Sunday, August 20, 2017

Panama Papers firm shrinks internationally

Panama Papers firm shrinks internationally
Mossack Fonseca, the law firm linked to the Panama Papers scandal, has had to close most of its international offices due to a slump in business, company officials said Wednesday. “We had about 45 offices abroad. Now there are about six left,” Jurgen Mossack, one...

Australia’s largest bank accused of money laundering, terrorism financing breaches

Australia's largest bank accused of money laundering, terrorism financing breaches
Australia's largest bank may face extensive fines after the country's financial intelligence and regulatory agency accused it of breaching anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws on Thursday. The Australian Transactions Reports & Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has launched a civil case with the federal court that...

United Arab Emirates donates 10 mln USD to fight cholera in Yemen

The UAE has donated 10 million U.S. dollars to the World Health Organization to support its efforts in fighting cholera in Yemen, reported state news agency WAM citing a senior official of the United Arab Emirates to have said on Thursday. https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/890555459882684416 The announcement was made...

New aid scheme for Greece

New aid scheme for Greece
The European Commission offered €209 million ($245 million) in new emergency aid for Greece on Thursday to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card. About 62,000 refugees and migrants, mainly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis headed to...

London Whale, US drops criminal charges against former JPMorgan traders caused $6B loss

US drops criminal charges against former JPMorgan traders caused $6B loss
US drops criminal charges against former JPMorgan traders in 'London Whale' case, which caused $6B loss, told CNBC on Friday. The U.S. has decided to drop criminal charges against former JPMorgan traders Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout in the "London whale" case.

Apollo 11 bag of lunar dust collected by Neil Armstrong has sold for $1.8 million

Apollo 11 bag of lunar dust collected by Neil Armstrong has sold for $1.8 million
Most of the equipment used in the Apollo 11 mission is kept at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., but despite NASA's protests, a U.S. district judge has ruled that it can be owned by a private citizen. https://twitter.com/Sothebys/status/888106964722491393?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcnews.com%2Fnews%2Fus-news%2Fbag-apollo-11-moon-dust-auctioned-1-8-million-new-n784866 The decision came...

Goldman Sachs’ revolving door

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GoingundergroundRT's Afshin Rattansi on the ties between the investment bank and the US government. Just watch it. --- The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational finance company that engages in global investment banking, investment management, securities, and other financial services including asset management, mergers and...

Islamic State, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda getting money from US allies, Iranian FM

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during an interview with CNN, Trump’s stance towards Iran, which includes accusations of Tehran sponsoring terrorism, represented a “misplaced and misguided policy,” reported Fars news agency on Monday. “We know where the terrorists are coming from. We know those who...

How Brazil’s Michel Temer could be tried for corruption

FILE - VOA NEWS -- Brazil's President Michel Temer gestures during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia
Michel Temer faces the fight of his political career as Brazil’s Congress considers whether the president should be tried for corruption.  Mr Temer was indicted in the Supreme Court last month by the independent public prosecutors’ office after he was caught on tape allegedly discussing bribes...

Saudi war crimes in Yemen: UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia deemed lawful by High Court

The High Court has ruled that UK arms exports to the kingdom can continue despite 'overwhelming evidence' of Saudi war crimes in Yemen. The UK will continue to export billions of pounds of weapons to Saudi Arabia after anti-arms trade campaigners lost a high-profile legal...

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