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Ukraine’s embattled prime minister resigns
Apr11

Ukraine’s embattled prime minister resigns

Ukraine’s embattled prime minister announced Sunday that he is resigning, opening the way for the formation of a new government to end a drawn-out political crisis. In his weekly televised address, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said his resignation would be formally submitted to parliament on Tuesday. The same day, parliament was expected to vote to...

CARICOM concerned about ‘tax havens’ label in wake of Panama Papers leak
Apr08

CARICOM concerned about ‘tax havens’ label in wake of Panama Papers leak

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed concern that the designation of “tax havens” is again being attached to the financial services centres in Member States and Associate Members, following the leak of the “Panama Papers”. The Community, in a statement, said the loose attribution of the ‘tax havens’ label ignores the reality that...

UN Concerned about Cutting Official Aid to Displaced Ukrainians
Apr08

UN Concerned about Cutting Official Aid to Displaced Ukrainians

07 de abril de 2016, 17:45United Nations, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) expressed concern today about the Ukrainian Gvernment''s decision to suspend the social aid to displaced people due to the conflict. …read more Source: Prensa...

Loop Breakfast Bites
Apr07

Loop Breakfast Bites

Loop Breakfast Bites is a round up of the top international stories making news. Student’s promising life cut short by failed experiment http://www.looptt.com/content/students-promising-life-cut-short-failed-e… At 18, Bernard Moon was looking at a bright future. A charismatic high school honors student and athlete, he had been...

Ethiopia told to do mass doping tests or face IAAF ban
Apr07

Ethiopia told to do mass doping tests or face IAAF ban

Ethiopia must carry out mass doping tests on up to 200 athletes by November or be the latest to face further action by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a possible ban by the IAAF, track and field officials in the country said Thursday. Ethiopia will attempt to test between 150 and 200 athletes over the next seven months and will start as...

Politicians, celebs deny abuse of Panama offshore accounts 
Apr06

Politicians, celebs deny abuse of Panama offshore accounts 

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — The president of Ukraine became the latest prominent politician to deny wrongdoing Wednesday after his name was linked to secretive offshore accounts arranged by a Panama law firm. …read more Source: Jamaica...

Iceland’s leader resigns, first casualty of Panama Papers
Apr06

Iceland’s leader resigns, first casualty of Panama Papers

Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm which have shone a spotlight on the offshore wealth of politicians and public figures worldwide. The Panama Papers showed the premier’s wife owned an offshore company with big claims on...

Politicians, celebs deny abuse of offshore accounts
Apr06

Politicians, celebs deny abuse of offshore accounts

The president of Ukraine became the latest prominent politician to deny wrongdoing Wednesday after his name was linked to secretive offshore accounts arranged by a Panama law firm. The revelations have raised suspicion that such offshore entities were set up to avoid taxes, but Petro Poroshenko denied that was the purpose in his case. Rather, he...

Iceland’s leader resigns over company in BVI
Apr06

Iceland’s leader resigns over company in BVI

Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson arrives at the Iceland president’s residence in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Tuesday. (Reuters/Sigtryggur Johannsson) (Associated Press) – The leak of millions of records on offshore accounts claimed its first high-profile victim Tuesday as Iceland’s prime minister resigned amid...

Iceland PM resigns in ‘Panama Papers’ scandal
Apr05

Iceland PM resigns in ‘Panama Papers’ scandal

Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson (Photo: AFP) REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AFP) — Iceland’s prime minister resigned Tuesday, becoming the first political victim of a mushrooming worldwide scandal over hidden offshore financial dealings exposed in the so-called Panama Papers. Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson was...

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