Firms pay record fine in bribery case
Scandal-plagued Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and petrochemical affiliate Braskem have agreed to pay a record $3.5 billion to settle a vast international bribery case, US officials said on Wednesday. The fines are to be paid to Brazilian, Swiss and US authorities, officials said, calling it “the largestever global foreign bribery resolution”. The previous record bribery settlement was $1.6 billion for German engineering group Siemens in 2008. mother of 12 and great-greatgrandmother of three. She’s Colo, the nation’s oldest living gorilla, and she turned 60 on Thursday. Colo was the first gorilla in the world born in a zoo and has surpassed the usual life expectancy of captive gorillas by two decades.