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    Government and business leaders around the world respond to fallout from Panama Papers leak
    Apr05

    Government and business leaders around the world respond to fallout from Panama Papers leak

    FRANKFURT, Germany — Governments around the world tried Tuesday to contain the fallout from the publication of thousands of names of rich and powerful people who conducted offshore financial activity through a Panamanian law firm. China dismissed as “groundless” reports that relatives of current and retired politicians, including President Xi...

    The Guardian view on the Netherlands: another EU referendum, another inadequate debate | Editorial
    Apr05

    The Guardian view on the Netherlands: another EU referendum, another inadequate debate | Editorial

    The Dutch are, in theory, voting on relations with Ukraine. In truth, it is another European plebiscite that could pit the voters against Brussels without solving anythingThe referendum to be held on Wednesday in the Netherlands on the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine is a puzzling affair in many ways. Initiated by Eurosceptic...

    World governments face fallout from Panama Papers leak
    Apr05

    World governments face fallout from Panama Papers leak

    Leaders of Ukraine, Iceland and China under fire after names surface in offshore tax haven reports. …read more Source:...

    Panama Papers: Who Are The Real Victims Of Tax Avoidance and Evasion?
    Apr05

    Panama Papers: Who Are The Real Victims Of Tax Avoidance and Evasion?

    For as long as companies and individuals hide their wealth in offshore firms, developing countries will continue to lose money that could provide basic public services to help lift people out of poverty, experts say. On Sunday night, 11.5 million secret documents, alleged to be connected to Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, were leaked after...

    Ukraine president calls 1994 decision to give up nukes a mistake
    Apr05

    Ukraine president calls 1994 decision to give up nukes a mistake

    Ukraine’s decision to cave in to Russia by giving up its nuclear weapons in 1994 was a mistake, president Petro Poroshenko told Fox News in an interview that aired Monday. …read more Source: FOX...

    Iceland Prime Minister Resigns Amid Offshore Scandal
    Apr05

    Iceland Prime Minister Resigns Amid Offshore Scandal

    (REYKJAVIK) — Iceland’s embattled prime minister has resigned amid a controversy over his offshore holdings, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday as outrage over the accounts roiled the North Atlantic island nation. Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, who had denied wrongdoing, is stepping down as leader of the country’s coalition...

    Watching the ‘Panama Papers’ News in Russia
    Apr05

    Watching the ‘Panama Papers’ News in Russia

    Maxim Shemetov / ReutersMOSCOW—After a community of investigative journalists uncovered documents appearing to show that scores of world leaders and public officials could be engaged in money laundering, tax avoidance, and various forms of financial wrongdoing, the disclosures were splashed liberally on front pages around the world. But in...

    Global Defense Spending Increases to £1.7 Trillion, But Western Budgets Shrink
    Apr05

    Global Defense Spending Increases to £1.7 Trillion, But Western Budgets Shrink

    Global arms spending has increased to $1.7 trillion but Western militaries are spending less and less, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ( SIPRI ) reports. According to SIPRI, the defense budgets have collectively increased by 1 percent in 2015 compared with 2014, with the U.S. retaining the top spot with $596 billion despite...

    Iceland PM resigns amid Panama Papers controversy
    Apr05

    Iceland PM resigns amid Panama Papers controversy

    Iceland’s embattled prime minister has resigned amid a controversy over his offshore holdings, a Cabinet minister said as outrage over the accounts roiled the North Atlantic island nation. Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is stepping down as leader of the country’s coalition government, Agriculture Minister Sigurdur Ingi...

    Iceland premier resigns in Panama Papers scandal
    Apr05

    Iceland premier resigns in Panama Papers scandal

    REYKJAVIK, (AFP) – Icelands 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 the biggest casualty of a worldwide media probe into 11.5 million leaked documents...