Prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss all criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief accused of sexual assaulting a hotel maid who lied to authorities about some details of her life and the case.
The University of California Medical Center in San Francisco spends more than $3 million a year on translation services for thousands of patients who don’t speak English. Since 2009, the demand for foreign language interpreters from the center’s medical personnel has risen by a third, for languages ranging from Farsi to Mongolian.
J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, a U.S. leveraged buyout firm, plans to inject 50 million pounds ($79 million) into Kent Reliance Building Society as part of a plan to acquire more customer-owned lenders in the U.K.
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard , who once described himself as a “cricket tragic,” today lost his bid to serve as president of the sport’s governing body from 2012 due to lack of support from its board.