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Posts Tagged: Iran

Russia demands Transparency International register as a ‘foreign agent’

Prosecutors in Moscow warned the Russian branch of Transparency International to register as a foreign agent, TI-Russia said in a statement posted on its website Friday.

Prosecutors told the anti-corruption NGO that its “actual activity includes interfering with the government’s policy in the fight against corruption by lobbying its own proposals to change it,” TI’s statement said.… Continue Reading

Judge rejects Fokker’s ‘anemic’ $21 million sanctions penalty

A federal judge Thursday refused to approve a settlement of sanctions violations by a subsidiary of Dutch aerospace firm Fokker Technologies Holding.

Federal judge Richard J. Leon of the District of Columbia said the proposed $21 million penalty was “grossly disproportionate to the gravity of Fokker Sercvices’ conduct in a post-911 world.”… Continue Reading

What’s up with graft and the World Misery Index?

The 2014 World Misery Index ranks 108 countries for how much “misery” the people in a country are experiencing. The amount of misery is arrived at by adding the unemployment, inflation, and bank lending rates, and subtracting the percentage change in real GDP per capita.… Continue Reading

Iran talks: Due for another extension?

U..S. Secretary of State John Kerry (Image courtesy of the U,S. State Department)The deadline for a nuclear deal and the expiration of temporary sanctions relief is fast approaching — November 24 — extended from the original July 20, 2014 deadline.… Continue Reading

WSJ: Money laundering probe could hold up Commerzbank sanctions settlement

Image courtesy of CommerzbankThe U.S. Attorney in Manhattan is investigating Germany’s  Commerzbank AG for alleged violations of money-laundering laws, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The story by Chris Matthews said the new investigation could block efforts by Commerzbank, Germany’s second biggest lender, to settle separate allegations that it violated U.S.… Continue Reading