Peru's top court orders release of jailed opposition leader Keiko Fujimori
Peru's top court orders release of jailed opposition leader Keiko Fujimori , jailed last year for alleged money laundering and receiving illegal contributions from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Fujimori, who denies the accusations, has been in prison since October last year pending trial over money laundering. She is the daughter of the country's authoritarian ex-president Alberto Fujimori, who is also currently serving a 25-year sentence for human rights crimes and graft. The decision comes as the country prepares to hold legislative elections on Jan.
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli police said on Tuesday that two associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were suspected of offering a judge promotion in return for closing a criminal case against the premier's wife.
Israeli PM Netanyahu indicted on graft charges . Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing and dismissed the charges against him as part of "an attempted coup." If Netanyahu is replaced, the new Likud leader would be the party's candidate in the likely third parliamentary election. nm/sms (AP, dpa).
Israel's state prosecutor said Thursday he intends to charge the personal lawyer of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with money-laundering in the state's purchase of submarines from German firm Thyssenkrupp.
Netanyahu has in the past been questioned as a witness in the case but was not considered a suspect.
Nevertheless, with prospects of another snap election looming and the premier already charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust, it is sure to provide ammunition for his political rivals.
Thousands of Palestinians protest US move on Israeli settlements
Palestinians burned effigies of US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday, as thousands protested against a shift in US policy on Israeli settlements. Prime Minister Netanyahu hailed the decision, but Palestinians were outraged and on Tuesday thousands gathered in the occupied territories to protest against the decision. Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh led the protests in Ramallah in the central West Bank, telling the crowds they would never accept the US position."We are here to say with a loud and clear voice that we want to end the (Israeli) occupation," he said.
Netanyahu stressed that Iran was the main subject of his meeting with Pompeo, adding "the second Netanyahu , who is fighting for his political life after an indictment on graft charges , has hailed the Trump Six new European countries agreed to support the Instex system and Netanyahu said that
Case 1,000: Mr Netanyahu has been charged with fraud and breach of trust in this case. He is alleged to have received various high-value benefits Mr Netanyahu has been seeking new laws granting him immunity from prosecution. That was one of factors driving the country's last two elections, and one
Main challenger Benny Gantz, a former Israeli army chief, has repeatedly accused the country's longest-serving prime minister of profiting personally from the submarine purchase.
Netanyahu denies the accusation.
Israel's justice ministry said Thursday that subject to pre-indictment hearings for all the suspects, it intended to charge Netanyahu's personal lawyer and cousin, David Shimron, with money-laundering.
Charges of bribery are pending against another Israeli businessman and the former head of the Israeli navy, a ministry statement said.
Attorney general Avichai Mandelblit last month announced charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust against Netanyahu in three different corruption cases, numbered 1,000, 2,000 and 4,000.
Thousands rally in support of Israel's Netanyahu after graft indictment
Thousands rally in support of Israel's Netanyahu after graft indictmentTEL AVIV (Reuters) - Several thousand Israelis rallied on Tuesday in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he faces the gravest threat to his political survival after corruption charges and two failed elections.
If Netanyahu changed the regulations to get good coverage, and you can prove that, that’s definitely a Any actual indictment may be months away, pending a hearing with Mr. Netanyahu ’s lawyers and a Adding to the prime minister’s woes , however, Mr. Filber is not the first former ally to have turned
A new election would not only buy Netanyahu additional time in office, it would also give him the opportunity to secure a more sympathetic parliament. Israel’s political system has been in disarray for the last year, in large part because of Netanyahu ’s legal woes . Two elections held this year ended in
On Thursday he announced his intention to indict on case 3,000, which involved Germany's 2017 sale of military submarines and other Thyssenkrupp-designed vessels for a total sum of around two billion dollars.
The ministry statement announced indictments against the industrial giant's local agent Michael Ganor and former navy chief Eliezer Marom, among others.
The Israeli police announced in November 2018 it had enough evidence to charge a number of suspects, including Shimron.
- Election countdown, again -
Thursday's announcement comes as lawmakers face a looming December 11 deadline to find a solution or see parliament dissolved once again.
Kevin O'Leary's wife Linda had alcohol on her breath on night of fatal boat crash: docs
The wife of "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary had alcohol on her breath the night of a fatal boat crash in August, new documents reveal. © FoxNews.com Linda O'Leary, who has been charged with 'careless operation of a vessel' in a boat accident that killed two people, has a court date set for October 29. According to documents obtained by CBC News, a Canadian news outlet, police said an alcohol screening test administered to Linda O'Leary at the time of the accident registered an alert.
Though Netanyahu will receive a hearing prior to a formal indictment, the authority will remain with the attorney " Is it best for the country to be governed by a leader charged with serious criminal acts of There's also a new centrist list led by a former army general – who is strong in the polls and who
Netanyahu was recently charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases in which he is accused of trading regulatory or With the charges against him issued amid the political impasse, Netanyahu has driven up his rhetoric against his perceived enemies, berating law
An April election ended with neither side in control of enough parliamentary seats to form a viable coalition government.
The same happened in a second poll in September.
During bitter campaigning for the April vote, Gantz made "zero tolerance for corruption" a central plank of his platform.
He also accused Netanyahu and those close to him of running the country and its institutions as their personal fiefdom.
Gantz's centrist Blue and White alliance has said that Netanyahu may have committed treason by agreeing to allow Germany to sell Egypt submarines without the knowledge of the defence ministry.
Germany consults Israel before such sales due to the relationship between the two countries, Israeli media have reported.
Blue and White say Netanyahu may have pushed for the submarine deal -- which they say was surplus to requirements -- to boost the stock of a company in which he had owned shares.
In March, Netanyahu made an unscheduled TV appearance to refute the allegations, striding in front of cameras on privately-owned Channel 12 during the main evening newscast.
"I have to smash the wave of lies spread by Gantz," and other Blue and White leaders, he said.
Netanyahu said that on the advice of his cousin, he had in 2007 bought $600,000 of stock in a company that manufactured components used in the metal industry, he said.
He said he sold it in 2010 -- when already premier -- and that the relevant authorities were made aware of the holdings and sale.
He reportedly sold at a profit of more than $3 million.
Netanyahu added that the submarine sale to Israel took place over a year later.
"It's a company that has nothing to do with submarines," he said.
Two days after that interview, German prosecutors said they were investigating the 2017 sale.
That came shortly after Ganor was arrested in Israel, after changing his testimony during the investigation into corruption suspicions around the purchase of the German submarines.
Israel heads for third election and Netanyahu clings to power .
Israel will hold an unprecedented third national election in less than a year, following the failure of political leaders to break the ongoing deadlock. © Gali Tibbon//AFP/Getty Images Israeli Kahol Lavan (Blue and White) political alliance leader Benny Gantz pictured during a session of the Knesset in Jerusalem on December 11, 2019. The Knesset had until midnight Wednesday to agree on a politician who could command the support of 61 out of the 120 members of Israel's parliament. When no one was able to garner the minimum backing, an election in March 2020 was automatically triggered.