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    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...

    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...

    Francis announces special collection for victims of Ukraine conflict
    Apr05

    Francis announces special collection for victims of Ukraine conflict

    Vatican City – On Sunday Pope Francis announced that a special collection will be taken up in all Catholic churches in Europe April 24, the funds of which will go toward relief for all suffering due to ongoing violence in Ukraine. After celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Divine … …read more Source: The Washington...

    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...

    What You Need To Know About The Panama Papers Leak
    Apr04

    What You Need To Know About The Panama Papers Leak

    Several world leaders are under fire after a consortium of journalists on Sunday revealed their ties to a Panamanian law firm that helped some of the world’s richest and most powerful people conceal their wealth through tax havens and offshore companies.The revelations are based on the “Panama Papers,” 11.5 million leaked...

    Voegele upsets Tsurenko in 1st round of Katowice Open
    Apr04

    Voegele upsets Tsurenko in 1st round of Katowice Open

    KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Unseeded Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland upset sixth-seeded Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-4, 6-0 on Monday to advance to the… …read more Source:...