European lawmakers have agreed to create a permanent subcommittee to investigate financial crimes, including money-laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion. Co-ordinators in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee on Monday adopted a Greens–European Free Alliance proposal to establish the new body. It is expected to be operational by the end of the year. “We were […]

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European lawmakers have agreed to create a permanent subcommittee to investigate financial crimes, including money-laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion. Co-ordinators in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee on Monday adopted a Greens–European Free Alliance proposal to establish the new body. It is expected to be operational by the end of the year. “We were […]

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× Adam Rose / Netflix Rhythm + Flow Cardi B Chance The Rapper TI T.I. (left), Cardi B and Chance The Rapper are the judges on hip-hop reality competition Rhythm + Flow. WHAT WE CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH Rhythm + Flow Shadily billed in a trailer as hip-hop’s first “legit TV competition” (Um… what about […]

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TORONTO – “Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?” That’s a quote from “Joker,” which made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. But the quip, uttered by Joaquin Phoenix in a bent, bravura performance as the DC Comics villain in his early years, could easily […]

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Ready or not, Oscars season is upon us. Heading into fall, Netflix has snatched up the rights to a number of buzzy festival standouts — as well as brought in heavy hitters like Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, and Robert De Niro to lead a few of their in-house creations. The streaming service will also debut […]

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If you had to categorize Steven Soderbergh’s new film, “The Laundromat,” what would you call it? An extended skit; a blast of indignation against the avarice of recent times; a jigsaw of mini-movies, just about fitted together; a Brechtian Lehrstück, pulling us into the plot, schooling us in its didactic purpose, and reducing the fourth […]

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Simone Nadelhofer and Daniel Lucien Bühr, LALIVE SA This is an extract from the third edition of GIR’s The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations. The whole publication is available here. At present, monitorships – as traditionally understood – do not have a legal basis under Swiss criminal law, and thus Switzerland does not have an extensive history and experience with locally appointed monitors. […]

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Corruption in Panama is nothing new. The country’s notorious former leader, Manuel Noriega, was convicted by a US court in 1992 of racketeering, drug smuggling, and money laundering. After serving a long US prison sentence, in 2010, he was sentenced in France to a further seven years in prison for money laundering. According to Transparency […]

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The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it’s misusing a federal grant to advance “ideological priorities” and unfairly promote “the positive aspects of Islam” but not Christianity or Judaism. The Trump administration is threatening to cut […]

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Screenshot: Netflix Welcome to October on Netflix, featuring a lot of splashy originals with massive stars that some executive somewhere is gnashing their teeth to powder over, hoping against hope their multimillion-dollar, big-name gambles will become hits. Netflix Originals The big debut of the month—if not the year, or your lifetime—is Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat […]

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LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Britain has shared technical papers with the European Union setting out the changes it is seeking to a Brexit deal with the bloc and will put forward formal proposals when it is ready, the government said on Thursday. Earlier EU sources said Britain had submitted some written proposals. On Wednesday […]

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