According to the American Gem Society, anthropologists found evidence of engagement rings dating back to the ancient Roman Empire. However, diamond engagements rings as people know them today date back to 1477 when Austria's Archduke Maximillian had one designed for his soon-to-be wife. This started a trend that...
It’s an interesting time for east Africa. Until recently, no one believed it had much energy wealth at all—6 billion barrels, tops, compared to its western counterpart, which boasts at least 60. But the times they are a-changin’. At the end of last month, Kenya sent the...
If I told you that while the United States is engaged in a costly war against illegal drugs and the vicious cartels that traffic them, U.S. banks are willfully flouting U.S. and Mexican laws and helping these cartels launder their money , would you believe me? For decades...
The former ABN AMRO Bank N.V., now named the Royal Bank of Scotland N.V., has agreed to forfeit $500 million to the United States in connection with a conspiracy to defraud the United States, to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and to violate the...