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Interpol halts use of FIFA funds for anticorruption program

The New York Times.  Interpol suspended an agreement with FIFA on Friday that had called for the international police agency to receive 20 million euros over 10 years to fight corruption in soccer, citing the American investigations that have ensnared soccer’s world governing body.

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Responsible gold also means supporting livelihoods of artisanal miners

OECD Insights. Last year, a blind Congolese civil society leader named Eric Kajemba helped broker a deal between the Congolese army, local authorities, three powerful Congolese families and a Canadian mining company to de-militarise a lucrative gold mine in South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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U.S. OSHA and Health Canada continue “partnership” to coordinate labelling and classification of hazardous chemicals, implement GHS

JD Supra. Health Canada and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced that they will “continue their partnership.”

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European Parliament conflict minerals law update

Supply Management. Under the new rules, EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold for manufacturing consumer goods, need to be certified by the EU to make sure they do not fuel conflict and human rights abuses in conflict areas.

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Florida defense firm to pay $7.1 million to settle U.S. bribery probe

Yahoo News. Florida-based defense company IAP Worldwide Services Inc will pay $7.1 million to settle a U.S. investigation into an alleged conspiracy to bribe Kuwaiti officials to win a government contract, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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