March 2017

A year since the leak of some 11 million documents from Mossack Fonseca, the owners of the vast wealth hidden away by the Panamanian law firm appear safe from everything but embarrassment. The founders of the law firm were less fortunate. Juergen Mossack and his colleague Ramon Fonseca, were arrested in Panama City in February […]

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By Joe Kirwin The European Parliament’s special Panama Papers investigative committee concluded its four-day “fact-finding” visit to the U.S. with its chairman calling on the U.S. to close its tax loopholes. In a March 24 telephone interview at the conclusion of the U.S. visit, the committee‘s chairman, German lawmaker Werner Langen, told Bloomberg BNA that […]

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MARDAN: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) head Sirajul Haq on Saturday said the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) in the Panama Papers case would expose the corrupt. “We are hopeful that the decision will come against the thieves and the corrupt,” he said while addressing a gathering here.  A large number of JI activists attended the event. A large […]

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Malta faces an annual €8 billion money laundering risk, according to figures quoted in a study presented to the European Parliament’s Pana committee. The committee, which visited Malta in February for a fact-finding mission on the island’s involvement in the Panama Papers scandal, was this month presented with a study on offshore activities and money […]

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In some neighborhoods, the condos may be sold out — but empty. In Manhattan, for example, the blocks between Lenox Hill and Central Park, between 63rd and 70th Streets, are nearly 40 percent unoccupied, according to the Census Bureau. On the Upper East Side’s most exclusive tract, along Fifth Avenue, more than a quarter of […]

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon Sunday lashed out at Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar and called for his resignation. Addressing media before leaving for Hyderabad to address a public gathering, Memon called Nisar ‘a master of U-turns’ and said he only knows ways to threaten the opposition. He said that the interior minister […]

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The front page of last Sunday’s Malta Today presented a damning collage, albeit unintentionally. A three-column photo at the top of the page showed an upbeat Prime Minister waving to party supporters. The heading informed us that the PM had fired the engines of the electoral campaign. Underneath the photo there was a different report […]

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MARDAN: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) head Sirajul Haq on Saturday said the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) in the Panama Papers case would expose the corrupt. “We are hopeful that the decision will come against the thieves and the corrupt,” he said while addressing a gathering here.  A large number of JI activists attended the event. A large […]

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