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    Dutch To Vote On Ukraine’s Euro Dream
    Apr05

    Dutch To Vote On Ukraine’s Euro Dream

    The Netherlands is holding a referendum on April 6 on whether Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the European Union should be ratified. Although it’s a nonbinding vote, the political fallout from a “No” result could put pressure on the Dutch government to rescind its ratification. (RFE/RL) …read more Source: Radio...

    Writing a Blank Check on War
    Apr05

    Writing a Blank Check on War

    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 pissed off. The...

    Panama Papers Live Updates: What We Know So Far About Who Is Involved In The Leaks
    Apr05

    Panama Papers Live Updates: What We Know So Far About Who Is Involved In The Leaks

    UPDATE: 11:10 a.m. EDT — NSA leaker Edward Snowden urged world leaders Tuesday to stop using offshore accounts as tax havens. “With scandals in Russia, China, UK, Iceland, Ukraine, and more, perhaps a new rule: if you’re in charge of a country, keep your money in it,” he tweeted Tuesday. With scandals in Russia, China, UK,...

    The (Relatively) American-Free ‘Panama Papers’ Scandal
    Apr05

    The (Relatively) American-Free ‘Panama Papers’ Scandal

    The ongoing “Panama Papers” scandal is revealing that some of the world’s most prominent and wealthy figures set up accounts in foreign tax havens to avoid paying taxes in their home countries. The list of figures includes the King of Saudi Arabia, the prime minister of Iceland, the presidents of Argentina, the UAE, and Ukraine; former...

    Panama Papers: World Leaders & Rich Criminals Exposed in Massive Data Leak
    Apr05

    Panama Papers: World Leaders & Rich Criminals Exposed in Massive Data Leak

    “The biggest leak in the history of data journalism just went live, and it’s about corruption.” That is what NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted about the Panama Papers, which were released Sunday and reveal how the rich and powerful in numerous countries use tax havens to hide their wealth. Some 11.5 million files were...

    You Better Believe NATO Still Matters Today
    Apr05

    You Better Believe NATO Still Matters Today

    Recently there have been some who have questioned NATO’s importance in the 21st century. Europe is currently experiencing a belligerent and aggressive Russia with old school 18th-century imperial ambitions. The answer is—very important. Europe is currently experiencing a belligerent and aggressive Russia with old school 18th-century...

    Dutch Vote On Ukraine Deal Could Reverberate Throughout Europe
    Apr05

    Dutch Vote On Ukraine Deal Could Reverberate Throughout Europe

    The Dutch are heading to polls to decide whether their government should ratify an association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine. But it is a vote that means a lot more than just free trade and closer ties between Kyiv and Brussels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Governments face fallout from offshore accounts report
    Apr05

    Governments face fallout from offshore accounts report

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — 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...

    China has moved to limit access to news coverage of the Panama Papers
    Apr05

    China has moved to limit access to news coverage of the Panama Papers

    ReutersBEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – 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...

    The Many Trials of a Nazi War Criminal
    Apr05

    The Many Trials of a Nazi War Criminal

    In April 1961, an Israeli court in Jerusalem assembled to determine the responsibility of Adolf Eichmann, a former senior Nazi official, for the transportation of European Jews to concentration camps and death camps in the Third Reich, among other crimes. That the prosecution, 16 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, of a single if prominent...