Cyprus admitted on Tuesday that its recently abolished citizenship by investment program had serious flaws, and that almost everybody in the decision-making process enabled some dubious figures to obtain Cypriot citizenship in exchange for money of unknown origin.
A Chinese court sentenced on Monday a citizen journalist who covered the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan to four years in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” her lawyers told reporters.
New York authorities will investigate a network of health clinics over allegations that they fraudulently administered the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the public, despite guidelines that it first be given to frontline workers and the state’s most medically vulnerable citizens.
A Colombian reporter who covered organized crime died on Wednesday after being shot multiple times two days before, his outlet Q’hubo tweeted.
As Christians around the world were preparing to celebrate Christmas, the Catholic Church recognized the martyrdom of an Italian judge who was gunned down in 1990 by the Sicilian Mafia, paving the way for his beatification.
The U.S. government is seeking what could amount to billions of dollars in civil penalties against the retail giant Walmart for allegedly letting its pharmacies fill thousands of suspicious prescriptions across the country at the height of its opioid crisis.
Romania’s Prince Paul-Phillipe al României is a wanted man in his own country after a court sentenced him to almost 3.5 years in prison for corruption. The prince was found to have been involved in the illegal restitution and then sale of land that belonged to his family before it was nationalized by the communists.
An international press freedoms watchdog has found that Mexico was the deadliest country in the world for media workers in 2020, with nine reporters killed in the last twelve months.
The United Kingdom has convicted a further four people of involvement in a human smuggling operation that resulted in the deaths of dozens of Vietnamese migrants last year, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced on Monday.
The U.S. Department of Treasury has closed its money laundering investigation against Danske Bank and will not sanction the Danish lender, which is still being probed by multiple countries for having moved billions in suspicious funds through its Estonian branch.