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  • US Senator Kennedy in eight-million-dollar memoir deal: reports

    11/27/2007 6:05:35 PM PST · by jdm · 56 replies · 74+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov. 28, 2007 | Staff
    NEW YORK. Senator Edward Kennedy, the elder statesman of the US political clan scarred so often by tragedy, is to publish his memoirs in a deal reportedly worth eight million dollars, AFP reports. The reported advance would vault the younger brother of president John F. Kennedy to the top ranks of high-earning US political diarists, including former president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary. "I've been fortunate in my life to grow up in an extraordinary family and to have a front-row seat at many key events in our nation's history," the 75-year-old Kennedy said in a statement. "I hope...
  • Judge: Sudan Owes USS Cole Families $8M

    07/25/2007 4:24:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 501+ views
    AP News ^ | 7/25/07 | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    Judge: Sudan Owes USS Cole Families $8MJul 25, 12:38 PM (ET) By KRISTEN GELINEAU RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Sudan to pay nearly $8 million to the families of 17 sailors killed in the 2000 terrorist attack on the USS Cole. The families had sought $105 million, but U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar in Norfolk ordered Sudan to pay $7.96 million. Doumar applied the Death on the High Seas Act, which permits compensation for economic losses but not for pain and suffering. "It is depressing to realize that a country organized on a religious...
  • He's The Last Man Standing On Refugee Island And Costs Australia £8m A Year

    10/05/2006 6:26:40 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 797+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-6-2006 | Nick Squires
    He's the last man standing on refugee island and costs Australia £8m a year By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 06/10/2006) He is possibly the loneliest refugee in the world and he is being maintained at a cost of £8 million a year. Mohammed Sagar has spent the past five years living in a detention camp on Nauru, a sun-baked rock in the middle of the south Pacific. He was one of 1,500 refugees from the Middle East and Afghanistan sent to the near-bankrupt republic under Australia's so-called Pacific Solution to boatloads of people fleeing their homelands. They were intercepted...