UN rights office says Israeli settlements in Palestinian areas amount to a ‘war crime’

The UN Human Rights Office says in a report that the establishment and expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem amounts to a war crime. March 8, 2024, 6:27 AM ET • 2 minutes reading GENEVA – The UN human rights office says in a report published Friday that the establishment … Read more

A Vietnamese property tycoon accused of embezzling $12.5 billion begins her trial

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Real estate magnate Truong My Lan faces the death penalty in a trial that began Tuesday over alleged fraud worth $12.5 billion — nearly 3% of the country’s GDP in 2022 and the largest financial fraud case ever in Vietnam. The 66-year-old chairman of real estate company Van Thinh Phat is … Read more

Brazil proposes a global tax on the super-rich

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s finance minister told his colleagues Thursday G20 meeting in Sao Paulo that countries should introduce a global tax on the super-rich in an effort to tackle rampant tax evasion. Fernando Haddad said tax evasion can be solved through international cooperation so that “these few individuals make their contribution to … Read more