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U.S. New health care law provisions cut red tape, save up to $4.6 billion

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a proposed rule that would establish a unique health plan identifier under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The proposed rule would implement several administrative simplification provisions of the Affordable Care Act

OSCE Centre in Astana continues anti-trafficking training for judges

An OSCE-organized training seminar for judges on good practices in handling human trafficking cases began today in Astana.

Pak scientist Khalil Chishty walks out of jail

Pakistani scientist Dr Khalil Chishty walked out of the Ajmer Central Jail on Wednesday after fighting a legal battle for nearly two decades in connection with a murder case.

Anti-Money Laundering: creating a modern EU framework capable of responding to new threats

Without effective rules to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, the soundness, integrity and stability of the financial system could be seriously compromised. The threats associated with money laundering and terrorist financing are constantly evolving, which requires periodic revision of the legal framework. In light of the recent adoption of revised international standards (MEMO/12/113) and of the Commission's own review process, a report on the application of the Third Anti-Money Laundering Directive was adopted by the Commission today.

Beware of the Grandparent Scam

Don’t Let It Happen to You

You’re a grandparent, and you get a phone call or an e-mail from someone who identifies himself as your grandson. “I’ve been arrested in another country,” he says, “and need money wired quickly to pay my bail. And, oh by the way, don’t tell my mom or dad because they’ll only get upset!”

Rothstein Associate Charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Federal Election Campaign Act, Defraud the United States, and Defraud a Financial Institution

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office; and José A. Gonzalez, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CID), announced the filing of charges against Steven N. Lippman, 49, of Plantation, for conspiring to commit crimes through the operation of the former Fort Lauderdale law firm of Scott W. Rothstein, called Rothstein, Rosenfeldt, and Adler, P.A. (RRA). The defendant was an attorney admitted to practice law in Florida and, in early 2005, was designated as a shareholder of RRA, but had no equity interest in the firm.

Hungarian man first to cross Atlantic Ocean in canoe

A man from Hungary has become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a canoe after he traveled from Europe to the Caribbean.

Dalai Lama Seen as Instigator and Solution in China-Tibet Struggle

One of the key demands Tibetan self-immolation protesters have been calling for as they set themselves on fire is for China to allow the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet.

Prince William to whisk Kate away for romantic ski holiday in Switzerland

Prince William is going to take his wife Duchess Kate for a romantic weekend on a high-end ski resort in the Alps to make up for missing Valentine's Day.

Chinese Premier Acknowledges Need for Political Reforms

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says political reform is essential if the country is to continue with economic reform. He made his comments Wednesday, the final day of the annual session of China's legislature, the National People's Congress.