Midweek Roundup: EU Strengthens Sanctions Against North Korea, $50 Billion in Illegal Funds Fled Russia in 2012, and More

Nearly $50 billion was sent abroad illegally from Russia in 2012, according to the nation's Central Bank Chief Sergei Ignatyev, who added that most of the funds were moved by a highly organized unnamed group of firms. Ignatyev said that more information on the illegal money would be available on the central bank's Web site late Wednesday, according to Reuters. More The European Union expanded sanctions against North Korea Tuesday in response to the nation's recent nuclear testing. The EU added four individuals and nine entities to its blacklist. More The EU also extended its existing sanctions against Syria Monday...