News Headlines - 27 April 2017

Venezuela says it will split from OAS as unrest continues - CNN.com

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez told VTV state television Wednesday that the beleaguered country, which is facing huge civil unrest, would take the unprecedented step of leaving the pan-American organization over what it sees as attempts by foreign governments to interfere in its affairs by siding with the opposition in the latest wave of protests in the country.

Alitalia plunged into chaos as workers reject rescue deal

Alitalia, Italy’s flag carrier, has been plunged into chaos after its workers rebelled against a deal struck 10 days ago by management and trade unions to save the airline from collapse by cutting wages and laying off employees.

Olympus ex-managers ordered to pay compensation - NHK WORLD

The company and its shareholders filed a lawsuit for compensation from former president Tsuyoshi Kikukawa and other retired executives... Previously, Kikukawa and 2 other Olympus executives were found responsible for having ordered the cover-up and given suspended prison sentences. Their sentences had been confirmed.

A Japanese artist takes on a country that despises tattoos - The Washington Post

... a 29-year-old tattoo artist, is going to court Wednesday to fight a $3,000 fine that was imposed on him two years ago when police raided his studio. They relied on a 14-year-old regulation originally intended specifically to regulate cosmetic tattooing, such as creating permanent eyebrows, which stipulated that only licensed health-care providers could do such work.

Humans in California 130,000 Years Ago? Get the Facts

“I realize that 130,000 years is a really old date and makes our site the oldest archaeological site in the Americas,” says study leader Tom Deméré, the paleontologist at the San Diego Natural History Museum, whose team describes their analysis today in Nature. “Of course, extraordinary claims like this require extraordinary evidence, and we feel like the Cerutti mastodon site presents this evidence.”








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