Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing five current and former Deutsche Bank employees, said executives at the German-based bank, […]

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Trump attacks Rep. Amash as a ‘loser’ and ‘lightweight’ after the Republican calls for impeachment

President Donald Trump responded to a Republican House member’s call for impeachment on Sunday, calling the lawmaker a “loser” who seeks to make headlines.  On Saturday, Rep. Justin Amash said in a tweet that Attorney General Barr “deliberately misrepresented” the report from special counsel Robert Mueller investigation into Russian election interference, which he said showed that Trump “engaged in impeachable conduct.” The Michigan […]

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Far-right victory in France’s EU elections would ‘SERIOUSLY’ HURT euro, claims minister

Bruno Le Maire, France’s economy minister, said if Rassemblement National wins, the effects would be felt both at home and across the bloc.His comments come as Ms Le Pen’s party, formerly known as the National Front, is tied with President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist Republic On the Move in opinion polls. Mr Le Maire told a Sunday talkshow on the BFM […]

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‘Have some loyalty’: Minister Tobias Ellwood hits out at Tory leadership manoeuvring

A minister has vented his frustration with Conservative colleagues jockeying to replace Theresa May, urging them to focus on getting Brexit “across the line” first. Tobias Ellwood told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday he would not be putting himself forward to succeed the prime minister. “I don’t have the rank and I don’t have the experience,” the defence minister said. […]

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U.S. Eyes More Kleptocrat Sanctions in Crackdown on Corruption

The U.S. Treasury plans to expand its efforts to crack down on kleptocrats in a bid to promote “systemic change” in countries fighting corruption. Additional steps would build on the Global Magnitsky Act of 2016, which has been employed to punish Russian oligarchs and Turkish officials, Marshall Billingslea, the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for terrorist financing, told a conference in […]

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