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Leaked documents reveal Huawei’s secret operations to build North Korea’s wireless network

Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese tech giant embroiled in President Trump’s trade war with China and blacklisted as a national security threat, secretly helped the North Korean government build and maintain the country’s commercial wireless network, according to internal documents obtained by The Washington Post and people familiar with… Read More

Kenyan finance minister arrested on graft charges

Kenyan Finance Minister Henry Rotich was arrested on Monday on suspicion of financial misconduct related to the construction of two dams, an unprecedented detention of a sitting minister for corruption in a country notorious for graft. The charges against Rotich stem from a police investigation into the misuse of funds… Read More

Britain kicks off review of regulating finance after Brexit

Britain has kicked off a review of how regulation of finance could be improved after Brexit, saying it would not tweak the existing set-up of watchdogs introduced in the aftermath of the financial crisis a decade ago. The European Union has been the source of financial rules in Britain for… Read More
22nd July 2019
A former Credit Suisse Group AG banker admitted taking millions of dollars in kickbacks as part of a scam that involved as much as $2 billion in loans to Mozambique state-owned companies. Andrew Pearse, 49, a former managing director, made the admission Friday as he pleaded guilty… Read More
22nd July 2019
A Romanian-Australian businessman with a history of fraud, corruption, and misleading investors appears to have received at least $650 million from a West African oil and gas deal carried out with the help of well-positioned relatives of two consecutive Senegalese presidents. The sweetheart deal cost Senegal hundreds of millions of… Read More
19th July 2019
AP — Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven rich democracies issued a stark warning on Thursday that cryptocurrencies like the Libra digital money recently unveiled by Facebook should not be allowed before “serious regulatory and systemic concerns” are addressed. France, which this year chairs the G-7 gatherings on topics… Read More
19th July 2019
A U.K. court froze 10 million pounds ($12.5 million) of property that authorities suspect was bought with money from drug trafficking, armed robberies and supplying firearms. On July 12, the National Crime Agency secured a so-called Unexplained Wealth Order against eight properties owned by an unidentified businessman in the north… Read More
19th July 2019
Transnational crime groups are trafficking vast quantities of methamphetamine made in Southeast Asia, the United Nations said on Thursday, putting the value of the Asia-Pacific market for the drug between $30.3 billion and $61.4 billion. The explosion in the meth trade, from an estimated $15 billion in 2013, comes as… Read More
19th July 2019
European law enforcement agencies set to lose the ability to tap criminals’ mobile devices with the launch of 5G technology must be brought into discussions earlier when communications networks are modernised, the new head of Europol told Reuters. Appealing to EU leaders for greater powers to fight tech-savvy criminals, Catherine… Read More
18th July 2019
Group of Seven finance chiefs cast a cloud over prospects for Facebook’s Libra digital coin on Wednesday, insisting tough regulatory problems would have to be worked out first. The massive social media company’s plan to launch a digital coin has met with a chorus from regulators, central bankers and governments… Read More
18th July 2019
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, was sentenced by a U.S. judge on Wednesday to spend the rest of his life in prison. Guzman berated the U.S. justice system, and a… Read More
18th July 2019
One was a dodgy investment adviser who used a pyramid scheme to bilk unsuspecting Russians out of $10 million. Another was a Taiwanese businessman who was secretly helping North Korea buy precision tools for its nuclear weapons program. Yet another was a corrupt Ukrainian politician spiriting millions of… Read More
17th July 2019
The European Union is preparing new sanctions against Venezuelan security forces involved in human rights violations, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said on Tuesday, following the death in custody of a navy captain amid allegations of torture. Federica Mogherini said the death of Rafael Acosta while in custody for alleged… Read More