December 9, 2012 |
From turmoil in Mali to a green gladiator in Iran, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from the past week in global news: Plan for military intervention in Mali stalls Iran's subtle, persistent voice for environmentalism U.S. gingerly expands security role in Central America Slaying of Afghan polio program worker raises questions European nations criticize Israel over E-1 settlement plan
December 3, 2012 |
JERUSALEM - Israel is facing an onslaught of European diplomatic pressure over its recent decision to revive a controversial West Bank settlement project known as E1, which critics say could destroy efforts to create a Palestinian state. The governments of Britain, France, Spain, Sweden and Denmark called their Israeli ambassadors in for meetings Monday to formally complain about the project, located on the outskirts of Jerusalem. American officials, who have opposed the project for nearly 20 years, are also urging Israel to reconsider the decision.
December 3, 2012 |
JERUSALEM - Israel is facing an onslaught of criticism from European allies over its decision to revive a controversial West Bank settlement project known as E-1, which critics say could destroy efforts to create a Palestinian state. The governments of Britain, France, Spain, Sweden and Denmark called their Israeli ambassadors in for meetings Monday to formally complain about the project, located on the outskirts of Jerusalem. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the U.S., which has opposed the project for nearly 20 years, is urging "Israeli leaders to reconsider these actions.
November 23, 2011 |
Tribune Co. agreed to pay former chief executive Randy Michaels $675,000 in a settlement stemming from his abrupt resignation from the company Oct. 22, 2010. The company, which owns the Los Angeles Times, KTLA-TV Channel 5, the Chicago Tribune and other media properties, will also cover $50,000 in Michaels' legal fees, according to documents filed Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. Michaels, who resigned under pressure after news reports alleging he created a sexually charged "frat house" atmosphere in the corporate suite of the bankrupt media company, had demanded that he receive $900,000, the prorated potion of his planned 2010 management incentive bonus.
May 13, 2010 |
Reporting from Chicago — Objections to Tribune Co.'s Chapter 11 disclosure statement flooded into the Delaware Bankruptcy Court on Thursday, complicating the company's chances of winning a judge's approval of the document at a key hearing May 20. The filings included a new objection from a previously silent group of senior creditors angry over its treatment in the company's plan of reorganization, further splintering the all-important senior...
August 6, 2009 |
A judge has balked at signing off on a $33-million proposed settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Bank of America Corp. over bonuses. The Charlotte, N.C., bank agreed this week to pay the penalty to settle government charges that it misled investors about Merrill Lynch's plans to pay bonuses to its executives. But the settlement is subject to court approval, and Judge Jed S. Rakoff declined his consent pending results of a hearing Monday.