Ukrainian Jetliner Crashes Near Tehran Airport, Killing All 176 Aboard

The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff on Wednesday. Officials said the likely cause was mechanical problems.(Image credit: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Nigeria: Agenda For The New FIRS Leadership: Priorities And Key Areas Of Focus For A Lasting Impact - PwC Nigeria

Read my article on Nigeria's tax administration scorecard, the tax administration we want and what we need to do to get there.
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United States: Mensing Applies To Cross-Claims Too - Reed Smith

We all know that absent extraordinary circumstances, failure to warn claims against generic drug manufacturers are preempted under PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing, 564 U.S. 604
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In the air and at the border, travel anxieties spike in United States

Iran's missile attack on bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq sent a new jolt of anxiety through the U.S., as concerns about security spiked.         [Author: Arizona Republic]
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Jetliner Reportedly Carrying 180 People Crashes Near Tehran Airport

The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomenei International Airport on Wednesday. Officials said the likely cause was mechanical problems.(Image credit: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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United States: Podcast: CFTC Issues LIBOR Transition Relief For Swaps - Ropes & Gray LLP

Hello, and thank you for joining us today on this Ropes & Gray podcast, the latest in our series of podcasts and webinars focused on CFTC and derivatives issues.
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Colorado Avalanche's Nazem Kadri sticks up for injured teammate, pummels New York Rangers' Ryan Lindgren

The New York Rangers' Ryan Lindgren leaves game after fight with Colorado Avalanche's Nazem Kadri; defenseman had hurt Joonas Donskoi with big check.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Iran's assault on US bases in Iraq might satisfy both sides

Tehran can show it has retaliated over the assassination of Qassem Suleimani, while US may shrug off limited nature of strikeIran crisis – latest updatesThe “severe revenge” Iran promised for the death of Qassem Suleimani was heralded on Wednesday morning by at least two waves of short-range missile attacks on bases in Iraq hosting US and coalition personnel.The attacks will provide an opportunity for hawks inside the Donald Trump administration to ratchet up the conflict with Iran – but also po...
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Nigeria: Intellectual Property Issues In Fintech - S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.

Over the last three years, there has been a rapid rise in the number of Financial Technology ("Fintech") companies in Nigeria. Within the last three years the number of Fintech
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Lawmakers clash over response to Iran missile strike at bases housing US forces

Two influential US Republican lawmakers called Iran's decision to launch more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi bases that hold US troops an "act of war" and said the country is under "direct attack," as their Democratic colleagues urged a more measured US response to the strike.
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Iran Fires on U.S. Forces at 2 Bases in Iraq, Saying ‘Fierce Revenge’ Has Begun

The missile attack came hours after the remains of a Revolutionary Guards commander killed by a U.S. drone strike were returned to his hometown for burial.
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Nigeria: Who Owns The Copyright In An AI Invention? - S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.

Copyright confers on the creator of a work of authorship an exclusive right to use and control the use of a protected material.
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United States: District Of New Jersey Upholds Securities Fraud Action Against Major Student Loan Servicer Based Upon Alleged Forbearance Scheme Harming Borrowers - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On December 30, 2019, Judge Robert B. Kugler of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey denied a motion to dismiss a putative class action raised under Sections
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Aussie Teens Rescue Carload Of Burned Koalas From Fire-Struck Bushland

The good Samaritans drove through the devastation on Kangaroo Island to load their car with injured koalas.
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Former champion Sharapova to get Australian Open wildcard

Former world number one Maria Sharapova will be awarded a world card to play in this month's Australian Open, the organizers of the year's first Grand Slam said on Wednesday. Sharapova played her first match since losing in the first round of last year's U.S. Open at the Brisbane International on Tuesday but was defeated 3-6 6-1 7-6(3) by American qualifier Jennifer Brady. Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley confirmed on Wednesday that the 2008 champion will receive a ...
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Bobby Portis ejected after wild swing, cheap shot on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

New York Knicks forward Bobby Portis took a wild swing in an effort to block a shot on Tuesday night at the Staples Center, one that resulted in his ejection from their 117-87 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and sent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope flying to the ground. Caldwell-Pope was breaking to the hoop midway through the second quarter when Portis came from behind and swung wildly, likely in an attempt to hit the ball away. He was well off the mark, however, and connected squarely with Caldwell-Po...
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Stocks tumble, safe-haven assets edge up after missiles hit US forces in Iraq

Stocks tumbled while safe-haven assets crept up on Wednesday after Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases that house US forces.
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93-Year-Old Allegedly Shoots Apartment Maintenance Manager After Dispute About Water Damage

(LAS VEGAS) — A 93-year-old gunman upset about water damage in his Las Vegas apartment wounded a maintenance manager in an office before being arrested, police said as they released video of the attack. An officer fired through a glass door Jan. 2 at the gunman as he stood over the wounded maintenance manager, the video shows. The bullet pierced the lapel of Robert Thomas’ coat but didn’t hit him, Assistant Clark County Sheriff Brett Zimmerman told reporters Monday. The maintenance manager ...
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'Camp Cupcake' hit by Iran

Iran fired rockets at two US bases - including one that used to resemble a "US suburban town".
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EXPLAINER: What we know about the attacked bases

Iran fired rockets at two US bases - including one that used to resemble a "US suburban town".
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What we know about the attacked bases

Iran fired rockets at two US bases - including one that used to resemble a "US suburban town".
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United States: New York Targets Members Of Out-Of-State LLCs In New Wage Theft Bill - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Effective February 10, 2020, the top ten members of an out-of-state limited liability company ("LLC") can be held personally liable for violations of New York's wage and hour laws.
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Samsung stock rises on signs of a turnaround

Samsung said on Wednesday its operating profits likely fell 34% in the fourth quarter. But the forecast beat analysts' estimates, signaling a turnaround for the company in the coming year helped by higher prices for memory chips and strong sales of its smartphones.
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United States: Broker-Dealer Settles FINRA Charges For Best Execution And Markup Violations On Municipal Securities - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

A broker-dealer settled FINRA charges for best execution failures and "unfair and unreasonable" markups on municipal securities transactions.
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United States: Broker-Dealer Settles FINRA Charges For MSRB Transaction Violations - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

A broker-dealer settled FINRA charges for executing customer transactions in a municipal security in an amount lower than the issue's minimum denomination.
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United States: ISDA Provides Guidance On Cross-Border Application Of Margin Rules For Non-Cleared Derivatives - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

ISDA published a guide to the cross-border application of U.S., EU and Japan margin rules for non-cleared derivatives and the availability of substituted compliance.
Tags: Japan, News, Eu, United States, Taft LLP, ISDA, Non Cleared Derivatives Cadwalader Wickersham

United States: NYDFS Urges Financial Institutions To Prepare For Iranian-Sponsored Cyberattacks - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") urged regulated financial institutions to prepare for cyberattacks originating from the Iranian government.
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Warrant Search In Nearby Neighborhood Prompted Precautionary Lockdown At Elk Grove School

ELK GROVE (CBS13) – An Elk Grove elementary school was placed on lockdown Tuesday after a suspect barricaded himself inside a nearby home. Elk Grove police said around 12:15 p.m., detectives were conducting surveillance in the 9800 block of Denali Circle, where they were going to serve a search warrant later in the day. While there, they observed the suspect, 40-year-old Willy Ong, exiting the garage of the residence in a vehicle. Ong had an active warrant out for his arrest. When officers tried...
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Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth posts pre-, post-surgery photos to instagram

Los Angeles Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth posted a handful of images to his instagram stories feed on Tuesday reflecting a post-season surgery on his right leg. Whitworth posted a short video, captured by Rich Hammond of, from the hospital with a caption of “Let's get it!” before the procedure and a follow-up shot of his right leg propped up after returning home. Whitworth has missed just two games to injury over his last 11 seasons and only nine games in total over his ...
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1 Dead, 5 Rescued After Avalanche at Idaho Ski Resort

(KELLOGG, Idaho) — An avalanche at an Idaho ski resort killed one person Tuesday, and rescuers dug out five others who had minor injuries, officials said. Silver Mountain Resort confirmed the death and injuries in a Facebook post. Searchers were still combing through the snow with probes and rescue dogs, resort officials said. “The staff at Silver Mountain extend their deepest sympathies to the family of the individual,” the post said. “Out of respect of the person’s family and their privacy, no...
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