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Silk Road website creator gets life term for drug plot

An undated handout photograph of Ross Ulbricht

(Reuters) – The accused mastermind behind the Silk Road underground website was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin. 00    Read More »

Mexico lawmakers demand president detail wealth after misrepresentation

Mexico's President Pena Nieto gestures during an investment announcement from brewer Grupo Modelo in Merida in Yucatan state, at Los Pinos Presidential house in Mexico City

(Reuters) – Mexico’s president came under pressure on Friday to fully disclose his financial assets following a Reuters report on Thursday that he had misrepresented the circumstances under which he acquired a property in a lakeside retreat near Mexico City. 00    Read More »

Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch up for sale

Neverland ranch

(BBC) – Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch has gone up for sale with a price tag of $100m (£65m), reports the Wall Street Journal. 00    Read More »

Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter as president

Blatter

(BBC) – Sepp Blatter has been re-elected president of Fifa, football’s world governing body, in a vote overshadowed by arrests and corruption allegations. 00    Read More »

Zuma ‘will not have to repay’ money spent on residence

Mr Zuma has previously said that he did not request the upgrades to the property

(BBC) – President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, South Africa’s police minister has said. 00    Read More »

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