A major anti-corruption trial brought by the Serious Fraud Office collapsed today following the intervention of the deputy prime minister of Bahrain and sudden withdrawal of key witnesses.
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Wednesday 31 August 2011
Desert dissection's worth a closer look
Wednesday 31 August 2011
A Chinese gymnastics official has been found guilty of fraud, after he falsified a score to help a Chinese athlete win gold at the 2010 Asian Games.
Monday 29 August 2011
a split between Conservative and Liberal Democrat ministers emerged yesterday as Nick Clegg's party demanded higher taxes on land and property to hit the rich.
Sunday 28 August 2011
Thousands of students are going to find themselves taking what I call an "accidental gap year"; namely they were set to go to university but there was no place for them this year.
Saturday 27 August 2011
Friday 26 August 2011
Political pragmatists will say that George Osborne has done a good deal in getting Swiss banks to levy what is effectively a tax on secret accounts held by British citizens. It should net the Treasury around £5bn. But the truth is this is a dubious deal that allows tax dodgers to pay less than they would in UK taxes, go unpunished for the crime of tax evasion and keep their identities from the taxman.
Thursday 25 August 2011
The Treasury will recoup more than £5bn in unpaid tax from Britons with Swiss bank accounts under a deal between the UK and Switzerland signed last night. Switzerland's strict secrecy laws have made it a safe haven for the rich, but the UK Government is cracking down on offshore tax evasion.
Wednesday 24 August 2011
He doesn't know why, but he wants be called Frank. A week after he apparently awoke on a beach in Kent with no idea who he is or how he got there, however, the true identity of this mysterious amnesiac is still bewildering police and the local community.
Monday 22 August 2011
Nine members of the Afghan parliament are to lose their seats over allegations of election fraud.
Sunday 21 August 2011
Sunday 14 August 2011
- 1 Mountain goats' miraculous escape from avalanche captured in dramatic video footage
- 2 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 4 Government delays EU immigration report because it is too positive
- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent