13th January 2021
A court in Milan sentenced Luca Giuseppe Volontè, former member of the UDC and member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, to four years in prison for corruption, Il Fatto Quotidiano reports. He is accused of abusing his function, receiving half a million euros from two Azerbaijani… Read More
12th January 2021
The Trump administration on Monday announced it was returning Cuba to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a move that could complicate any efforts by the incoming Biden administration to revive Obama-era detente with Havana. Just nine days before Republican President Donald Trump leaves office, Secretary of State… Read More
12th January 2021
MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) on 30 December released Singapore’s Terrorism Financing National Risk Assessment for 2020, outlining key TF (terrorism financing) threats and vulnerabilities to the city-state. The Assessment found that Singapore continues to be exposed to threats posed by terrorist groups both regionally and internationally, in particular the… Read More
12th January 2021
Toronto-Dominion Bank will defend itself in a trial starting in a Canadian court on Monday in which liquidators of the collapsed Antigua bank of former Texas financier Robert Allen Stanford are seeking $5.5 billion in damages. The joint liquidators of Stanford International Bank (SIB) allege “negligence and knowing assistance” by… Read More
12th January 2021
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Monday against seven Ukrainians — including two who assisted President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani — for being part of what it called “a Russia-linked foreign influence network” that spread “fraudulent and unsubstantiated allegations” about President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. during the 2020… Read More
12th January 2021
Bankers must record all communications while working from home, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday, ending the leeway it introduced last year when the first pandemic lockdown began. “At the start of the pandemic, if your firm moved to an alternative site or a working from home arrangement, we… Read More
12th January 2021
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif offered bribe to Broadsheet for abandoning probe against his foreign assets, Broadsheet Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kaveh Moussavi said. In an interview to a web TV, he said the Broadsheet had flatly refused the deal offered by a person claiming himself… Read More
12th January 2021
When the Kray twins ruled the East End of London in the 1960s, organised crime was a man’s world where bosses controlled their illicit businesses through the threat of physical violence. But times have changed. Proving that women are smashing the glass ceiling in the criminal world too, two female… Read More
12th January 2021
Electrogas auditors PwC have struck a cautious tone in response to a “legal review” which did not substantiate corruption alle­gations swirling around the power station consortium, corporate filings show. The consortium’s latest financial filings state that international law firm White & Case was given access to documents, data and company… Read More
12th January 2021
AP — New Zealand’s central bank said Sunday that one of its data systems has been breached by an unidentified hacker who potentially accessed commercially and personally sensitive information. A third party file sharing service used by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to share and… Read More