Wednesday

24th May 2017

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Spanish court jails former IMF chief Rato

Spain’s high court Thursday sentenced former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Rodrigo Rato to four and a half years in jail for embezzlement and found 64 other Spanish bank executives guilty of misappropriation. Rato, who headed the IMF from 2004 to 2007 was also a prominent member of the ruling Popular Party. He served as finance minister and headed up the Caja Madrid and Bankia banks between 2003 and 2012.

Children among dead in UK bomb attack

Children are among the victims after a suspected suicide bomber detonated at the Manchester Arena on Monday, the latest in a string of terror attacks to hit Europe.

Investigation

Fight club: Russian spies seek EU recruits

Russian intelligence services are using martial arts clubs to recruit potential troublemakers in Germany and other EU countries, security experts have warned.

Letter

An open letter to ministers on the audiovisual directive

The ongoing revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive is a key opportunity to reduce exposure of Europe's children to advertisements of health-harmful products – an opportunity that should not be missed.

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