15th April 2019
On a recent weekend night, the dance floor at one of the hottest clubs in Seoul’s swanky Gangnam district held only a few dozen people surrounded by mostly empty tables. A few months ago, the nightclub would have been packed with hundreds of gyrating men and women, and full tables,… Read More
12th April 2019
In the year since U.S. authorities shut down sex ad website Backpage.com, the online prostitution market has splintered across a dark and volatile internet landscape with dozens of players trying to fill the void, according to an analysis conducted by a counter-human trafficking technology company. The report, shared with Reuters… Read More
9th April 2019
Britain’s Princess Eugenie and U.S. anti-trafficking Ambassador John Richmond joined forces on Monday, calling for technologies from smartphone apps to blockchain to disrupt the modern-day slave trade as more victims worldwide are exploited online. From recruiting and advertising on social media platforms to controlling victims via their mobile phones and… Read More
4th April 2019
Some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have told associates that the findings of their probe are more damaging for President Donald Trump than Attorney General William Barr indicated in his four-page summary, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Citing government officials and others familiar with the situation, the… Read More
4th April 2019
U.S. Republican and Democratic senators will introduce legislation on Wednesday seeking to deter Russia from meddling in U.S. elections by threatening stiff sanctions on its banking, energy and defense industries and sovereign debt. Known as the “Deter Act,” the legislation is the latest effort by U.S. lawmakers to ratchet up… Read More
3rd April 2019
Members of the European Parliament are voicing concerns about the rule of law in Malta and Slovakia following the murder of two journalists investigating corruption and organized crime in the countries. The parliamentarians on Thursday formally adopted the conclusions reached last summer by a working group established within the Civil… Read More
1st April 2019
House lawmakers have advanced legislation that would prevent US banking regulators from withholding deposit and share insurance from banks solely because they provide services to state-sanctioned cannabis companies. The House Financial Services Committee on Thursday voted 34-26 to send the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 to the… Read More
27th March 2019
Modern slavery cases involving British children doubled in 2018 as criminal gangs exploit and use more young people to deal drugs, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Wednesday. The number of suspected British child slaves referred to the government last year for support rose to 1,421 – from 676… Read More
20th March 2019
Kenya’s High Court acquitted a British aristocrat on Thursday of smuggling cocaine in a shipment of sugar, ending a high-profile case that captured public interest in how the justice system would treat the scion of a prominent family. One hundred kilos of cocaine, said to be worth around $6 million,… Read More
11th March 2019
The global nature of trade brings with it huge compliance risks, exposing businesses to a wide array of rules and regulations requiring them to mitigate their exposure to money laundering and other financial crimes. One of the biggest risks that businesses face is employing third parties, be they suppliers, agents,… Read More