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Russia pushes back ‘Putin’s bridge’ to annexed Crimea by a year
Apr13

Russia pushes back ‘Putin’s bridge’ to annexed Crimea by a year

Russia has pushed back the completion date of a showcase multi-billion dollar bridge to link the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea by one year, saying the original plan had to be adjusted to take account of the weight of the trains that will cross it. The Kremlin sees the bridge, which will span the Kerch Strait, as vital to integrating...

Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations
Apr13

Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations

Police stand guard outside the Mossack Fonseca law firm offices in Panama City during a raid on April 12, 2016/AFPPARIS, France, Apr 13 – Tax authorities from the world’s richest nations on Wednesday probed a mass of murky offshore dealings revealed in the huge Panama Papers data leak, just hours after police raided the law firm at the...

UN says employee captured by Ukraine rebels
Apr13

UN says employee captured by Ukraine rebels

The United Nations said Wednesday that one of its staff members had been captured by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine’s separatist east. …read more Source: The Sunday...

Panama Papers: Authorities raids offices of Mossack Fonseca law firm
Apr13

Panama Papers: Authorities raids offices of Mossack Fonseca law firm

The national police, in an earlier statement, said they were searching for documentation that "would establish the possible use of the firm for illicit activities." The firm has been accused of tax evasion and fraud. Panama’s attorney general late on Tuesday raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm to search for any...

Panama raids Mossack Fonseca office
Apr13

Panama raids Mossack Fonseca office

Panama’s attorney general has raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm to search for any evidence of illegal activities. ||| Panama City – Panama’s attorney general late on Tuesday raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm to search for any evidence of illegal activities, authorities said in a statement. The...

Dutch voters spurn pact with Kiev
Apr12

Dutch voters spurn pact with Kiev

Result hailed across the continent, especially by Russia. …read more Source: Daily...

The rapid rise of Ukraine’s Volodymyr Hroisman
Apr12

The rapid rise of Ukraine’s Volodymyr Hroisman

Volodymyr Hroisman will likely become the new prime minister of Ukraine following Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s resignation. The young politician’s rapid rise is a result of his close relationship to President Petro Poroshenko. …read more Source:...

Hiroshima tour ‘gut-wrenching’
Apr12

Hiroshima tour ‘gut-wrenching’

HAUNTING DISPLAY: John Kerry. Picture: AFP G7 commit to world without nuclear arms US SECRETARY of state John Kerry has called his visit to a memorial to victims of the 1945 US nuclear attack on Hiroshima “gut-wrenching”, and said everyone, including US President Barack Obama, should come. The first US secretary of state to visit Hiroshima, Kerry...

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk announces resignation
Apr12

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk announces resignation

KIEV, Ukraine, ACCRA, April 11 – (UPI/GNA) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Sunday, after failing to initiate accelerated government reforms. The coalition of Yatsenyuk’s party and that of President Petro Poroshenko have ruled Ukraine through war, corruption and economic stagnation, while...

Concern as ‘Red Cross’ appears in #PanamaPapers
Apr11

Concern as ‘Red Cross’ appears in #PanamaPapers

Aid groups voiced concern about the revelation that the name of the Red Cross had been usurped in shady financial dealings. ||| London – Some of the world’s biggest aid agencies voiced concern on Monday that they may be further exposed to risk from the murky world of offshore finance after the latest release of the Panama Papers...

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