Ukraine's opposition this weekend overran the estate of former president Viktor Yanukovich. The 340-acre private compound, an hour's drive from Kiev, had never been open to the public.
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Apple will begin publishing names of suppliers every quarter showing whether they have verified the source of the minerals they use.
Fifteen countries currently at war against an external enemy or internal insurrection have an average ranking on the corruption perceptions index of 150 (the cpi ranks 175 countries). Two of them -- Somalia and Afghanistan -- are tied for last place at 175. The highest ranked nation among those on the war list sits in the bottom half of the cpi. That's Colombia at 94.
Under the SEC's new 356-page conflict minerals rule, reporting companies must now disclose their use of tantalum, tin, gold, or tungsten mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or a contiguous country.
The distributor's release says The Ambassador 'exposes the corrupt business of selling diplomatic titles to exploit the lucrative and limited resources of war torn, third world nations.'