Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Details of $21 billion money laundering plan including 112 bank accounts in 32 countries, report

A group of anti-corruption reporters who in 2014 exposed a criminal scheme to move large sums of money out of Russia say they've uncovered details about how the system worked, including the transfer of $21 billion through major banks. ______ Members of the group say in...

UN approved an emergency loan of $22 million to fight famine threat in Somalia

The United Nations has approved an emergency loan of $22 million in a bid to prevent another famine in drought and crisis-hit Somalia, its food agency said Tuesday. ______ The Central Emergency Response Fund is releasing the funds to the Food and Agriculture Organization in the...

Greece will not survive in the eurozone over the long term

Greece will not last in the eurozone in the long run and officials working on a review of its bailout package should prepare for such a possibility, a senior member of the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said. ______ Greece has lost a...

800 of 9/11 injured filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over its role in the incident

Hundreds of Americans affected by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the incident, demanding reparations from the Saudi monarchy. ______ The lawsuit, which was filed Monday in the federal court covering lower Manhattan, includes...

It’s the final countdown: UK will trigger divorce proceedings with EU on March 29

Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Britain’s divorce proceedings with the European Union on March 29, launching two years of negotiations that will reshape the future of the country and Europe. ______ May’s government said her permanent envoy to the EU had informed European Council President...

There was nothing to eat or drink in the camp: Mosul families desperately returning home (war)

Tens of thousands have flowed out of war-wracked Mosul in recent weeks, but Samir Hamid and 33 family members have decided to go against the tide to return home. ______ "We stayed with relatives for a week and now we're going back home," says the father-of-five,...

Israeli aircraft reportedly launched a strike into Syria as tensions rise

An Israeli aircraft reportedly launched a strike into Syria on Sunday that left one person dead, in what appeared to be the second cross-border attack in three days as tensions between the neighbors escalated over the weekend. ______ The Israeli attack was reported by the British-based...

Designer baby breakthrough: Researchers taken another step on delivering the perfect newborn

Science has taken another step toward delivering the perfect newborn – or at least a bouncing baby free of certain genetic defects. ______ Chinese researchers used a genome editing technique called CRISPR to rid normal embryos of hereditary diseases that cause blood disorders and other ailments,...

South Sudanese women found a way to help each other survive in Uganda

South Sudanese women in Uganda say they have found a way to support each other amid tough financial times. ______ The idea can be traced to the South Sudanese concept of “sanduk,” or box. It's an arrangement under which each member of a group of women contributes...

Christian pastor in Sierra Leone discovered a 709 carats diamond, one of the largest ever found

A Christian pastor has discovered one of the world's largest uncut diamonds in Sierra Leone's Kono district. ______ The diamond, weighing 709 carats, is now locked up in Sierra Leone's central bank in Freetown. It is one of the 20 largest diamonds ever found. Freelance, or artisanal,...

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