|USA: Bush Faces Flak Over Links to Defense Contractor|
by Jason Niss, The Independent (UK)
January 13th, 2002
President George W Bush's administration, already on the back foot over its connections with the collapsed energy giant Enron, faces questions over a massive defence contract which aided an investment firm with Bush family links.
|USA: Auditor Says Enron Documents Gone|
by Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
January 10th, 2002
WASHINGTON -- The firm that audited the books of collapsed Enron Corp., Arthur Andersen LLP, disclosed Thursday that a ''significant but undetermined'' number of documents related to the company had been destroyed.
|USA: Don't Cry for Enron, Argentina|
by Paul Krugman, San Francisco Chronicle
December 12th, 2001
Not long ago Argentina, like Enron, was a darling of the financial community. And like Enron, Argentina was held up as a role model, to a large extent by the same people -- Argentina's monetary system, in particular, was lauded in the pages of Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, and feted at libertarian think tanks.
|US: Enron's Legacy|
by David Morris, AlterNet
December 3rd, 2001
Kenneth Lay is living proof that one person can change the world. His company, Enron, may be in shambles. In three months, it may no longer exist. But for the rest of our lives we will live in a world redesigned by Kenneth Lay.
|USA: Enron on Brink of Bankruptcy|
by Kristen Hays, Associated Press
November 29th, 2001
HOUSTON -- The slick financing that helped turn Enron Corp. into a mighty power-brokering dynamo became its Achilles' heel, leaving the energy trader teetering toward bankruptcy after a smaller rival abandoned plans to buy it.
|USA: Enron, Dynegy Confirm Possible Merger Talks|
by Jeff Franks, Reuters
November 8th, 2001
HOUSTON -- Enron Corp., plagued by investor doubts and under the gun to shore up its crumbling finances, said on Thursday it was talking with power trading rival Dynegy Inc. about a possible merger.
|KENYA: Japan Suspends Funding for Sondu Miriu Dam|
by Jennifer Wanjiru, Environment News Service
June 4th, 2001
Citing "environmental disruption and corruption" in a letter to the government of Kenya, Japan's Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka indicated that suspension of funding for the Sondu Miriu hydropower dam project was ''a response to criticism from environmental campaigners and differences between Kenya and Japan over further funding.''
|US: Making World Trade Fair|
by Doreen Hemlock, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 6th, 2001
They're often portrayed as obstructionists to trade and the global economy. But the social movement that mobilized thousands in Quebec last month -- and earlier in Seattle and Prague -- is maturing beyond street protests.
|USA: 500 Protest Enron Plant|
by David Fleshler, Sun-Sentinel
March 27th, 2001
More than 500 people packed the Pompano Beach Civic Center on Monday night in a formidable display of opposition to Enron Corp.'s plans for a power plant next to Florida's Turnpike.
|USA: Cheney Made Millions Off Oil Deals with Hussein|
by Martin A. Lee, San Francisco Bay Guardian
November 13th, 2000
During former defense secretary Richard Cheney's five-year tenure as chief executive of Halliburton, Inc., his oil services firm raked in big bucks from dubious commercial dealings with Iraq. Cheney left Halliburton with a $34 million retirement package last July when he became the GOP's vice-presidential candidate
|JAPAN: Police Raid Mitsubishi Motors|
August 28th, 2000
Japanese police investigators raided the offices of Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Sunday on suspicion of concealing customer complaints and recalls from government inspectors for decades, Kyodo news agency reported.