FinCEN Files: Investigation into Dirty Money Transfers from Major Global Banks

At least $ 2 trillion in suspicious transactions were carried out between 2000 and 2017 by several major global banks. This is what an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, made up of 400 journalists from the media in 88 countries, including the investigation units of Radio France and the newspaper Le Monde, reveals.
For their investigation, ICIJ journalists were able to obtain "suspicious activity reports". These are top-secret documents that US bank internal compliance officials send to US financial intelligence agencies when they detect questionable money transfers.

According to these documents, 2,000 billion dollars in suspicious transactions may have been carried out. It is dirty money linked to drugs, corruption, organized crime and terrorism.

Large banks are singled out like JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Bank of New York Mellon or HSBC. They ensure, however, that they make significant efforts to combat financial crime an…

Boeing breaks flight time record thanks to storm Ciara

New York has never been so close to London. As storm Ciara hits northern Europe this Sunday, February 9, a British Airways Boeing 747-400 has just broken a record. Indeed, as spotted by FlightRadar24, relayed by LCI, the plane which linked New York to London arrived with more than an hour in advance. While the journey time to cover these 5,554 kilometers is usually 6:13, the British company's aircraft took only 4.56 hours.

Boeing breaks flight time record thanks to storm Ciara

It is thanks to a very powerful "Jet stream" that this Boeing 747 was able to achieve this feat, with an average speed of 1,100 km / h. This altitude air current was then rectilinear with winds at more than 350km / h. Storm Ciara was still at this time off Canada. The previous record went back to January 2018. A Norwegian Boeing 787 had taken 5:13 to connect the Big Apple to London, recalls the site FlightRadar24.

If we're not mistaken, BA now retakes the fastest subsonic NY-London crossing from Norwegian.


 
Storm Ciara is expected to hit the northern part of France this Sunday at midday. 35 departments have been placed on orange alert. Gusts of over 150 km / h are expected next night in some regions. On the coast, vigilance will be increased with the risk of strong waves.