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Trump's Panama tower used for money-laundering by condo owners, reports say. Trump Ocean Club drew people accused of corruption and future president benefited from laundered funds.

Trump's Panama tower used for money-laundering by condo owners, reports say. Trump Ocean Club dre...

Panama tower papers

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The Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower soars over Panama City bay, a 70-storey skyscraper shaped like a sail.

Trump may not have intended to facilitate criminal activity but the Panama tower "Aligned" his financial interests with crooks, said Global Witness.

"The Trump Organization was not the owner, developer or seller of the Trump Ocean Club Panama project. Because of its limited role, the company was not responsible for the financing of the project and had no involvement in the sale of units or the retention of any real estate brokers."

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Illegal and ethical are not the same. I have a hard time believing Trumps company didn't know what was going on. Take the money, it's not illegal seems more important these days than ethical behavior.

What's fake? That he didn't do anything illegal? That's what the article says. As far as ethical I can't see someone in his company not knowing what was happening. They just don't care as long as it's legal and there is profit. Which seems quite popular with Republicans. Legal being the issue not ethical.

President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration.

President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration.
President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ...

Elephants are not endangered like the liberal media wants you to think. Elephants literally weight up to 7 tons. By mass there is more elephant than extremely wealthy people. If anything, extremely wealthy people should be labeled as endangered and have laws protecting them from taxes. Which puts them at risk of extinction.

... /s, right? I never know on this sub.

For some, extinction is long overdue.

Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had been set to resume, reversing a 2014 Obama-era ban.

But late on Friday, President Trump tweeted the change was on hold until he could "review all conservation facts".

It doesn't?

Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to blo...

Why would anyone not want to know who was behind chemical attack?

A: the ones who in fact were behind it.

B: ones who believe the investigation would be rigged to blame those not guilty.

Fuck, I don't know who to root for anymore.

Why would anyone not want to know who was behind chemical attack?

The UNSC is not really about knowledge, it's about politics. Russia will veto anything that will hurt their partners and so are others (e.g. the US vetoed sanctions against the racist regime of Southern Rhodesia).

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/UNSC_veto.svg

Russia, the US, and China all use their veto pretty much equally often nowadays, with France and the UK apparently being the only ones who want to make some progress.

They might find out about the spartan II program

The UN won't be really useful besides symbolic gestures until all the countries involved give it real power and autonomy. A group like that would need it's own forces and personnel that aren't beholden to their original countries in order to actually enforce anything. Otherwise it's just the honor system.

Edit: Yes its useful for discussions but actually enforcing anything is impossible.

New Cold War? North Korea strengthens ties with Cuba after threatening nuclear attack on U.S.

New Cold War? North Korea strengthens ties with Cuba after threatening nuclear attack on U.S.
New Cold War? North Korea strengthens ties with Cuba after threatening nuclear attack on U.S.

North Korea and Cuba together... That would be a very small cold war. Slightly chill? Ice Cube war?

Nah, I don't see WW3 happening, though I do believe that this is a stupid move on Cuba's part.

FFS, does Cuba just become friends with anyone who comes knocking?

north korea and cuba... truly a combined military might to be feared. we tremble before their unstoppable armies /s

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri arrives in Paris after refuting ‘rumors and lies’

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri arrives in Paris after refuting ‘rumors and lies’

Al Arabia is not a good source for talking about Hariri, Where are his children now? I follow other sources about this topic and here is an editorial title....

Oh good, looks like he's free of his detention that he claimed wasn't a detention.

Like the situation wasn't enough complex already

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"To say that I am held up in Saudi Arabia and not allowed to leave the country is a lie. I am on the way to the airport," Hariri tweeted.

Saad Hariri November 17, 2017 In a rare English tweet, Hariri named German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel when announcing that he was heading to the airport in Saudi Arabia.

Saad Hariri November 17, 2017 He also reiterated in a television interview on November 12 that he is returning to Lebanon very soon.

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Soldiers stand by as settlers pelt Palestinians with rocks

Soldiers stand by as settlers pelt Palestinians with rocks

Yeah a guy showed up at my door wanting to bulldoze my house and build his own house there. He's a "settler."

The people who want to move to West Bank are really radical Zionists who have nothing but contempt for the Arabs who have lived there for generations.

"Settlers"

That's the brave IDF

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