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Danske Bank boss quits over money-laundering scandal

Danske Bank boss quits over money-laundering scandal

The chief executive of Danske Bank, Thomas Borgen, has resigned. He stepped down after the bank found “indications” that its Estonian branch was used for money-laundering purposes. Mr Borgen said it was clear that Danske Bank had failed to live up to its responsibility and he regretted this. “Even though the investigation conducted by the […]

China won't devalue yuan to boost exports, says Premier Li

China won't devalue yuan to boost exports, says Premier Li

Image copyright Getty Images China has hit back at accusations that it is using its currency as a tool in the trade war with the US. At a forum in Tianjin, China’s premier Li Keqiang said Beijing will not actively weaken the yuan to boost exports. President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of manipulating […]

'I lost my entire family to a cult': How one woman escaped Grace Road

'I lost my entire family to a cult': How one woman escaped Grace Road

Image copyright Seoyeon Lee Image caption Seoyeon was an ordinary university student until she was “tricked” into moving to Fiji A South Korean church which believes global famine is imminent has set up base in Fiji, where it’s gained considerable influence but faced growing allegations of abuse. One woman who fled what she believes is […]

Salzburg summit: Austria leads EU's anti-migrant drive

Salzburg summit: Austria leads EU's anti-migrant drive

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Memories of the 2015 crisis fuel Austria’s tough stance on migration – and its push at EU level In the small Austrian border town of Spielfeld there are still vivid reminders of the 2015 European migrant crisis, when tens of thousands of people crossed on foot from Slovenia. Metal […]

Puerto Rico bets on a coffee comeback

Puerto Rico bets on a coffee comeback

Image copyright Tom Laffay Thousands of rural families in Puerto Rico’s rugged central mountains want to rebuild their traditional coffee economy after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. And one year on, they’re betting on a dedicated group of millennials to get the job done, writes Tom Laffay. If they don’t succeed, it could mark the […]

North and South Korea: Kim and Moon hail new future

North and South Korea: Kim and Moon hail new future

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un have hailed a new future for the two Koreas, signing a wide-ranging agreement in Pyongyang. The two sides have “agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation,” Mr Moon said. North and South Korea also plan to link up railways, allow family reunions and co-operate on […]

Facebook accused of job ad gender discrimination

Facebook accused of job ad gender discrimination

Image copyright Facebook Image caption These ads were among those directed only at men on Facebook, according to the complaint Van driving, roofing, police work – all jobs for men. At least, that’s what a cluster of job ads placed on Facebook seemed to suggest. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday submitted a […]

Christine Blasey Ford: Kavanaugh accuser 'faces death threats'

Christine Blasey Ford: Kavanaugh accuser 'faces death threats'

Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Image caption Christine Blasey Ford says Brett Kavanaugh attacked her when he was a teenager The woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her will not testify to the Senate next week, says her lawyer. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney told CNN her client has been […]

Yemen conflict: A million more children face famine, NGO warns

Yemen conflict: A million more children face famine, NGO warns

Image copyright Mohammed Awadh/ Save the Children Image caption A 14-month-old child suffering from malnutrition receives treatment at a clinic in the city of Amran A further one million children are at risk of famine in Yemen, Save the Children has warned. Rising food prices and the falling value of the Yemeni currency as a […]

US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of multiple drug rapes

US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of multiple drug rapes

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Cerissa Riley and Grant Robicheaux may have met victims at music festivals, prosecutors say A California surgeon and his girlfriend have been charged with two sexual assaults, and investigators suspect there could be “hundreds” more victims. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, allegedly attacked two women […]

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