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August 28, 2019 | Via BBC

Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Urges Prince Andrew to ‘Come Clean’

A woman who accused the late financier Jeffrey Epstein of sex abuse and alleged she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew as a 17-year-old has urged the UK royal to “come clean”. Speaking after a hearing for alleged victims in the wake of Epstein’s death, Virginia Giuffre told reporters the prince “knows what he’s done”. The Duke of York denies the accusation.

August 28, 2019 | Via Al Jazeera

Iran’s Rouhani Tells US: No Talks Until Sanctions Lifted

Iran will not talk to the United States until all sanctions imposed on Tehran are lifted, President Hassan Rouhani has said, a day after US President Donald Trump said he would meet his Iranian counterpart to try to end a nuclear standoff. Rouhani’s comments indicated a change of heart, a day after he had expressed readiness to negotiate a way out of the crisis.

August 28, 2019 | Via ABC News

Ex-Google Engineer Charged in Uber Self-Driving Theft Case

A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing self-driving car technology from the company shortly before he joined Uber’s efforts to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. Uber agreed to settle the case for $245 million last year, but the presiding judge made an unusual recommendation to open a criminal probe after seeing enough evidence to conclude a theft may have occurred.

August 28, 2019 | Via The Guardian

OxyContin Maker Offers up to $12bn to Settle More Than 2,000 Opioid Claims

Purdue Pharma and members of the multi-billionaire Sackler family, who own the company that makes the prescription painkiller OxyContin, have offered to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits from US states and cities for between $10bn and $12bn. Settlement talks that have been going on for over a year appear to be approaching a climax and will be further accelerated by a landmark ruling in Oklahoma on Monday.

August 28, 2019 | Via Time

Malaysia’s Ex-Leader Najib Razak Appears in Court for Biggest 1MDB Trial

Malaysian prosecutors will seek to prove that Najib Razak acted together with fugitive financier Jho Low in their alleged roles in 1MDB, as the former premier faces his biggest trial linked to the troubled state fund. The 25 charges Najib faces revolve around 1MDB’s multibillion-dollar bond sales and acquisitions. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

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