Monthly Archive

January 2014

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 18 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions


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Inaction of Austrian, German and Maltese authorities against Rakhat Aliyev may damage public confidence to EU justice

  Claude Turmes, a member of the European Parliament, is concerned that inaction of European authorities on mounting serious accusations against Aliyev could undermine public confidence to EU ju read more..

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Nach VfGH-Urteil: Roter MQM-Skandal muss sofort untersucht werden!

  Also doch: Dass die Stadt Wien die Prüfung des Media Quarter Marx (MQM) unterbunden hat, ist nicht nur einzigartig in der Geschichte des Rechnungshofs, es ist auch rechtswidrig. Das hat der Vf read more..

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If you’re a fugitive banker trying to dodge extradition, don’t behave like this guy

  Four years ago, Kazakhstan took control of the private BTA Bank, sending its sacked chairman fleeing to London and unraveling what was allegedly one of Europe's biggest financial frauds. Along read more..

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Malta firm on passport sales despite EU pressure

  Malta will not back down from a plan to sell Maltese passports to foreigners, despite European Union opposition. Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the initiative could net the country read more..

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Kazakhstan's Parliament to Mull Sanctions Against “Lesbianism”

  Kazakhstan's parliament is to discuss the possibility of introducing legal sanctions against "lesbianism," a member of the lower house revealed on January 14 in remarks that will alarm Kazakhs read more..

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MEPs to slam Malta's plan for EU passports

  Starting in February, Malta is planning to sell EU passports to foreigners, but a European Parliament vote on Thursday (16 January) is unlikely to overturn the decision, as the country has a l read more..

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The hunt for Mukhtar Ablyazov: Banker, criminal, fugitive, victim?

  The lavish life of Mukhtar Ablyazov – financial fugitive, convicted fraudster, political patsy, British jailbird-in-absentia – was all but over on July 13 2013. Not that he knew it. Kazak read more..

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Asia's 5 Worst Dictators (2013 Edition)

  Over the past couple of years, many of the world's dictators have died or been deposed. Here are Asia's worst dictators as of 2013. Some are new to the scene, since the Worst Asian Dictators, read more..

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Extradition ‘a death sentence’ for former Ablyazov

  Dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov, who is accused of embezzling up to £3.64 billion from his former bank in Kazakhstan, should be extradited to Ukraine or Russia, a French court has ruled. The 5 read more..

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The latest twist in the case of Mukhtar Ablyazov: French court orders fugitive millionaire tycoon to be extradited to Russia

  The former Kazakh bank chairman was once one of the world's richest men, is now the subject of the biggest UK fraud case in history. A millionaire alleged fraudster on the run, high politics, read more..

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France to extradite Kazakh ex-­banker

  A court in France has agreed to a request from Russia to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive former Kazakh banker and political activist wanted on suspicion of fraud. Lawyers for Mr Ab read more..

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Sleuths Hunt for Kazakh Bank’s Missing $6 Billion

  On a blustery February morning in 2011, Chris Hardman waited anxiously inside a Big Yellow Self Storage center in north London. A banner fastened to the box-shaped building's facade read "Get read more..

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Wanted by 4 countries, Kazakh ex-banker turned dissident faces extradition from France

  He is wanted in his native Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia. He was ordered jailed in Britain. An opposition leader from a country that has been ruled by the same man since 1989, a former b read more..


MEP wants EU to investigate allegations against Kazakh exiled in Malta

Portuguese MEP Ana Gomes has called on the European Commission to involve Eurojust and Europol in a Europe-wide investigation into Rakhat Aliyev, a Kazakhstani multi-millionaire residing in Malta. read more..


DICTATORS' WIVES CLUB: Meet 16 Women Married To The World's Biggest Despots

Behind every great man is a great woman, as they say. But who stands behind the world's dictators? In good times and in bad, the ladies of the Dictators' Wives Club sure put up with a lot: corr read more..


Tony Blair banks £13m in bumper year. His wealth, including a London town house, a country estate and several other properties, is estimated at £70 million

London: Tony Blair has more than £13 million stashed in the bank following his most commercially successful year since quitting Downing Street. The latest accounts for a network of companies us read more..

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Billions Vanish in Kazakh Banking Scandal. Kazakhstan's BTA Bank Accuses Former Chairman of Fraud

  A Ukrainian lawyer named Olena Tyshchenko traveled to the Royal Courts of Justice on the afternoon of July 22 as a bit player in one of the most complex legal dramas ever seen here. When read more..

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