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By Lidia Kelly MELBOURNE - Melbourne, which has spent more time under COVID-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is set to lift its stay-at-home orders this week, officials said on Sunday. By Friday, when some curbs will be lifted, the Australian city of 5 million people will have been und...
By Aradhana Aravindan and Chen Lin SINGAPORE - Singapore's reimposition of coronavirus restrictions to buy time to prepare to live with the disease has been met with some rare frustration as the government walks a fine line between reopening and preventing hospitals from getting overwhelmed. Singapo...
By Marcelo Rochabrun and Roxanne Liu LIMA/BEIJING - A two-dose COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinopharm was 50.4% effective in preventing infections in health workers in Peru when it was seeing a surge in cases fuelled by virus variants, and booster shots can be considered, a study found. The study h...
By Junko Fujita and Ece Toksabay TOKYO - There aren't any fans to watch the Olympic weightlifting in Tokyo this year, so that job effectively falls to the bored volunteers with little else to do after spectators were banned from venues. Clad in matching blue polo shirts emblazoned with the Olympics ...
ROME -Italy reported just three coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday against 13 the day before, the lowest toll since last August, however, the daily tally of new infections edged up to 3,127 from 3,121. Sundays normally see a fall in cases because only limited testing is done at weekends, so althou...
LONDON (Bywire News) - Controversial lawyer Neil Gerrard’s battle against ENRC took another interesting turn as he was accused of lying in court to cover up his role in assisting an SFO investigation. Gerrard, the former heard of white collar crime at Dechert is currently in court battling claims by...
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LONDON (Bywire News) - Bitcoin.org has been ordered to remove its copy of the Bitcoin White Paper from its site after failing to defend itself in court. With their founder who goes by the pseudonym Cobra failing to make an appearance, the judge said he had no option other than to find against the si...
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LONDON (Bywire News) - When a lawyer has to deny having been in ‘rape mode’ you know something is amiss. Even so, that’s the position controversial white collar crime lawyer Neil Gerrard finds himself in as he defends himself in the latest stage in a case brought against him by ENRC. They claim that...
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- England fast bowler Ollie Robinson has been cleared to resume playing, after he was deemed to have served a ban over racist and sexist comments he made on social media as a teenager, a Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) said on Saturday. The 27-year-old was fined 3,200 pounds ($4,400) and handed ...
ROTTERDAM -A Dutch court on Friday approved an Australian request to hand over the alleged leader of an Asian drug syndicate who has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Tse Chi Lop, a Chinese-born Canadian national, was arrested in January at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at...
By Kirstin Ridley LONDON - A former top Dechert lawyer on Monday dismissed as "bonkers" allegations he had conspired not to tell mining company ENRC, his former client, that the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) wanted to compel a senior employee to attend an interview. Neil Gerrard, accused by ENRC in ...
NEW DELHI - India's daily COVID-19 infections rose by 50,040 on Sunday, official data showed, as concerns grew about the detection of the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus in some states. The COVID-19 death toll in the country rose by 1,258, including 511 deaths reported from the st...
LONDON - British retail sales fell unexpectedly last month as a lifting of lockdown restrictions encouraged spending in restaurants rather than shops, according to official data. Retail sales fell 1.4% between April and May, the Office for National Statistics said. A poll of economists had pointed t...
LONDON - The voluminous ivory dress Princess Diana wore to marry Prince Charles in 1981 has gone on display at her former London home, as part of a new exhibition showcasing a selection of gowns worn by members of Britain's royal family. "Royal Style in the Making" looks at the works of designers an...
By Kirstin Ridley LONDON - A London lawsuit brought against the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) by ENRC, a mining company at the centre of an eight-year corruption investigation, lacks evidence and should never have been brought, a lawyer for the agency told a court on Wednesday. Simon Colton told L...
By Kirstin Ridley LONDON - ENRC, a Kazakh mining company at the centre of one of Britain's longest corruption investigations, on Monday opens its case against its former lawyer and the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), seeking damages over allegations of serious wrongdoing. In a highly anticipated Lond...
LONDON (Within the Law) - Talks of a rescue deal for Sanjeev Gupta’s beleaguered metals empire collapsed after the Serious Fraud Office launched an investigation into suspected fraud. The SFO says it is looking into ‘the financing and conduct of the business of companies within the Gupta Family Grou...
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LONDON (Within the Law) - After a challenging year, the good times would seem to be back for law firms. March showed record levels of revenue. It’s good news for an industry that was badly hit during the pandemic and looks to be emerging stronger on the other side. According to figures from the Offi...
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LONDON (Within the Law) - When Jonathan Reubin started following Gurvin Singh on Instagram, he thought he’d found an exciting new investment scheme. In a series of posts in which he posed in front of a gold Maserati, Singh claimed to have made millions trading Forex. Unfortunately for Reubin, Singh ...
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LONDON (Within the Law) - In 2014, Natalia Potanina was awarded $41m as part of a divorce settlement with her billionaire husband, Vladimir Potanin. However, for her, it was not enough and she wants another hearing, this time in London. That hearing will be allowed to proceed thanks to a decision fr...
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