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    Panama Papers: Ukraine President Poroshenko denies offshore vehicle was set up to minimise taxes
    Apr06

    Panama Papers: Ukraine President Poroshenko denies offshore vehicle was set up to minimise taxes

    Poroshenko told reporters in Tokyo on Wednesday he had the offshore trust set up to separate his business and political interests after he became president and the arrangements were carried out with full transparency. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko denied he put his assets in an offshore trust to minimise taxes, after the country’s...

    Ukraine pilot Savchenko refuses all food and liquids (AFP)
    Apr06

    Ukraine pilot Savchenko refuses all food and liquids (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, convicted over the killing of two Russian journalists, began a hunger strike without water on Wednesday to demand her return to Ukraine, her lawyer said. …read more Source: The West...

    Polls open in Dutch referendum on EU-Ukraine trade deal
    Apr06

    Polls open in Dutch referendum on EU-Ukraine trade deal

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch opened voting Wednesday in a referendum on a far-reaching free trade deal meant to foster closer ties… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine pilot Savchenko starts refusing all food and liquids
    Apr06

    Ukraine pilot Savchenko starts refusing all food and liquids

    MOSCOW: Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, convicted over the killing of two Russian journalists, began a hunger strike without water on Wednesday to demand her return to Ukraine, her lawyer said. Lawyer Mark Feigin wrote on Twitter that Savchenko had started a “dry” hunger strike— refusing both food and water—on Wednesday morning, after...

    Dutch cast votes on Ukraine treaty in test of anti-EU sentiment (Video)
    Apr06

    Dutch cast votes on Ukraine treaty in test of anti-EU sentiment (Video)

    By Toby Sterling Dutch voters began casting ballots in a national referendum on Wednesday on the European Union’s treaty with Ukraine — a test of anti-EU sentiment before Britain vote on its membership of the bloc in June. Dutch politicians say rejecting a treaty intended to bring Ukraine closer to the European Union would hand a symbolic...

    We are torturers and murderers: America’s first casualty of war is the Constitution
    Apr06

    We are torturers and murderers: America’s first casualty of war is the Constitution

    Let’s face it: in times of war, the Constitution tends to take a beating. With the safety or survival of the nation said to be at risk, the basic law of the land — otherwise considered sacrosanct — becomes nonbinding, subject to being waived at the whim of government authorities who are impatient, scared, panicky, or just plain...

    Dutch hold referendum on EU-Ukraine deal
    Apr06

    Dutch hold referendum on EU-Ukraine deal

    Citizen-enforced vote on economic and political ties with Ukraine seen as test of anti-EU sentiment in the Netherlands. …read more Source: AL...

    Ukraine pilot Savchenko starts refusing all food and liquids
    Apr06

    Ukraine pilot Savchenko starts refusing all food and liquids

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, convicted over the killing of two Russian journalists, began a hunger strike without water Wednesday to demand her return to Ukraine, her lawyer said …read more Source: The Daily...

    The ‘Panama Papers’ main revelations
    Apr06

    The ‘Panama Papers’ main revelations

    PARIS: World leaders, aides and families, sports and movie stars are among those named in a huge leak of documents dubbed the Panama Papers, some of which reveal hidden offshore assets. An investigation by more than 100 media groups has shone a light on assets held by some 140 political figures with help from Mossack Fonseca, a law firm based in...

    Ukraine president Poroshenko denies offshore vehicle was set up to minimise taxes
    Apr06

    Ukraine president Poroshenko denies offshore vehicle was set up to minimise taxes

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko denied he put his assets in an offshore trust to minimise taxes, after the country’s fiscal service said it was looking into documents relating to his offshore assets that were included in the “Panama Papers.” …read more Source: The...