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Texas Reconfirms: State-chartered Banks Are Allowed to Custody Bitcoin
The Texas Department of Banking issued a notice, again confirming that state-chartered banks are allowed provide bitcoin custody services.
Republicans Question Biden’s Idea to Boost IRS After Billionaires’ Data Leak
The explosive leak of confidential IRS data revealed that in some years famous billionaires including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and George Soros paid no income tax.
EU takes Luxembourg to court over money laundering rules
The European Commission on Wednesday took Luxembourg to court, asking the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to impose a daily penalty on the country for failing to put new EU rules to stop money laundering into law.
Asia-Pacific Drug Trade Thriving as Gangs Make Billions in Profits, UN Says
Asia’s drug lords have established new manufacturing hubs and maritime trafficking routes to ramp up the supply of methamphetamine across the Asia-Pacific, the United Nations crime agency said Thursday. The value of the drug trade in the...
Judge Dismisses Anti-Money-Laundering Charges Against MoneyGram
Anti-money-laundering charges against MoneyGram International Inc. were dismissed after prosecutors said the money-transfer company had complied with the terms of a long-running settlement agreement.
London couple in £14 million ‘dirty money’ case win temporary right to secrecy
The names of a London couple accused of bringing £14 million of illicit money into Britain via the “Azerbaijan laundromat” will be kept secret for at least another week after a High Court judge give them a final chance to justify continu...
Danske Bank: what went wrong?
It is hard to imagine that after so much sectoral investment in combatting financial crime that a bank laundered hundreds of billions of euros over a 9 year period from 2007.
The ‘Global Britain’ Conundrum
Both London and Washington hope to build democratic alliances. Yet can-and should-they lead them?
Texas Governor Wants To Resume Building Mexico Border Wall
Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said he wanted a resumption of the work launched under former president Donald Trump and which stopped on the first day of President Biden's term.
China Slams US 'Small Circle' Diplomacy Ahead Of G7 Summit
Yang Jiechi, the Chinese Communist Party's chief diplomat, told Antony Blinken that "genuine multilateralism is not pseudo-multilateralism based on the interests of small circles".
IMF Concerned About El Salvador's Bitcoin Legal Tender
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed “economic and legal” concerns over the El Salvador’s new pro-BTC legislation: “Ley Bitcoin”, which was approved by the country's national congress.
From Russia to Brexit: the key issues at the G7 summit
The top items on the leaders’ agenda for this week’s gathering at Cornwall, and some possible outcomes
Student who led Oxford vote to ‘cancel’ the Queen as symbol of ‘colonial history’ turns out to be AMERICAN
The son of a wealthy Washington, DC lawyer and schoolmate of President Barack Obama’s daughters led the vote by a group of Oxford University students to remove the portrait of Elizabeth II to make their common room a ‘safe space.’
Brexit trouble overshadows Biden and Johnson's first meeting
Boris Johnson's star turn on the world stage has already been undermined by his previous greatest accomplishment: Brexit.
Boris Johnson Hails Joe Biden As 'A Big Breath Of Fresh Air'
"It's new, it's interesting and we're working very hard together. We went on for about an hour and 20 or so. It was a long, long, good session. We covered a huge range of subjects," Boris Johnson said.
Johnson 'won't disagree with Biden on anything'
It's thought the US President will warn Johnson not to let Brexit put the Good Friday Agreement at risk.
China Passes Law To Counter Foreign Sanctions: Cabinet
Beijing has accused the United States of "suppressing" Chinese firms and issued veiled threats of retaliation after President Joe Biden last week expanded a blacklist of companies Americans are barred from investing in.
USA: Employer Can Require Employees to Be Vaccinated
Companies can require workers entering the workplace to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to recent U.S. government guidance.
Royals and politicians among celebrities who used secret EncroChat app
Royalty and politicians are among celebrities and wealthy business figures who used the SAME secret phone network smashed by police to track down 746 UK crime kingpins.
Johnson and Biden to pledge relaunch of US-UK air travel
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden are to discuss the relaunch of US-UK travel following the pandemic as they meet ahead of the G7 summit.
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