BRIEF-IMF Bentham updates on settlement of an Australian matter it funded
* refers to its previous announcement on 22 July 2016 concerning conditional settlement of an australian matter it has funded.
SLAVIANSK, Ukraine May 3 Pro-Russian separatist leader, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, confirmed that Western observers had been released in the eastern town of Slaviansk on Saturday, and that there were no conditions for their release.
"As I promised them, we celebrated my birthday yesterday and they left. As I said, they were my guests," he said, noting that 12 people had been released, including Europeans and Ukrainians. (Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Writing by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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SAO PAULO, May 28 Brazilian federal prosecutors on Sunday made a new offer to JBS SA's controlling shareholder, J&F Investimentos, that it pay a 10.99 billion real ($3.37 billion) fine for its role in massive corruption scandals.