28th May 2019
The task of picking the five names that will hold the European Union’s top jobs and guide its future just got harder after EU assembly elections highlighted the deepening political fragmentation of the 28-country bloc. The two biggest centrist groups in the current European Parliament – the European Peoples’ Party… Read More
27th May 2019
AP — Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in the central city of Tel Aviv Saturday, protesting proposed legislation granting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution on a series of corruption charges. The protesters outside the city’s Museum of Art also called for protecting Israel’s democratic identity against government… Read More
27th May 2019
An Algerian prosecutor has asked the supreme court to investigate two former prime ministers and eight former ministers for alleged corruption, state television reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the prosecution. Mass protests broke out in Algeria earlier this year demanding the removal of the ruling elite and the… Read More
24th May 2019
Malaysian police raided the Kuala Lumpur office of audit firm Deloitte on Thursday as part of a widening probe into a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, two police sources told Reuters. Investigators seized documents and records related to the firm’s dealings with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), one of the… Read More
24th May 2019
AP — A former executive at Mexico’s state-owned oil company who was sanctioned this week by the comptroller’s office has been identified as Pemex’s former director Emilio Lozoya by the head of the country’s financial intelligence unit. Santiago Nieto, who investigates crimes for Mexico’s finance ministry, congratulated the comptroller via… Read More
24th May 2019
AP — The U.N. said it was informed that a Tunisian appeals court decided Tuesday to release Mocef Kartas, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against Libya, who was arrested following his arrival in Tunis on March 26 on suspicion of espionage. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.N. is “very… Read More
23rd May 2019
AP — A New York judge refused Wednesday to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump, making it clear it wasn’t a close call. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said in a ruling delivered from the bench that Trump and his… Read More
23rd May 2019
Pakistani authorities should tighten supervision of traditional cash transfer methods as part of a wider overhaul of financial sector regulation to stem outflows of corrupt money, a British think-tank said. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was elected to power last year on an anti-corruption platform and vowed to bring home… Read More
23rd May 2019
Washington urged South Africa on Wednesday to extradite Mozambique’s former finance minister Manuel Chang to the United States to face charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, after it was decided he be sent to his home country. Chang has been in custody in South Africa since December when… Read More
23rd May 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received on Wednesday a three-month delay, until October, for a hearing to argue against the attorney-general’s plan to indict him on graft charges. Netanyahu’s attorneys had requested a postponement until May 2020 to give them more time to examine the evidence in three corruption cases,… Read More