PROGRESS REPORT: French lawyers plan Libya lawsuit against Sarkozy

TRIPOLI (AFP/TSR) - Two French lawyers said they planned to initiate legal proceedings against French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday for crimes against humanity over the NATO-led military campaign...

US Dollar Under More Pressure From Interest Rates

Widening interest-rate differentials between the U.S. and Europe, uneasiness with U.S. finances and increased risk appetite are all likely to mean further weakness for the U.S. dollar this year. Nevertheless,...

The Truth About Hedge Funds and the Financial Crisis

March 21, 2011 (TSR) - A hedge fund is a fund that can take both long and short positions, use arbitrage, buy and sell undervalued securities, trade options or...

BRIEFING: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Update March 20, 2011

Note: New content has been inserted in italicized, bold font. Overview A powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Friday (March 11) at 1446 local time (0546 GMT), unleashing massive tsunami waves...
Japan Tsunami Snapshot. Click photo to enlarge.

BRIEFING: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Update March 19, 2011

Overview A powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Friday (March 11) at 1446 local time (0546 GMT), unleashing massive tsunami waves that crashed into Japan’s northeastern coast of Honshu, the...

Japan’s Coastline Before and After the Tsunami

         Japan's Coastline Before and After the Tsunami These images show the effects of the tsunami on Japan's coastline. The image on the left was taken on Sept. 5, 2010; the...

Catastrophe in Japan is an Opportunity for Money Launderers Playing the Charity Card

    Whenever there is a natural disaster, money launderers correctly take advantage of the urgent need for charitable relief to send illicit funds, masquerading as aid money, to the affected...

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Update

Overview   A powerful 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Friday (March 11) at 1446 local time (0546 GMT), unleashing massive tsunami waves that crashed into Japan’s eastern coast, leaving...