Posts published in Day: June 3, 2019

Lithuanian businessman charged with large-scale fraud in Russia

Monday, June 3, 2019

Lithuanian businessman Vidmantas Kucinskas says he has no knowledge of large-scale fraud charges against him in Russia. Russia’s Alfa Bank is trying to recoup a debt of around 20 million euros from Kucinskas through courts, and the latter believes the bank might try to employ such tactics to bolster its position during the negotiations on the their dispute’s out-of-court settlement, launched some six months ago. According to Laurynas Lukosiunas, a…

Sudanese forces storm protest camp, nine people dead

By Michael Georgy on Monday, June 3, 2019

Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning and at least nine people were reported killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Footage broadcast by Al Hadath and Al Jazeera television showed chaotic scenes of people fleeing through streets as sustained bursts of gunfire crackled in the air. People rushed to carry away those who had been…

Ventspils Musical High School ends up in bribery scandal

Monday, June 3, 2019

A bribe of EUR 7 000 was reportedly given to ensure Ventspils Musical High School is declared compliant with fire safety requirements, as reported by public broadcaster TV3 programme Nekā personīga. Construction of Ventspils Musical High School cost EUR 25 million and the building itself is to be commissioned at the end of June. Internal Security Bureau has acquired information about an attempt to bribe the fire-fighters committee. Investigators waited…

Kremlin rebuffs Trump on Syria, says military action in Idlib is justified

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Kremlin on Monday rebuffed criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump of Russian and Syrian government military action in Syria’s Idlib province, saying it was justified. Trump on Sunday urged Russia and Syrian government forces to stop bombing Idlib, following a Friday Kremlin statement that signaled Moscow would continue to back a month-long Syrian government offensive there. When asked about Trump’s criticism on Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters…