1st October 2020
North Korea has successfully miniaturised its nuclear weapons, continues to build ballistic missiles and is using a range of ingenious means to dodge sanctions, from smuggled coal and art to dispatching workers overseas, according to the United Nations. The new UN report by monitoring experts appointed by the Security Council… Read More
1st October 2020
Two American law firms have started building class action law suits against HSBC and Standard Chartered following allegations the banking giants failed to crack down on money laundering. Labaton Sucharow and Schall Law, which both have a track record of pursuing vast legal claims against listed companies, said they have… Read More
30th September 2020
The U.K. and Canada imposed sanctions on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and senior figures in his government, a sign of widening discontent in the West over ongoing repression of peaceful protests against his purported victory in a disputed election. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab accused Mr. Lukashenko and his… Read More
30th September 2020
What links the Azerbaijani laundromat, the Danske Bank scandal and a fraudulent enterprise run by the Mafia from a caravan park in Lancashire? Aside from the egregious amounts of money involved, the common thread in all of these cases is the use (and abuse) of UK corporate… Read More
30th September 2020
Britain’s Foreign Minister Dominic Raab has confirmed that his government is open to the possibility of imposing sanctions against officials involved in Hong Kong’s affairs under its Global Human Rights (GHR) regime. In a letter to an MP this month, Raab condemned the disqualification of 12 pro-democracy hopefuls from standing… Read More
30th September 2020
By Robert Mazur, former U.S. Federal Agent and author of “The Infiltrator” I’ve had the privilege of working with journalists from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), BuzzFeed News and many other media outlets during the past decade. When approached a few months ago to analyze leaked Suspicious Activity… Read More
29th September 2020
The Trump administration is considering fresh sanctions to sever Iran’s economy from the outside world except in limited circumstances, by targeting more than a dozen banks and labeling the entire financial sector off-limits, three people familiar with the matter said. The move would effectively leave Iran — which has seen… Read More
29th September 2020
French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into banking giant BNP Paribas over claims of complicity in crimes against humanity, genocide and torture in Sudan, sources said Thursday. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), which had filed a complaint against the French bank, announced on Twitter that an investigation… Read More
29th September 2020
Malaysia will not take sides and follow the United States and impose sanctions on 24 Chinese companies the latter accuses of advancing China’s militarisation of the South China Sea, Malaysian Ambassador to China Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview. While tensions are… Read More
28th September 2020
AP – The Trump administration on Thursday hit an Iranian revolutionary court and several judges with sanctions in part for their role in the conviction and execution of a young wrestler. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed the sanctions on two judges with Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court… Read More