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Source: DW

Latvia's financial sector rocked by US probe and bribery charge

Today 13:38 GMT

Latvia’s third biggest bank has sought emergency financial support after US officials accused it of helping breach North Korean sanctions — hours after the central bank governor was arrested over bribery allegations.

The support to be paid out through Latvia's central bank became necessary after the US Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FCEN) said it had launched a probe investigating whether ABLV executives and management had bribed Latvian officials to cover up their activities.

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Source: CBS News

Carnival to probe "all aspects" of cruise ship brawling

Today 12:42 GMT

Carnival Cruise Line has said "all aspects" of a series of incidents on a South Pacific cruise that was interrupted by brawls will be investigated, including the response of security personnel whom some passengers say made matters worse by using heavy-handed tactics.

Carnival Cruise Line said it was offering guests a 25 percent future cruise credit as a "goodwill gesture" but some passengers criticized the offer. "I won't be travelling Carnival ever again so a 25 percent off a future cruise in my eyes is unacceptable," Mark Morrison said.

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Source: BBC

Who is billionaire jeweller in fraud probe?

Today 05:10 GMT

The billionaire diamond trader and jeweller to Hollywood and Bollywood stars who shares a surname with the country's prime minister - is in the news for very different reasons.

This week, the same bank publicly alleged that the jeweller was among those involved in an alleged $1.8bn fraud - which has led to fears for India's second-largest state-run bank. This was echoed by India's law and justice minister, who told a press conference that "Nirav Modi and his accomplices attempted to bypass established banking channels by perpetrating this fraud".

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Source: Fox News

Rush to Trump: Don't Claim Victory Just Yet In Mueller Probe

Monday 20:01 GMT

Rush: We Need Concealed-Carry in Schools; 'Bashing the NRA Isn't Going to Do It'. NJ GOP Candidate: FL Shooting Should Bring Call to 'Return Prayer to the Classroom'. EIB Network radio host Rush Limbaugh warned President Trump not to take a victory lap just yet, after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made public statements about new indictments in the Mueller probe into Russian collusion.

.@rushlimbaugh on @realDonaldTrump's claim Russia probe is a “hoax”: The danger for the president would be for him to totally embrace this and say he’s vindicated and validate the investigation…the investigation is all about setting up Donald Trump, he is the target.

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Source: DW

'Senior figures' in Israel's Bezeq arrested in corruption probe tied to Netanyahu

Monday 17:17 GMT

"Due to evidence the securities authority uncovered in the Bezeq affair that raised suspicions of additional crimes, this morning a new joint investigation was opened ... in which a number of suspects were arrested, including senior executives in the Bezeq group," according to a joint statement from the ISA and state prosecutors.

Although the police statement on Sunday gave no details, media reports suggest the latest allegations against Bezeq are that it received benefits in exchange for enabling favorable media coverage of Netanyahu.

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. Stocks Pare Gains After Mueller Probe Indictment

Sunday 10:50 GMT

The indexes were on pace for an even bigger rally, but they pared gains—and the Nasdaq Composite turned lower—Friday afternoon when a Russian organization and several individuals were charged with interfering in the U.S. electoral process.

Earlier this month, stocks fell dramatically, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 into correction territory after strong wage figures in the monthly U.S. jobs report suggested inflation had picked up.


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