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    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.”...

    Chinese Officials Were Implicated In The Panama Papers, But You Wouldn’t Know It In China
    Apr05

    Chinese Officials Were Implicated In The Panama Papers, But You Wouldn’t Know It In China

    China has taken steps to limit coverage and access to information about the massive leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm that exposed how the world’s rich and powerful have stored and hid their money.Family members of Chinese President Xi Jinping and other powerful current and former Chinese leaders were among those revealed in the...

    Panama Rejects Money-Launder Label Following Documents Leak
    Apr05

    Panama Rejects Money-Launder Label Following Documents Leak

    PANAMA CITY—Panamanians have long shrugged off their country’s checkered reputation as a financial haven for drug lords, tax dodgers and corrupt oligarchs. If they’re crooks, they’ve learned from the world’s wealthy nations, they like to joke. That same defensiveness has re-emerged amid the fallout from the leak of 11.5...

    This is much worse than the Panama Papers: How America became a world leader in tax avoidance
    Apr05

    This is much worse than the Panama Papers: How America became a world leader in tax avoidance

    Often when I’m sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on one of L.A.’s many freeways, my mind drifts to wondering if there’s some special autobahn above the horizon line reserved only for elite celebrities, so they don’t have to bother with the day-to-day inconveniences of the masses. That feeling returned when I read about...

    Panama Papers taunt the masses with more proof that game is rigged
    Apr05

    Panama Papers taunt the masses with more proof that game is rigged

    The shills for the people who really run the world have been pulling all-nighters, crafting avowals in the casually arrogant language of the ultra-entitled. Statements are coming from different countries in different tongues, but the message is similar: Come on, folks, move along, back to work, let’s go, show’s over. Dmitry Peskov, a...