French court on Friday sentenced two one-time aides to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to jail for their role in the misuse of public funds to finance opinion poll contracts. Five of Sarkozy’s former aides and allies from his time as president between 2007 and 2012 were on trial onContinue Reading

In public, Binance said it welcomed government oversight. At the same time, the firm was withholding information from regulators, maintaining weak checks on customers and acting against its own compliance department’s recommendations, a Reuters investigation has found. By ANGUS BERWICK and TOM WILSON Filed Jan. 21, 2022, 1:05 p.m. GMT ATTARD, Malta – InContinue Reading

Germany’s new coalition government wants to attract 400,000 qualified workers from abroad each year to tackle both a demographic imbalance and labour shortages in key sectors that risk undermining the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. “The shortage of skilled workers has become so serious by now that it is dramaticallyContinue Reading

Fossil fuel emissions aren’t just driving climate change and worsening air quality, they’re also hurting crop yields enough to cause some $63 billion in annual losses in East Asia, scientists say. With high levels of ozone pollution, China, South Korea and Japan are seeing diminished yields in wheat, rice, andContinue Reading

Strong demand for its jewellery and watches in the Americas and Europe in a post-pandemic rebound helped quarterly sales at Cartier owner Richemont rise by nearly a third, the world’s second-largest luxury group said on Wednesday. Sales at Richemont rose to 5.658 billion euros ($6.41 billion) in the company’s thirdContinue Reading