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Spain’s Socialist government loses first major parliamentary vote

The Socialist government of Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez on Friday lost its first big vote since taking office, highlighting the difficulty the minority administration will have navigating Spain’s increasingly polarised political […]

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TWO CRIMINAL GROUPS DISMANTLED FOR LAUNDERING EUR 2.5 MILLION THROUGH SMURFING AND CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Europol has supported the Spanish Guardia Civil and the National Police of Colombia in dismantling two criminal organisations involved in large-scale money laundering. It is estimated that the EUR 2.5 million have been […]

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Growth in UK financial services weakens thanks to Brexit deadlock, survey finds

Growth in UK financial services has weakened with little sign of improvement on the horizon thanks to ongoing uncertainty around Brexitnegotiations and slow wage rises holding back the economy, a new survey suggests. […]

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Over 800 cryptocurrencies are now dead as bitcoin is 70 percent off its record high

Cryptocurrency projects have been popping up left, right and center in the past 18 months, but over 800 of those are now dead, adding to comparisons between the current digital coin market […]

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Turkish court overturns convictions against four human rights activists – JURIST

The Turkish Court of Cassation, the country’s highest appellate court, Tuesday overturned convictions against four human rights defenders including Honorary Chair of Amnesty International of Turkey, Taner Kılıç. All four were formerly […]

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Australia forms multi-agency task force to combat cyber crime – JURIST

On Saturday, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security Clare O’Neil announced the formation of a multi-agency task force to combat cyber crime. Called the Joint Standing Operation (JSO), the task […]

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‘Invasive’ two-finger test performed on sexual assault victims is misconduct, India Supreme Court rules – JURIST

The India Supreme Court Monday declared that performing the “two-finger” or “three-finger” vaginal test on victims of rape or sexual assault will be classed as misconduct.Also dubbed the “virginity” test, the test […]

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China-run ‘police’ station in Dublin ordered to close by Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs – JURIST

The Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs Wednesday ordered a Chinese overseas “police station” in Dublin to cease operations, according to Asia-based human rights group Safeguard Defenders. The order comes after Safeguard investigated […]

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