Harvey Weinstein and accusers reach tentative compensation deal: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs from a court hearing in New York, New York, U.S., April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo (Reuters) – Harvey Weinstein, women who accused him of sexual misconduct, his former film studio’s board members … Continue reading Harvey Weinstein and accusers reach tentative compensation deal: WSJ

Nigerian central bank head Emefiele to serve second five-year term

Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele speaks during the monthly Monetary Policy Committee meeting in Abuja, Nigeria January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele was approved for a second five-year term in office … Continue reading Nigerian central bank head Emefiele to serve second five-year term

Hundreds of thousands protest against ruling elite in Algeria

Demonstrators hold flags and banners demanding the departure of Algeria’s ruling elite, a month after the downfall of President Abdelaziz Bouteflik, during an anti-government protest in Algiers, Algeria, May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina ALGIERS (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading Hundreds of thousands protest against ruling elite in Algeria

Algeria’s ruling party names relatively young new leader amid protests

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party has elected businessman Mohamed Djemai as its new leader, state television said on Tuesday, a month after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit in the face of mass protests. Mohamed Djemai, (R) … Continue reading Algeria’s ruling party names relatively young new leader amid protests

Swiss group files criminal complaint against Credit Suisse over Mozambique loans

The logo of of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at an office building in Zurich’s Oerlikon suburb, Switzerland July 27, 2017. Picture taken July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A Swiss anti-corruption lobby group has filed … Continue reading Swiss group files criminal complaint against Credit Suisse over Mozambique loans

Drugmakers Astellas, Amgen to pay $125 million in U.S. charity kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) – Two drugmakers will pay nearly $125 million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging the use of their high-priced medications, the … Continue reading Drugmakers Astellas, Amgen to pay $125 million in U.S. charity kickback probe

Surescripts faces U.S. antitrust lawsuit over electronic prescription monopoly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed an antitrust lawsuit against the health information network Surescripts on Wednesday, accusing them of using illegal means to maintain monopolies over two portions of the electronic prescribing market. Surescripts said in … Continue reading Surescripts faces U.S. antitrust lawsuit over electronic prescription monopoly

Algeria’s tycoon Kouninef brothers placed in temporary custody – Ennahar TV

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Four brothers from the Kouninef family – tycoons close to Algeria’s former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika – have been placed in temporary custody by a judge, private channel Ennahar TV reported on Wednesday. Issad Rebrab, president and owner … Continue reading Algeria’s tycoon Kouninef brothers placed in temporary custody – Ennahar TV

Algiers court summons former PM Ouyahia in public waste probe – state TV

ALGIERS (Reuters) – An Algerian court has summoned former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and current Finance Minister Mohamed Loukal, two close associates of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in a probe into the wasting of public money, state TV said on … Continue reading Algiers court summons former PM Ouyahia in public waste probe – state TV