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Money laundered through Middle East, Africa for Toronto-based scheme to dodge Iran sanctions, U.S. alleges

A Toronto-based conspiracy to ship goods to Iran in violation of sanctions involved the movement of money through banks in the Middle East and Africa, an indictment unsealed in the United States alleges.As part of the alleged conspiracy, financial transactions were allegedly routed through the United Arab Emirates, Uganda, China, Turkey and Canada in what…

Biden unemployment plan: $400 weekly boost, extra benefits for six months

Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesPresident-elect Joe Biden’s pandemic relief package would extend income support for millions of unemployed workers through September 2021 and increase jobless benefits by $400 a week, according to a speech outlining his plan on Thursday night.Biden would also phase out higher unemployment benefits automatically over time, tying…

Iran is an adversary, not an ally of Al-Qaeda

A portrait of the former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC), General Qasem Soleimani is seen on a street-side in downtown Tehran, December 30, 2020. /GettyA portrait of the former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC), General Qasem Soleimani is seen on a street-side in downtown Tehran,…

Donald Trump’s manipulative language | DW

Joe Biden (r.), the 46th President of the United States of America, has said he wants to unite the country, as opposed to his predecessor Donald TrumpWhen Donald Trump speaks, the world listens. Over the course of his presidency, the Republican president has continuously used words as weapons, from spreading the term “fake news” to discredit factual…