20 February 2020


France steps up investigation around Carlos Ghosn and Omani car dealership (2)
AP Feb 20, 2020 PARIS - French prosecutors are turning up the heat on disgraced car industry executive Carlos Ghosn, opening a judicial inquiry into alleged money laundering, fraud and misuse of company assets during his time at the helm of the Renault-Nissan alliance. The prosecutor's office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre announced the inquiry Wednesday in a statement.
EU leaders to clash over money as Brexit blows hole in budget (2)
Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will clash this week over the EU's 2021-2027 budget as Britain's exit leaves a 75 billion euro (62.7 billion pounds) hole in the bloc's finances just as it faces costly challenges such as becoming carbon neutral by 2050. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 10, 2019.
FMs of Netherlands, Austria due in Tehran (2)
Tehran, Feb 20, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Wednesday announced that the Dutch and Austrian foreign ministers will visit Tehran early next week. He further noted that in addition to discussing bilateral relations and major regional and international developments during the upcoming meetings, Iran will criticize Europe's impracticality regarding the JCPOA and their inaction against the imposition of American extraterritorial laws.
Climate change, harmful marketing pose huge threats to children's future (1)
A landmark report evaluates 180 countries and finds glaring deficiencies threaten children and the environment now and in the immediate future. Jackson Ryan The health of children worldwide is threatened by a warming planet and the degradation of ecosystems, along with conflict, inequality and predatory marketing practices, according to a landmark report publishing Wednesday in prestigious medical journal The Lancet.
Cayman 1st on fin secrecy index (1)
Lubna Kably| TNN | Feb 20, 2020, 04:00 IST Lubna Kably | TNN Mumbai: Switzerland no longer retains the top position in the newly released financial secrecy index (FSI-2020) - a slot occupied by it since 2011.
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