• The US Treasury unveiled a raft of new sanctions targeting Russian oligarchs, citing their role in the Ukraine invasion

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

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    The US Treasury unveiled new plans targeting corrupt Russian oligarchs and their activities.
    Plans published Friday outlined the need to close regulatory loopholes linked to shell companies.
    The Treasury also wants to stop all-cash real-estate purchases, often used to launder money.
    The US Department of Treasury unveiled a raft of new measures designed to unearth illicit finance on Friday, saying Russia's invasion of Ukraine had sparked renewed efforts to close regulatory loopholes. The Department's National Strategy...
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  • Russia could strike back at the West by calling on its network of white-supremacist groups to commit terror attacks there, analysts warn

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Russian ultra-nationalists wave Russian Empire's black-yellow-white flags in Moscow in 2012. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images
    As Russia's Ukraine invasion stalls, the Kremlin could call on militant groups to foment violence in the West, experts warn.
    A former US intelligence official warned of a likely bid by Russia to stir "political violence."
    Two Russian groups currently fighting in Ukraine have ties to far-right groups in the US and Western Europe.
    A steady supply of Western weapons has enabled Ukraine's outnumbered military to hold back Russian forces and inflict thousands of...
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