Jackson, sheikh settle out of court

Pop star Michael Jackson has settled a Bahraini prince's lawsuit accusing him of failing to honor a business deal worth $7 million.

"Sheikh Abdullah and Michael Jackson are pleased to confirm that they have amicably settled their dispute which was in litigation before the High Court in London. They wish each other well in their own, respective endeavors," the two sides' legal teams said in a joint statement Monday.

Details of the settlement will remain secret, lawyers for the sheikh said, adding that confidentiality was one of the conditions of the agreement.

The multi-millionaire Bahraini royal had claimed he bailed Jackson out of a financial hole following the singer's expensive acquittal on child molestation charges in 2005, paying the $2.2 million dollar legal fees and hosting him in his home in Bahrain.

The sheikh accused Jackson of reneging on a contract for a new album and an autobiography -- a deal that he says included a $7 million advance.

According to The Associated Press, the 33-year-old said the pair even moved into the same palace in the Gulf state to work on music together. But Jackson dropped the project in 2006, leaving Bahrain and pulling out of the contract.

Jackson's lawyers maintained the money was a gift and argued that the musician wasn't bound by the deal because the contract was signed on behalf of 2 Seas Records, a venture which never got off the ground, AP said.



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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 – 10 November 1938) was an army officer, revolutionary statesman, and founder of the Republic of Turkey as well as its first President.

Born May 19, 1881(1881-05-19)
Selânik (Thessaloniki)
Died 10 November 1938 (aged 57)
Dolmabahçe Palace, İstanbul
Nationality Turkish
Political party Republican People's Party
Spouse Lâtife Uşaklıgil (1923–25)
Religion Islam
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Obama, Fukui


Facing Wakasa Bay due north of Kyoto and Nara, the city is about four to five hours by train from Tokyo, and is served by the Obama Line of West Japan Railway (JR West).

As of October 1, 2005, the city had an estimated population of 32,185 and a density of 138.22 persons per km². The total area is 232.85 km².


In the Ritsuryō period, Obama was the capital of Wakasa Province, one of entrance of continental culture. Many temples related to the Yamato Dynasty are located in Obama, and the city is called "Nara by the sea".

In the Edo period, Obama was the capital of the Obama Domain and was the starting point of the Mackerel Road to Kyoto.

The area was municipalized as a city in March 30, 1951 although the area has been inhabited for centuries. Otojirō Uratani is currently the mayor of Obama.