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    The 5 biggest revelations from the #PanamaPapers
    Apr04

    The 5 biggest revelations from the #PanamaPapers

    : …More about Business, Politics, Russia, Media, and Us World …read more Source:...

    Panama Papers reads like Who’s Who of world power
    Apr04

    Panama Papers reads like Who’s Who of world power

    Associates of Putin, Assad and Poroshenko are among those implicated in offshore dealings. …read more Source: USA...

    Still Cleaning Up: 30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster
    Apr04

    Still Cleaning Up: 30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster

    Sean Gallup / GettyThis month marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. On April 26, 1986, technicians conducting a test inadvertently caused reactor number four to explode. Several hundred staff and firefighters then tackled a blaze that burned for 10 days and sent a plume of radiation around the world in the worst-ever civil...

    The Political Fallout From the Panama Papers
    Apr04

    The Political Fallout From the Panama Papers

    Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson Brynjar Gunnarsson / APUpdated on April 4 at 2:09 p.m. ET Disclosures from the Panama Papers are rocking the global political elite, with calls for the resignation of Iceland’s prime minister and protestations of innocence from the children of Pakistan’s leaders. The documents were...

    World leaders claim innocence after #PanamaPapers revelations
    Apr04

    World leaders claim innocence after #PanamaPapers revelations

    World leaders and governments across the world on Monday went into damage control mode to deny possible financial wrongdoing after a cache of leaked documents showed them dodging taxes taxes or laundering money. Dubbed the Panama Papers, the more than 11 million leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca include the names of...

    World Leaders Scramble After Massive Leak On Offshore Intrigues
    Apr04

    World Leaders Scramble After Massive Leak On Offshore Intrigues

    World leaders have scrambled to react to the leak of a trove of documents linking many of them to secretive offshore companies that enabled vast sums of money to move around the world hidden from law enforcement and regulators. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian president under fire over Panama Papers
    Apr04

    Ukrainian president under fire over Panama Papers

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko found himself in a political storm Monday after leaked documents from a Panamanian firm pointed to his offshore assets, with some adversaries calling for his removal from office. Poroshenko, a candy magnate who won election in 2014, insisted Monday he has done nothing wrong and hasn’t managed his...

    Inside the Panama Papers: Massive leak shows just how extensive corruption is worldwide, implicating politicians, human traffickers and drug dealers
    Apr04

    Inside the Panama Papers: Massive leak shows just how extensive corruption is worldwide, implicating politicians, human traffickers and drug dealers

    “My life is in danger,” read an anonymous message. “No meeting, ever.” “Why are you doing this?” a German newspaper asked. “I want to make these crimes public,” the whistleblower wrote. An enormous cache of documents was just released, exposing how political and economic elites from around the...

    Bombshell Revelations From the Panama Papers Show Just How Much We Need Financial Transparency
    Apr04

    Bombshell Revelations From the Panama Papers Show Just How Much We Need Financial Transparency

    James CardenGiven the American media’s failure to cover the Ukrainian government’s corruption, the reaction to the report’s revelations about reigning president-oligarch Petro Poroshenko has been muted. …read more Source: The...

    Royal Bank says it operates within law after leak of Panama Papers
    Apr04

    Royal Bank says it operates within law after leak of Panama Papers

    TORONTO – The Royal Bank of Canada says it operates within the law and has policies to prevent tax evasion after reports said it used the Panamanian law firm whose leaked documents are said to reveal the use of offshore tax havens. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists worked with hundreds of journalists to analyze 11.5...