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    Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite`s tax havens – BBC
    Apr04

    Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite`s tax havens – BBC

    A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth, according to the BBC.Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world`s most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, the BBC wrote.They show how Mossack Fonseca has helped clients launder money, dodge...

    Poroshenko wants Normandy Four to consider OSCE police mission in Donbas
    Apr04

    Poroshenko wants Normandy Four to consider OSCE police mission in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked Germany chairing the OSCE in 2016 to consider the deployment of an OSCE police mission in Donbas and says he wants the Normandy Four to discuss this issue in the near future.”The OSCE posts must also be armed. As when unarmed representatives are under attack, this means inability to effectively...

    Poroshenko says Biden helps to arrange meeting with Obama
    Apr04

    Poroshenko says Biden helps to arrange meeting with Obama

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that U.S. Vice President Joe Biden helped to arrange a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. ”There was a long-lasting and very efficient lunch with the U.S. leaders, with Vice President Biden, and Secretary of State [John] Kerry was...

    ICIJ: Offshore network tied to Putin
    Apr03

    ICIJ: Offshore network tied to Putin

    The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) together with other media partners has published an investigation based on secret files that reveal complex multimillion-dollar offshore financial deals that channel wealth and power towards a network of people and companies closely allied to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The...

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine MAR 27 – APR 03, 2016
    Apr03

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine MAR 27 – APR 03, 2016

    bellingcat (UK) : Behind the Dutch Terror Threat Video: The St. Petersburg “Troll Factory” Connection Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine) : New Terror Offensive Against Crimean Tatars The Jamestown Foundation (USA) : Ukraine Faces Early Election if No One Is Found to Replace Prime Minister Yatsenyuk The Jamestown Foundation (USA) :...

    Prosecutor General Shokin dismissed officially
    Apr03

    Prosecutor General Shokin dismissed officially

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announces he has signed an order to dismiss Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.”After Tuesday voting [by Ukraine`s parliament to authorize Shokin`s dismissal], the Verkhovna Rada sent the documents and an order to dismiss Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin was signed,” Poroshenko said in an interview...

    Donbas militants use 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell Avdiyivka
    Apr03

    Donbas militants use 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell Avdiyivka

    The situation in Donbas in eastern Ukraine remains tense amid heavy shelling of Ukrainian positions in the town of Avdiyivka in the Donetsk sector on Sunday, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.”Militants have simultaneously used 120mm and 82mm mortars to fire on the town`s industrial area, cynically...

    Crux: Pope announces April 24 collection for Ukraine
    Apr03

    Crux: Pope announces April 24 collection for Ukraine

    Describing it as an expression of his ”constant thoughts and prayer” for victims of the on-going violence in Ukraine, Pope Francis announced Sunday that he`s asked all the Catholic churches of Europe to take up a special collection on April 24 to fund humanitarian relief, according to Crux, an independent Catholic news site.According to the...

    Two Turkish warships arrive at Ukraine`s Odesa port (Photos)
    Apr03

    Two Turkish warships arrive at Ukraine`s Odesa port (Photos)

    Two warships of the Turkish Navy, the ship TCG Salihreis (F-246) and the ship TCG Bartin (F-504), arrived at the Ukrainian port of Odesa on April 3, according to an UaPosition correspondent. The two-day visit of the Turkish warships to Odesa is part of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry`s international cooperation events scheduled for 2016, Press...

    WPTZ: Azerbaijan declares `unilateral ceasefire` in conflict with Armenia
    Apr03

    WPTZ: Azerbaijan declares `unilateral ceasefire` in conflict with Armenia

    Azerbaijan has decided to ”cease retaliatory action” against Armenia`s armed forces, according to Azerbaijan`s state news agency Azertac, wptz.com reported.The announcement comes after clashes on Saturday in which 18 Armenian and 12 Azerbaijani troops were killed, wptz.com wrote.As CNN reported, long-simmering tensions between Armenia and...

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