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      Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world
      Apr20

      Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world

      WASHINGTON — Media freedom around the world has suffered a “deep and disturbing decline” due to by pressure from governments and businesses, an international media watchdog said Wednesday. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said in an annual report that many of the world’s leaders have developed “a paranoia” about journalism and are...

      Breaking point: How Europe can still save itself
      Apr08

      Breaking point: How Europe can still save itself

      Daily life in Brussels after terror attacks: Police confront residents of the Muslim district Molenbeek after a police investigation sparked anger between residents and police. (Photograph by Timothy Fadek/Redux) As the list of deadly attacks grows longer, Europe’s great cities have had to improvise an iconography of grief and wariness. A...

      Panama Papers: Politicians, celebs deny abuse of offshore accounts
      Apr06

      Panama Papers: Politicians, celebs deny abuse of offshore accounts

      (Arnulfo Franco, AP) BERLIN — The president of Ukraine became the latest prominent politician to deny wrongdoing Wednesday after his name was linked to secretive offshore accounts arranged by a Panama law firm. The revelations have raised suspicion that such offshore entities were set up to avoid taxes, but Petro Poroshenko denied that was the...

      Icelandic PM to resign amid offshore holdings controversy
      Apr05

      Icelandic PM to resign amid offshore holdings controversy

      Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson (Bertil Enevag Ericson, TT, File via AP ) REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland’s embattled prime minister has resigned amid a controversy over his offshore holdings, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday as outrage over the accounts roiled the North Atlantic island nation. Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is...

      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...

      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...

      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...

      Ukrainian president under fire over Panama Papers
      Apr04

      Ukrainian president under fire over Panama Papers

      FILE – In this Monday, July 13, 2015 file photo, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during an interview in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has found himself amid a perfect political storm over the leaked documents from a Panamanian firm pointing at his offshore assets, with some of his political adversaries calling for...

      Trove of data on offshore accounts prompts probe, questions
      Apr04

      Trove of data on offshore accounts prompts probe, questions

      A security guard sit outside the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama City. (Arnulfo Franco, AP) BERLIN — The release of a vast trove of documents and other data on offshore financial dealings of wealthy, famous and powerful people around the world is raising questions over the widespread use of such tactics to avoid taxes and skirt financial...

      Panama Papers: Leak of 11.5 million records reveal elite’s tax haven
      Apr04

      Panama Papers: Leak of 11.5 million records reveal elite’s tax haven

      The Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama City. (Arnulfo Franco, AP) BERLIN — An international coalition of media outlets on Sunday published what it said was an extensive investigation into the offshore financial dealings of the rich and famous, based on a vast trove of documents provided by an anonymous source. The International Consortium of...