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Equatorial Guinea leader’s son Sanctioned over ‘lavish lifestyle’ spending

Equatorial Guinea leader’s son Sanctioned over ‘lavish lifestyle’ spending

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Britain said Obiang had bought a $100 million mansion in Paris, a $38 million private jet, a luxury yacht, and dozens of luxury vehicles including Ferraris, Bentleys and Aston Martins BRITAIN on Thursday sanctioned the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president for misappropriating millions of dollars which London said was spent on luxury mansions, private jets and a $275,000 glove worn by Michael Jackson. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Teodoro Obiang Mangue (pictured), who is also vice president of Equatorial Guinea, had participated in ‘corrupt contracting arrangements and soliciting bribes, to fund a lavish lifestyle inconsistent with his official salary as a government minister.’ he Equatorial Guinea government did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. Britain s...
Clampdown: Security Forces Arrest Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai, Vandalise Newspaper Offices

Clampdown: Security Forces Arrest Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai, Vandalise Newspaper Offices

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By Our Reporter Media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested under Hong Kong's national security legislation and his newspaper raided, as he was accused of "colluding with foreign powers" in the most prominent arrest since China imposed the controversial law just over a month ago. Lai's Apple Daily reported that 10 police officers arrived at the 72-year-old's home at about 7:00am (23:00 GMT on Sunday), and later began livestreaming a raid on its headquarters by scores of police who could be seen looking through piles of papers  and reporters' desks. Mark Simon, a senior executive at Lai's Next Media Group, said on Twitter that the tycoon was "being arrested for collusion with foreign powers at this time". The police confirmed the arrest of seven people aged between 39 and 72....
UK sanctions Saudis, Russians Over Journalist Khashoggi’s Murder

UK sanctions Saudis, Russians Over Journalist Khashoggi’s Murder

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By Elite News Reporter The United Kingdom has imposed economic sanctions on dozens of individuals and organisations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, and North Korea under new British powers to punish human-rights offenders. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday the sanctions targeted those behind "some of the notorious human rights violations in recent years", and were aimed at stopping the laundering of "blood money". The UK's first sanctions will target 25 Russian nationals it said were involved in the mistreatment and death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, and 20 Saudi nationals held responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the foreign ministry said. "Today this government ... sends a very clear message on behalf of the British people that those with...
UK  Prime Minister Borris Johnson  Rushed To Hospital After COVID-19 Infection Worsens

UK Prime Minister Borris Johnson Rushed To Hospital After COVID-19 Infection Worsens

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By Elite Reporter There is untold fear and uncertainty after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital on Sunday for tests, his office said, 10 days after he tested positive for Coronavirus.Johnson, 55, announced he had mild symptoms of COVID-19 on March 27 and had been in self-isolation at his Downing Street residence for seven days. He had been scheduled to reemerge on Friday after a week of recovery and working remotely, but said he would remain at home because he still had a high temperature -- one of the symptoms. Downing Street said in a statement on Sunday: "On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests. "This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronav...
British Soldier Launches Campaign To Give All Ugandans Shoes

British Soldier Launches Campaign To Give All Ugandans Shoes

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By Elite News Reporter A British soldier has launched a charitable campaign of donating shoes to all Ugandans who cannot afford at least one pair. Staff Sergeant Ian Payne says that when he moved his family from the UK to Uganda for work, little did he know that he would also embark on a journey of generosity. Staff Sergeant Ian Payne with some of the shoes he collected to give out to Ugandans For the past eight months Ian has been on secondment at the High Commission of Uganda in the capital Kampala. He started a running group at a local boxing club where he saw the poor condition of the runners' shoes. "I looked down and saw that the boys' shoes were in a bad way," says Ian, who is originally from London, UK. "I felt fortunate for myself and my family but very sad ...
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