Swiss engineering firm ABB would pay 1.56 billion rand ($104 million) to South African state power utility Eskom to settle an investigation relating to improper payments and other compliance issues, the two companies announced on Friday.
The commercial arm of Mexican oil giant Pemex has temporarily suspended business with the world’s largest independent oil trader Vitol, which is currently the subject of a US bribery investigation.
Former King of Spain Juan Carlos paid about $820,000 in back taxes to settle a new investigation by Spanish authorities into whether he and other members of the royal family used bank accounts in other people’s names to hide assets from the tax authorities.
Hunter Biden, son of the United States President-elect Joe Biden, said on Dec. 9 that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware is conducting an investigation on his tax affairs.
The Justice Department is investigating a potential bribery scheme to the White House or affiliated people in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to federal court records unsealed on Dec. 1.
New Zealand’s WorkSafe has now charged 13 parties involved over the White Island volcanic eruption in December 2019, which claimed 22 lives.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Friday morning it had opened an investigation into nearly 120,000 Tesla vehicles over a front suspension safety issue.
Authorities have now charged four more students, on Thursday, over the beheading of French teacher Samuel Paty last month.
A South Korean watchdog group that protects personal information in the country fined Facebook $6.06 million on Wednesday morning and even sought a criminal probe for providing users’ personal data to other operators without any consent.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during a Tuesday morning press conference that his government never agreed to capture a cartel leader for the United States in order to secure the return of former Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos from US custody.