The Billion-Euro Heist – A state prosecutor hunts the tax mafia
01 March 2022 | 8:20 am
Swiss authorities on Thursday extradited a German lawyer sought by Germany on account of being a key leader of a massive tax fraud scheme called "Cum-Ex." Hanno Berger, 71, was handed over to German police officials in the city of Konstanz in southern Germany, prosecutors based in Frankfurt said.
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Teenager Zara Rutherford is expected to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the globe when she is expected to return to Belgium on Thursday. The British-Belgian teenager landed in the German village of Egelsbach on Wednesday, one-stop short of completing a journey that will make her the youngest woman ever to fly solo around the globe.
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In the Libyan capital, colourful chicken and strut their feathers as they compete in the country's first chicken beauty pageant.
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Senegal's President Macky Sall, the current AU chair, talks to DW on the crises affecting the African continent and cooperation with Europe.
Nestled among some of the tallest ridges in the world is the former kingdom of Mustang. This Nepalese region of the Himalayas is home to Lo Manthang, a fortified city that has been resisting time and invaders since the 14th century. In this remote village, the power supply is limited and firewood is scarce. Some locals want a €400 permit required for visitors to be scrapped, so that tourism and their fragile economy can bloom. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.
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