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Newt Gingrich: Hong Kong - Anti-Corruption vs. Pro-Truth | Opinion

Over the last several days, more than a million Hong Kong residents have flooded the streets and demonstrated against a proposed law that would let the semi-independent government there turn residents accused of crimes in mainland China over to communist authorities in Beijing.

South China Morning Post

Former JPMorgan banker charged with bribery relating to Kerry Logistics’ IPO appears in court

A former managing director of JPMorgan Securities (Asia Pacific), charged with bribery for allegedly hiring the son of a former chairman of Kerry Logistics Network as a favour to help win work on the company’s IPO, appeared in the Eastern Magistrates’ courts on Monday.

FINANCIAL TIMES
Walmart to pay $283m to settle corruption claims

Walmart agreed to pay $283m in penalties to resolve allegations it violated US anti-corruption law through schemes in Mexico, Brazil, China and India, including using a Brazilian fixer known as a “sorceress” since she could secure permits “like magic”.

BBC NEWS
Alyn Smith: SNP MEP apologises over Brexit Party 'money laundering' claim

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has issued an "unreserved" apology over his allegation that the Brexit Party is a "money laundering front".

euronews.
Europol highlights Russian money as biggest laundering threat

Europe’s Baltic states are at risk from further Russian money laundering, a top European police official said after several big banks were hit by scandals centred on the region.

ORGANIZED CRIME AND CORRUPTION REPORTING PROJECT
Sarkozy to Appear in Court for Bribery

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost an appeal to avoid standing trial for an investigation into his 2007 presidential campaign, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.

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swisinfo.ch
Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with U.S.

Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals", the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region.

euronews.
Michel Platini released after questioning over 2022 Qatar World Cup Corruption

Ex-UEFA president Michel Platini was released from custody on Wednesday after hours of questioning in connection with a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Al Jazeera
Iran to surpass uranium stockpile limits within days: AEOI

Iran has said it will breach the internationally agreed limit of its stockpile of low-enriched uranium within days, ramping up the pressure on the remaining signatories to save the 2015 nuclear deal.

Bloomberg
Bank Compliance Jobs at Risk as Nordea, Danske Target Robots

The two biggest Nordic banks have both recently beefed up their compliance units significantly. Both say the extra headcount is temporary.

COINTELEGRAPH
It’s FATF’s Way or the Highway for Crypto Exchanges. That’s a Big Mistake

In a few weeks, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is expected to adopt a proposal to impose the standards of wire transfers on blockchain transactions.

Bloomberg
Police Raid Nordea’s Danish Office Amid Money Laundering Probe

Danish police raided the Copenhagen offices of Nordea Bank Abp last week as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged money laundering at Scandinavia’s biggest bank.

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