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21st October 2016
European Union leaders condemned Russia on Friday for its bombing of civilians in Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo but faced resistance from Italy to impose new sanctions against Moscow over the atrocities. Horrified by Russian air strikes on hospitals and an aid convoy that have killed hundreds of civilians including… Read More
20th October 2016
The ruble retreated for the first day in three as oil dropped and the European Union weighed penalties against the recession-hit nation over its conduct in Syria’s civil war. The Russian currency weakened 0.3 percent to 62.4625 against the dollar by 1:33 p.m. in Moscow. The benchmark Micex equity gauge… Read More
20th October 2016
The top elected official in one of the wealthiest U.S. counties was arrested on Thursday, along with his wife and one other official, and are expected to face federal corruption charges, several New York area news outlets reported. Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, his wife… Read More
20th October 2016
A former employee of Micro 2000 Technology, an IT business solutions company, was charged on Thursday (Oct 20) with 121 corruption charges involving more than $400,000, and concealing $126,990 which were the benefits from a criminal conspiracy. Yeo Jingyuan, 30, was a team leader overseeing customer service officers when he… Read More
20th October 2016
Banking regulators outlined a new set of rules Wednesday aimed at tightening cybersecurity requirements to protect financial markets and customers from online attacks. A proposal from the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation suggests minimum standards and requirements for… Read More
20th October 2016
Mexico has ordered the arrest of an outgoing state governor in the ruling party suspected of corruption, as well as one of his opposition contemporaries, the government said on Wednesday, as it seeks to quell public discontent about its record on graft. Attorney General Arely Gomez said an arrest warrant… Read More
20th October 2016
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an EU advisory body made up of workers’ and employers’ organisations, has heavily criticised the EU’s recently published list of high-risk third countries subject to enhanced due diligence measures in relation to anti-money laundering (AML) The EESC says the list does not include many of the… Read More
20th October 2016
The London head of the UK’s biggest house builder has been arrested on suspicion of bribery. FTSE 100 builder Barratt Developments confirmed in a regulatory statement on Wednesday that Alastair Baird had been suspended and arrested by London’s Metropolitan Police. Another, unnamed former Barratt employee has also been arrested. The… Read More
20th October 2016
The government has published details of the Criminal Finances Bill with prime central London property used for purposes of money laundering in the spotlight. Unexplained Wealth Orders are a key component of the Bill in a bid to end the UK’s role as a safe haven for corrupt property deals;… Read More
20th October 2016
Brazil’s former lower house speaker, Eduardo Cunha, was arrested on Wednesday (19 October) over alleged corruption charges. He was detained by the federal police in the capital city of Brasilia and transferred to the southern city of Curitiba, where federal judge Sergio Moro is investigating the case. The ex-speaker has… Read More