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    Governments Vow to Find Tax Evaders Hiding Offshore Assets
    Apr05

    Governments Vow to Find Tax Evaders Hiding Offshore Assets

    The full extent and implications from a leak of records about offshore bank accounts from a Panamanian firm are not yet clear, and more stories about them are expected in the coming days, but already governments across the world are pledging investigations or denouncing the reports as unfounded attacks. Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela...

    What Trump Has Wrought
    Apr05

    What Trump Has Wrought

    As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination. Should the Donald fall short of the delegates needed to win on the first ballot, 1,237, there is growing certitude that he will be stopped. First by Ted Cruz;...

    Governments Across The World Open Probes Over ‘Panama Papers’
    Apr05

    Governments Across The World Open Probes Over ‘Panama Papers’

    By Kylie MacLellan and Elida MorenoLONDON/PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful on Monday after a leak of four decades of documents from a Panamanian law firm that specialized in setting up offshore companies.The “Panama Papers” revealed...

    ‘Wall of Rock’ proved almost impenetrable in Saskatchewan election
    Apr05

    ‘Wall of Rock’ proved almost impenetrable in Saskatchewan election

    SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Brad Wall’s personal popularity was one of the biggest factors in his coasting to a third straight term as premier of Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Party’s campaign featured just a handful of promises and instead focused on its leader as the province’s promoter around the world and defender of its...

    Panama Papers: Largest Document Leak in History Is ‘Just the Beginning’
    Apr05

    Panama Papers: Largest Document Leak in History Is ‘Just the Beginning’

    A veritable Who’s Who list of billionaires, celebrities and global leaders has been linked to offshore tax shelters, following the extraordinary leak of 11.5 million documents from a Panama-based law firm. The disclosure stunned the world Monday, as presidents and prime ministers attempted to explain their previously unknown ties to hidden...

    Governments Across The World Open Probes Over ‘Panama Papers’
    Apr05

    Governments Across The World Open Probes Over ‘Panama Papers’

    By Kylie MacLellan and Elida MorenoLONDON/PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful on Monday after a leak of four decades of documents from a Panamanian law firm that specialized in setting up offshore companies.The “Panama Papers” revealed...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Conflict Brings Hunger Crisis
    Apr05

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Conflict Brings Hunger Crisis

    The two-year-old conflict in eastern Ukraine has left about 1.5 million people hungry, including nearly 300,000 in need of immediate help, the World Food Program said. …read more Source: The New York...

    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...