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The Latest: Greece Orders Financial Probe of Refugee NGO

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s response to the large numbers of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent (all times local): Greek judicial authorities have ordered an investigation into allegations that staff at a European Union-funded NGO sexually exploited refugees and misused money intended for their welfare. Immigration Minister Ioannis Mouzalas on Monday handed… Read More »

Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger faces competition probe

Just Eat’s £200m plan to take over rival food delivery service Hungryhouse faces a hurdle. The proposed deal has been referred for an in-depth investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Both companies take online orders from customers and act as delivery middle men between them and restaurants. However, the CMA is worried that the combination of… Read More »

Flynn resignation: Republicans seek probe into leaks

Leading Republicans in the US have called for an investigation into leaks that led to the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn. The heads of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees are concerned potentially classified information was released. Mr Flynn is alleged to have discussed US sanctions with Russia’s ambassador in calls before his own appointment. It… Read More »

JP Morgan pays $264m to settle China ‘bribery’ probe

US bank JP Morgan Chase is to pay $264m (£212m) to settle claims it hired the children of highly placed Chinese officials to gain business in China. The Department of Justice called the scheme “bribery by any other name” and said it threatened national security. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Justice Department (DoJ) began an… Read More »

Sweden re-opens probe into 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme

Sweden is to re-open the investigation into the unsolved assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme 30 years ago, officials say. Stockholm’s chief prosecutor, Krister Petersson, will head the new inquiry. About 10,000 people were quizzed following Olof Palme’s murder in 1986; 134 people claimed to have shot him dead as he left a cinema with his wife. The… Read More »

Samsung raided in political corruption probe

South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of a probe into the political scandal around President Park Geun-hye. The prosecutors are investigating allegations that Samsung gave money to the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of the president. Ms Choi is accused of using their friendship to interfere in politics and solicit… Read More »

UK fraud agency charges three in Tesco accounting probe

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has charged three former senior Tesco (TSCO.L) executives with fraud in its investigation into accounting practices at the country’s biggest supermarket chain. A 250 million pound overstatement of Tesco’s first-half profits in August 2014, due to booking deals with suppliers too early, led to the suspension of eight senior members of staff in the… Read More »