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    Scrutiny on officials worldwide increases in offshore leaks
    Apr06

    Scrutiny on officials worldwide increases in offshore leaks

    Iceland’s prime minister became the first major figure brought down by the leak of millions of records on offshore accounts as the scrutiny intensified around officials from other countries, including Ukraine’s president. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Scrutiny on officials worldwide increases in offshore leaks
    Apr06

    Scrutiny on officials worldwide increases in offshore leaks

    LONDON (AP) — Iceland's prime minister became the first major figure brought down by the leak of millions of records on offshore accounts as the scrutiny intensified around officials from other countries, including Ukraine's president…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Panama Papers: Law Firm Mossack Fonseca Says It Was Hacked
    Apr06

    Panama Papers: Law Firm Mossack Fonseca Says It Was Hacked

    PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – The Panamanian lawyer at the center of a data leak scandal that has embarrassed a clutch of world leaders said on Tuesday his firm was a victim of a hack from outside the company, and has filed a complaint with state prosecutors. Founding partner Ramon Fonseca said the firm, Mossack Fonseca, which specializes in...

    Global Military Spending Rises for First Time Since 2011
    Apr06

    Global Military Spending Rises for First Time Since 2011

    Military spending around the world has increased for the first time since 2011, according to new data by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Total world military spending was $1.7 trillion for 2015, an increase of 1 percent over 2014. The Asia-Pacific region was largely responsible for the rise, with countries averaging a 5.4...

    World leaders react to secret dealings revealed by Panama Papers
    Apr06

    World leaders react to secret dealings revealed by Panama Papers

    Revelations of secret offshore accounts tied to more than 140 politicians and public officials are sending shock waves through halls of power in Pakistan, Argentina, Ukraine and elsewhere. …read more Source: Toronto...

    How to Misunderstand What Didn’t Happen
    Apr06

    How to Misunderstand What Didn’t Happen

    In the nearly-a-month since I last wrote here about Syria, not a great deal has changed. The “cessation of hostilities” has been partial at best, with regime forces consolidating gains and maneuvering for advantage around Aleppo and to the west of it, preparing for if and when the next round of fighting begins. Rebel forces, notably groups like...

    Russian Activists: Panama Papers Disclosures Surprise Few
    Apr06

    Russian Activists: Panama Papers Disclosures Surprise Few

    Russian state media continue to largely ignore the Panama Papers scandal, although a Kremlin spokesman has dismissed allegations of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s involvement in large-scale money laundering. Russia’s Channel One, the country’s flagship broadcaster, took nearly a full day before making even scant mention of...

    Panama Papers Revelations Have Only Just Begun, Investigative Editor Says
    Apr06

    Panama Papers Revelations Have Only Just Begun, Investigative Editor Says

    More explosive revelations will be uncovered in the Panama Papers, including the offshore dealings of hundreds of Americans, according to a lead editor of the nonprofit news organization that helped break one of history’s largest data leaks. The release of 11.5 million confidential documents from the obscure Panama-based law firm Mossack...

    Resetting the Reset
    Apr06

    Resetting the Reset

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Eurasia America’s next president will have to start all over with Russia. In recent weeks, I have had the honor to attend different daylong seminars convened to ponder Russia’s future under Vladimir Putin and the future of U.S.-Russia relations: a “Russia Experts Meeting” hosted by the Carnegie...

    Don’t Expect the Next Meeting of the Minsk Contact Group to Solve Anything in Ukraine
    Apr06

    Don’t Expect the Next Meeting of the Minsk Contact Group to Solve Anything in Ukraine

    James CardenThe conditions on the ground all indicate that the war is likely to grind on and on and on. …read more Source: The...