September 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
A court in the Republic of Macedonia on Wednesday found Zoran Zaev, the leader of the country's main opposition party, guilty of slandering Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. According to the private lawsuit filed by the prime minister, Zaev, leader of the Social-Democrat party, falsely claimed that ...[read more]
July 2, 2014
by Addison Morris
BNP Paribas (BNPP) pleaded guilty on Monday to criminal charges of violating US sanctions and will pay a penalty of almost $9 billion. The French bank has been under investigation for violating US money laundering laws by helping clients from Iran, Sudan and Cuba dodge US economic sanctions. The ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A French appellate court on Wednesday overturned the extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov, Kazakhstan's former energy minister accused of misappropriating USD $6 billion from BTA Bank. In January, a French trial court in the Aix-En Province agreed to extradition requests from Russia and Ukraine, both ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by William Helbling
Israeli soldiers have used excessive force in the West Bank since 2011, Amnesty International (AI) said in a report Thursday. AI's investigation was specifically focused on the evidence of the unlawful shootings of 22 Palestinian civilians by Israeli soldiers. The shootings arose from the ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Neil Devlin
The 2008 financial crisis cost investors, consumers and businesses alike. Sub-prime lending practices devolved into a riskier regime from their time of inception to address disproportionate ratios in racial borrowing power in the 1980s to the housing bubble of the early 2000s. The bubble was ...[read more]
January 9, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
A French court in Aix-En Province order the extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov, Kazakhstan's former energy minister accused of misappropriating $6 billion from BTA Bank. The French court agreed to the extradition requests from Russia and Ukraine, which both house BTA Bank branches, partly because ...[read more]
September 25, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A new report by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Tuesday revealed that most countries still have legal disparities that prevent women from engaging in economic activity. The report determined that in 90 percent of all surveyed 143 economies, there was at least one ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Former Argentinian president Carlos Menem appeared in court on Monday for allegedly falsifying his 2000 tax returns. Prosecutors argue that Menem hid bank accounts worth millions of dollars, as well as various aircraft, properties and cars from the tax authorities. Despite having been convicted in ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Following international intervention and several months of stalemate, opposition forces seized control of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and took two of Gaddafi's sons into custody on August 22, 2011. Opposition forces continued to clash with the remaining loyalist forces until October 2011, ...[read more]
May 28, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi sent a bill to the country's interim parliament on Monday that would regulate non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The most recent draft allocates wider financial autonomy to civic associations and NGOs. According to presidential aides, the bill does not require ...[read more]

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