Category: World

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Westpac, one of Australia's largest banks, hit with record $920 million penalty over money laundering scandal

Westpac, one of Australia's largest banks, hit with record $920 million penalty over money laundering scandal

The company announced Thursday that it has agreed to the 1.3 billion Australian dollar ($920 million) fine with AUSTRAC, a regulator in Australia t [...]
'It was hell on earth': Actress describes what she saw on the Greek island of Lesbos

'It was hell on earth': Actress describes what she saw on the Greek island of Lesbos

I visited this sprawling "reception center" for refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos twice, in 2016 and again in 2019. By my second visit, the si [...]
The EU says Lukashenko is not the legitimate Belarus president

The EU says Lukashenko is not the legitimate Belarus president

The ceremony accelerated EU plans to boycott Lukashenko following the disputed August 9 election, as the European Parliament had earlier decided no [...]
Will Europe's second wave of Covid-19 cases mean a second huge death toll?

Will Europe's second wave of Covid-19 cases mean a second huge death toll?

Europe's hospitals are now better equipped for treating Covid-19. Measures such as social distancing and mask-wearing have become the norm and the [...]
Swiss to vote on tearing up pact with EU

Swiss to vote on tearing up pact with EU

The right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) -- the biggest in parliament -- is leading the charge to seize back control of immigration, echoing some [...]
Surprise Belarus inauguration denounced

Surprise Belarus inauguration denounced

The country's state press service released images of the unannounced ceremony, which took place in the capital, Minsk, on Wednesday. The embattled [...]
South Korea official shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing border: Seoul

South Korea official shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing border: Seoul

According to Lt. Gen. Ahn Young-ho, a top official with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, a staffer with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fi [...]
India and China agree to stop sending troops to disputed Himalayan border

India and China agree to stop sending troops to disputed Himalayan border

Indian and Chinese senior military commanders met on Monday to discuss stabilizing tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the loosely def [...]
Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny out of hospital after near-fatal poisoning

Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny out of hospital after near-fatal poisoning

Navalny became gravely ill on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow on August 20. He was initially hospitalized in the city of Omsk, b [...]
Israel is winning on the world stage, but losing the plot at home

Israel is winning on the world stage, but losing the plot at home

"Let us pause for a moment to appreciate this remarkable day. Let us rise above any political divide. Let us put all cynicism aside. Let us feel on [...]
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