Britain to force overseas territories to make beneficial ownership registers public

LONDON, England (CNS) — British Overseas Territories (BOTs) will be forced to make the beneficial owners of companies registered in their jurisdictions public after a cross-party amendment to a Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill was accepted by the UK government on Tuesday. In a significant blow to the BOTs’ financial service sectors, they will be […]

United Nations concerned over return of Venezuelan migrants by Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The United Nations System in Trinidad and Tobago said it is concerned after authorities in Trinidad and Tobago announced they had facilitated the return to Venezuela of scores of Venezuelan nationals, including asylum seekers, who had been in detention. “The United Nations is concerned for the welfare of these people […]

Díaz-Canel elected president of Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez was elected president of Cuba on Wednesday during a session of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP). Alina Balseiro Gutiérrez, president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), at the Havana Convention Center, announced the results of the vote on the 604 ballots cast, when 99.83 of the […]

Cuba will not accept threats or blackmail from the U.S., says foreign minister

LIMA, Peru (ACN) — Cuba will not accept threats or blackmail from the US government, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla reiterated before heads of state and government during his speech at the eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Speaking at the high-level segment of the hemispheric meeting, which concluded on Saturday, the head […]

Comey says it possible Russians have leverage over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s actions and that Trump is “morally unfit” for office. Comey’s comments in an ABC News interview that aired Sunday were almost […]

China vows to fight US ‘at any cost’ as trade spat worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. “at any cost” after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Trump’s surprise move Thursday to instruct the U.S. trade representative to consider the additional tariffs […]