British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money

The Guardian Exclusive: Billions of dollars were moved out of Russia in ‘Global Laundromat’ operation, with anonymously owned UK companies playing major role Luke Harding, Nick Hopkins and Caelainn Barr Monday 20 March 2017 14.00 EDT Last modified on Monday 3 April 2017 09.06 EDT   Britain’s high street banks processed nearly $740m from a vast money-laundering…

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US to ensure UN sanctions on terrorists, says Nikki Haley. Will Pakistan’s Masood Azhar face action?

Without naming China, Nikki Haley, said the US would take the lead in getting sanctions imposed or look for other ways to take action if faced with Security Council vetoes. IndiaToday.in  | Posted by Kritika Banerjee New Delhi, April 4, 2017 | UPDATED 17:08 IST A +A – Displaying an aggressive stand on terrorism, United States today made it…

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Spain probes Syrian president’s uncle on money-laundering suspicions

El Pais Court orders property searches and freezes bank accounts as part of inquiry into Rifaat al-Assad Fernando J. Pérez, Óscar López-Fonseca Madrid 4 ABR 2017 – 07:51 EDT Spain’s central High Court has launched an operation against relatives of the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, for alleged crimes of money laundering in criminal association.…

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DR Congo tribal rebellion: What we know

Uganda – New Vision 31 March 2017 AFP Congolese officials face growing international pressure to curb the violence The international community has urged the military in the Democratic Republic of Congo to show restraint in efforts to end a bloody rebellion by a militia in the region of Kasai. Photo/AFP Beheadings, mass graves, kidnapped foreigners,…

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