10th June 2019
Riot police surrounded Hong Kong’s parliament early on Monday after what had been a peaceful million-strong protest against an extradition bill descended into running clashes between police and protesters. Several hundred riot police armed with batons, shields, tear gas guns and pepper spray sealed off the Legislative Council as a… Read More
10th June 2019
AP — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is urging the European Union to step up sanctions against Russia amid continued tensions in the eastern Donbass region and Crimea. After talks Wednesday with European Council President Donald Tusk, Zelenskiy thanked the bloc for its “unwavering support” and called for the “strengthening of… Read More
7th June 2019
AP — Authorities in El Salvador say ex-President Tony Saca has reached a deal to plead guilty to bribing a judicial official to leak information in a civil case against him. Prosecutors say in a legal document that Saca will face an abbreviated judicial process and be given a two-year… Read More
7th June 2019
Citibank and Deutsche Bank have taken control of around $1.4 billion of Venezuelan government gold, which they received as guarantees for loans, as a result of U.S. sanctions on the Venezuelan Central Bank, according to five sources. Between 2014 and 2016 the central bank (BCV) used a portion of its… Read More
7th June 2019
AP — A Mexican federal judge has lifted an arrest warrant issued for a former head of the state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos in a corruption investigation, but says he must appear at a hearing. Prosecutors issued the warrant for Emilio Lozoya last month, saying there is evidence linking him… Read More
7th June 2019
Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to block changes to the Chinese-ruled city’s extradition laws, which could pave the way for fugitives wanted by mainland China to be sent across the border for trial for the… Read More
7th June 2019
The European Commission on Wednesday called on six EU member-states to bolster their anti-money laundering (AML) supervisory and enforcement efforts in light of recent bank scandals and the risks of crypto-assets. The requests highlight recent efforts by Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Sweden and Malta… Read More
6th June 2019
Over $267 million has been seized from an account maintained for former Nigerian head-of-state Sani Abacha, according to the Bailiwick of Jersey. The funds, which have been transferred to Jersey’s Civil Asset Recovery Fund, were derived from corruption and laundered through the US banking system with aid of Abacha’s son… Read More
6th June 2019
An opposition politician has collected 680,000 signatures to push for Hungarian membership of a planned European Union prosecutor’s office (EPPO), a step rejected by Budapest’s eurosceptic nationalist government. Due to be launched in 2020, the EPPO will be geared to investigating and pressing criminal charges in cases crossing borders of… Read More
6th June 2019
Peru’s Congress was set to continue debate on Wednesday ahead of a confidence vote on the government called by President Martin Vizcarra as part of his effort to pressure lawmakers to pass his anti-graft proposals. Debate in the unicameral legislature began on Tuesday and was suspended late in the evening… Read More