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    New Investigations Target Tax Evaders Hiding Offshore Assets
    Apr05

    New Investigations Target Tax Evaders Hiding Offshore Assets

    The full extent and implications from a leak of records about offshore bank accounts from a Panamanian firm are not yet clear, and more stories about them are expected in the coming days, but already governments across the world are pledging investigations or denouncing the reports as unfounded attacks. Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela...

    Ukraine’s fiscal service to look into president’s offshore assets after Panama Papers leak
    Apr05

    Ukraine’s fiscal service to look into president’s offshore assets after Panama Papers leak

    Ukraine’s fiscal service will examine the documents relating to President Petro Poroshenko’s offshore assets that were published over the weekend after a massive data leak, the head of the service, Roman Nasirov, said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    The Global Vote of No Confidence in Pax Americana
    Apr05

    The Global Vote of No Confidence in Pax Americana

    Defense spending is rising around the world, and it’s not because people feel safer. Bloomberg: Global military spending has begun rising in real terms for the first time since the U.S. began its withdrawal of troops from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.Defense budgets rose 1...

    Panama Papers: Nations scramble to contain fallout
    Apr05

    Panama Papers: Nations scramble to contain fallout

    (Arnulfo Franco, AP) LONDON — Governments around the world scrambled 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...

    Vladimir Nabokov, Scientific Genius
    Apr05

    Vladimir Nabokov, Scientific Genius

    In the spring of 1970, a 71-year-old Vladimir Nabokov gave chase to a rare, orange butterfly on the slopes of Mount Etna, sweating and panting, his lips “white rimmed with thirst and excitement.” Tucking the specimen into the inside pocket of his jacket, he told a New York Times reporter, “It is a feeling I usually get at my writing desk.”...

    Panama Papers probes opened, China limits access to news on leaks
    Apr05

    Panama Papers probes opened, China limits access to news on leaks

    Authorities across the globe have opened investigations into the activities of the world’s rich and powerful after a cache of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm showed possible wrongdoing using offshore company structures.The “Panama Papers” have cast light on the financial arrangements of high profile politicians and...

    The aftermath of Panama leaks
    Apr05

    The aftermath of Panama leaks

    After the revelations of the Panama Papers, one of the most prominent news stories across the globe, questions have been raised who did it and why. Already, authorities across the globe have opened investigations into the activities of the world’s rich and powerful after a cache of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm showed possible...

    Chinese Officials Were Implicated In The Panama Papers, But You Wouldn’t Know It In China
    Apr05

    Chinese Officials Were Implicated In The Panama Papers, But You Wouldn’t Know It In China

    China has taken steps to limit coverage and access to information about the massive leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm that exposed how the world’s rich and powerful have stored and hid their money.Family members of Chinese President Xi Jinping and other powerful current and former Chinese leaders were among those revealed in the...

    Inside the abandoned city of Pripyat, 30 years after Chernobyl – in pictures
    Apr05

    Inside the abandoned city of Pripyat, 30 years after Chernobyl – in pictures

    Tens of thousands were evacuated from the neighbouring city of Pripyat following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Lynn Hilton visits the deserted city – and finds homes, schools and a fairground left to decay … …read more Source: The...

    Journalist at center of Panama leaks: ‘Nobody hiding offshore is safe’
    Apr05

    Journalist at center of Panama leaks: ‘Nobody hiding offshore is safe’

    For months, as they worked in secrecy to pull together a huge trove of leaked data from a Panamanian law firm, the investigative team at Süddeutsche Zeitung knew they had an explosive scoop. Even so, the international reaction has been “far above what we expected,” Frederik Obermaier, one of the German newspaper’s investigative reporters,...