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Cairo Criminal Court acquits sons of Egypt’s former president of stock market crimes

Cairo Criminal Court acquits sons of Egypt’s former president of stock market crimes

24.02.2020 | Rebecca Salamacha | 707

A Cairo Criminal Court acquitted two sons of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak of stock exchange manipulation Friday. The court acquitted six other individuals of the same charges.

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Wells Fargo agrees to pay US government $3 billion after fake account scandal

Wells Fargo agrees to pay US government $3 billion after fake account scandal

24.02.2020 | Rebecca Salamacha | 661

Wells Fargo has entered into a $3 billion agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Securities and Exchange Comission (SEC) in an investigation over fraudulent sales practices.

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Mexico citizen arrested for allegedly spying on US government on behalf of Russia

Mexico citizen arrested for allegedly spying on US government on behalf of Russia

21.02.2020 | Valeria Negron | 657

US officials announced Tuesday that Mexican citizen Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes was arrested in Miami, Florida, for allegedly spying on the US government on behalf of Russia.

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Federal judge allows South Carolina lawsuit over offshore drilling to proceed

Federal judge allows South Carolina lawsuit over offshore drilling to proceed

21.02.2020 | Andrew Hursh | 729

A federal judge issued an order Tuesday allowing a case filed by South Carolina against the Trump administration over seismic testing for offshore oil exploration to proceed.

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ICC rejects appeal from accused Islamic militant

ICC rejects appeal from accused Islamic militant

21.02.2020 | Joshua Cossin | 666

The International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Al Hassan, an Islamic militant from Mali, that his charges were not severe enough to justify action in the ICC. According to a judgment summary, the court found that there was sufficient initial validity for the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought against Al Hassan in the pre-trial chamber.

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North Carolina appeals court blocks voter ID law

North Carolina appeals court blocks voter ID law

20.02.2020 | Valeria Negron | 668

The North Carolina Court of Appeals granted an injunction Tuesday preventing the implementation of a voter ID law.

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Weinstein's legal problems extend beyond New York criminal trial

Weinstein's legal problems extend beyond New York criminal trial

20.02.2020 | Tom Hals | 678

A New York jury began deliberations on Tuesday in the rape trial of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Regardless of the verdict, Weinstein’s legal problems are far from over.

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Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia helped leak Democrats' emails: lawyer

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia helped leak Democrats' emails: lawyer

20.02.2020 | Elizabeth Howcroft, Steve Holland | 707

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks’ publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday.

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Senior UN official demands compliance with Libya arms embargo and accountability for violations

Senior UN official demands compliance with Libya arms embargo and accountability for violations

19.02.2020 | Alina Rizvi | 750

A senior UN official claimed Sunday at a press conference held in Munich that countries are violating the Libya arms embargo and that they must be held accountable.

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Huawei accuses U.S. of overlooking HSBC misconduct to go after Chinese firm

Huawei accuses U.S. of overlooking HSBC misconduct to go after Chinese firm

19.02.2020 | Karen Freifeld | 724

U.S. prosecutors overlooked apparent violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran by HSBC Holdings in exchange for the British bank’s cooperation with a government investigation of Huawei Technologies, lawyers for the Chinese telecoms giant said.

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