For over a decade, Ikea has reportedly sourced wood for some of its products from companies guilty of illegally logging millions of pine trees from Russia’s boreal forest – a protected region that is considered pivotal towards efforts to combat climate change – according to an investigation published on Thursday by Earthsight.
A German tax attorney, and the mastermind behind the so-called biggest tax scandal of the century, was arrested by Swiss authorities last week on an extradition warrant. An expert told the OCCRP on Tuesday that like all others involved in the multi-billion affair, Hanno Berger too will say he never broke any law.
Moldova’s Central Election Commission confirmed on Monday the victory of President Maia Sandu’s Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS), which claimed its top priority is to fight corruption through judicial reforms.
Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Dung Le Van and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Monday after police arrested the freelance reporter who covers corruption and land confiscations in his country.
The U.K.'s Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that it seized US$250 million worth of cryptocurrency, breaking a record set just three weeks prior for the largest crypto seizure in the country and most likely in the world.
The European Commission fined last week German carmakers Volkswagen and BMW a total of 875 million euro (US$1.03 billion) for conspiring to limit the use of emissions-cleaning technology the two companies had developed.
Across the globe, law enforcement agencies have been struggling to combat ransomware, a unique form of cybercrime that has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic as large swaths of the population have adapted to work from home and office spaces have become increasingly digital, Interpol said.
It has never been more dangerous to be a journalist in Belarus, where President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime is trying to silence and suppress the independent media, reporters said at an online press conference in Minsk on Tuesday.
One in every five pounds donated to the U.K. Conservative Party in the last ten years came from people or companies with a direct stake in the housing market, according to new research from Transparency International UK.
Thousands of Georgians protested on Monday against the government, requesting the resignation of the prime minister over the death of a journalist who was beaten by an anti-LGBTQ mob last week.