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    Why few Americans in Panama Papers? Lawyer doesn’t want them
    Apr08

    Why few Americans in Panama Papers? Lawyer doesn’t want them

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Rich and influential people around the globe have found themselves under siege since a major data leak revealed their ties to secretive financial accounts and shell companies in low-tax havens used to hide wealth. The uproar has brought down the prime minister of Iceland and raised questions about the presidents of Argentina...

    EU threatens to put sanctions on Panama, other tax havens
    Apr08

    EU threatens to put sanctions on Panama, other tax havens

    BERLIN — A European Union official threatened Thursday to sanction Panama and other nations if they don’t cooperate fully to fight money laundering and tax evasion, after a leak of data showed the small country remains a key destination for people who want to hide money. The 11.5 million documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca...

    For Ukraine’s Poroshenko, a growing crisis hits a critical juncture (+video)
    Apr08

    For Ukraine’s Poroshenko, a growing crisis hits a critical juncture (+video)

    Amid plunging public trust, the Panama Papers revealed this week that the struggling Ukrainian president holds offshore accounts, and the Dutch resoundingly voted against accepting Ukraine into the EU. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Netherlands voters reject trade deal between EU-Ukraine; Dutch gov’t could rescind approval
    Apr08

    Netherlands voters reject trade deal between EU-Ukraine; Dutch gov’t could rescind approval

    Doug G. WareTHE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 7 (UPI) — Dutch voters emphatically voiced their opposition Thursday to the new economic and political treaty between the EU and Ukraine, which could derail the accord. …read more Source: United Press...

    Battered EU the loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine
    Apr08

    Battered EU the loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — It once seemed a quaint formality, but the Netherlands’ referendum vote on a European Union free-trade deal with Ukraine produced a raised middle finger to the EU — and yet another serious challenge to the European dream. …read more Source: CNS...

    Can the U.S. and Russia Avoid an Arctic Arms Race?
    Apr08

    Can the U.S. and Russia Avoid an Arctic Arms Race?

    Kenneth Yalowitz, Vincent Gallucci Security, Eurasia Rivalries are less tense above the Arctic Circle—for now. The Arctic is currently experiencing major systemic changes as a result of climate change, which could produce greater international cooperation—or competition, and possibly conflict—among the states concerned. Both the United States and...

    Putin’s New National Guard Strengthens His Grip On Security As Russian Economy Falters
    Apr08

    Putin’s New National Guard Strengthens His Grip On Security As Russian Economy Falters

    During a televised appearance this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise announcement declaring the creation of a new National Guard, which will be headed by his former bodyguard, Viktor Zolotov.”A decision has been made,” Putin remarked on Tuesday, seated at a table with Zolotov and Vladimir Kolokoltsev,...

    US Needs NATO Now as Much as Ever, Student of the Alliance Says
    Apr07

    US Needs NATO Now as Much as Ever, Student of the Alliance Says

    Policy leaders are reflecting on the legacy and future of NATO this week, the anniversary of the alliance’s creation 67 years ago. One of them is Luke Coffey, director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. “[The United States’] involvement in NATO means that Europe stays relatively secure and...

    For Ukraine’s Poroshenko, a growing crisis hits a critical juncture
    Apr07

    For Ukraine’s Poroshenko, a growing crisis hits a critical juncture

    Amid plunging public trust, the Panama Papers revealed this week that the struggling Ukrainian president holds offshore accounts, and the Dutch resoundingly voted against accepting Ukraine into the EU. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Battered EU is loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine
    Apr07

    Battered EU is loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS — It once seemed a quaint formality, but the Netherlands’ referendum on a European Union free-trade deal with Ukraine amounted to a slap in the face for the EU — and yet another serious challenge to the European dream. Under Dutch law, it gave them the best chance to snub their nose at “Brussels” — increasingly used as a negative...