June 18, 2019

Journalists are under legal attack while corporations that intrude on personal privacy grow larger and more influential among political figures such as President Donald Trump and Sen. Cory Booker. Exactly 401 days after Australian journalist Annika Smethurst published a report suggesting her nation’s surveillance agency was seeking to broaden its powers to spy on citizens […]

Lahore: Opposition leader in Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz was arrested Tuesday outside the Lahore High Court by the officials of the country’s anti-graft body in cases related to money laundering and corruption. The arrest took place after a two-member Lahore High Court (LHC) bench dismissed bail applications filed by Hamza, 44, after his lawyer […]

Trust and fiduciary services provider Estera has been hit with heavy penalties by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) after it failed to address anti-money laundering issues in its internal processes. The hefty fine of $500,000 (£400,000; €447,000) relates to the Jersey-headquartered firm’s failure to comply with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) legislation in the British […]

We have a great deal of statistical data, in America today, about the economic circumstances of Americans who live in poverty. We know far less, by contrast, about Americans who live amid great wealth. And much of what we do know, suggests a revealing new study, turns out to be wrong. America’s wealthiest, this new […]

Health authorities across the globe have failed to protect millions of patients from poorly tested implants, the first-ever global examination of the medical device industry reveals. … read more at: https://www.icij.org/investigations/implant-files/

Expect plenty of such stories from the Amazonian bishops at October’s synod, along with vivid testimony of the gut-wrenching destruction of lives, livelihoods and the ecosystem on which they depend. The church’s presence is a life-or-death matter: Who else, globally, can stand up for the Amazonian peoples? Yet the sheer distances involved and the lack […]

Authorities in the United States have more information about library card holders than the owners of registered companies, according to a bipartisan group of U.S. senators behind a bill that would overhaul the country’s dated anti-money-laundering laws. The senators, members of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, are seeking to enact The Illicit […]