Financial crimes

Thieves targeted crypto execs and threatened their families in wide-ranging scheme

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Two alleged thieves targeted cryptocurrency executives and threatened their families, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a wide-ranging scheme, according to a Justice Department indictment handed down Thursday in Massachusetts. Eric Meiggs and […]

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Transnational Crime is a $1.6 trillion to $2.2 trillion Annual “Business”, Finds New GFI Report

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WASHINGTON, DC – Globally the business of transnational crime is valued at an average of $1.6 trillion to $2.2 trillion annually, according to a new report released today by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington DC-based […]

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UK FinTech Working Together to Combat Financial Crime

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Since its launch in 2017, seventeen of the UK’s leading Financial Technology (FinTech) firms have agreed to join the UK FinTech Financial Crime Exchange (FFE). The Exchange, established by  FINTRAIL and RUSI enables firms to collaborate […]

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Caribbean denounces Trump’s decision to put Cuba back on terrorism list; hopes for a reversal with Biden

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Prior to former United States President Donald Trump’s departure on January 20, his administration made several efforts to “lock in” certain controversial policies, including additional immigration restrictions. The move that has raised […]

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Nepali Times, a leading English-language weekly, starts 2021 by reviving its print edition

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It comes as no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the crisis of the news industry, long affected by losses in advertising revenue and in a desperate search for a sustainable […]

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Venezuela refuels its territorial dispute with Guyana in area with massive offshore oil find

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Political tensions between Guyana and Venezuela are escalating over a longstanding border dispute over an area that comprises two-thirds of the smaller English-speaking South American country. The area in question is the […]

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How global tech companies enable the Belarusian regime — and the Belarusian revolution

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Belarusians continue to protest against longtime ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka, braving police violence and the cold. As the EU prepares its third package of sanctions against Belarusian officials and enterprises, demands are growing […]

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Hong Kong persecutes political dissidents by freezing their bank accounts

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Hong Kong’s recently enacted national security law has empowered the security police to freeze suspects’ bank accounts during an investigation, which has eroded public trust in the banking system. In the past […]

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Australia-China relations hit rock bottom after provocative tweet by senior Communist Party official

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Australian-Chinese relations have taken a dramatic dip following an offensive tweet by China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian. The doctored image included with the Tweet depicted an Australian soldier slitting the throat […]

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Beijing’s misgivings with tech billionaire Jack Ma, as seen by Chinese social media

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Earlier this month, the financial world was shocked by the sudden suspension of Ant Group’s initial public offering (IPO), set to debut on the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock market on November […]

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New Year’s at the Burj Khalifa

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As I was going through my camera’s spare memory card the other day, I discovered that there were still tons of video and photos from our New Year’s eve celebration in Dubai […]

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Burj Khalifa spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration

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The breathtaking fireworks display, perfectly timed to the show on the facade of the Burj Khalifa, was complemented by dazzling lights and lasers, all synchronised to The Dubai Fountain show, leaving global […]

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The 73-year-old Vietnamese refugee is responsible for bringing Sriracha to American consumers

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After settling in Los Angeles in 1979, Tran founded Huy Fong Foods Inc., named for the Huey Fong boat that brought him to the U.S., and started making hot sauces for local […]

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Russia’s indigenous peoples campaign against Arctic pollution

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Across the Russian Arctic, indigenous peoples are asking Elon Musk not to buy nickel from Norilsk Nickel, one of the largest nickel and palladium mining companies in the world. For the past […]

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