2012.10.17

News Headlines - 17 October 2012

The decision not to extradite Gary to US has saved his life | Herald Scotland

GARY McKINNON felt he had become a "dead person" during his 10-year battle against extradition to America for computer hacking but now believes he has the chance to lead a normal life again, his tearful mother Janis Sharp said.

New inquest to be held into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans killed in the Hillsborough disaster - The Independent

Attorney General announced that he would apply to the High Court to have the original verdicts overturned in order that new inquests can be held.

Iran Sanctions May Cut Supply of Currency - NYTimes.com

Western economic sanctions imposed on Iran over its disputed nuclear program have severely depressed the value of its national currency, the rial, causing higher inflation and forcing Iranians to carry ever-fatter wads of bank notes to buy everyday items. But the sanctions have also presented a new complication to Iran’s banking authorities: they may not be able to print enough money.

Japan Opposition Leader Visits War Shrine, a Possible Signal to Neighbors - NYTimes.com

A hawkish opposition leader who could be Japan’s next prime minister took the politically inflammatory step of visiting a Tokyo war shrine on Wednesday, raising fresh concerns about whether as national leader he would push a right-wing agenda that could further damage Japan’s ties with Asian neighbors when they are already strained by island disputes.

Pandit, Citigroup's Chief, Resigns His Post in Surprise Step - NYTimes.com

Weeks before Vikram S. Pandit’s surprise resignation on Tuesday as chief executive of Citigroup, the banking giant’s powerful chairman, Michael E. O’Neill, was privately huddling with other board members to plan how to replace him, according to several people briefed on the talks.


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