“Robin Hood” banker sent to prison

“Robin Hood” banker sent to prison
BERLIN (Reuters) – A German banker who stole money from rich clients to help poor ones has been sentenced to two years and 10 months in prison, a court said Thursday. The 45-year-old, dubbed by German media as a modern day Robin Hood, diverted 2.1 million euros ($2.79 million) to clients he felt were needy while holding a senior position at a savings bank in the southern region of Tauberfranken.[Lees verder]

Man fails school exams on 38th try
JAIPUR, India (Reuters) – A 73-year-old Indian farmer who vowed not to marry before passing his high school exams has failed to get through for the 38th time.[Lees verder]

Text in time saves nimble-fingered teen
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A Malaysian teen-ager woken by a night-time noise dashed off a warning text message to her mother just in time to be rescued from an intruder who burst into her bedroom.[Lees verder]

Prisoners flee jail during church service
PORT MORESBY (Reuters) – Eleven prisoners from Papua New Guinea’s biggest jail escaped as guards were taking inmates to their weekly church service, local media reported on Thursday.[Lees verder]

Squirrel goes on rampage, injures 3
BERLIN (Reuters) – An aggressive squirrel attacked and injured three people in a German town before a 72-year-old pensioner dispatched the rampaging animal with his crutch.[Lees verder]

U.S. man suing over trousers aims to fund more cases
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The judge who sued his dry cleaning shop for $54 million over a lost pair of trousers said as the trial wrapped up on Wednesday that he would use any winnings he might get to encourage others to follow suit.[Lees verder]

Bars get no lift from Baptist meeting
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – Bars along San Antonio’s Riverwalk do brisk trade when a convention is in town — unless that convention has drawn over 10,000 Southern Baptists.[Lees verder]

We worry about everything, sighs banker
ST JOHN’S, Newfoundland (Reuters) – If you’ve ever wondered what’s bothering Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge, the answer is simple. Everything.[Lees verder]

“Robin Hood” banker sent to prison
BERLIN (Reuters) – A German banker who stole money from rich clients to help poor ones has been sentenced to two years and 10 months in prison, a court said Thursday. The 45-year-old, dubbed by German media as a modern day Robin Hood, diverted 2.1 million euros ($2.79 million) to clients he felt were needy while holding a senior position at a savings bank in the southern region of Tauberfranken.[Lees verder]

Man fails school exams on 38th try
JAIPUR, India (Reuters) – A 73-year-old Indian farmer who vowed not to marry before passing his high school exams has failed to get through for the 38th time.[Lees verder]

Text in time saves nimble-fingered teen
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A Malaysian teen-ager woken by a night-time noise dashed off a warning text message to her mother just in time to be rescued from an intruder who burst into her bedroom.[Lees verder]

Prisoners flee jail during church service
PORT MORESBY (Reuters) – Eleven prisoners from Papua New Guinea’s biggest jail escaped as guards were taking inmates to their weekly church service, local media reported on Thursday.[Lees verder]

Squirrel goes on rampage, injures 3
BERLIN (Reuters) – An aggressive squirrel attacked and injured three people in a German town before a 72-year-old pensioner dispatched the rampaging animal with his crutch.[Lees verder]

U.S. man suing over trousers aims to fund more cases
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The judge who sued his dry cleaning shop for $54 million over a lost pair of trousers said as the trial wrapped up on Wednesday that he would use any winnings he might get to encourage others to follow suit.[Lees verder]

Bars get no lift from Baptist meeting
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – Bars along San Antonio’s Riverwalk do brisk trade when a convention is in town — unless that convention has drawn over 10,000 Southern Baptists.[Lees verder]

We worry about everything, sighs banker
ST JOHN’S, Newfoundland (Reuters) – If you’ve ever wondered what’s bothering Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge, the answer is simple. Everything.[Lees verder]

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