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“Gnomes Of Zurich” In Panic As Saudi Corruption Crackdown Sparks Flood Of Money Laundering Inquiries

There are two divergent views on the crackdown on corruption by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), which led to the arrest and detention of 200 princes, ministers and former ministers. On one hand, it was a masterstroke which will earn political capital with the Saudi people and catalyse an Arab Spring in […]

Has France Been Bought By A State Sponsor Of Islamic Terrorism?

Authored by Drieu Godefridi via The Gatestone Institute, It is through these tax breaks that the Qataris are buying the "jewels" of France. The U.S. is not selling its defense companies to Qatar. Thanks to its huge gas and oil reserves, Qatar has the highest per capita income in the world and huge reserves of […]

The Only Way Out Of The Qatar Crisis

Authored by Ahmed Chari via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Qatar has been known for years as a small peninsula nation that punches far above its weight. Its immense oil wealth and enormous influence, through its English- and Arabic-language Al Jazeera channels, have given it diplomatic clout across the Arab world. Its soft power has been […]

How Volkswagen Quietly Stashed Half A Million Rigged Cars Around The Country

Volkswagen bought back hundreds of thousands of emissions-cheating cars. We just discovered what it has done with them all…   As Bloomberg reports, the German automaker agreed last year to buy back about 500,000 diesels that it rigged to pass U.S. emissions tests if it can't figure out a way to fix them. Except for […]

Elliott Management Releases Klaus Kleinfeld’s “Veiled Extortion” Letter

Three days ago Arconic's CEO Klaus Kleinfeld was fired unceremoniously for "showing poor judgment," in a letter sent to Paul Singer, founder of hedge fund Elliott Management. Elliott has just released the letter and its response which claims Kleinfeld made "veiled suggestions that he might intimidate or extort Mr. Singer" over his behavior at a […]

Germany Caught In FIFA Bribery Scandal After Report 2006 World Cup Was Bought / by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2015 14:55 With FIFA executive heads falling faster than Glencore stock (with Blatter and Platini most recently and today the entire Kuwait FA), it appeared we had reached some kind of peak debacle.. but no! German newspaper Der Spiegel reports that the German bidding committee created a slush fund in […]

Russian Official Proposes International Investigation Into U.S. Moon Landings / By Ingrid Burke via The Moscow Times / June 20, 2015 An international probe should be launched into various murky details surrounding the U.S. moon landings between 1969 and 1972, Russia’s Investigative Committee spokesman said Tuesday. Vladimir Markin penned a column for the Izvestia newspaper arguing that U.S. authorities had crossed a line by launching a large-scale corruption probe targeting nine FIFA officials. The scandal surrounding […]

FIFA Confirms Russia Will Be Stripped Of 2018 World Cup If “Evidence Of Bribery” Emerges / by Tyler Durden on 06/07/2015 21:33 Ten days ago, when the FIFA scandal broke out, it took just a few hours to figure out what the US DOJ’s motive was. The answer was simple: stripping the 2018 (and 2022) World Cup hosts, i.e., Russia (and to a lesser extent Qatar), of their respective […]

Former US FIFA Official Admits Taking Bribes In Selection Of French And South African World Cups /by Tyler Durden on 06/03/2015 17:22 With the crackdown against FIFA corruption escalating with every passing day, just 24 hours after Sepp Blatter announced his unexpected resignation moments ago it was revealed that former US FIFA executive Chuck Blazer, who had been suspended in 2013 from CONCACAF amid corruption allegations and who became a […]

FIFA President Holds Impromptu Press Conference: Live Feed / by Tyler Durden on 06/02/2015 12:36 Following overnight news that yet another former FIFA executive, this time Sepp Blatter’s top deputy may have been directly involved in a $10 million payment, with suggestions the payment was for bribes over South Africa’s bid to host the 2010 World Cup, moments ago the FIFA president […]