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    Here Are The International Figures Tied to The Panama Papers Leak
    Apr04

    Here Are The International Figures Tied to The Panama Papers Leak

    The offshore holdings of a dozen current and former world leaders and some of their closest allies have been revealed in a massive leak of information dubbed the Panama Papers. Confidential documents obtained from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca from an anonymous source purports to show how the firm, which has branches across the globe,...

    Kremlin Slams ‘Putinophobia’ of Panama Papers
    Apr04

    Kremlin Slams ‘Putinophobia’ of Panama Papers

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman on Monday dismissed a report that alleges close friends of the president hid some $2 billion dollars in offshore accounts. The report, dubbed the “Panama Papers,” links hundreds of political leaders and celebrities to offshore companies set up through a Panama-based law firm called...

    The Names in the Panama Papers
    Apr04

    The Names in the Panama Papers

    Arnulfo Franco / APDocuments leaked Sunday from a Panama-based firm, which sells offshore shell companies, purport to show corruption and questionable business practices of the world’s politicians, billionaires, entertainers, athletes, drug barons, and others. At the heart of the nearly four decades of records from Mossack Fonseca, the...

    Big Leak, Big Corruption, Deep Rot
    Apr04

    Big Leak, Big Corruption, Deep Rot

    The weekend’s biggest story by far: the leak of a massive trove of documents, over 2.6 terabytes of data, from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which specializes in creating offshore companies. The documents were handed over to the German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung under mysterious circumstances. The paper shared the documents with...

    Ukraine Radical Party Wants Impeachment Probe Into Poroshenko
    Apr04

    Ukraine Radical Party Wants Impeachment Probe Into Poroshenko

    The head of Ukraine’s populist Radical Party has called for an impeachment investigation into President Petro Poroshenko over allegations he used an offshore account to avoid tax. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Panama Papers: What is The Scandal and How Is Putin Linked?
    Apr04

    Panama Papers: What is The Scandal and How Is Putin Linked?

    The so-called Panama Papers, leaked over the weekend, detail alleged money laundering schemes, with a $2 billion scandal leading to the heart of the Kremlin. Here is what we know about the leak and how it has been received in Russia. What is the leak? The leak was of 11.5 million papers and documents—held by Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law...

    The Latest: Ukraine president under fire in offshore scandal
    Apr04

    The Latest: Ukraine president under fire in offshore scandal

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the publication by a coalition of media outlets of an investigation into offshore financial dealings by the rich and… …read more Source:...

    The Latest: Ukraine president under fire in offshore scandal
    Apr04

    The Latest: Ukraine president under fire in offshore scandal

    The Latest on the publication by a coalition of media outlets of an investigation into offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous (all times local): … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Trove of data on offshore accounts prompts probe, questions
    Apr04

    Trove of data on offshore accounts prompts probe, questions

    A security guard sit outside the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama City. (Arnulfo Franco, AP) BERLIN — The release of a vast trove of documents and other data on offshore financial dealings of wealthy, famous and powerful people around the world is raising questions over the widespread use of such tactics to avoid taxes and skirt financial...

    Kalashnikov, Russia’s AK-47 Manufacturer, Eyes Domestic Civilian Market To Increase Sales Amid Western Sanctions
    Apr04

    Kalashnikov, Russia’s AK-47 Manufacturer, Eyes Domestic Civilian Market To Increase Sales Amid Western Sanctions

    Kalashnikov Concern, the manufacturer of the famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle, is planning to increase the share of its civilian products to counter declining sales amid international sanctions on Russia over Crimean annexation in March 2014, according to reports Monday. Vladimir Dmitriev, the company’s marketing director, said that the...