Two former employees of accounting firm PwC and a journalist, who were handed suspended sentences for having leaked data about Luxembourg’s tax deals with large corporations, begin appeal trial.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde stands trial for her role in a 400 million euro payout as French finance minister in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie, at the Cour de Justice de la Republique, saying she is confident she has done nothing wrong. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading
IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to go on trial for her role in a 400 million euro ($425 million) state payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was France’s finance minister.
The famous multicoloured three-dimensional puzzle Rubik’s Cube loses a trademark battle as Europe’s top court says its shape is not sufficient to grant it protection against copycats.
German prosecutors are investigating Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives following a complaint alleging the company broke national laws against hate speech and sedition by failing to remove racist posts.
Hairdresser Deir Dos Santos and investment manager Gina Miller, the two lead claimants in a case at England’s High Court, welcome the court’s ruling that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union. Lawyer David Greene read a statement from his client, Dos Santos, after the ruling.
A petition to make it illegal for a company to require women to wear heels at work in the United Kingdom has received than 100,000 signatures and will be debated in parliament.
The co-founder of digital currency operator Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for what prosecutors say was a money laundering operation of unprecedented size and scope.
An investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has reportedly resulted in the release of the so-called “Panama Papers” that detail four decades worth of tax havens for suspected money laundering, arms and drug deals, and tax avoidance.
The U.S. Justice Department says it successfully accessed data stored on an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and asks a court to withdraw an order compelling Apple to assist.