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Patisserie Valerie: Scale of alleged fraud may be worse than first feared

Patisserie Valerie: Scale of alleged fraud may be worse than first feared

Business
The crisis-hit owner of Patisserie Valerie is examining "options" for the business, warning the scale of alleged fraud in its accounts may be much worse than initially feared. Trading in shares of Patisserie Holdings were suspended in October when it flagged a black hole in its accounts from "potentially fraudulent" accounting irregularities.The fallout saw its former finance director arrested and released amid a Serious Fraud Office investigation.The company said on Tuesday evening: "The work carried out by the company's forensic accountants since (October) has revealed that the misstatement of its accounts was extensive, involving very significant manipulation of the balance sheet and profit and loss accounts."Among other manipulations, this involved thousands of false en...
Hibernian fan arrested over alleged racial abuse of Hearts ace Clevid Dikamona

Hibernian fan arrested over alleged racial abuse of Hearts ace Clevid Dikamona

Sports
KICK IT OUT TV footage appeared to show the Hibs supporter aim an insult at the Congo international A Hibernian fan has been arrested for the alleged racial abuse of Heart of Midlothian ace Clevid Dikamona. TV footage appear to catch a supporter aim an insult towards the defender as Hearts claimed a 1-0 win. Hibernian’s Easter Road stadium. And it was confirmed a fan had been apprehended. “A 65-year-old man has now been arrested following the racial abuse of a Hearts player,” said match commander Superintendent Jim Royan. “There is no place in Scotland for hate crime and I want to reassure the public that reports of such incidents will be treated seriously. Dikamona during a spell at Dagenh...
US student detained in Israel for alleged boycott support

US student detained in Israel for alleged boycott support

World
In a groundbreaking case, Israel has detained an American graduate student at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott campaign against the Jewish state. The case highlights Israel's concerns about the boycott movement and the great efforts it has made to stop it. The grassroots campaign has made significant inroads in recent years, particularly among university students and millennials. Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old U.S. citizen with Palestinian grandparents, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport last Tuesday with a valid student visa. But she was barred from entering the country and ordered deported, based on suspicions she is a boycott supporter. An Israeli court has ordered that she remain in custody while she appeals. The weeklong detent...
Pastor on trial for alleged terror ties, spying

Pastor on trial for alleged terror ties, spying

World
An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara. Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina, is facing up to 35 years in prison on charges of "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member" and "espionage." The trial begins Monday in western Izmir province. Brunson was arrested in December 2016 for alleged links to both an outlawed Kurdish insurgent group and the network of the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who Turkey blames for a masterminding a failed military coup that year. The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, denies the claim. Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for 23 years, has denied all allegations, saying that he solely worked as ...
Russia warns of 'serious consequences' if US acts on alleged Syrian chemical attack

Russia warns of 'serious consequences' if US acts on alleged Syrian chemical attack

World
Warning: This story contains images that may be upsetting to some readers. Russia is warning the U.S. against any “military intervention” in Syria over the government's alleged chemical attack against civilians this weekend, saying any such response would be “unacceptable” and lead to the “most serious consequences”. The foreign ministry in Moscow also says in a statement on its website that allegations of the chemical attack are “fabricated,” suggesting the claims were invented by rebel forces and the Syrian Civil Defense known as the White Helmets. “It is necessary to warn again that military intervention under invented and fabricated pretexts in Syria, where at the request of the lawful government there are Russian military personnel, is absolutely unacceptable and can lead to the mos