs park their money in banks in Cyprus because of the favorable terms and banking regulations there.
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Confidence In Cyprus Banks Falters As Government Proposes Deposit Tax

Cyprus is facing a run on its banks after the government proposed taxing bank deposits. The government has put off a vote on the plan in a bid to calm things down. Banks are set to re-open on Thursday after a bank holiday was declared on Monday.
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Why The Crisis In Cyprus May End Up Hurting You Too

A Cypriot banking crisis has the potential to disrupt global financial systems, which are still trying to recover from the crisis of 2008-2009. The proposed tax on deposits in Cyprus could shake the trust in banks in Europe, and that could end up threatening the tenuous U.S. economic recovery.
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Three Decades On, Ex-Guatemalan Leader Faces Genocide Charges

Former military ruler Efrain Rios Montt, now 86, presided over one of the bloodiest periods in Guatemala's 36-year civil war. During his rule, thousands of Guatemala's Indians were killed.

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