22:01 | May 22, 2013
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened an investigation into Swedish multinational Ericsson’s business practices in Romania. The investigation is related to allegations made by a former Ericsson employee that the company used an approved slush-fund to pay off Romanian officials and decision makers to win contracts. OCCRP published an in-depth story revealing the controversy in March 2013.
21:59 | May 22, 2013
New details have emerged regarding TeliaSonera’s alleged dealings with Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov. Documents obtained by Swedish Television (SVT) allege the direct involvement of Gulnara Karimova in the establishment of a protection scheme designed to shield TeliaSonera from customs and tax authorities in return for millions of dollars in kickbacks to Karimova.
16:20 | May 22, 2013
An Istanbul court has sentenced Turkish-Armenian writer Sevan Nişanyan to 58 weeks imprisonment for allegedly offending the Prophet Muhammad in a blog post, according to today’s Hurriyet Daily News.
00:03 | May 22, 2013
In a welcome move, four members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced a resolution that advocates a new approach for the pursuit of Armenian rights in Congress, going beyond genocide recognition.
16:52 | May 21, 2013
Russian interior ministry officers busted an underground sweatshop where more than 100 Chinese citizens produced counterfeit Chanel shoes in deplorable conditions, JustMedia reported on Monday.
12:38 | May 21, 2013
Hrach Berberyan, president of the Village Agrarian Union, told reporters today that his organization estimates that recent hailstorms caused $35-40 million worth of damage to some 17-20,000 hectares of cropland in Armenia.
12:01 | May 21, 2013
Someone has been digging up water pipes from the fields that stretch along the road connecting the Lori Province towns of Stepanavan and Tashir. Local residents say they haven't a clue as to who is removing the pipes or why.
23:59 | May 20, 2013
Over 280,000 complaints of online criminal activity were reported by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in 2012, according to the US organization’s annual report released on May 14, 2013.The total calculated financial loss due to online criminal activity was estimated to be more than $520 million.
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