20th August 2018
A Malaysian financier wanted for his role in the multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB has said he does not expect to get a fair hearing anywhere and will not present himself to any country where his guilt has been predetermined. Low Taek Jho has been identified by investigators in… Read More
31st July 2018
To pave the way for talks with Iran, the United States should return to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers, an aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. “Respecting the Iranian nation’s rights, reducing hostilities and returning to the nuclear deal are steps that… Read More
20th June 2018
A Libyan coastguard commander sanctioned by the United Nations for alleged human trafficking and migrant smuggling said he hits migrants but does so for their own safety to prevent them from capsizing. Abdalrahman al-Milad, who heads a coastguard unit in Zawiya, just west of Tripoli, was one of six people… Read More
10th May 2018
AP — President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that Iran could restart enriching uranium “without any limitations” within weeks, after President Donald Trump pulled America out of the nuclear deal, though he said world powers still in the accord could potentially save the pact. Rouhani’s speech, broadcast live on state… Read More
7th May 2018
The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday ordered music mogul and businessman Jay-Z to explain details of the sale of his clothing line to determine whether it violated federal security laws. The regulator wants to question Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter about the $200 million sale of his Rocawear clothing… Read More
1st May 2018
AP — Panasonic Corp. will pay about $280 million to resolve federal charges that executives at its in-flight entertainment unit improperly hid payments to consultants overseas in violation of anti-corruption rules, officials announced Monday. The Japanese electronics giant’s parent company will pay $143 million to the Securities and Exchange… Read More
26th April 2018
U.S. prosecutors in New York have been investigating whether Chinese tech company Huawei [HWT.UL] violated U.S. sanctions in relation to Iran, according to sources familiar with the situation. Since at least 2016, U.S. authorities have been probing Huawei’s alleged shipping of U.S.-origin products to Iran and other countries in… Read More
23rd April 2018
British whistleblowers will be less likely to speak out, now that the chief executive of Barclays has been allowed to keep his job after trying to unmask an informant at the bank, another whistleblower and the head of a support group said on Friday. Jes Staley (BARC.L) escaped with a… Read More
17th April 2018
AP – Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive… Read More
3rd April 2018
The United Nations Security Council has imposed several bans on ships and shipping firms believed to be involved in smuggling goods to North Korea, in line with its wide-ranging sanctions against the challenged regime. Its North Korea Sanctions Committee unanimously approved 49 new UN designations – 21 shipping companies,… Read More