The Provincial Court in Gdansk, northern Poland, on Monday found two founders of a notorious pyramid scheme guilty of fraud for cheating thousands of people out of their savings, worth $219 million. The scam, called Amber Gold, cheated some 19,000 investors out of over 850 million zlotys (USD $220.91 million) between 2009 and 2012. Almost [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that effectively prohibits US companies from using any telecoms equipment manufactured by China’s Huawei. The executive order, which has been under consideration for a year, cites the International Emergency Economics Power Act, a law enacted in 1977 that gives the president broad power to control trade [...]

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Sudan public prosecutors said on Monday that they have charged ousted president Omar al-Bashir with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters during the uprising that drove him from power last month. Protest organizers say security forces have killed around 100 demonstrators during the four months of rallies leading to al-Bashir’s overthrow on April [...]

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The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) on Wednesday filed a formal complaint against the Trump administration for restricting detained immigrants from seeking free legal services. RAICES, along with the law firm Akin Gump and university immigration clinics, have provided pro bono legal services to individuals detained at the Karnes detention [...]

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The Supreme Court of Afghanistan on Sunday approved the extension of President Ashraf Ghani’s tenure until the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for September 28. According to Article 61 of the Afghanistan’s Constitution, the legal tenure of the National Unity Government under Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah ends on May 22. Previously, presidential elections were [...]

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India’s Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear a petition from a Muslim couple to allow entry of women to mosques without restrictions, and issued a notice to the government. Yasmeen Zuber Ahmad Peerzade and her husband Zuber Ahmad Nazir Ahmad Peerzade said the restrictions on the entry of women into certain mosques should be [...]

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German prosecutors on Monday charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud, unfair competition and breach of trust in connection with the company’s massive, multi-year effort to cheat on diesel emissions testing. Prosecutors said that Winterkorn knew about the deceptive practice since May 2014 and failed to stop it. The company has [...]

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Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysia prime minister Najib Razak, was charged on Wednesday with accepting a bribe in relation to a government solar power project. Rosmah Mansor was charged with accepting a 5 million ringgit (USD $1.2 million) payment through her aide from a manager at Jepak Holdings as a kickback for helping secure [...]

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