Brazil’s Lula ordered to stand trial over corruption charges

Brazil’s Lula ordered to stand trial over corruption charges

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must stand trial for corruption, a judge ruled Tuesday, after prosecutors accused the popular leftist of masterminding the large-scale plundering of state oil company Petrobras. The crusading judge behind the Petrobras investigation, Sergio Mora, accepted charges filed last week by prosecutors investigating Lula — making him the […]

Apple ordered to repay Ireland record €13 billion over undue tax benefits

Apple ordered to repay Ireland record €13 billion over undue tax benefits

EU antitrust regulators ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid. The massive sum, 40 times bigger than the previous known demand by the European Commission to […]