ABLV Bank manages accounts belonging to citizens of the former Soviet Union in Latvia. The bank laundered dirty money for years. Now Latvian bankers are trying to clean up the corruption.
The group is said to have laundered drug money for South American cartels for years — above all in Germany. With the defendants facing trial today in Paris, German reporters unveil how they were able to pull it off.
Bill Browder has spent nine years campaigning to punish Russian officials responsible for killing his friend Sergei Magnitsky. He hopes Moscow's increased aggression will convince Europe it's time to act.
Latvia's ruling coalition has lost its majority, with the pro-Russia opposition party Harmony winning the most votes. Three newly formed parties also did well and a new formation for a coalition could take time.
Latvians are going to the polls in parliamentary elections that could see a strong showing from a Russia-friendly party. In 2018 the country celebrates a hundred years since it first became an independent state.
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