17th November 2020
Eight senior Chinese  officials and organisations should face UK sanctions for their role in the repression, torture and abuse of Uyghur Muslims, according to a dossier backed by MPs and presented to Dominic Raab. The dossier alleges they have been part of an extensive campaign of repression including forced sterilisations… Read More
17th November 2020
The European Union threatened to add sanctions against Belarus over the “outrageous” death of a 31-year-old man died following his detention by the police in the capital, Minsk. Raman Bandarenka was taken away by police on Wednesday following a clash between locals hanging ribbons on a park fence in support… Read More
17th November 2020
The central Bank of Lithuania has issued a fine of 370,000 euros to Lithuanian-capital payment company Paysera LT for its anti-money laundering violations. The company plans to appeal. The central bank says it was identified during an inspection in April-May that Paysera LT failed to properly assess money-laundering and terrorist… Read More
17th November 2020
Crown says it will stop dealing with any junket operators unless they are licensed, as unprecedented scrutiny of their use by three regulators puts pressure on the company’s casino licences and its share price. The decision, which Crown announced to the ASX on Tuesday morning, builds on the company’s move in… Read More
17th November 2020
Africa’s wealthiest preacher spirited himself back home to Malawi while facing a string of fraud and money laundering charges in South Africa. The authorities only realised that Shepherd Bushiri, 37, had left the country when he issued a statement declaring he had made “a tactical withdrawal” after crossing at least… Read More
17th November 2020
A former Hong Kong beach volleyball player and primary school teacher, who was convicted of assaulting a police officer during last year’s social unrest, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly laundering HK$5.8 million (US$748,000) following his crowdfunding campaign to raise HK$500,000 for his ailing parents. Yeung Pok-man, 30, was jailed… Read More
17th November 2020
The Solomon Islands government has rejected allegations of corruption and mismanagement in the distribution of tens of millions of dollars from its economic stimulus package. Earlier this month Transparency Solomon Islands, or TSI, called for an audit of the funds claiming a leaked list of recipients included public officials and… Read More
17th November 2020
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the Government’s $53.5 million purchase of a highly contaminated parcel of land near Parramatta should be fully investigated and could be sent to the state’s anti-corruption watchdog. Ms Berejiklian was responding to a joint 7.30 and The Sydney Morning Herald investigation into a… Read More
17th November 2020
Svenska Handelsbanken AB, Sweden’s biggest bank, is plotting an expansion in the U.K., which it says is a promising market despite the risks posed by Brexit. Mikael Sorensen, chief executive officer of Handelsbanken’s U.K. operations, says the lender has “done whatever we can to prepare.” The bank will probably be… Read More
16th November 2020
Western Union said on Friday it was suspending U.S. money transfers to Cuba in 10 days due to the Trump administration’s latest sanction on the Communist-run island, in a blow to the many Cubans who rely on remittances from family abroad. Its customers will now have to find new ways… Read More