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Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and four overseas US territories have been named on the EU’s blacklist of territories at high risk of money laundering.
The European Commission on Wednesday pressed ahead with the publication of the name-and-shame exercise despite criticisms from its member states, led by the UK and France, about the political sensitivities of drawing up an EU-only list.
In total, 23 jurisdictions were identified by the commissioner for having “strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks”.
They include US territories Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and US Virgin Islands, as well as Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, the Bahamas, Panama and Iran.
Identification on the list means EU banks dealing with any of the named countries will have to carry out additional checks in order to identify dirty money flows. Brussels will also invite the identified territories to improve their anti-money laundering frameworks if they want to be removed from the list.
“I invite the countries listed to remedy their deficiencies swiftly,” said Vera Jourova, the EU’s justice commissioner. “The commission stands ready to work closely with them to address these issues in our mutual interest.”

Lobbied

EU officials noted that Saudi Arabia and its allies in the US have lobbied Brussels for Riyadh to be taken off the list. At a meeting of EU28 ambassadors last week, the UK, France and Germany all expressed their reservations about the commission naming jurisdictions that have not been identified by the Financial Action Task Force, the global body that sets the standard for anti-money laundering. Of the 23 jurisdictions named by the commission, 11 are not identified by the task force.
Ms Jourova defended the commission’s toughened methodology for identifying the countries. EU governments could block the list from being approved with a qualified majority but the commissioner said it was unlikely to meet such staunch opposition.

“I am not surprised by some of the reactions but I do believe that the member states will express their full understanding for why we are doing this. It is a necessary thing to do,” she said. – Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2019

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Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and four overseas US territories have been named on the EU’s blacklist of territories at high risk of money laundering.

The European Commission on Wednesday pressed ahead with the publication of the name-and-shame exercise despite criticisms from its member states, led by the UK and France, about the political sensitivities of drawing up an EU-only list.

In total, 23 jurisdictions were identified by the commissioner for having “strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks”.

They include US territories Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and US Virgin Islands, as well as Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, the Bahamas, Panama and Iran.

Identification on the list means EU banks dealing with any of the named countries will have to carry out additional checks in order to identify dirty money flows. Brussels will also invite the identified territories to improve their anti-money laundering frameworks if they want to be removed from the list.

“I invite the countries listed to remedy their deficiencies swiftly,” said Vera Jourova, the EU’s justice commissioner. “The commission stands ready to work closely with them to address these issues in our mutual interest.”

Lobbied

EU officials noted that Saudi Arabia and its allies in the US have lobbied Brussels for Riyadh to be taken off the list. At a meeting of EU28 ambassadors last week, the UK, France and Germany all expressed their reservations about the commission naming jurisdictions that have not been identified by the Financial Action Task Force, the global body that sets the standard for anti-money laundering. Of the 23 jurisdictions named by the commission, 11 are not identified by the task force.

Ms Jourova defended the commission’s toughened methodology for identifying the countries. EU governments could block the list from being approved with a qualified majority but the commissioner said it was unlikely to meet such staunch opposition.

“I am not surprised by some of the reactions but I do believe that the member states will express their full understanding for why we are doing this. It is a necessary thing to do,” she said. – Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2019

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Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND BORDER WALL
President Trump intends to sign a spending bill that will keep the government open and will subsequently declare a national emergency in order to seek funding for his long-promised border-wall, the White House announced yesterday, with the developments ending uncertainty over a possible second government shutdown but giving rise to fresh controversy, Peter Baker, Emily Cochrane and Maggie Haberman report at the New York Times.
A Trump administration official confirmed last night that the president will announce around $8 billion for a border wall under executive actions, part of which will be the emergency declaration. That figure includes $1.375 billion in the spending bill for fencing in Texas; $600 million from the Treasury Department’s drug forfeiture fund; $2.5 billion from a Defense Department drug interdiction program; and $3.5 billion from a military construction budget under an emergency declaration by the president, Rebecca Shabad, Alex Moe, Frank Thorp V and Kristen Welker report at NBC.
News of Trump’s stance was announced after a phone call with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and ended a stalemate in Congress as lawmakers waited anxiously to hear whether the president would sign the spending bill into law. The White House said Trump is scheduled to make remarks about border security at 10 a.m. this morning, Rebecca Ballhaus, Kristina Peterson and Natalie Andrews report at the Wall Street Journal.
Politicians from both parties have strongly condemned the plan. The “rarely-used” move would enable Trump to bypass Congress, and Senior Democrats have accused the
president of a “gross abuse of power” and a “lawless act,” the BBC reports.
“I wish he wouldn’t have done it,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who McConnell interrupted on the Senate floor to make the announcement of Trump’s stance, adding: “if [Trump] figures that Congress didn’t do enough and he’s got to do it, then I imagine we’ll find out whether he’s got the authority to do it by the courts.” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) stated that “in general, I’m not for running the government by emergency, nor spending money … the Constitution’s pretty clear: spending originates and is directed by Congress … so I’m not really for it,” Burgess Everett, Andrew Desiderio and Melanie Zanona report POLITICO.
The bill itself lacks any money toward a wall, falling far short of Trump’s original demand for $5.7 billion, Reuters reports.
Congress believes the Pentagon has $21 billion in unobligated military construction funding, that the president could use to build the wall over objections from Congress, according to two congressional aides. The money in question has been appropriated by the legislature and set aside for specific projects but not yet issued, Lara Seligman and Robbie Gramer explain at Foreign Policy.
“The President’s response to a futile effort to squeeze lawmakers for wall funding is to obliterate a constitutional guardrail in a way that could fundamentally alter the power balance between the presidency and Congress,” Stephen Collinson comments at CNN, projecting that Republicans will rue the implications of the decision for years to come.
“The president’s decision to officially declare an emergency … is not only an act of constitutional vandalism,” Eugene Robinson comments at the Washington Post, arguing that the president himself is the national emergency facing the U.S.  
An explainer on the promised declaration of a national emergency is provided by Tom McCarthy at the Guardian.
The TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
The Senate voted yesterday to approve William Barr as attorney general, giving the Department of Justice (D.O.J.) its first confirmed head since President Trump pushed out Jeff Sessions last fall. Senators voted 54-45 for Barr’s nomination, with Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) acting as the only Republican voting against Barr, while Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin  (W.Va.), Doug Jones (Ala.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) broke with their party to lend him votes, Jordain Carney reports at the Hill.
“Trump’s foreign policy at midterm remains a work in progress,” John Hannah writes at Foreign Policy, in an analysis following last month’s release of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’’ midterm report on the foreign policy performance of Trump’s administration.
IRAN
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence demanded yesterday that Europeans drop the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and join in working to cripple the regime, in an appeal that “united” Israel with longtime Arab adversaries at a conference in Warsaw. Suspicious of President Trump’s “hawkish” impulses and convinced the 2015 deal is working, major European powers sent low-level representation to the U.S.-initiated meeting; Pence took direct aim at allies U.K., France and Germany, criticizing their new initiative to let European companies operate in Iran in defiance of unilateral U.S. sanctions, AFPreports.
“Sadly … some of our leading European partners have not been nearly as cooperative,” Pence stated, adding: “in fact, they have led the effort to create mechanisms to break up our sanctions.” Pence claimed that “efforts to increase trade with Iran was “an effort to break American sanctions against Iran’s murderous revolutionary regime … it is an ill-advised step that will only strengthen Iran, weaken the EU and create still more distance between Europe and the United States,” Tal Axelrod reports at the Hill.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday blamed the U.S. and its regional allies for a suicide bombing in the country’s southeast that killed 27 members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards, Iranian state TV reported. “The crime will remain as a ‘dirty stain’ in the black record of the main supporters of terrorism in the White House, Tel Aviv and their regional agents,” Rouhani said; Militant Sunni Jaish al Adl (Army of Justice) group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Reuters reports.
SYRIA
Russia has joined with Turkey and Iran in regarding the planned U.S. military pullout from Syria as a positive step,leaders of the three nations said after a summit in Russia regarding the Syrian crisis.  Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted yesterday’s summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to discuss the future of Syria with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and their Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani; Putin said at a press briefing following the leaders’ meetings that they agreed that the U.S. withdrawal “would be a positive step that would help stabilize the situation in this region … where ultimately the legitimate government should re-establish control,” Al Jazeera reports.
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are clearing Islamic State group (I.S.I.S) fighters from the last two villages under the control of the militant group controls, according to military officials. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) alliance launched an assault at the weekend on the villages of Shajalah and Baghuz, near the Iraqi border – with the last militants remaining there now reportedly retreating and hiding among the local population, the BBC reports.
U.S.-led airstrikes continue. U.S. and coalition forces carried out 199 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria between Jan. 27 and Feb. 9. [Central Command]
OTHER DEVELOPMENTS
President Trump’s senior Middle East adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said yesterday that the Trump administration would unveil its much-awaited Mideast “Deal of the Century” following Israeli elections on April 9. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Kushner briefed participants at a security conference in Poland about the long-awaited plan but would not go into details for fear of it leaking; Netanyahu told reporters that he looked forward to “seeing the plan once it is presented,” Aron Heller reports at the AP.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stated yesterday that the U.S. will not pull troops from Afghanistan without consulting its allies. “There will be no unilateral troop reduction,” Shanahan told reporters in Brussels after meeting with N.A.T.O. defense chiefs, adding: “that was one of the messages of the meeting today … we’ll be coordinated … we’re together;” reports emerged late last year suggesting that President Trump wanted to withdraw a significant portion of the 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Ellen Mitchel reports at the Hill.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed yesterday that his foreign minister recently held secret talks in New York with the U.S. special envoy to Venezuela Eliott Abrams, even as the Trump administration was publicly backing an effort to unseat the Venezuelan president by opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó. Maduro said he holds out hope of meeting the U.S. president soon to resolve the political crisis, and that his foreign minister had extended an invitation to Abrams to come to Venezuela “privately, publicly or secretly;” “If he wants to meet, just tell me when, where and how and I’ll be there,” Maduro said without providing more details, the AP reports.
Tech giant Facebook is in early talks with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding settling an investigation into privacy violations that could result in a record fine for the company, according to several people familiar with the matter. The
watchdog is investigating whether the social network broke a consent order that it signed with the F.T.C. in 2011, which obligated it to be transparent with users about how their data were being shared with third parties, Hannah Murphy, Kiran Stacey and Khadim Shubber report at the Financial Times.
“Trump’s mystifying behavior and questionable campaign contacts have made the unthinkable, thinkable: is the president of the United States a witting or unwitting agent of Russian intelligence?” Senior Fellow and Founding Editor Andy Wright writes at Just Security, in an analysis of whether Trump can employ executive privilege to block Congress’ access to the notes of his July 6, 2018 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

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Twitter Search / ricardorossello: El cambio propicia una mejoría en las condiciones de la estructura para los oficiales asignados a este cuartel, para que puedan realizar sus funciones en un mejor ambiente laboral que garantice una pronta respuesta a las eventualidades que se reporten en la zona. #Seguridadpic.twitter.com/x2OvJrv7GU

El cambio propicia una mejoría en las condiciones de la estructura para los oficiales asignados a este cuartel, para que puedan realizar sus funciones en un mejor ambiente laboral que garantice una pronta respuesta a las eventualidades que se reporten en la zona.

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Twitter Search / ricardorossello: El cuartel estará compuesto por la División de Drogas y Narcóticos de #Arecibo y #VegaBaja, así como también la División de Patrullas de Carreteras de Vega Baja. La estación ubicará en una propiedad municipal que fue rehabilitada con fondos del ayuntamiento. #Seguridadpic.twitter.com/ysuH1uxTAn

El cuartel estará compuesto por la División de Drogas y Narcóticos de y , así como también la División de Patrullas de Carreteras de Vega Baja. La estación ubicará en una propiedad municipal que fue rehabilitada con fondos del ayuntamiento.

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Twitter Search / ricardorossello: Hoy llegamos a #Manatí para inaugurar el nuevo cuartel que albergará varias divisiones del Negociado de la Policía del @DSPnoticias. Mejorando la respuesta a situaciones de emergencias en el área policiaca de Arecibo. #Seguridadpic.twitter.com/ElLADxCrXz

Hoy llegamos a para inaugurar el nuevo cuartel que albergará varias divisiones del Negociado de la Policía del . Mejorando la respuesta a situaciones de emergencias en el área policiaca de Arecibo.

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The News and Times Review from Michael_Novakhov (14 sites): The FBI News Review: “fbi criticism” – Google News: LGBT activists file criminal complaint over alleged gay detentions in Chechnya – KGO-TV

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“fbi criticism” – Google News: LGBT activists file criminal complaint over alleged gay detentions in Chechnya – KGO-TV
“fbi criticism” – Google News: After news of Madigan’s secret FBI tape, Pritzker wants to ‘see the investigation play out’ – MDJOnline.com
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Moscow — LGBT activists say they filed a complaint demanding Russian authorities open a criminal investigation into the alleged detention and torture of people as part of a suspected anti-gay campaign by security forces in the Russian republic of Chechnya.
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he wants to “see the investigation play out” after news that a federal investigation into the Chicago City Council included a secretly recorded conversation between House Speaker Michael Madigan and a developer who wanted to build a hotel in Chinatown.
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Roger Stone supporters to rally outside his Florida home By Grace Segers Updated on: January 29, 2019 / 2:32 PM / CBS News
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news, world A high-stakes gambler who rained a hail of gunfire down on a crowd of country music fans in Las vegas, killing 58, took any specific motive for the 2017 attack to his grave, the FBI says.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, that the Islamic State group remains a threat and that the Iran nuclear deal is working.
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Twitter Search / ricardorossello: Por su parte, el comisionado de @PRPDNoticias, Henry Escalera Rivera, explicó que la dependencia estatal solo pagará una suma mínima para sufragar los gastos por concepto de mantenimiento, como las utilidades. #Seguridad #Manatí @ricardorossello

Por su parte, el comisionado de , Henry Escalera Rivera, explicó que la dependencia estatal solo pagará una suma mínima para sufragar los gastos por concepto de mantenimiento, como las utilidades.

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Caribbean Journal: How to Live on the Beach at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

By the Caribbean Journal staff

A beachfront residence at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has hit the bustling real estate market in the Cayman Islands for $5.495 million, Caribbean Journal has learned.

The second-floor beachfront unit is directly at the front of the Ritz-Carlton on Seven Mile Beach, with four bedrooms, an open-air beachfront terrace and 4.5 bathrooms.

In all, there are 3,850 square feet of living space.

And then there are the amenities: membership at the Ritz golf course, access to La Prairie Spa, concierge and valet parking, and a private 429-square-foot garage.

The property is listed with Kim Lund of The Lund Team.

— CJ

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Caribbean Journal: In St Martin, a Beloved Hotel Is Reborn

By Alexander Britell

“To be able to spend several hours a day looking at this water, it starts to have an effect on you. You stop seeing it and you start to perceive it, to get a sense of its livingness and its fluid changes of color,” he says, looking out at the Creole Rock in the distance.

Roland Richardson has been painting St Martin for decades, often from this perch at the Sunset Cafe at the Grand Case Beach Club, collecting the oranges and yellows and greens of St Martin on canvas.

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There’s always been a draw for the island’s most legendary artist here, something bewitching about this corner of St Martin, about the pair of beaches at the edge of town, about the red roofs and the blue water and the Rock.

That pull, that magnetism about the old French Caribbean town of Grand Case is what has drawn travelers to the Grand Case Beach Club for decades — and when the storms struck in 2017, a beloved part of the fabric of this place was taken away.

But now it’s back.

The Grand Case Beach Club opened with 48 of its 72 rooms completely transformed, with the Sunset Cafe returned and the rooftop pool rebuilt and a new lobby and a new energy —and sparkling, modern rooms filled with Richardson’s art on the walls.

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And the moment it reopened, its longtime guests immediately rebooked.

That meant the families that have been coming back here, year after year, came back immediately, the Barkans and the Hendersons and the grandparents and the grandchildren and the friends who have felt that same pull here, who have fallen in love with this place.

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Grand Case.

The GCBC has perfected the art of the classic beach hotel, perfected the art of letting travelers experience what remains one of the Caribbean’s great little beach towns, without pretentiousness, delivering an experience that everyone can enjoy.

“If you want to relax and go on vacation, you don’t put on your fanciest dress shirt — you put on the shirt that feels the best,” longtime General Manager Stephen Wright says. “That’s what this hotel is — it’s a place that makes you feel good.”

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It’s a proposition that’s hard to argue with, as one begins to settle into the routine of beach mornings and lazy lunches at the Sunset Cafe and evenings on the boulevard in Grand Case, which, it should be said, has seen a remarkable comeback in the last year and a half.

About half of the eateries have already reopened, including several new ones (like the terrific Barranco), and most of the town’s signature eateries: the Lolos and L’Auberge Gourmande and Bistrot Caraibes and the Rainbow Cafe and La Villa and Spiga and, most recently, Le Pressoir, which reopened with the added bonus of an adjacent rum bar.

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Grand Case is alive again. Above, Blue Martini packed on a weeknight.

Even at less than full strength, Grand Case offers an collection of world-class eateries that remains the envy of the Caribbean, a fun-loving town with a nightlife that’s already vibrant again, with the crowds at Blue Martini and the seaside beers at Max’s Place.

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Sir Roland Richardson.

If you come for a few days or a week or two, you’ll have too many restaurants to choose from, a surfeit of authentic French Caribbean evenings.

And that’s what the Grand Case Beach Club has always been about, a gateway to this town, a place to enjoy the simple, wonderful pleasures that define Grand Case and St Martin.

And that’s what it still is, a way to really see Grand Case.

But here is the mark of a great hotel — when you stop seeing a place and you start living it.

For more, visit the Grand Case Beach Club.

See more in the latest CJ Video.

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