Syrians arrested in German probe of money transferred abroad

The new 100 and 200 Euro banknotes with new security features are presented at the headquarters of Germany's Federal reserve Bundesbank in Frankfurt, Germany, May 21, 2019. (Reuters)
Updated 11 September 2019

Syrians arrested in German probe of money transferred abroad

  • The men, ages 34 and 37, are suspected of being part of a criminal network that earned commissions for sending sums abroad

BERLIN: German authorities have arrested two Syrian men on suspicion of transferring large amounts of money abroad that might have been used to fund extremist activity.
German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that the men, ages 34 and 37, are suspected of being part of a criminal network that earned commissions for sending six-figure sums abroad.
Dpa says 11 people are under investigation. Police and prosecutors searched 16 locations in the northern states of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania and Hamburg on Wednesday.
The news agency quoted Flensburg chief prosecutor Ulrike Stahlmann-Liebelt as saying authorities are also investigating whether there are indications of "terror financing."


Ukraine PM submits resignation letter, president to consider it

Updated 17 January 2020

Ukraine PM submits resignation letter, president to consider it

  • Oleksiy Honcharuk said he resigned “to take away any doubts about our respect and trust in the President”
  • Ukrainian President Volodymur Zelenskiy said he will consider it

KIEV: Ukraine’s Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has submitted a letter of resignation and President Volodymur Zelenskiy will consider it, the presidential office said on Friday.
“I came to the position of fulfilling the program of the President. He is for me a model of openness and decency,” Honcharuk said on Facebook.
“However, in order to take away any doubts about our respect and trust in the President, I wrote a letter of resignation and handed it to the President with the right to submit it to Parliament,” he added.