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AfD donor scandal: Weidel under official investigation

Today 10:51 GMT

German prosecutors have opened a formal probe into AfD leader Alice Weidel over alleged election campaign donations from Switzerland.

Alice Weidel, the parliamentary group leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is being formally investigated for violating party spending laws, the public prosecutor's office in the southern city of Konstanz announced Tuesday. The AfD branch in Lake Constance is accused of receiving large sums of money from a Swiss company in the leadup to Germany's 2017 general election.

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PiS banking links under spotlight in Poland

Today 10:50 GMT

A scandal involving the financial regulator and a Polish bank puts ruling Law and Justice's claims to be Poland's anti-corruption party under scrutiny.

His comments followed big falls in Poland's banking stocks last week after allegations of corruption in the corridors linking the worlds of business and politics in Poland. The rumors had been swirling for months, but it was still a shock when the boss of the Financial Supervision Authority (KNF), Marek Chrzanowski, quit last week after claims published in the Financial Times and local daily Gazeta Wyborcza that he had attempted to solicit a bribe from Polish billionaire and bank owner Leszek Czarnecki in March.

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Newt Gingrich is right about the Democrats’ IT scandal -- the cover up must end

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

The shocking cover-up of the Democrats’ IT scandal in the U.S. House of Representatives just received a much-needed kick in the shin.

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, sent a letter to House Inspector General (IG) Michael Ptasienski asking that two reports made by the House IG in 2016 detailing much of what former House IT aide Imran Awan and his associates were up to in congressional offices be made public.

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Source: Reuters

Commentary: Why the Danske Bank scandal is a problem for Putin

Tuesday 17:15 GMT

The ever-widening Danske Bank money laundering scandal, involving 200 billion euros ($228.5 billion) of “suspicious transfers” over eight years, is not only a disaster for the reputation of Denmark and its largest bank.

What is clear is that the Danske Bank scandal has underscored that Russia’s economic revival and gradual integration into the global economy hang in the balance. Steven E. Halliwell was corporate finance head of Central and Eastern Europe for Citibank N.A. and Chief Financial Officer of the U.S.-Russia Investment Fund.


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