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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Ukraine’s fiscal service to look into president’s offshore assets after Panama Papers leak
    Apr05

    Ukraine’s fiscal service to look into president’s offshore assets after Panama Papers leak

    Ukraine’s fiscal service will examine the documents relating to President Petro Poroshenko’s offshore assets that were published over the weekend after a massive data leak, the head of the service, Roman Nasirov, said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    The Global Vote of No Confidence in Pax Americana
    Apr05

    The Global Vote of No Confidence in Pax Americana

    Defense spending is rising around the world, and it’s not because people feel safer. Bloomberg: Global military spending has begun rising in real terms for the first time since the U.S. began its withdrawal of troops from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.Defense budgets rose 1...

    Panama Papers: Nations scramble to contain fallout
    Apr05

    Panama Papers: Nations scramble to contain fallout

    (Arnulfo Franco, AP) LONDON — Governments around the world scrambled 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...

    Vladimir Nabokov, Scientific Genius
    Apr05

    Vladimir Nabokov, Scientific Genius

    In the spring of 1970, a 71-year-old Vladimir Nabokov gave chase to a rare, orange butterfly on the slopes of Mount Etna, sweating and panting, his lips “white rimmed with thirst and excitement.” Tucking the specimen into the inside pocket of his jacket, he told a New York Times reporter, “It is a feeling I usually get at my writing desk.”...