A US film festival has withdrawn an award given to a British movie about a Gulf War veteran seeking justice after a London court jailed five people for making the movie as part of 2.8 million pound (NZ$5 million) tax scam. Tax inspectors were told that A-listers from Hollywood would be starring in a 19.6 million pound production that would be shot in Britain
Five people have been jailed in Britain for pretending to make a Hollywood movie in a scam to defraud tax authorities of millions of pounds. The fraudsters were convicted earlier this month of attempting to bilk the government of
One of the former American diplomats portrayed in the Oscar-winning film, Argo, has set the record straight about the involvement of New Zealand diplomats. Contrary to the film’s version, our diplomats did visit the six embassy workers who escaped after Islamists took over the United States embassy in Tehran and took their 52 colleagues hostage in 1979.
To be a hostage of Colombia’s Marxist guerrillas is to be on the move. The rebels the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia sequester their captives deep inside the country’s mountainous jungle terrain, and they regularly lead them on long, arduous marches from one mosquito-infested camp to another to keep the Colombian military from detecting their whereabouts
As a divorced woman over 35, I’m well aware that my chances of marrying again are roughly equal to the probability of my being taken hostage in a terrorist incident.
Nearly a year after the presidential election, the excitement of Barack Obama’s campaign has faded into the reality of an Obama White House.
Well into Thursday morning, Speers and about 10 colleagues from Maersk Line Ltd. huddled in a hurriedly made situation room in the company’s Norfolk headquarters. The group was monitoring naval efforts to rescue the captain of their cargo carrier, the Maersk Alabama, who was taken hostage by pirates who hijacked the ship early Wednesday