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First suspects in Russian Nemtsov murder identified — Federal Security Service
Head of the Russian Security Service Alexander Bortnikov has announced that there are suspects in the investigation into the murder of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. "There are always some," he said in reply to reporters' questions. Nemtsov, a co-leader of the RPR-Parnas party, was shot and killed on a bridge in central Moscow at a blank-point range several hundred meters away from the Kremlin minutes before the midnight of Friday, February 27. The investigators are purs...
Car tied to Nemtsov killing belongs to enterprise serving government bodies
A car sought in connection with the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov belongs to a federal state unitary enterprise (FSUE) providing services to the Finance Ministry, Goznak, the Russian state body that prints banknotes, and other agencies, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday. "The Ford car we are talking about does not belong to the Finance Ministry," the ministry’s press service told TASS. "This is a vehicle of an in-house security service, an independent FSUE providing ...
Investigative Committee: witnesses of Boris Nemtsov’s murder being questioned
Witnesses of Boris Nemtsov’s murder are being questioned, the official website of Russia’s Investigative Committee (IC) said on Saturday. "Witnesses of the incident have been questioned," except Nemtsov’s acquaintance accompanying him when he was shot at the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, the IC said. "There are other witnesses who are giving testimonies as well," the committee added. "There is no doubt the crime was carefully planned, as well as the place chosen for committing murder," IC n...
Armenian businessman Abram (Hamlet) Amirkhanyan committed suicide from gun prese...
Armenian businessman Abram (Hamlet) Amirkhanyan who committed suicide on February 16 in his apartment shot himself from VIKING gun. Nyut.am source reports that he had all the necessary documents for legal possession of the gun which appeared to be presented to him by former chief of the Armenian police Alik Sargsyan, who is currently consultant to Armenia’s president. A criminal case has been opened into the case under Article 110 of the Armenia’s Criminal Code [driving someone to commit su...
Former Police Chief Detained as Key Figure in Dink Murder
A high-ranking Turkish police chief has been detained in Ankara as part of the investigation into the 2007 murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, Asbarez reports, citing Hurriyet Daily.   Ramazan Akyürek, who was detained in Ankara on Feb. 26, had served as the head of the police in the Black Sea province of Trabzon between December 2003 and May 2006. He then served as the head of Police Intelligence between May 2006 and October 2009. Dink was murdered in January 2007. A...
HSBC bosses to answer MPs' questions
The chairman and chief executive of HSBC will appear before a panel of MPs today to answer questions about a tax scandal at the banking giant. Chairman Douglas Flint and chief executive Stuart Gulliver will appear before MPs on the Treasury Committee. Earlier this month it emerged that the Swiss unit of HSBC helped wealthy clients evade hundreds of millions of pounds' worth of tax. Senior UK tax officials will also answer questions at Tuesday's hearing. The chairman of the Treasury Com...
Russian competition watchdog opens case against Google - Interfax
Russia's anti-monopoly service has launched an investigation into Google following a request made by Russia's biggest search site Yandex, Interfax news agency reported on Friday citing the regulator. Yandex said on Wednesday it had asked the competition watchdog to investigate whether Google was abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system.
Putin critic Alexei Navalny given 15-day jail sentence
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 15 days in prison for handing out leaflets to publicise a forthcoming demonstration. His imprisonment bars him from taking part in the planned rally on 1 March. Navalny was given a suspended sentence for defrauding two firms in December. He says the legal cases against him are motivated by his opposition to President Vladimir Putin. Navalny left the courthouse on Thursday in a police car and wearing handcuffs. He urged his ...
Apple poaching auto engineers to build battery division: lawsuit
Electric-car battery maker A123 Systems has sued Apple Inc for poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division, according to a court filing that offered further evidence that the iPhone maker may be developing a car. Apple has been poaching engineers with deep expertise in car systems, including from Tesla Inc, and talking with industry experts and automakers with the ultimate aim of learning how to make its own electric car, an auto industry source said last week. Around Ju...
Swiss police raid HSBC's Geneva office
Swiss police are searching offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC bank in an inquiry into alleged money-laundering. Prosecutors said they are investigating HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) and "persons unknown for suspected aggravated money laundering". The investigation could be extended to people suspected of committing or participating in money laundering. It follows the recent published revelations about the private bank The bank's chief executive, Franco Morra, said last week it had s...
Plaintiffs in Strauss-Kahn case drop damages claim
Five out of six plaintiffs in the aggravated pimping trial of former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn have dropped their accusations against him. They have abandoned damages claims because they say they have no proof. Correspondents say the surprise move at the start of the final week of the trial is a boost for the defence. Later, the state prosecutor will deliver his summing-up to the judge, ending with a plea for a conviction or an acquittal. Mr Strauss-Kahn argues that he was unawar...
Costa Concordia captain Schettino guilty of manslaughter
The captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Captain Francesco Schettino was at the helm when the ship hit rocks and sank in 2012, killing 32 people. He was accused of taking the liner too close to the shore and then abandoning ship with passengers and crew still on board. Schettino denied the charges and said he was being made a scapegoat. His lawyers had argued that it was a collective failure of the...
Costa Concordia wreck captain Schettino awaits verdict
The long trial in Italy of the man at the centre of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster, Capt Francesco Schettino, is in its final moments. Thirty-two people died in January 2012 when the ship was steered too close to the island of Giglio and hit rocks. Capt Schettino is about to find out whether he is guilty of multiple manslaughter. The prosecution has demanded that he be jailed for 26 years but the captain denies all the charges against him. Prosecution and defence lawyers have...
Robin Williams family fights over comedian's estate
Robin Williams' widow and children have gone to court in a dispute over the late comedian's estate. In papers filed in December in San Francisco Superior Court, Williams' wife Susan accused his children of taking items without her permission. The children - Zachary, Zelda and Cody - argued that Susan Williams was "adding insult to a terrible injury" by trying to change their trust agreement. The dispute involves items Williams kept at two homes and in storage. Susan Williams has reques...
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