Kurz to quit as Austrian chancellor amid corruption probe

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Saturday that he plans to step down in an effort to defuse a government crisis triggered by prosecutors’ announcement that he is a target of a corruption investigation. Associated Press

Law Firm at Center of Pandora Helped Global Rich Hide Money

5 October 2021. Bloomberg Quint – The law firm’s clients included Jordanian King Abdullah II, former presidents of Panama, the president of Ecuador and a presidential candidate in Honduras, according to the report. Almost half of the politicians whose names appear in the leaked records and nearly 2 million of the 11.9 million documents inContinue reading “Law Firm at Center of Pandora Helped Global Rich Hide Money”

A coup in Africa is another quiet embarrassment for the US military’s most idealistic mission.

1 October 2021. Business Insider – For years, US troops have deployed around the world to train and advise foreign forces. These train-and-equip programs start with lofty goals, but they often fail and have unintended consequences. Robert Moore is a public policy advisor for Defense Priorities and former Capitol Hill staffer.

Prince Andrew is served sexual assault lawsuit in United States

21 September 2021. Reuters – Britain’s Prince Andrew has been served with a sexual assault lawsuit in the United States by lawyers for a woman who says she was forced to have sex with him at the London home of a friend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, court papers show.

Haitians on Texas border undeterred by US plan to expel them.

19 September 2021. Associated Press – Scores of people waded back and forth across the Rio Grande on Saturday afternoon, re-entering Mexico to purchase water, food and diapers in Ciudad Acuña before returning to the Texas encampment under and near a bridge in the border city of Del Rio.

Apple, Google remove Navalny app as Russian elections begin.

17 September 2021. The Hill – The Associated Press reported that the move comes after Apple and Google representatives were invited Thursday to meet at the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia’s parliament, after which the council said that Apple had agreed to cooperate with repeated demands from authorities to remove the app over concernsContinue reading “Apple, Google remove Navalny app as Russian elections begin.”

Three ex-US intelligence officers admit hacking for UAE

16 September 2021. BBC News – US prosecutors said the men had agreed to pay $1.7m (£1.2m) to resolve charges of computer fraud, access device fraud and violating export controls. They worked for an unnamed UAE-based firm and allegedly hacked into servers, computers and phones around the world.

Haitian prosecutor seeks charges against Prime Minister Ariel Henry in connection with former President Moise’s assassination.

September 15 2021. Yahoo News – Bedford Claude, Port-au-Prince’s chief prosecutor, said Henry spoke to a suspect in the case hours after Moïse was killed.

Prince Andrew: UK High Court accepts request from Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s attorneys

15 September 2021. Fox News – Virginia Roberts Giuffre has accused Prince Andrew of battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.