Updated 12.30pm – Added video An appeal against a magistrate’s decision to investigate whether Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri broke money laundering laws will be heard in public, Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi ruled this morning. The investigation was ordered in light of Panama Papers revelations about the secret companies in Panama opened by Mr Mizzi […]

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Published September 22, 2017 Shortly before midnight, on Thursday September 14, Iceland’s ruling coalition of the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future came to an end, when the latter of those parties issued a terse announcement that they would be leaving the coalition. This prompted the collapse of the coalition, recriminations all around, […]

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Asphyxiated by tight control over printing paper, the dramatic change in the editorial lines of traditional media – which led to dismissals and voluntary terminations – and the censorship promoted by the national government, many journalists in Venezuela have opted to create their own media organizations. As evidence, there are 72 Venezuelan startups in the […]

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New Delhi, Sep 22 Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours: FGN8 UN-INDIA-LD PAK United Nations: India today ripped into Pakistan, describing it as “terroristan” and a land of “pure terror” that hosts a flourishing industry to produce and export global terrorism. By Lalit K Jha FGN15 UN-PAK-LD KASHMIR United Nations: Pakistan Prime […]

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Mr. Sveinsson’s letter, written in June last year, became public last week, but the justice minister, Sigridur Andersen, said that she had told Mr. Benediktsson about it two months ago. Bright Future has accused the government of a “serious breach of trust” for concealing the existence of the letter, and politicians across the political spectrum […]

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ISLAMABAD: Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance sought on Thursday the resignation of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar until the corruption case against him is wrapped up, reported Geo News. The meeting of the committee, headed by Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Saleem Mandviwala, was held at Parliament House.  Several participants of the meeting claimed […]

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As America braced itself for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the past few weeks, the cryptocurrency world endured its own massive storm. Though prices are rising once again, the most popular digital currency, Bitcoin, plummeted on news that China shuttered all cryptocurrency exchanges, and JP Morgan Chase Chairman Jamie Dimon threatened to fire any of […]

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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday has decided to resign if the court rejects his pre-arrest bail petition, sources told Geo News.  An accountability court hearing a corruption reference against Dar issued bailable warrants of arrest after he failed to appear in court. Hours after the issuance of warrants, a team of the National […]

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Issued by Transparency International Secretariat More than two-thirds of the promises made by states and organisations to fight corruption at the May 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit are now either complete or have seen progress, according to a report by Transparency International. Forty-three countries and six international organisations made a total of 648 promises. These ranged from […]

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