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

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

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

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

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

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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During the pandemic, El Salvador hopes to revive tourism with a folkloric art rebrand

On October 7, Salvadoran Tourism Minister Morena Valdez launched the new tourism logo “El Salvador” inspired by the work and art of Fernando Llort. The newly designed rebrand is intended to promote tourist […]

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In Belarus, tech workers fear for their industry’s future

This article is made possible through a partnership with Transitions, a Prague-based publishing and media training organisation The spotlight of international media may have moved elsewhere, but Belarus’ political crisis drags on. After […]

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Australian government on collision course with Facebook and Google over news revenue

In what could be a world first if successful, the Australian government has drafted laws that would force tech giants Facebook and Google to negotiate with media companies over payment for linking […]

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Serbian government first flaunts, then denies having sold weapons to both Armenia and Azerbaijan

This story originally appeared at Istinomer (Truth-O-Meter), a fact-checking initiative of the Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA). An edited version is published below as part of a content-sharing agreement with Global Voices. A raging […]

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Invasion into the office of an attorney and the destruction of evidence. Another drift of violation of the rights of attorneys in Ukraine

“When I come to another country, I never ask whether the laws are good or bad. I only ask if they are implemented”, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, “Doomed City”. A systematic violation […]

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What Weibo and Chinese media are saying about TikTok’s pending sale to US companies

Since United States’ President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok in the U.S. as long as the social media app remained in the hands of a Chinese company, the app’s parent company ByteDance has […]

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Financial crimes

UK FinTech Working Together to Combat Financial Crime

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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Business news / Financial crimes

Danske Bank mired in money laundering scandal

Danske Bank is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 1871, it is currently embroiled in the Nordic region’s biggest money laundering scandal. The Bank got distress signals from its branch operations in […]

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The elite of the country: Who is behind the creation of closed business clubs in Ukraine?

Personal acquaintances play one of the most critical roles in the business environment. Old and new connections allow an entrepreneur to efficiently maintain his business, enter new markets and develop different sectors. […]

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