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Ex-KDB chief gets 4-year jail term for corruption

Ex-KDB chief gets 4-year jail term for corruption

Seoul - Former Finance Minister Kang Man-soo was sentenced to four years in prison Friday on multiple corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court convicted Kang of pressuring the government to designate a biotech firm run by his friend as a business partner and provide billions of won in subsidies

Woman fakes marriage with seaman for US visa

Woman fakes marriage with seaman for US visa

Mumbai - A woman’s plan to ace a visa interview at the US consulate by posingas a married couple with a well travelled merchant navy seaman backfired when she failed to explain why her ‘husband’ had several US visa stamps in his passport, but she had none

Greece, Travel body slams ferry union

Greece, Travel body slams ferry union

Athens - As ferries remained anchored in Greek ports Thursday for the third day in a row due to a seamen’s strike, the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies (HATTA) hit out at the seamen’s union (PNO) for the protracted action, saying it was holding the Greek tourism sector hostage

Jolly Nero tragedy, captain receives sentence / GALLERY

Jolly Nero tragedy, captain receives sentence / GALLERY

Genova - May 7 2013, at 23:05: while executing the manoeuvre to exit the port of Genoa, the engine of the cargo ship “Jolly Nero” went dead. Something went wrong, gave way, and that big ship smashed into the Control Tower, destroying it, and causing the death of nine people and injuring four

MPS, Viola and Profumo to go on trial

MPS, Viola and Profumo to go on trial

Siena - The Public Prosecutor’s office in Milan requested that Alessandro Profumoand Fabrizio Viola, the former president and C.E.O. of MPS, and Paolo Salvadori, the former president of the institute’s board of auditors, be put on trial

Jars of pesto can be carried in hand luggage

Jars of pesto can be carried in hand luggage

Genova - The old glass jar has been rescued. Because, on average, about 500 jars of the best artisanal pesto - or even home-made pesto - are confiscated from hand luggage every two months at Genoa’s airport. It is meant to be taken on vacation or given as a gift to a good friend

“No to limited numbers in the Cinque Terre”

“No to limited numbers in the Cinque Terre”

La Spezia - Limit the number of tourists in the Cinque Terre Park? “It is an easy way out, a way of abdicating responsibility. One must come up with an infrastructure plan for that area.” On the eve of a summit, Liguria’s governor Giovanni Toti opposed any proposal to limit tourism

Floating oil storage has dropped by one-third in 2017

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