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Glencore and the Order of Friendship

13/04/2022

Glencore and the Order of Friendship

The trading giant’s lucrative deals with allies of Vladimir Putin

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Russian football club under US sanctions operates through UK

03/03/2022

Russian football club under US sanctions operates through UK

An elite Russian football club under US sanctions is partly controlled through a British company

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BP boss is trustee of group that orchestrated Putin PR stunts

25/02/2022

BP boss is trustee of group that orchestrated Putin PR stunts

The boss of BP sits alongside Vladimir Putin and eleven sanctioned oligarchs on the board of an influential society that safeguards Russian “national identity”

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London is a battleground for Nigeria’s looted oil millions

08/02/2022

London is a battleground for Nigeria’s looted oil millions

Fortunes stolen by military dictator Sani Abacha are now being fought over in UK courts

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Kazakh leader’s grandson was mystery client at collapsed ‘golden visa’ firm

21/01/2022

Kazakh leader’s grandson was mystery client at collapsed ‘golden visa’ firm

Dolfin Financial went bust after being accused of misleading regulators over its ties with Nurali Aliyev, an oligarch with luxury property in London

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EU ministers back gas project linked to Malta journalist’s murder

22/11/2021

EU ministers back gas project linked to Malta journalist’s murder

The EU has pledged to phase-out support for fossil-fuel infrastructure - but energy ministers are arguing for an exception to be made for Malta

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Cummings pushed NHS to skirt funding rules for data project

22/06/2021

Cummings pushed NHS to skirt funding rules for data project

Leaked emails show PM’s aide told head of NHSX ‘no delay please – just send immediately’

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Health company favoured by Hancock linked to Tory donors

22/06/2021

Health company favoured by Hancock linked to Tory donors

Shareholders in Babylon Healthcare made donations to Conservatives and Hancock’s 2019 leadership campaign

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Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Kazakh Millions

10/11/2020

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Kazakh Millions

A new investigation solves a five-year riddle—and raises more questions about secretive investments in London

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Muck for Brass: Watchdog shuts down £6.5m biogas gaming scheme

10/10/2020

Muck for Brass: Watchdog shuts down £6.5m biogas gaming scheme

Muck for Brass: Watchdog shuts down £6.5m biogas gaming following SourceMaterial investigation

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UK export agency waited a year before reporting Airbus corruption evidence

06/07/2020

UK export agency waited a year before reporting Airbus corruption evidence

A government body sat on clear evidence of corruption by Airbus for more than a year before raising the alarm

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