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Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

| September 16, 2019

Forensic accountants and lawyers are probing the finances of a disgraced Russian press baron to see if he lied on oath in court. A team of experts is sifting through the last days of Vladimir Gusinsky’s media company before he declared it bust. Working extensively in the Cayman Islands, they are probing exactly why Mr […]

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Release of Russian woman from #Kuwait prison sparks anger

Release of Russian woman from #Kuwait prison sparks anger

| June 17, 2019

A Russian woman has been released from prison in Kuwait after bail of $3.3 million was posted. Marsha Lazareva (pictured) has spent 470 days behind bars, writes Philip Braund. She was found guilty of embezzlement last year and sentenced to ten years in prison. The decision to allow Lazareva to be freed has angered people […]

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#Williamson sacking opens accusations against #Huawei

#Williamson sacking opens accusations against #Huawei

| May 3, 2019

It’s somewhat ironic that a British Cabinet Minister is sacked for leaking secrets from a government meeting called to discuss secrets. But Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson (pictured) was shown the door when his mobile phone calls’ record linked him to a journalist, writes Phil Braund. The 11 minutes’ conversation came following a top-secret meeting of […]

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#Huawei accuses cyber industry of allowing ‘unacceptable risks’

#Huawei accuses cyber industry of allowing ‘unacceptable risks’

| May 3, 2019

Telecoms giant Huawei has accused the cyber industry of not setting a high enough security bar to reduce international risks. The Chinese company says that over the past three decades it has not been responsible for any serious incidents, writes Phil Braund. And, it strongly refutes allegations by America that Huawei poses an “unacceptable risk”. […]

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Global #fur industry declares war on #animalrights groups over “fake” video showing animal brutally skinned alive

Global #fur industry declares war on #animalrights groups over “fake” video showing animal brutally skinned alive

| March 10, 2019

Fur trade, worth $30 billion a year blames video for fashion fur bans. The global fur trade is hitting back against claims that animals are skinned alive for their pelts to supply the fashion industry. A team of top lawyers and media consultants has been hired to “explode the myth” that fur is taken from animals. […]

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MEP Mike Nattrass quits UKIP on TV

MEP Mike Nattrass quits UKIP on TV

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mike Nattrass MEP has quit UKIP, accusing party leader Nigel Farage of running a “totalitarian” organisation and being a “bad leader”. In a blistering resignation letter, Nattrass also said: “Sadly the current antics of the Leader bring to my mind such words and phrases as ‘Gerrymandering’, ‘Totalitarian’, ‘President of Zimbabwe’ and ‘making Machiavelli look like […]

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UKIP MEP Mike Nattrass loses legal battle

UKIP MEP Mike Nattrass loses legal battle

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

UKIP MEP Mike Nattrass has lost a legal battle to be selected by his party for the 2014 European elections. Nattrass failed a candidate assessment test recently introduced by UKIP. The MEP has represented the West Midlands since 2004. He has been the party’s chairman and deputy leader. After his legal case was dismissed, Mr […]

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