15th January 2018
The United Kingdom and India will exchange intelligence, records and personal details such as the finger prints of criminals, in a partnership aimed at increasing cooperation between the two states. The agreement, or memorandum of understanding on criminal records exchange, is aimed at allowing courts in both countries “to… Read More
15th January 2018
Iran says the US has “crossed a red line” by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani. The foreign ministry vowed to retaliate but did not say what form any action might take. Iran also rejected any changes to its nuclear deal with world powers. US… Read More
12th January 2018
Unites States President Donald Trump on Friday extended sanctions relief for Iran for the “last time,” but highlighted the nuclear agreement’s “terrible flaws” that need to be addressed. The waiver lifts US sanctions on Iran for another three months, after which time he may choose to renew it again or… Read More
12th January 2018
The Isle of Man government has refuted claims it failed to respond to India’s request for information regarding a major bribery and corruption investigation. It confirmed it had received requests from Indian authorities, but said these were “executed in full” and all documentary evidence sought was provided through its Attorney… Read More
12th January 2018
HM Revenue and Customs is struggling to cope with a growing workload, including investigating revelations contained within the Paradise Papers, according to parliament’s spending watchdog. The public accounts committee has warned that it is “far from confident” that the tax authority has sufficient resources to scrutinise claims published in the… Read More
12th January 2018
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday named a former attorney-general as anti-graft prosecutor to probe specific cases of corruption including those committed by politicians. There is widespread belief among civil society groups in Ghana that corruption is on the rise, especially among public office holders. The appointment of Martin Amidu,… Read More
10th January 2018
An accountant, his wife and their financial adviser are due to stand trial for their alleged roles in laundering nearly $2.5m (£1.84m) from the Government of Bermuda. Jeffrey Bevan, 50, from Cwmbran, his wife Samantha Bevan, their friend, Joel Ismail, and financial adviser Paul Charity deny all the charges against… Read More
10th January 2018
The European Union could treat some British financial regulation as equivalent to EU law after Brexit, but would not give financial firms a general “passport” to do business in the single market, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday. In a speech at a Belgian business event, Michel Barnier… Read More
10th January 2018
A Hong Kong ivory trader fined this week for illegal ivory possession sits on a government advisory group for protecting endangered species, records showed on Wednesday, potentially an embarrassing blow as Hong Kong fights ivory smuggling. Lau Sai-yuan, a member of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and the Hong… Read More
9th January 2018
German and Italian police have detained scores of people with alleged ties to the ‘Ndrangheta mafia. The suspects formed part of a transnational network involving bakeries, funeral services and vineyards, police said. Authorities in Germany and Italy busted a ‘Ndrangheta mafia clan on Tuesday, detaining scores of suspects and seizing… Read More