G7 Imposes a Gold Ban Against Russia

G7 nations announced this week a ban on all future Russian gold imports, in order to apply pressure to President Vladimir Putin’s regime as his invasion of Ukraine now enters its fifth month.

Sicilian Officials Involved in EU Agriculture Funds Abuse

On request of EU prosecutors, Italian Financial Police (Guardia di Finanza) in Palermo placed 12 suspects of corruption and fraud under house arrest on Tuesday and rdered another 10 to report to the judicial police in connection with the misuse of EU funds.

Illicit Chrome Mining Economy Thriving in South Africa

South Africa, the world’s largest chrome producer, loses around 10% of its annual production to illegal mining which has served to empower mining mafias, according to a bulletin of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime (GI-TOC) published last week.