Georgian Officials React Slowly to Anti-Gay Attack
The seeming lack of progress in an investigation after a violent clash for which there is plenty of evidence reflects the powerful influence of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Justice Department Calls Apple the "Ringmaster" In e-book Price Fixing Case
An anonymous reader writes "Back in April 2012, the U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and a number of publishers for allegedly colluding to raise the price of e-books on the iBookstore. As part of its investigation into Apple's actions, the Justice Department collected evidence which it claims demonstrates that Apple was the 'ringmaster' in a price fixing conspiracy. Specifically, the Justice Department claims that Apple wielded its power in the mobile app market to coerce publishers to agree to Apple's terms for iBookstore pricing."
MPAA Executive Tampers With Evidence In Piracy Case
An anonymous reader writes "TorrentFreak reports on an internet piracy case from Finland, which saw four men found guilty and fined €45,000. During the trial, the defense attorney took note of inconsistencies in log files used as evidence against the men. An investigator for international recording industry organization IFPI revealed after questioning that the files had been tampered with. He said an MPAA executive was present when the evidence gathering took place, and altered the files to hide the identity of 'one of their spies.' 'No one from the MPAA informed the defense that the edits had been made and the tampering was revealed at the worst possible time – during the trial. This resulted in the prosecutor ordering a police investigation into the changes that had been made. "Police then proceeded by comparing the 'work copy' that the IFPI investigator produced with the material that police and the defending counsels had received. Police found out that the material had differences ...
White House suspects Syria used chemical weapons, seeks inquiry
A senior official says the U.S. is still evaluating the evidence that indicates sarin gas was used. Some in Congress say a 'red line' has been crossed. WASHINGTON — The White House said for the first time that there was evidence Syria had used chemical weapons in its civil war, but administration officials called for a broader United Nations investigation and edged away from declaring Damascus had crossed a "red line" that might trigger U.S. intervention.
Anticorruption Group Seeks Probe of Angolan Deal
An anticorruption group is asking Swiss prosecutors to reopen an investigation of bankers and officials connected to Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos, based on what it describes as new evidence that alleges the president collected tens of millions of dollars in kickbacks in the 1990s.