2013.10.11

News Headlines - 11 October 2013

BBC News - Libya PM Zeidan's brief kidnap was 'attempted coup'

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has said his brief kidnap this week was an "attempted coup", blaming his political opponents for the attack. In a TV address to the nation, he said an unnamed political party in the congress was behind the abduction. Ali Zeidan was seized from a Tripoli hotel on Thursday and held for several hours by armed militiamen.

BBC News - Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke dies

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke has died at the age of 100 in Italy, his lawyer has told Italian media. Priebke was jailed for life in 1998 for his role in the WWII massacre of 335 Italians at Rome's Ardeatine Caves. But because of his age and poor health, he was allowed to serve his sentence under house arrest in the capital.

JPMorgan’s Loss Is Corporate Law Firms’ Gain - NYTimes.com

JPMorgan’s announcement on Friday that it had set aside $9.2 billion to cover its mounting legal expenses — leading it to report its first quarterly loss under Jamie Dimon — underscored how the numerous regulatory woes at the nation’s largest bank are proving to be a boon for the country’s most sophisticated law firms.

BBC News - Warning after water management firm's collapse

Homes and businesses have been left owing millions of pounds to water firms after signing up with a bill management company that has now ceased trading.

For Safety in Reactors, Company Thinks Small - NYTimes.com

After the triple meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in March 2011, a swarm of new ideas about nuclear power drew attention. One of those is the brainchild of Mr. Reyes, who came up with a scheme to make a reactor small enough so that if there is a loss of electric power, as happened at Fukushima, its tiny core will cool on its own, and quickly, the way a small cup of coffee chills faster than a big pot.


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