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One of the world's 'dodgiest addresses', in leafy Herts, UK
Leaked banking documents have given a glimpse into international money-laundering. They show that it happens in some unlikely places.
All passengers on Epstein flights to be named 'sparking panic among rich friends
The records of every flight made by Jeffrey Epstien’s private aircrafts over 21 years have been subpoenaed.
At least 5 space rocks headed towards Earth this week, as Japan extends its Hayabusa2 asteroid-hunter mission
In yet another cosmic barrage of boulders and debris, NASA is warning of at least five close asteroid flybys this week, just days after Japan’s space agency announced it would be extending its asteroid-hunter mission.
U.S. Virgin Islands AG demands ENTIRETY of Epstein flight logs, ‘sparking panic’ among wealthy passengers
The US Virgin Islands Attorney General has subpoenaed 21 years’ worth of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs, reportedly striking fear in the hearts of high-profile passengers not yet exposed as Lolita Express riders.
Secret documents show how North Korea launders money through U.S. banks
North Korea carried out an elaborate money laundering scheme for years using a string of shell companies and help from Chinese companies, moving money through prominent banks in New York, according to confidential bank documents reviewed...
Sanctioned Putin associate ‘laundered millions’ through Barclays
One of Vladimir Putin's closest friends may have used Barclays Bank in London to launder money and dodge sanctions, leaked documents suggest.
Game of Laws: Compliance in the Age of Regulatory Proliferation
Even if the pace at which regulations are drafted seems to be slowing down, at least at the EU-level, regulations in general are still trending toward bullish proliferation. In the financial-crime field alone, around 1,300 binding pieces...
Companies House to tighten its checks
The UK government is to overhaul the system of checks for Britain’s register of companies after criticism that the database is too easily abused by money launderers and fraudsters.
YouTube announces its own TikTok competitor
YouTube's own TikTok copycat is here.
HSBC shares fall to 25-year low as fears for China business grow
HSBC's shares plunged to historic lows on Monday as the bank was hit by new fears about its business in China and a report accusing it and other major lenders of failing to stop criminals from moving dirty money around the world.
Capitalism isn't working anymore. Here's how the pandemic could change it forever
Capitalism is in crisis. The pandemic could change it forever, in favor of workers and those in greatest need.
Quote of the Day
The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.
“I Accept Pay Less Than My Worth Just To Get A Job": How The Gig Economy Screwed Over Millennials
After the recession, newly vulnerable workers were forced to take crappy jobs and a decade later, they’re still screwed. Read this excerpt from Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation.
How an Oregon Wildfire Became One of the Most Destructive
The Almeda fire left a path of destruction as it tore through the Rogue Valley in southern Oregon. About 24 hours after it started, an estimated 2,350 homes had been left in ashes. We used satellite images, videos and social media posts ...
Does The National Debt Matter? | What's Next For The U.S. Economy
With the national debt surging past $26 trillion, we asked top economists, analysts and policy makers why the deficit matters. Paul Krugman said the deficit doesn't matter too much and said instead the great danger is that America spends...
A 90 years old Homeowner Nearly Loses Her House Because She Owed 6 Cents in Back Taxes (USA news, obviously)
A nearly 90-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s was close to losing her home after the nickel and penny she owed in taxes in 2019 accrued to more than $300 in “interest”.
Bahamas to launch its digital currency next month
The Central Bank of The Bahamas is said to be launching its sovereign digital currency, Sand Dollar, next month.
My country may be swept away by the climate crisis if the rest of the world fails to uphold its promises
David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands
Now is a time for courage. It will take sacrifices from everyone for us all to survive, the president of the Marshall Islands writes
Judge blocks Trump bid to remove WeChat from stores over China fears
San Francisco judge cites free speech concerns, while Trump backs TikTok Oracle deal which may include Walmart
Leak reveals $2tn of possibly corrupt US financial activity
Among those named in reports is Paul Manafort, former political strategist for Donald Trump
Homeland Security warns of a 'critical' security flaw in Windows servers
Homeland Security has issued an emergency alert for a Windows security flaw, Zerologon, that allows attackers to compromise entire networks.
Here are some of the biggest revelations that came out of the leaked FinCEN reports
A BuzzFeed report revealed files showing JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, and Deutsche Bank facilitated the movement of criminal money even after getting caught.
How Deutsche Bank Let Crooked Clients Run Rampant
When the $10 billion mirror trading scandal was exposed, little emerged about who its victims were or how much Deutsche’s executives knew. The FinCEN Files investigation shows how deep the rot went.
Secret Documents Show How Criminals Use Famous Banks To Finance Terror And Death
Thousands of secret “suspicious activity reports” offer a never-before-seen picture of corruption and complicity - and how the government lets it flourish.
The Dead Man With The Link To Two Of The World’s Largest Money Laundering Scandals
A FinCEN Files investigation.
Forget Panama Papers and the Caribbeans. The real money laundering is facilitated by the biggest banks in countries that criticizing the Caribbeans (It's always the ones with the dirty hands pointing the fingers).
HSBC moved scam millions, big banking leak shows
HSBC allowed fraudsters to transfer millions of dollars around the world even after it had learned of their scam, leaked secret files show.
Indian father of 5 girls cuts open pregnant wife’s belly to see if she is having a son
Police in India have revealed details of a horrifying case in which a father of five daughters allegedly slashed open his pregnant wife’s abdomen because he wanted to find out if she was going to have a son.
Finnish cruise ship runs aground in Baltic Sea
The situation is stable as preparations are under way to evacuate the Amorella, coastguard says.
The best sportsman in the history: Spanish Triathlete Allows Competitor to Beat Him as he deserves to win...
Spain triathlete gives up medal to rival who went wrong way . British athlete James Teagle was oh-so-close to placing third in the 2020 Santander Triathlon in Spain. Thing is ... about 100 yards before reaching the finish line, Teagle...
‘I have used blackness when it was not mine’: ANOTHER white BLM activist admits to FAKING being black
An Indianapolis activist for Black Lives Matter, Satchuel Paigelyn Cole, has admitted to pretending to be black for years, coming forward after a local news report revealed the truth.
Facebook sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through phone cameras
Social media giant Facebook secretly used iPhone cameras to obtain “extremely private and intimate” information about the uses of its Instagram picture and video sharing app, a new US lawsuit claims.
Putin, the poisoning and Belarus: what's really going on?
Vladimir Putin has been rattled by protests in Belarus and Russia’s far east - and stands accused of poisoning Alexei Navalny, his only real political rival at home. What does Putin really fear?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87
The second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg’s pointed and powerful dissenting opinions earned her late-life rock stardom.
16 shot at backyard party in Rochester, New York
Two people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured when at least one person opened fire at a backyard party in Rochester in upstate New York, local officials and witnesses say.
Bill Gates Warns Climate Change Is an Even Harder Problem Than the Pandemic
“We’re short about two dozen great innovations.”
Apple Opens First Floating Store at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Welcome to Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the world's first Apple Store to sit directly on the water.
Politicians should take citizens’ assemblies seriously
IN 403BC Athens decided to overhaul its institutions. A disastrous war with Sparta had shown that direct democracy, whereby adult male citizens voted on laws, was not enough to stop eloquent demagogues from getting what they wanted, and ...
From Nollywood to Netflix African entertainers are wowing global audiences
“I SWEAR TO make sure you never forget about me,” sings Burna Boy on the opening track of “Twice as Tall”, which was released last month. These days there is little chance of that.
Coronavirus cases top 30 million worldwide amid ‘alarming’ spread in Europe
World Health Organisation warns against shortening quarantine periods as region faces September Covid-19 surge.
Mourning woman TWERKS ON COFFIN in bizarre Ecuadorian funeral (VIDEO)
Funerals are usually a somber affair, but for one woman, the death of a loved one was a chance to hop on top of the coffin and twerk to say goodbye. A video of the bizarre funeral dance has gone viral.
You have to applaud tiny Barbados for finally cutting its colonial ties & telling the British Queen: ‘You’re fired’
The tiny Caribbean nation has decided now is the time to remove Her Majesty as its head of state. Might it spark a chain reaction among other former colonies?
Trust and Distrust in the American Political System
Panelists discuss the intersection of U.S. politics and the theory of the “deep state,” including the devolution of public trust in government agencies and what effect this has, how to combat public distrust, and the role and responsibil...
Dr. Fauci: 3 everyday things you can do to help boost your immune system
There are certain practices that we know can help end the Covid-19 pandemic, like wearing a mask, washing your hands and avoiding people. And when it comes to your individual health, there are habits that can help your immune system func...
Mystery over where £50,000,000,000 of UK banknotes are
Around £50 billion of banknotes in UK circulation are unaccounted for, according to a public spending watchdog.
Banksy loses legal battle, puts his EU trademark at risk – all because of his anonymity
The renowned street artist can not keep intellectual property rights on his work as he could not be “unquestionably” recognized as its sole owner due to his complete anonymity, a European intellectual property authority has ruled.
Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state and become free
Barbados has announced its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic. "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," the Caribbean island nation's government said.
'My Blackness has never been a hindrance to me' . How Edward Enninful Is Shaking Up British Vogue
'This Is Not the Time for Tiptoeing.' How British Vogue's Edward Enninful Is Shaking Up the Fashion World
'Hi, this is Navalny': Poisoned Putin critic posts photo from hospital as his aide says he plans to return to Russia
"I still can hardly do anything, but yesterday I was able to breathe on my own for the whole day," wrote Alexei Navalny, a prominent Putin opponent.
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