UEFA launches probe into abuse aimed at Ibrahimovic

Swedish striker, who has Bosnian roots, was subjected to ethnic abuse by an individual seated in a VIP box in Serbia. UEFA has opened a disciplinary investigation after Italian club AC Milan’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was subjected to ethnic abuse in last week’s Europa League match against Red Star Belgrade in Serbia. Serbian media reported […]

Honduran president says US drug probe threatens cooperation

US prosecutors say Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez accepted a bribe from Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez warned that allegations by United States prosecutors of his involvement with organised crime could affect cooperation with Washington in fighting drug trafficking. US prosecutors, in a federal court filing in New York on […]

Italy asks UN for probe into killing of envoy in DR Congo

NEW DELHI: A 38-year-old death row prisoner facing execution in India has appealed for mercy and a review of her case in a last-ditch effort to avoid becoming only the second woman to be hanged in the country in the past 74 years. Shabnam Ali has been held in northern India’s Mathura jail for the […]

Philippines to probe use of illegal COVID-19 vaccines

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1614154537431121500 Wed, 2021-02-24 07:47 MANILA: The Philippines health ministry said on Wednesday it will investigate the illegal use of unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines, after a presidential adviser admitted to receiving shots of a Sinopharm vaccine smuggled into the country. Ramon Tulfo, a celebrity radio and television host and special envoy […]

US to probe certain Boeing 777s as Japan grounds some of the jets

US orders extra scrutiny of Boeing 777s with same type of engine that failed on United Airlines flight forcing return to Denver airport on Saturday. United States aviation regulators announced extra inspections of Boeing Co’s 777 jets using the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver on Saturday, while Japan went further and […]

US lawmakers to grill key figures in GameStop stock probe

Members of the United States House Committee on Financial Services are going head to head on Thursday with top executives from key stakeholder firms in the GameStop trading frenzy. The inquiry aims to shed light on the hazy sequence of events that precipitated the ascent and rapid decline of the struggling video-game retailer’s share price […]

ECHR backs Germany over probe into lethal Kunduz air attack

Strasbourg-based court rejects complaint by Afghan citizen over Germany’s handling of investigation into 2009 incident. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Germany thoroughly investigated a 2009 NATO bombing in Afghanistan that was ordered by a German commander and killed dozens of people. The decision by the Strasbourg-based court on Tuesday rejected […]

US prosecutors launch criminal probe into GameStop mania: WSJ

Loss-making US retailer’s shares soared from $20 to $483 over two weeks last month driven by social media chatter. United States federal prosecutors and regulators are investigating whether market manipulation or other types of criminal misconduct led to a meteoric rise in shares of companies such as video-game retailer GameStop and theatre chain AMC, according […]

Georgia begins criminal probe into Trump effort to overturn polls

Trump’s January 2 call to Georgia state secretary is a matter of ‘high priority’ for Fulton county prosecutors. Prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, are investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the southern state’s 2020 presidential election results, according to a letter seen by Reuters news agency and first reported by The New York Times on […]

UAE’s space probe Amal enters Mars orbit

The feat makes UAE the fifth space agency to reach the planet while its plans for a Mars settlement by 2117. The United Arab Emirates’ first mission to Mars has entered the red planet’s orbit after a seven-month, 494 million kilometres (307 million miles) journey, allowing it to start sending data about the Martian atmosphere […]

South Africa: Probe finds $17m hole in COVID funds

Investigation revealed ‘flagrant and wanton disregard’ of the law and ‘insatiable pursuit of self-enrichment’. South African special investigators said that around $17m in coronavirus funds was siphoned off last year through corruption, fraud and inflated prices for protective gear supplied to government hospitals and departments. Last year, President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered a probe following revelations […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro faces probe after hospitals ran out of oxygen

Brazil’s prosecutor-general has opened a preliminary investigation into the country’s president and health minister for possible negligence in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Manaus city, according to a document seen by the Reuters news agency. Located deep in the Amazon rainforest, Manaus has been hit hard by a brutal second wave of cases that […]

UN calls for Bangladesh army probe after Al Jazeera investigation

The United Nations is calling for a full investigation into evidence of corruption and illegality involving the Bangladesh army, which was exposed during an investigation released by Al Jazeera on Monday. The corruption involves Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff, General Aziz Ahmed, who is due to meet senior UN officials in New York next week. […]

Myanmar’s military junta plans probe of last year’s election

MOSCOW: More than 1,400 protesters were detained by Russian authorities during rallies supporting Alexei Navalny, a civil monitoring group said Wednesday, after the Kremlin’s most prominent critic was jailed for nearly three years amid international condemnation.The court’s decision Tuesday to turn a 2014 suspended sentence into real jail time will see the 44-year-old anti-corruption campaigner […]

WHO-led COVID-19 probe team in China visits Wuhan virus lab

World Health Organization investigators also set to meet with virology export, known as the ‘Bat Woman’, during sixth day of visit in Wuhan. A team of investigators working on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) has visited a major virus research laboratory in China’s central city of Wuhan and is scheduled to meet a […]

Alibaba: Uncertainty over China probe eclipses strong earnings

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. offered investors few clues into how the regulatory crackdown on Jack Ma’s tech empire will impact its future growth after reporting a stronger-than-expected 37% increase in quarterly sales. The e-commerce giant has established a special taskforce to conduct internal reviews and is actively communicating with antitrust regulators on complying with their […]

Amazon to pay drivers $61.7m after US probe showed it kept tips

The online retail giant promised 100 percent of tips from shoppers would go to Flex drivers, but instead used some of the gratuities to pay drivers’ hourly wages, a US Federal Trade Commission probe found. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $61.7 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission finding that the company withheld tips meant for […]

WHO probe team visits Wuhan market at heart of first virus outbreak

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1612076155322948900 Sun, 2021-01-31 06:45 WUHAN: A team of WHO experts investigating the origins of Covid-19 visited a market in Wuhan on Sunday where one of the first reported clusters of infections emerged over a year ago. Members of the group arrived at Huanan seafood market — which has been […]

Indonesia starts probe into illegal oil transfer by Iranian, Panamanian tankers

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities on Thursday began an investigation into a series of violations by Iranian and Panamanian tankers, which were seized on Sunday over suspected illegal oil transfer in the country’s waters. The Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) impounded the two supertankers in waters bordering the South China Sea, off Pontianak, West Kalimantan province. The Panamanian-flagged MT […]

Brazil’s top court OKs probe into handling of COVID-19 in Manaus

Surge in infections and hospitalisations is overwhelming health system in capital of Brazil’s Amazonas state. A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has approved an investigation into the health minister’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Amazonian city of Manaus, where the health system has been pushed to its limits by a surge in infections. Brazilian […]

Mexico asks US to probe ‘fabricated’ case against ex-minister

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the US should probe the case against former minister Salvador Cienfuegos. Mexico said on Friday that the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) should carry out an internal investigation into the conduct of its case against a former defence minister, in a new test of bilateral ties with […]

Lebanon central bank chief says he’ll comply with Swiss probe

Riad Salameh, Lebanon’s embattled central bank chief, said he would face questioning in Switzerland as part of a Swiss money-laundering probe, a source tells Al Jazeera. Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon’s central bank chief Riad Salameh was questioned by a Lebanese prosecutor on Thursday after Swiss authorities asked Lebanon to comply with a money-laundering investigation concerning […]

Swiss open money-laundering probe of Lebanon’s central bank

The investigation is the latest blow of confidence to Lebanon’s crippled financial system. Beirut, Lebanon – Swiss authorities have requested that Lebanon’s judiciary cooperate with a money-laundering investigation into the country’s central bank, in the latest blow of confidence to the insolvent financial institution and its crestfallen governor. The probe centers on $400m in transfers […]

WHO experts to arrive in Wuhan for delayed virus probe

THE HAGUE: AstraZeneca and Oxford University have applied for authorization for their coronavirus vaccine in the European Union with a decision possible by Jan. 29, The European Medicines Agency said on Tuesday.The jab would be the third available for the 27-nation EU after the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna drugs, as the bloc struggles to speed up […]