Police: 4 Family Members Shot After Couple's Fight

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Police say the woman called family members Thursday night after the couple got into a physical fight. Investigators say one of the men got into a fist fight with the boyfriend, who then pulled out a gun and started firing.


Prosecutors indict 5 Lotte family members on corruption

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When Lotte sold its businesses to the founding family members, they were sold at prices way below market value. But when Lotte bought businesses or stocks from its founding family, it had to pay premiums, the prosecutors said. For example, Lotte sold its lucrative popcorn business at its movie chains to the founding family members, allowing them to monopolize the profits from selling popcorns to moviegoers. The profit should have gone to Lotte Shopping, which operates one of the biggest movie theater chains in South Korea, the officials said.


Rainbow Family Members Start Gathering in Oregon

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Concern is growing in a conservative, remote corner of Oregon as people start arriving in a national forest for a Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering, a counter-culture get-together expected to draw thousands.


UAE Ruling Family Member: Qatar Now Questioning Its Leaders

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SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An outspoken Emirati ruling family member has raised the prospect of a change in leadership in Qatar, which is embroiled in a major diplomatic crisis with its Gulf neighbors.


'The Sale of Our Identity': C&A Family Member Discusses Firm's Uncertain Future

Der Spiegel International

Alexander Brenninkmeijer is a member of the fifth generation of one of Europe's richest families. The 50-year-old comes from the Clemens Brenninkmeijer family line on his mother's side and the August Brenninkmeijer line on his father's side of the founders of the European clothing retailer giant C&A in Germany. The retailer was founded in 1841. Today, it has more than 1,500 stores in 18 European countries, making it one of the world's largest fashion apparel retailers, with around 35,000 employees. The family's assets are estimated to exceed more than 20 billion euros. All executive partners in the company are required to be Dutch passport holders and members of the Catholic Church. In mid-January, DER SPIEGEL reported that C&A might be sold to a Chinese investor. Alexander Brenninkmeijer is married and lives in Munich, where he is an entrepreneur. Why do you want to sell C&A, your family's primary business?