HELSINKI | 10 detained in Estonia over massive money laundering

HELSINKI— Ten former employees of the Estonian branch of Danske Bank have been detained in connection with a probe into a major money laundering scandal that allegedly involved money from Russia and former Soviet states. Estonia’s Prosecutor General Lavly Perling said Wednesday the employees were mainly Danske Bank client managers suspected of knowingly assisting large-scale … Continue reading HELSINKI | 10 detained in Estonia over massive money laundering

TORONTO | South Sudan security forces strip, rob peace deal monitors

TORONTO — South Sudan’s National Security Service forced several officials assessing the country’s new peace deal to strip and face “inhuman” treatment, an international monitoring group said in an internal report. Four East African monitors were blindfolded, bound, kicked and robbed of money and a wedding ring on Tuesday, said an internal report seen by … Continue reading TORONTO | South Sudan security forces strip, rob peace deal monitors

BRUSSELS | 100 days to Brexit: EU acts to cushion no-deal shock

BRUSSELS— With British politics gridlocked and just 100 days until Brexit, the European Union on Wednesday triggered contingency plans designed to cushion some of the shock of a “no-deal” U.K. exit from the bloc. The EU measures, announced a day after Britain ramped up its own no-deal planning, are intended to alleviate “major disruption” to … Continue reading BRUSSELS | 100 days to Brexit: EU acts to cushion no-deal shock

JOHANNESBURG | South African police issue arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

JOHANNESBURG — South African authorities issued an arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe’s former leader who was accused of assaulting a woman in Johannesburg last year, South African police said Wednesday. The warrant follows a long legal process during which a South African court this year ruled that the government acted illegally … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South African police issue arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

CAIRO | Saudi-led coalition bombs air base in Yemen’s capital

CAIRO  — The Saudi-led coalition bombed an air base in Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Wednesday as a local cease-fire held around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida. In comments aired by Saudi state-run TV, the coalition said it struck the air base next to Sanaa’s international airport, destroying a rocket launcher and a drone … Continue reading CAIRO | Saudi-led coalition bombs air base in Yemen’s capital

Business News: Gatan Acquisition Requires Further UK Review

WALTHAM, MA and SARASOTA, FL – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, and Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP), a leading diversified technology company, today announced that Thermo Fisher’s pending acquisition of Gatan, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper, requires further review by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) … Continue reading Business News: Gatan Acquisition Requires Further UK Review

PHILADELPHIA | Hart stops 20 shots in NHL debut, Flyers top Red Wings 3-2

PHILADELPHIA— Carter Hart had a night he’ll never forget, and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers had a night they really needed. Hart made 20 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Hart stops 20 shots in NHL debut, Flyers top Red Wings 3-2

WASHINGTON | Trump says he’s eager to sign sweeping criminal justice bill

WASHINGTON  — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation’s war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a vote of 87-12 culminates years of negotiations … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says he’s eager to sign sweeping criminal justice bill