London’s lawyers strike back at ‘dangerous’ criticism of relations between Russia

London’s lawyers strike back at ‘dangerous’ criticism of relations between Russia

Politicians and the press are giving City law firms an unfair kick over their relations with Russia, according to some in the legal profession. Lawyers have been called out to parliament to represent oligarchs in libel and act for Russian clients facing sanctions. The city’s legal industry was blown up in a recent Times headline … Read more

Carlos Ghosn says he expects a fair trial in France by arrest warrant

Carlos Ghosn says he expects a fair trial in France by arrest warrant

Carlos Ghosn, former CEO of Nissan, is in an ongoing legal battle amid accusations of financial dishonesty. Bloomberg | Getty Images Carlos Ghosn has said he would receive a “fair trial” in France after being issued an arrest warrant in the latest by a series of charges brought against the disgraced former car boss. In … Read more

Mexico Drug War Fast Facts

Mexico Drug War Fast Facts

CNN  —  Here’s a look at the Mexican Drug War. The Mexican government has been fighting a war with drug traffickers since December 2006. At the same time, drug cartels have fought each other for control of territory. Enrique Peña Nieto, who was president from 2012 to 2018, continued the fight started by President Felipe … Read more

Israel closes Gaza border in an attempt to pressure Hamas to stop rocket attacks

Israel closes Gaza border in an attempt to pressure Hamas to stop rocket attacks

TEL AVIV, Israel⁠ — Israel on Sunday closed its civilian border crossing to the Gaza Strip, preventing thousands of Gaza residents from getting to work, in Israel in an attempt to pressure Gaza ruler Hamas to stop rocket attacks on southern Israel. The Israeli shutdown comes after Palestinian militants fired two rockets at Israel on … Read more

Ecuador prison riots: At least 20 killed in Ecuador prison riots

Ecuador prison riots: At least 20 killed in Ecuador prison riots

CNN – Ecuadorian authorities said Monday they are in “total control” of a jail in the south of the country after a riot broke out the day before, killing at least 20 prisoners. Violence in Turi Prison, near the city of Cuenca, started early Sunday due to a leadership dispute among imprisoned members of a … Read more

El Salvador President’s Mass Arrests ‘Punitive Populism’

El Salvador President’s Mass Arrests ‘Punitive Populism’

SANTA TECLA, El Salvador (AP) – A day after the bloodshed – 62 gang killings that spasmed El Salvador – the action began. Before dawn on Sunday, March 27, just hours after Congress approved the state of emergency, heavily armed police and soldiers entered the densely packed, gang-controlled San Jose El Pino neighborhood. Freed from … Read more

British digital banks need to improve control of financial crime, warns FCA

British digital banks need to improve control of financial crime, warns FCA

Icons for Monzo and Starling banking apps on a smartphone. Adrian Dennis | AFP via Getty Images Britain’s online-only challenging banks need to do more to prevent the misuse of their platforms by criminals, regulators have warned. The Financial Conduct Authority on Friday announced the results of a review of financial crime control at several … Read more

All the best, Anthony Fauci – WSJ

All the best, Anthony Fauci – WSJ

Public health officials have often had power during the pandemic, as if the law and the constitution do not matter, even if they have not said so explicitly. Anthony Fauci finally tells it raw. “The principle of a court overriding a public health judgment of a qualified organization like the CDC is disturbing in the … Read more