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    Voting Begins in Dutch Referendum on EU-Ukraine Trade Deal
    Apr06

    Voting Begins in Dutch Referendum on EU-Ukraine Trade Deal

    The Dutch voted Wednesday in a referendum on a far-reaching free trade deal meant to foster closer ties between Ukraine and the European Union that has run into opposition in the Netherlands where many see it as evidence of unwanted EU expansionism. The non-binding vote in the Netherlands exposes deep divisions about this country’s place in...

    Iceland PM Says He Will Step Aside Temporarily, Not Resign
    Apr06

    Iceland PM Says He Will Step Aside Temporarily, Not Resign

    Iceland’s prime minister says he has not resigned, as previously reported, but has merely “suggested” that the vice chairman of his party take over the office “for an unspecified amount of time.” The announcement came in a news release from the prime minister’s office late Tuesday. The release continued to say...

    Ukraine Leader Defends Himself in Offshore Account Leaks
    Apr06

    Ukraine Leader Defends Himself in Offshore Account Leaks

    One day after the prime minister of Iceland resigned, the president of Ukraine defended himself Wednesday in the massive leak of records on offshore accounts that has named political officials, business and celebrities from around the world. President Petro Poroshenko said at a news conference in Tokyo that his case is significantly different...

    Global Military Spending Rises for First Time Since 2011
    Apr06

    Global Military Spending Rises for First Time Since 2011

    Military spending around the world has increased for the first time since 2011, according to new data by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Total world military spending was $1.7 trillion for 2015, an increase of 1 percent over 2014. The Asia-Pacific region was largely responsible for the rise, with countries averaging a 5.4...

    Russian Activists: Panama Papers Disclosures Surprise Few
    Apr06

    Russian Activists: Panama Papers Disclosures Surprise Few

    Russian state media continue to largely ignore the Panama Papers scandal, although a Kremlin spokesman has dismissed allegations of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s involvement in large-scale money laundering. Russia’s Channel One, the country’s flagship broadcaster, took nearly a full day before making even scant mention of...

    Iceland PM Quits in Panama Papers Affair
    Apr05

    Iceland PM Quits in Panama Papers Affair

    Iceland’s prime minister resigned Tuesday in a wave of massive protests following revelations about his questionable offshore investments. Earlier Tuesday, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, who cut short his U.S. visit, refused Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson’s request to dissolve the government and parliament and call new...

    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...

    Kremlin Slams ‘Putinophobia’ of Panama Papers
    Apr04

    Kremlin Slams ‘Putinophobia’ of Panama Papers

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman on Monday dismissed a report that alleges close friends of the president hid some $2 billion dollars in offshore accounts. The report, dubbed the “Panama Papers,” links hundreds of political leaders and celebrities to offshore companies set up through a Panama-based law firm called...

    Pope Announces Special Collection for Ukraine in European Churches
    Apr03

    Pope Announces Special Collection for Ukraine in European Churches

    Pope Francis on Sunday announced that a special collection would be taken up in all of Europe’s Roman Catholic churches on April 24 to raise funds to help the people of Ukraine. Speaking to tens of thousands of people at the end of a Mass in St. Peter’s Square, he said he wanted the collection to be a “gesture of charity that,...

    US to Provide Ukraine With Additional $335M in Security Aid
    Apr01

    US to Provide Ukraine With Additional $335M in Security Aid

    The White House says the United States will provide Ukraine with an additional $335 million in security assistance. The new aid was announced Thursday after a meeting between U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Washington. The White House also said that Biden told Poroshenko that efforts to form a stable,...

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