By the summer of 2013, documenting human rights abuses had become taboo even in rebel-held territories in Syria. But Razan Zaitouneh was steadfast. The prominent human rights lawyer had just fled the capital, Damascus, due to the immense pressure placed on her work by the regime — and she wasn’t prepared to stop it at the …

the News-Press regularly publishes filings with the US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri, based in Kansas City, Missouri, and the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas, based in Kansas City, Kansas. Today’s list covers July 3-9. Applicants can apply for protection under Chapter 7 (liquidation of assets); Chapter 11 (reorganization …

Balances were smaller in the new system, which totaled $ 4 million on 103 accounts. The largest was worth $ 114,000. The municipal police are governed by a separate pension system. The newspaper requested the data but it was not yet available. ‘Very good deal’ Daly, the collector, has the highest DROP balance among all …

An intuitive conclusion about the tight inventory of homes for sale is that the amount of equity homeowners have in their homes has been increasing for several years. Long-term ownership, along with rapid appreciation in prices, means that homeowners have ten and hundreds of thousands of dollars of accumulated wealth in the form of equity …

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, known as Frontex, has failed to protect the rights of people on the borders of the European Union, according to a European Parliament investigation. The July 15 report highlights how Frontex – in particular its executive director, Fabrice Leggeri – failed to take action to respond to reports …

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) – In his first major executive decision, Acting South Carolina State President Alexander Conyers on Thursday announced that the university will clear account balances of more than 2,500 current students. The move will bring much-needed relief to students who previously could not return to university due to financial hardship caused primarily …

British five pound banknotes can be seen in this illustration photo taken on November 14, 2017. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier / Illustration / File photo LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – UK lenders expect a record increase in the availability of unsecured credit to households over the next three months as the country’s economy rebounds from …

Ahmed Zayat and his family celebrate American Pharoah’s Big Night at the Eclipse Awards in 2016 The trustee in charge of sorting the assets and liabilities of Ahmed Zayat, the Eclipse-winning owner of the 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, indicted in court documents filed Tuesday that Zayat and members of his immediate family are …

(Tokyo) – Japanese companies should stop participating in a commercial real estate project involving the abusive Myanmar military, Human Rights Now, Human Rights Watch, Japan International Volunteer Center, Justice For Myanmar and Mekong Watch said today. The proposed Y-complex in Yangon is built on land leased to the country’s armed forces, the Tatmadaw, whose long …

July 14 (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc (CN) management on Wednesday reported a pickup in consumer spending amid the booming US economy, predicting loan growth to pick up by year-end after quarterly profits greatly exceeded estimates. Citi’s second-quarter earnings were boosted by the bank’s decision to withdraw $ 2.4 billion in funds set aside amid the …