Investigation

WASHINGTON | Schumer asks for probe into Whitaker’s White House contacts

WASHINGTON— The Senate’s top Democrat is asking the Justice Department’s watchdog to open an investigation into communications between acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and the White House. Sen. Charles Schumer says Tuesday the Justice Department’s inspector general should look into communications beginning when Whitaker was appointed chief of staff to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Schumer asks for probe into Whitaker’s White House contacts

ROME | Italian officials: Migrant rescuers mishandled medical waste

ROME— Italian prosecutors have ordered the seizure of a migrant rescue ship and accused the aid group Doctors Without Borders of illegally disposing of 24 metric tons (26.4 tons) of medical and contaminated waste accumulated during rescues. Catania prosecutors said Tuesday 24 people were under investigation, including the aid group’s Italy personnel and the crew … Continue reading ROME | Italian officials: Migrant rescuers mishandled medical waste

BRUSSELS | Attacker shot after stabbing policeman in Brussels

BRUSSELS— An assailant stabbed a policeman Tuesday close to the Grand Place in Brussels’ historic center, before officers got to the scene and shot the suspect. The prosecutor’s office is investigating whether the attack was linked to any terror group. Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said the pre-dawn incident was a “cowardly act against our … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Attacker shot after stabbing policeman in Brussels

TOKYO | Arrest of Nissan’s Ghosn in financial probe stuns Japan

TOKYO — The arrest of Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman Carlos Ghosn amid a financial probe prompted by a whistleblower caused the automaker’s shares to tumble Tuesday and left many in Japan and elsewhere stunned by his downfall. Prosecutors said they were holding Ghosn for allegedly collaborating to falsify securities statements and underreport Ghosn’s income. A … Continue reading TOKYO | Arrest of Nissan’s Ghosn in financial probe stuns Japan

LONDON |  Trade tensions continue to weigh on global markets

LONDON  — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday amid continuing trade tensions. French carmaker Renault saw its share price tank after partner Nissan accused its chairman of serious misconduct and announced plans to oust him. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 was flat at 5,025 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.1 percent … Continue reading LONDON |  Trade tensions continue to weigh on global markets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Whistleblower in Danish banking scandal: Bank ignored me

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — The man who blew the whistle on a massive money laundering scheme through the Estonian branch of Denmark’s Danske Bank, says the bank “deliberately ignored” the warning he made that dirty money was flowing, some from Russia. Howard Wilkinson says “there was a big smoke alarm that started. But (Danske Bank) tried … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Whistleblower in Danish banking scandal: Bank ignored me

BUCHAREST, Romania | Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

BUCHAREST, Romania— Romanian prosecutors are investigating whether a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania. Four Romanians were convicted of stealing Picasso’s “Tete d’Arlequin” and six other valuable paintings from the Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam. One of them, Olga Dogaru, told … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

ISTANBUL | Turkey keeps 1 activist under arrest, releases 12 others

ISTANBUL— Turkey’s official news agency says one person has been kept in custody in an investigation over allegations of supporting mass anti-government protests in 2013 with links to a prominent philanthropist. Anadolu Agency reported early Sunday that Yigit Aksakoglu, who works at Istanbul’s Bilgi University, has been arrested. Aksakoglu is also the country representative of … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey keeps 1 activist under arrest, releases 12 others