July 25, 2018

Shutterstock Marty Byrde has a problem. His partner at the financial services firm has been skimming off the top of the money-laundering service they’re providing a Mexican narcotrafficker. The drug dealer responds by killing Marty’s partner. He’s just about to put a bullet into Marty as well when, in desperation, the financial planner comes up […]

The London-based financier has lived in fear of Russian retaliation for years, but Browder spent hours in front of television cameras after Putin singled him out. “I’m not backing down,” Browder told Barron’s. “I’m doubling down.” Browder has gained Putin’s enmity by persuading the U.S. and other western nations to sanction Russian officials who Browder […]

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YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenian tax authorities have launched a fresh investigation into companies that are thought to be controlled by a controversial parliamentarian affiliated with former President Serzh Sarkisian’s Republican Party (HHK). The largest of those companies, Katrin Group, has long enjoyed a virtual monopoly on imports of bananas to Armenia. It was founded by […]

More than 100 million Pakistanis will have the chance to cast their ballots in general elections on July 25, but the vote is already tainted by the blatant meddling of the country’s all-powerful military, with a series of assists by a partisan judiciary. This interference—by what is known locally as the establishment—ensures that whatever the results […]

There is a striking trend in global politics: A growing number of presidents and prime ministers are being toppled before the end of their term by public anger and legal action relating to corruption. In just the last six months, corruption dominoes have fallen in countries as diverse as Armenia, Malaysia, Peru, Slovakia, South Africa, […]