Alleged tax-haven scheme linked to Canada’s largest brokerage firm

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 In a continuing crackdown on tax evasion, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has alleged that brokers with a branch of RBC Dominion Securities, Canada’s largest brokerage company, helped clients set up accounts in the small European principality of Liechtenstein in order to avoid taxation on their wealth. In affadavits submitted by […]

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Murderer of road accident victim sentenced to death

Saturday, April 23, 2011 Yao Jiaxin, a 21-year-old student at the Xi’an Conservatory of Music, was sentenced to death on Friday. Yao, from Xi’an in China’s Shaanxi province, was convicted of homicide after stabbing a cyclist to death. On the night of October 20, 2010, Yao ran into 26-year-old cyclist and mother of a two-year-old, […]

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Recalled pet food found to contain rat poison

Friday, March 23, 2007 In a press release earlier today, New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker, along with Dean of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Donald F. Smith, confirmed that scientists at the New York State Food Laboratory identified Aminopterin as a toxin present in cat food samples from Menu Foods. Menu Foods […]

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Authorities in Belgium raid Church of Scientology

Saturday, April 12, 2008 According to reports, authorities in Belgium have seized documents, financial records and computer equipment from the local branch of the Church of Scientology (Church) and then sealed off the building. The reports state that the Church in Belgium is being investigated for extortion and fraud for allegedly posting false job openings […]

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Transit strike affects 100,000 in Helsinki

Monday, March 6, 2006 In Helsinki, the Finnish trade union for bus and truck drivers has gone on strike on Sunday evening, mainly over the use of part-time labor. The strike is estimated to affect 100,000 people in the capital area, crowding the remaining transit system on Monday morning. The strike is halting almost half […]

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Needle found in sandwich on Air Canada flight

Thursday, August 2, 2012 Air Canada stated that a passenger found a sewing needle in a sandwich Monday on a flight from Victoria, British Columbia to Toronto, Ontario. …to ensure heightened security measures have been put in place. Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick stated they are working with the unidentified caterers “to ensure heightened security […]

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