A group of journalists are taking legal action after they discovered the Metropolitan Police had been systematically monitoring their movements and behavior on a secret database designed to capture “domestic extremism.”
Sigurjon Arnason, the ex- CEO of Landsbanki, one of the three Icelandic banks that crashed and ruined the economy in 2008, has been sentenced to 12 month in prison for manipulating the bank’s share price and deceiving investors in the bank’s dying days.
Britain’s relationship with Somalia has come under scrutiny after a report detailing corruption in the east African nation was published by the UN. The Security Council report claims Somalia has traded arms with Islamist militants.
Nearly 36 million people across the world are involved in some form of slavery, from forced labor to forced marriage, a survey by a global human rights organization has revealed, describing modern slavery as a "hidden crime" and "big business."
The disappearance of 43 students near the town of Iguala over 6 weeks ago continues to fuel outrage across Mexico. While public anger is growing over the government's handling of the case, protesters are blocking roads and demanding justice.
More than a quarter of British charities under investigation by UK authorities are Islamic organizations, according to a report. Muslim leaders and activists have criticized the government for what they see as ‘excessive’ surveillance.
Boris Johnson, London’s flamboyant mayor, is facing scathing criticism over a £1 billion business deal with an ‘unethical’ Chinese firm. Critics suggest the firm was given preferential treatment throughout the tendering process.
Some 82lbs (37kg) of gold and 120 million yuan ($19.5 million) in cash has been discovered in the home of a Chinese Communist Party official. The discovery has been termed “shocking” by China’s state news agency.