30th May 2019
Governments and lenders must do more to stop a decline in banks handling international money transfers, which are vital to some families in developing countries but have been hit by stricter compliance checks, a global finance watchdog said on Wednesday. Regulators have long been concerned that tighter rules against financial… Read More
30th May 2019
Iran will not negotiate with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signaled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions were lifted. Washington withdrew last year from an international nuclear deal signed with Tehran in 2015, and it is ratcheting up… Read More
30th May 2019
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday threatened to dissolve Congress unless his anti-graft proposals are passed, raising the stakes in a power struggle with the opposition that could usher in a new period of political turmoil in one of Latin America’s most robust economies. Invoking a constitutional measure that allows… Read More
30th May 2019
AP — Brazil’s Congress has voted to trim the powers of the country’s most famous anti-corruption crusader, removing Justice Minister Sergio Moro’s financial oversight authority. The decision late Tuesday was the latest to erode the authority of the man who spearheaded a sweeping corruption probe that has brought down dozens… Read More
30th May 2019
Some Hong Kong judges fear they are being put on a collision course with Beijing as the special administrative region’s government pushes for sweeping legal changes that would for the first time allow fugitives captured in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China for trial. Three senior judges and… Read More
29th May 2019
The European Union will not renegotiate the Brexit deal that Prime Minister Theresa May agreed, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday, as concerns grew that a successor to May could trigger a confrontation with the bloc. Brexit is up in the air after May announced plans to step down,… Read More
29th May 2019
The failure of Maltese authorities to identify the masterminds behind the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia raises questions about the rule of law in Malta, according to Europe’s chief human rights watchdog. Caruana Galizia, whose reporting uncovered widespread corruption, was killed by a car bomb in October 2017. Read More
29th May 2019
AP — Eritrea is being removed from the United States government’s list of countries deemed not to be cooperating fully with U.S. counterterror efforts. The reclusive East African nation is no longer listed on the announcement that will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday. Still listed on the… Read More
29th May 2019
AP — A South Dakota project has uncovered dozens of people and organizations that collectively stole millions of dollars from nine Native American reservations, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota. Aileen Crawford, the office’s spokeswoman, told the Rapid City Journal that the Guardians Project has… Read More
29th May 2019
Romania’s Supreme Court upheld a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for graft against ruling Social Democrat Party leader Liviu Dragnea on Monday, one day after his party lost a European election to centrist groupings. Since coming to power in late 2016, the Social Democrats have steadily chipped away at the independence… Read More