Cayman Islands leader McKeeva Bush is arrested on suspicion of corruption McKeeva Bush was detained at his home by the Financial Crime Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands PolicePolice are probing allegations of theft, misuse of a government credit card and the illegal importation of explosives Bush has publicly denied any wrongdoing | UPDATED: 17:33 GMT, 11 December 2012 The leader of the Cayman Islands was arrested on suspicion of corruption on Tuesday in connection with a series of police investigations in the Caribbean offshore financial center, authorities said. Premier McKeeva Bush was detained at his home by members of the Financial Crime Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, a police statement said. The 57-year-old premier is the focus of police probes into charges of theft, alleged misuse of a government credit card and abuse of office over the alleged importation of explosives without valid permits, the statement said
Amazing tale of WWII pilot's encounter with German flying ace who saluted an American plane and let them fly safely instead of shooting them down | UPDATED: 18:25 GMT, 9 December 2012 An American bomber pilot was fighting for his life and they lives of his six wounded crew members when he tried desperately to keep the plane from nose-diving into German territory during World War II. Adding to his concerns, 2nd Lt. Brown feared a new threat when he spotted a German plane directly next to his plane, so close that the German pilot was looking him directly in the eyes and making big gestures with his hands that only scared Brown more.
Ex-president of Turks and Caicos arrested after fleeing Caribbean islands with $180m fortune Michael Misick detained in Rio de Janeiro by Brazilian Federal PoliceAccused of masterminding a massive corruption scheme Will be extradited back to Caribbean islands to go on trial | UPDATED: 13:43 GMT, 8 December 2012 In custody: Former prime minister of the Turks and Caicos islands Michael Misick has been arrested in Brazil after fleeing the country with an alleged fortune of $180million The former jet-setting premier of the Turks and Caicos islands has been arrested in Brazil on an international warrant. Michael Misick fled the British overseas territory in 2009 after a report exposed widespread corruption. The former prime minister is alleged to have amassed a personal fortune of $180m and lived a lavish lifestyle
Britain considers recalling ambassador to Israel over plans to build 3,000 new settler homesBuilding in the area, known as E1, would sever the link between the West Bank and east JerusalemToday France summoned Israel's envoy in Paris for a meeting but played down reports it could recall its ambassador to Israel Decision to build was first indication of Israeli anger after the vote on Palestinian status was held at the UN last week | UPDATED: 01:37 GMT, 4 December 2012 The Israeli ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Office yesterday for a dressing-down over his country's settlement policy.
Generous Labour donor causes embarrassment for Ed Miliband as it emerges that he saves 13million using tax haven Peter Coates has donated 300,000 to the Labour party in the past decadeHe has built a 700million fortune on the back of betting site bet365But, a third of its profits come from a subsidiary based in GibraltarBetween 2009 and 2011, company paid 10% corporation tax, saving 13million | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 25 November 2012 Ed Miliband faced embarrassment in his crusade against tax avoiders last night after it emerged a key Labour donor has saved millions of pounds by running online gambling from a tax haven. Peter Coates, chairman of bet365, has donated 300,000 to the party in the past decade, including 10,000 to Mr Miliband this year.