June 4, 2018

US sanctions have a weak spot: tiny allies like Latvia Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This […]

analysis “On paper, the company that engineered and built the [$50 million mineral sands] processing plant [in Senegal] was SNC Lavalin-Mauritius Ltd, a local division of SNC Lavalin [Canada]. In reality, SNC Lavalin-Mauritius wasn’t involved. It was a shell, created for the specific purpose of helping the engineering giant avoid tax payments. The company had […]

Pakistani politicians are known for of acquiring ill-gotten wealth. They are open to bribery and indulge in corruption in a brazen manner, unrepentantly. They generate illicit money through various means by misusing their administrative and discretionary powers, in league with equally corrupt bureaucracy. Since Pakistani politicians control government contracts and have the powers to allot […]

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — When the U.S. hit North Korea with sanctions last year, Pyongyang’s state-owned banks found a quiet backchannel to keep money flowing to the country’s ballistic missile programs, the U.S. says: the tiny European country of Latvia. One of the biggest banks in Latvia — a member country of the European Union […]

ormer prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s legal counsel resumed Monday cross-examination of Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head and prosecution’s star witness Wajid Zia in Al-Azizia reference against the Sharif family. Photo: file ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s legal counsel Khawaja Harris resumed Monday morning cross-examination of Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head and prosecution’s […]