Friday 23 June 2017

In Brief: Douglas's ex in 'Wall Street' claim

MICHAEL Douglas's starring role in a sequel to 'Wall Street' has gotten him into a legal sequel to his 2000 divorce.

In a New York court yesterday, lawyers for ex-wife Diandra Douglas claimed she was entitled to half his earnings from 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'. She says their divorce gives her rights to share in proceeds from spin-offs from work he did while the couple was married.

Ex-Spanish mayor for UN Habitat job

UN SECRETARY-General Ban Ki-moon nominated Barcelona's former mayor to head the UN agency working to provide shelter by encouraging development of housing in cities and towns.

Approval by the General Assembly of Joan Clos as chief of the UN Human Settlements Programme, Habitat, is almost certain.

Mouse virus link to chronic fatigue

A NEW study has uncovered a family of mouse viruses in some Americans with chronic fatigue syndrome, raising questions about whether an infection may play a role in the complicated illness.

Additional research is under way to determine if the link is real or not.

Former Marine guilty of murder

A JURY convicted a former US Marine of first-degree murder in the death of a pregnant colleague who had accused him of rape, a charge that stalled the military career he treasured.

Cesar Laurean, of Las Vegas, was found guilty of killing Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach, of Vandalia, Ohio, in December 2007. He was sentenced to life in jail.

Spy's past suits role as historian

THE International Spy Museum in Washington recruited an ex-CIA spy as its new historian.

Mark Stout, who spent 13 years in intelligence, is the museum's first research chief with an intelligence background.

Six survive plane crash in Bahamas

ALL six passengers in a small plane that crash-landed off the Bahamas yesterday were rescued.

Police said boats picked up the passengers and brought them to Grand Bahama Island.

Irish Independent

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