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Saudi Arabia Clarifies: Cryptocurrency Trading IS Illegal

“Saudi Arabian regulators have issued a statement that clarifies their position on cryptocurrency trading, emphasizing that any such activity is strictly outlawed inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” reports sludgefeed.com. The news comes roughly 8 months after it was first revealed that Saudi regulators were working on the country’s Bitcoin policy.The committee assured that virtual currency including, for example but not limited to, the Bitcoins are illegal in the kingdom and no parties or individuals are licensed for such practices.In the statement, which was issued by the Standing Committee For Awareness On…

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‘We need their cooperation’

“One of Britain’s most senior police chiefs says migrants are being “lured to their death” because Facebook is failing to shut down trafficking pages” writes Jake Kanter for aol.com. A Facebook spokeswoman said: “People smuggling is illegal and any posts, pages or groups that coordinate this activity are not allowed on Facebook.In an interview with The Evening Standard, Dowdall said: “Since December 2016, we have identified over 800 Facebook pages which we consider as being associated with organised immigration crime. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Not so Glorious Twelfth: Grouse shoots cancelled across Britain after stocks hit by extreme weather 

“The population has been badly affected by the harsh winter, followed by the hot summer and many of the moors in the north of England and the Scottish borders have had to abandon planned events in order to allow stocks to recover” writes Coran Elliott for telegraph.co.uk. Amanda Anderson, director of the Moorland Association said: ”Half of grouse shoots across England and Wales have cancelled their entire 2018 shooting programmes with the remainder running a much reduced schedule.” August 12th marks the start of the grouse shooting season, although this…

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Roger Stone: Why aren’t Manafort’s lawyers asking about ‘illegal’ FISA surveillance?

“Both legal actions stem from special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal Russia investigation” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone asked Wednesday why lawyers representing Paul Manafort, his old lobbying partner, had not pushed a line of inquiry about whether their client had been subjected to unlawful surveillance by the federal government.Stone was yet to hear from Mueller’s team of federal investigators but would not testify against Trump, he continued. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Bitcoin’s Usage for Illicit Activities…

“In fact, the agent went so far as to say: Do you think Bitcoin will keep being used for illicit activities?” writes Joshua Morris for livebitcoinnews.com. The overall ratio of legal to illegal usage of Bitcoin has flipped, according to a special agent at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the USA. According to special agent Lilita Infante of the US DEA, the ratio of using Bitcoin in legal and illegal transactions has flipped.Reportedly, five years ago, the agent discovered that about 90 percent of the transactions carried out with…

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Ahead of midterms, Trump hits a wall in efforts to curb illegal immigration

“Opponents of the border wall have argued the barrier would do little to curb what are historically modest levels of illegal immigration” reports washingtonpost.com. Nearly 19 months into his presidency — and three months ahead of pivotal midterm elections — the envisioned $25 billion border wall remains unfunded by lawmakers.Deportations are lagging behind the peak rates under President Barack Obama, while illegal border crossings, which plummeted early in Trump’s tenure, have spiked. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Call to tax Mexico $2,000 per illegal immigrant to pay for Trump’s wall

“With up some 400,000 illegal immigrants being apprehended at the border yearly, his tax could raise $800 million a year” writes Hong Ap for washingtonexaminer.com. Immigration groups claim that an equal amount of illegal immigrants get into the U.S. annually.It suggests these changes and taxes: Other funding ideas have been pushed by the administration, including taxing money immigrants send home to family. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Kansas is struggling financially, but for Republican Kris Kobach the race for governor is all about illegal immigration

“Among them: In June, a federal judge struck down a 2011 Kansas law that Kobach said was aimed at ending voter fraud by requiring people to show proof of citizenship to register to vote” writes Kurtis Lee for latimes.com. Opponents argued the law aimed to reduce registration of blacks and Latinos, who tend to vote Democratic. Recently, the same judge ordered Kobach to pay more than $26,000 in legal fees to the American Civil Liberties Union and a related legal team stemming from the fight over Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship voting law. Source:…

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Riot police break up opposition leader’s press conference after Zimbabwe election results

“Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Friday dismissed the results of the country’s landmark presidential elections as “fraudulent” and “illegitimate” but signalled he would take the path of law to contest the outcome” writes Roland Oliphant for telegraph.co.uk. “We won this election and we are ready to form the next government,” Mr Chamisa told a press conference, after President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling Zanu-PF was declared victor with 50.8 percent of the vote.Mr Chamisa, leading the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), won 44.3 percent in the historic…

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Are Democrats ‘Trying to Give Illegal Immigrants the Right to Vote’?

“In some states, Democrats are even trying to give illegal immigrants the right to vote” writes Min Read for weeklystandard.com. Federal law expressly prohibits illegal immigrants from voting in federal elections, but Trump does not specifically reference federal elections.Are Democrats in some states “trying to give illegal immigrants the right to vote”?. But there are no state-level elections where Democrats are giving illegal immigrants the right to vote, either.It should be noted up front that it is illegal for undocumented immigrants to vote in federal elections. Source: weeklystandard.com Share This:

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