An auction house in Switzerland has sold 25 luxury cars including Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis that Geneva authorities seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president in a money-laundering probe. Swiss authorities say the sale Sunday by auctioneer Bonhams fetched £21.9 million, with the proceeds going to a charity to benefit the people of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea. The sale took place at the Bonmont Golf & Country Club in Cheserex near Geneva, Switzerland The auction came after the Geneva prosecutor's office announced in February it had closed a case against Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of the country's four-decade president, Teodoro Obiang, and two others following a probe of money laundering and mismanagement of public assets. Swiss authorities seized the cars and ordered the sequestration of a yacht in 2016. An auction house in Switzerland sold 25 luxury cars including Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis that Geneva authorities seized from the … [Read more...] about Fleet of luxury cars including Ferraris and Lamborghinis worth more than $20m are sold at auction after Swiss authorities seized them from son of Equatorial Guinea’s president in money-laundering probe
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Archaeologists believe they have found where the burial crypt of Antony and Cleopatra, who are thought to have died around 30 BC. Egyptian historians say that they believe they now know where to dig and hope to uncover the tomb 'soon'. The ancient city of Taposiris Magna, around eighteen miles from Alexandria, is believed to be where the two ruler's remains were laid to rest. Archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass said: 'The long-lost tomb of Antony and Cleopatra will be eventually uncovered. Scroll down for video Archaeologists believe they found where the crypt of Antony and Cleopatra is buried. Historians say they believe they know where to dig and hope to uncover the tomb soon. Here, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star as the famed ancient couple in the 1963 film (file photo) Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, said that it is only a matter of time before they uncover it. 'I hope to find the tomb of … [Read more...] about Burial site of Cleopatra and Mark Antony will be ‘uncovered soon’: Final resting site of the famed Pharaoh will be revealed near the Egyptian city of Alexandria, archaeologist claims
A whistleblower complaint and details of a call with the president of Ukraine have made Donald Trump the target of a congressional impeachment inquiry. Potential fallout from the swirling controversy isn't limited to the White House, however, as former Vice-President Joe Biden, a Democratic candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, is being pulled into the vortex whether he likes it or not. Whether he deserves it or not.The explanation is straightforward. Mr Trump is in the impeachment cross-hairs because he requested that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky investigate Mr Biden for pressuring the Ukrainian government in 2015 to fire a prosecutor who had looked into an energy firm with ties to the vice-president's son, Hunter.If Mr Trump can successfully call into question Mr Biden's actions, then his Ukrainian phone request appears more proper. As the president and his defenders have said, asking a foreign government - particularly one receiving US aid - to crack … [Read more...] about Is impeachment damaging Biden’s 2020 bid?
Time is running out if you haven’t taken advantage of the government’s offer of free money towards buying your first home. That’s because the help-to-buy Isa – with which the government will give you up to £3,000 with only some strings attached – closes to new savers on 30 November. Provided you are in before that date, you can continue tucking money away for another 10 years. So if you, or your offspring, are over 16 and have never owned a home but may well want to in the future, you might want to reserve your spot by signing up now. You can open an account with as little as £1, and don’t have to pay in every month, so some might say it’s a no-brainer to grab one now before they are withdrawn from sale. However, to slightly confuse matters, there is another account that also offers a government cash bonus for savers: the lifetime Isa. So should you get that instead – or take out both? Here we run through what you need to know. … [Read more...] about Help-to-buy Isa: last chance to get up to £3,000 of free government cash
The family of an elderly man who died after being involved in a grisly crash with Venus Williams has filed suit against Florida government agencies for his death, but still believe the tennis star is responsible, DailyMail.com can disclose. Jerome Barson, 78, had to be cut free and rushed to the hospital where he later died after the Hyundai he was riding in T-boned Williams' SUV at a 'dangerously' busy intersection in Palm Beach on June 9, 2017. The Barson family is suing Palm Beach government agencies for his 'preventable' death, arguing if the streets had been properly marked, the accident would never have happened, according to court papers filed in Palm Beach County on Thursday. Although the Barsons resolved their original lawsuit against Williams in November, they still firmly believe Williams is at fault, lawyers told DailyMail.com. Attorney for the family Michael Steinger, of Steinger, Greene & Feiner told DailyMail.com: 'We are in no way … [Read more...] about The family of passenger, 78, who died after car crash with Venus Williams is suing government agencies over ‘preventable’ accident by saying there should have been road signs