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French MPs set to approve contested ban on paying for sex
French MPs set to approve contested ban on paying for sex

French lawmakers are looking to outlaw sex for money and impose fines of up to 3,500 euros on prostitutes' clients.

French MPs set to approve contested ban on paying for sex
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10 Macedonians fined in Astana for violating terms of stay

10 citizens of Macedonia have been fined for violating the terms of stay in Kazakhstan.

10 Macedonians fined in Astana for violating terms of stay
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Karachaganak Petroleum Operating fined for improper storage of waste

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating has been fined for improper storage of 64.22 tons of liquid waste at Karachaganak field.

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating fined for improper storage of waste
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A Syrian fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana

A Syrian national was fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana.

A Syrian fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana
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ArcelorMittal Temirtau fined for wages cuts: Prosecutor's Office of Karaganda

ArcelorMittal Temitau has been fined 594,600 tenge ($3,223) for cutting the wages of its employees in violation of Kazakhstan's Labor Code.

ArcelorMittal Temirtau fined for wages cuts: Prosecutor's Office of Karaganda
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Unpaid fines in Kazakhstan comparable to EXPO costs

Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev has compared the unpaid fines to the cost of hosting EXPO-2017 in Astana.

Unpaid fines in Kazakhstan comparable to EXPO costs
Kazakh diplomats not willing to repay £1.8 million 'debt' of London congestion charges
Kazakh diplomats not willing to repay £1.8 million 'debt' of London congestion charges

Kazakhstani diplomats in Britain are not planning to repay £1.8 million of congestion charges for driving in London city center.

Kazakh diplomats not willing to repay £1.8 million 'debt' of London congestion charges
France says proposed US fine on BNP Paribas 'unreasonable'
France says proposed US fine on BNP Paribas 'unreasonable'

France's foreign minister on Tuesday labelled as "unreasonable" a $10-billion-dollar fine the US is reportedly seeking from BNP Paribas bank on charges of violating sanctions on Iran, Sudan and Cuba.

France says proposed US fine on BNP Paribas 'unreasonable'
Credit Suisse guilty on US felony charge, pays $2.6 bn
Credit Suisse guilty on US felony charge, pays $2.6 bn

Credit Suisse pleaded guilty and was fined $2.6 billion Monday for helping Americans avoid taxes, the first time in 20 years a major bank has been punished on US criminal charges.

Credit Suisse guilty on US felony charge, pays $2.6 bn
GM fined record $35 mn over ignition recall delay
GM fined record $35 mn over ignition recall delay

The US auto safety regulator Friday imposed a record $35 million fine on General Motors for its failure to promptly recall cars with ignition faults linked to at least 13 deaths.

GM fined record $35 mn over ignition recall delay
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Aksu plant faces fine of $620 thousand for environmental damage

Aksu Ferrousalloy plant will face a fine of $620 thousand for causing environmental damage in Kazakhstan.

Aksu plant faces fine of $620 thousand for environmental damage
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NCOC and Agip to dispute Kashagan fine

NCOC and Agip KCO intend to dispute the $737 million damage compensation for the break down at the Kashagan oil-field in court.

NCOC and Agip to dispute Kashagan fine
S. Korean strongman's art collection sold to pay fines
S. Korean strongman's art collection sold to pay fines

Art works confiscated from the family of former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-Hwan have been auctioned to pay multi-million-dollar fines imposed for bribes the disgraced military strongman received in office.

S. Korean strongman's art collection sold to pay fines
Tourists touch the Intihuatana solar clock in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco. ©Reuters/Claudia Daut
Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep clothes on

Peru has increased surveillance at popular archeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu.

Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep clothes on
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CNPC AktobeMunaiGas fined $4.4 million

CNPC AktobeMunaiGas oil company has been charged with a fine of over $4.4 million.

CNPC AktobeMunaiGas fined $4.4 million
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Kazakhstan postpones introduction of greenhouse gas emission fines

GHG emission fines mounted so high in 2013 that Kazakhstan decided to postpone introduction of the fines and cut the fine in two.

Kazakhstan postpones introduction of greenhouse gas emission fines
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Subsidiary fined by twice the amount of KMG E&P's profit

The ecology fine of the sub-company of Exploration and Production KazMunaiGa twice more than the profit of the entire Kazakhstan Oil and Gas National Company.

Subsidiary fined by twice the amount of KMG E&P's profit
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'Die Hard' director released from jail

"Die Hard" director John McTiernan was released from prison Tuesday after nearly a year behind bars in connection with a wire-tapping scandal, his wife said.

'Die Hard' director released from jail
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Grace church pastor sentenced to 4 years

Pastor of the Grace Church Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev has been given a suspended 4-year sentence in Kazakhstan.

Grace church pastor sentenced to 4 years
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Kashagan consortium to face emissions penalty

The international consortium developing in the giant Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan will be subject to emissions penalties.

Kashagan consortium to face emissions penalty