UK committee says dirty Russian money threatens security

LONDON — The British Parliament’s foreign affairs committee has slammed the government for “turning a blind eye” to the role London’s financial center plays in laundering the proceeds of Russian corruption, saying it helps the Kremlin finance its aggressive foreign policy. The committee says in a report published Monday that despite the tough rhetoric over the nerve agent attack on ...

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UK committee says dirty Russian money threatens security

The British Parliament’s foreign affairs committee has slammed the government for “turning a blind eye” to the role London’s financial center plays in laundering the proceeds of Russian corruption, saying it helps the Kremlin finance its aggressive foreign policy. The committee says in a report published Monday that despite the tough rhetoric over the nerve agent attack on a former ...

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London is awash with Russian “dirty money” and it's damaging Britain, say UK politicians

Britain’s Foreign Affairs Committee released a report today (May 21) detailing how the UK has been a major beneficiary of Russian money since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, and that cash is hidden in British assets and laundered through financial institutions in London. “The scale of damage that this ‘dirty money’ can do to UK foreign policy ...

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The Commodities That May Win Big From a US-China Trade Truce

Commodities were a big casualty of the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, but are now set to be a major beneficiary of Beijing’s pledge to import more American goods. U.S. President Donald Trump had threatened to impose tariffs on as much as $150 billion in Chinese imports, including some steel and aluminum products, to punish Beijing for ...

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Exercise to stay young: 4-5 days a week to slow down your heart's aging

Human heart. Credit: copyright American Heart Association Participating in exercise 4-5 days per week is necessary to keep your heart young, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. These findings could be an important step to develop exercise strategies to slow down such ageing. The optimal amount of exercise required to slow down ageing of the heart ...

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Be careful if China cuts you a check, says former US trade official

President Donald Trump’s administration should focus on pushing for structural changes in China, rather than on the massive trade imbalance between the world’s two largest economies, a former U.S. government official said Monday. “I’d say focus more on structural changes, getting market opening, fair treatment, level playing field, IP (intellectual property) issues, investment protection. Focus on those kind of issues ...

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Global Markets: Stocks rally after Mnuchin says Sino-US trade war 'on hold'

TOKYO (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Monday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared the U.S.-China trade war “on hold” following their agreement to suspend the tariff threats that roiled global markets this year. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Dollar banknotes are seen in this photo illustration taken February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez/Illustration/File Photo U.S. S&P mini futures rose 0.60 percent ...

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Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to begin an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The experimental vaccine proved effective when used in limited trials during the outbreak in West Africa in 2014-16. At least 25 people are believed to have died in the current outbreak. Health workers will ...

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