3rd September 2020
Canada, the United States, the European Union and Britain are discussing possible sanctions against Belarus over its crackdown against protests following a disputed election, a Canadian source directly familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. If sanctions were imposed, they would come “in the not too distant future”, said the… Read More
31st August 2020
The European Union stepped up threats of more sanctions against Turkey over its energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean in a bid to address demands by Greece and Cyprus. EU foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell said he would begin compiling a list of possible penalties that would be directed at individuals,… Read More
31st August 2020
More than 1,000 Russians obtained a Cypriot passport through Cyprus’s citizenship-by-investment scheme, Al Jazeera can reveal after an investigation of more than 1,400 leaked documents. The Cyprus Papers consist of 1,471 applications, containing the names of 2,544 people who received a Cypriot passport between late 2017 and late 2019. The… Read More
27th August 2020
More than 500 Chinese people obtained European Union citizenship in the island nation of Cyprus between 2017 and 2019, including Asia’s richest woman, according to leaked documents obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. The documents, which are said to contain information on 2,500 immigrants to Cyprus during that time frame,… Read More
26th August 2020
In a statement today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia once again expressed their deepest concerns about the presidential election in Belarus, the result of which has not been recognized by the Belarusian society, and are urging for a peaceful and lawful… Read More
26th August 2020
By Douwe den Held, InSight Crime, 24 August 2020 InSightCrime – Authorities in the Netherlands are discovering more cocaine processing facilities, but the dismantling of the largest one to date, staffed by Colombian workers, marks a new chapter for the country. In mid-August, a raid in the northern town… Read More
24th August 2020
Convicted fraudsters, money launderers and political figures accused of corruption are among dozens of people from more than 70 countries who have bought so-called “golden passports” from Cyprus, according to a large cache of official documents obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. The Cyprus Papers is a leak of more… Read More
21st August 2020
The U.S.’s closest allies on Thursday rebuked the Trump administration over its effort to reinstate international sanctions on Iran, opening a rift in the United Nations Security Council over the handling of Tehran’s nuclear program and its regional ambitions. The U.K., France and Germany said the U.S. lacked standing to… Read More
21st August 2020
More than 100,000 companies in Belgium have still to come into line with a rule introduced in 2019 to fight money-laundering and the financing of terrorism. The new rule involves a register of what are known as UBOs – ultimate beneficial owners – or the people who have executive power… Read More
20th August 2020
EU leaders said on Wednesday they did not recognize the results of the disputed presidential elections in Belarus, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying the August 9 poll was “neither free nor fair.” The EU had “no doubt that there were massive violations of procedure at the elections,” Merkel said following… Read More