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    Panama Papers: Largest Document Leak in History Is ‘Just the Beginning’
    Apr05

    Panama Papers: Largest Document Leak in History Is ‘Just the Beginning’

    A veritable Who’s Who list of billionaires, celebrities and global leaders has been linked to offshore tax shelters, following the extraordinary leak of 11.5 million documents from a Panama-based law firm. The disclosure stunned the world Monday, as presidents and prime ministers attempted to explain their previously unknown ties to hidden...

    Governments Across The World Open Probes Over ‘Panama Papers’
    Apr05

    Governments Across The World Open Probes Over ‘Panama Papers’

    By Kylie MacLellan and Elida MorenoLONDON/PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful on Monday after a leak of four decades of documents from a Panamanian law firm that specialized in setting up offshore companies.The “Panama Papers” revealed...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Conflict Brings Hunger Crisis
    Apr05

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Conflict Brings Hunger Crisis

    The two-year-old conflict in eastern Ukraine has left about 1.5 million people hungry, including nearly 300,000 in need of immediate help, the World Food Program said. …read more Source: The New York...

    Global military spending nearly $1.7T amid Mideast conflicts
    Apr05

    Global military spending nearly $1.7T amid Mideast conflicts

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Global military spending rose in 2015 to nearly $1.7 trillion, the first increase in several years, driven by conflicts including the battle against the Islamic State group, the Saudi-led war in Yemen and fears about Iran, a report released Tuesday shows. The study by the Stockholm International Peace Research...

    Massive trove of Panama Papers just ‘a small slice’ of offshore banking world
    Apr05

    Massive trove of Panama Papers just ‘a small slice’ of offshore banking world

    GWEN IFILL: The project is called the Panama Papers. It represents the work of hundreds of journalists in dozens of countries, coordinated by the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism, or ICIJ. The project exposes the dealings of a Panamanian law firm called Mossack Fonseca, and its work in allegedly creating shell companies for...

    Panama Papers: Spain Officials Investigate Lionel Messi, Messi Sues Newspaper for Defamation
    Apr05

    Panama Papers: Spain Officials Investigate Lionel Messi, Messi Sues Newspaper for Defamation

    Spanish tax officials said on April 4 they are investigating accusations of tax irregularities involving international soccer star Lionel Messi after the massive Mossack Fonseca data leak from Panama. Messi’s family released a statement claiming they are not guilty of any wrongdoing. They also threatened to hit media outlets with a lawsuit...

    Russia: Bringing the World Not Only Military Interventions, But Also Poetry
    Apr05

    Russia: Bringing the World Not Only Military Interventions, But Also Poetry

    Russia is a land of great literature — of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov and Akhmatova. This truth, that we all learned in high school, has recently been reconfirmed in a startling and compelling manner. For it is only in Russia that a highly-placed political figure can address the public with a lyric poem, as did Ms. Maria Zakharova, the...

    The Edge: One Person, One Vote, One Rejection
    Apr05

    The Edge: One Person, One Vote, One Rejection

    J. Scott Applewhite / APToday in One Paragraph The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld the “one person, one vote” standard for apportioning legislative districts in Evenwel v. Abbott. People in Iceland are calling for the resignation of their prime minister in the fallout from Sunday’s release of the ‘Panama Papers.’ A federal judge...

    Panama Papers: Ukrainian President Poroshenko Established Secret Company During Bloody Ukraine Crisis
    Apr05

    Panama Papers: Ukrainian President Poroshenko Established Secret Company During Bloody Ukraine Crisis

    The Panama Papers have placed politicians under a microscope, and the Ukrainian president is one of them. The papers consist of an unprecedented data leak that reveals tax information and offshore accounts that are linked to politicians, celebrities, drug traffickers, and fraudsters, according to the international group of journalists (ICIJ) that...

    Ottawa to study gap in uncollected taxes in light of Panama Papers
    Apr05

    Ottawa to study gap in uncollected taxes in light of Panama Papers

    Canada’s new National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier is sworn-in during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie – RTX1URLS OTTAWA – A senator who has crusaded against tax evasion has released recent correspondence from the revenue minister revealing the government’s plan to determine how much...