By Natalie Paddon The Hamilton Spectator Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 She can't stop fidgeting, strapped into the airplane seat. At 26, she does her best to look composed, despite the sweat on her brow. She's smiling, talking, shifting back and forth to get comfortable. Maybe she'll order a sandwich. Normally, she'd be drunk by now, but it was early this morning when they checked out of the resort — too early to pound back 10 drinks as usual — and she wants to be sober to face what's about to happen. Article Continued Below The tension is unbearable. This flight from St. Lucia feels so long — even worse than when she travelled to Indonesia a few years ago for a eight-week internship after she graduated university. All she wants to do is get off the aircraft in Toronto and get this over with. The Jig is Up It's 9:40 p.m. on July 4, 2015. She feels so obvious. Her eyes dart back and forth as she shuffles through Pearson airport and pulls down … [Read more...] about A Hamilton woman’s journey from St. Lucia to prison
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As Interpol puts aside all the back chatter and controversy surrounding the selection of its new leader, the world is awash in various forms of crypto crime ranging from SIM-switching scams driven most frequently by solo crypto hackers to much more elaborate schemes and possible conspiracies such as the one now under investigation involving potential suspicious trading activities suggesting a strange synergy between Tether and Bitcoin transactions. Countries like North Korea along with China, Russia and Iran are devoting considerable manpower for a variety of purposes and are definitely on US Deputy Attorney General Rod Jay Rosenstein’s radar screen. Unit 121 of North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau oversees much of North Korea’s far reaching cyber warfare and cybercrime-related activities. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox For more than a decade, Unit 121 has carried out dozens of cyber attacks – 77 attacks alone in … [Read more...] about US Deputy Attorney General puts crypto criminals on notice
One thing already seems clear in the Trump era: The world will not turn out to be the American president’s playground. His ultra-unilateralist, rejectionist policies on trade, the Iran denuclearization agreement, the costs of defense, and climate change are already creating an incipient anti-Trump movement globally (and in the United States as well). To a remarkable degree, the countries he has targeted are banding together to oppose him and his policies. That still inchoate but gathering opposition assures that, whatever Donald Trump’s view of America may be, it is no longer – in the phrase coined 20 years ago by then-secretary of state Madeleine Albright – the “indispensable nation.” The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox Abroad or even at home, with Trump facing increasingly strong headwinds on climate change at the state and local level, we’re entering a new world order on the heels of the … [Read more...] about Can Donald Trump unite the world (against himself)?
By Dan Wiederer Chicago Tribune Sat., July 21, 2018 James Jordan hit the road shortly after midnight, cruising into the summer darkness in his red Lexus SC400. Jordan had spent that day — July 22, 1993 —at the funeral of a former co-worker in Wilmington, N.C., later visiting with friends. Now he was headed 3 1/2 hours toward his home in Charlotte, scheduled to fly to Chicago the following day. He never made it. On the same evening, Daniel Green and Larry Demery gathered at a cookout in Lumberton, N.C., two teenage friends hanging out. Within hours, though, their lives converged with the father of the world’s most renowned basketball player. Jordan wound up in a South Carolina swamp, his dead body draped over a tree limb. Green and Demery wound up with life sentences for first-degree murder. Article Continued Below Yet 25 years later, key questions remain unanswered. And with Green bidding for a new trial in the North Carolina justice system, … [Read more...] about Key questions remain unanswered 25 years after Michael Jordan’s father was murdered
Western Union expands digital distribution through GCash (philstar.com) - April 3, 2018 - 5:00pm MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos can now receive Western Union® international or domestic money transfers into their registered GCash wallets 24/7 — giving them convenience at their fingertips. This comes after an agreement that integrated Western Union’s global cross-border platform with G-Xchange Inc.’s world class e-commerce platform. With this, GCash users can direct money transfers into their mobile wallets from almost anywhere around the world and from within the Philippines. “We want to offer the best services to Filipinos abroad and their families in the Philippines,” said Anthony Thomas, chief executive officer of Mynt. “We are confident that collaborating with Western Union will provide a reliable and convenient mobile wallet-based money transfer platform for our customers. Two … [Read more...] about Western Union expands digital distribution through GCash