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On 3 September, the former US Treasury Department official responsible for sending suspicious activity reports (SARs) to Buzzfeed News after lawful channels failed to act, entered Federal Prison Camp, Alderson in West Virginia. Her actions are the basis for the global FinCEN Files investigation and...

Stepping up ongoing efforts to address corruption in Afghanistan remains critical, finds a UN report released on Wednesday while adding that country's civil society and media play a critical role in fostering transparency and exposing corruption. UNAMA's annual anti-corruption report, titled "Afghanistan's Fight against Corruption: Stepping...

Rep. John Curtis (UT-03), Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX-02), Rep. André Carson (IN-07), Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) are original cosponsors of this legislation in the House. The power to declare an individual ineligible...

From Reuters Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the battle against narcotics is far from over, more than five years after he began a brutal war on drugs that has killed thousands and prompted an accusation of possible crimes against humanity. Duterte, in his last State...

If you have studied your mythology, you may remember the story of Perseus, the son of Poseidon who, after slaying Medusa and the Gorgons, escaped on the fabled Pegasus (a winged, flying horse). On his return flight to Seriphos, he spotted Andromeda chained to a...

From OCCRP China Tobacco’s factory in Panama was shut down by authorities after its cigarettes kept making their way onto the black market there. A network of companies sprang up in its place — and have been shipping huge numbers of cigarettes from Panama around the...

From The Economist Moldova is one of Europe’s poorest countries. Weak institutions have made it even poorer. From 2012 to 2014 almost $1bn, or 12% of the country’s GDP, was stolen from the country through its banking system. Most of those believed to be responsible are...

From The GuardianA rights group in Russia has announced it is shutting down, citing fears its members and supporters may be prosecuted after authorities blocked its website for allegedly publishing content from an “undesirable” organisation.Team 29 – an association of lawyers and journalists specialising in...