One of Russia's wealthiest men, Vladimir Litvinenko is suing Transparency International and a number of journalists for defamation. If found guilty, they will have to pay damages to the tune of almost million euros.
About two dozen countries accounting for almost half of global exports impose "little or no enforcement" of foreign bribery laws, Transparency International report. The world's top exporter received particular criticism.
An EU Commissioner called it "the biggest scandal in Europe today." The Danske Bank-Russia money laundering affair is a shock for many in Denmark — for high-end UK realtors it's just a supply chain glitch.
Some 100 years after the October Revolution began in St. Petersburg, Russian photographer Vladislav Karpyuk still finds traces of that pivotal moment in history when Lenin and the Bolsheviks overthrew the government.
Without much real competition, Russians are set to elect governors and mayors, as well as regional and local representatives, on Sunday. But with protests planned across the country, experts say there could be surprises.
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