Investigations by the FBI into the alleged Russian manipulations of the 2016 US presidential elections are now including the Deutsche Bank. There is a suspicion that the bank’s loans to the US President have ties to the Russian government. According to a report by the Handelsblatt, FBI special investigator Mueller has applied for a subpoena, compelling the release of material. ... →
Deutsche Bank was fined a total of 629 million US Dollars for compliance failures in relation to transactions of 10 billion US Dollar from Russia to Cyprus, Estonia, and Latvia via London and New York. The UK Financial Conduct Authority issued the ank with a 204 million US Dollar fine and New York’s Department of Financial Services issued a 425 million US Dollar fine. ... →
According to a study published in the scientific journal Nature, millions have been made at the expense of the climate through carbon credits in Russia and Ukraine. The authors of the study say that offsets created under the scheme “significantly undermined” efforts to tackle climate change. The UN scheme allowed countries like Russia and the Ukraine to create carbon credits, they were then able to sell these credit to the European Union’s Carbon market. ... →
On the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the coming into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (August 1) the Cluster Munitions Coalition is continuing to ask the international community to join the prohibition movement, ratify the contract and implement it thoroughly.
There are currently 113 states that have signed the agreement, 29 are yet to ratify it. ... →