November 2017

Directors of eight media groups in Europe and the US have called on the European Commission to use “all powers” to push for a full and independent investigation into the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. “We ask that you use your office to engage the Maltese government in urgent dialogue to ensure that […]

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President Vladimir Putin’s cousin, estimated to be worth worth $573 million, reportedly earned nearly $100,000 per day last year. A recent investigation revealed Mikhail Shelomov to be a part of Putin’s inner circle which has amassed almost $24 billion. Shelomov, 49, is the son of the president’s cousin who earns an official salary of $700 […]

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Justice minister Owen Bonnici gave a detailed speech in Parliament last night, in which he defended the Attorney General against calls for his resignation which have intensified since the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.  Rebutting criticism that Attorney General Peter Grech had abandoned his responsibilities when he failed to investigate the Panama Papers, Bonnici […]

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The three countries named in the indictment of former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort span three separate continents but all have something in common: They’re island nations with a legacy of relatively lax oversight of offshore entities and a known history of being a conduit for suspicious money. Special counsel Robert Mueller has accused Manafort […]

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The accountancy profession watchdog has decided not to probe the conduct of two warranted auditors implicated in the Panama Papers scandal pending the outcome of a magisterial inquiry, the Times of Malta is informed. Sources close to the Accountancy Board said Finance Ministry officials advised not to formally investigate Nexia BT’s Brian Tonna and Karl […]

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Jeremy Corbyn has rounded on Theresa May over her government’s record on curbing tax avoidance and evasion, saying failure to ensure the super-rich paid their share meant there was now “one rule for the rich and another for the rest of us”. The Labour leader used prime minister’s questions to call out the Conservatives for […]

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Justice minister Owen Bonnici gave a detailed speech in Parliament last night, in which he defended the Attorney General against calls for his resignation which have intensified since the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.  Rebutting criticism that Attorney General Peter Grech had abandoned his responsibilities when he failed to investigate the Panama Papers, Bonnici […]

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has talked of bracing itself for what may be a “second Panama Papers-style leak”, after learning that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is scrutinising data about wealthy clients of Bermuda law firm Appleby.  As reported, the financial secrets of Appleby’s super-rich clients might be about to be leaked, following […]

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Jeremy Corbyn has rounded on Theresa May over her government’s record on curbing tax avoidance and evasion, saying failure to ensure the super-rich paid their share meant there was now “one rule for the rich and another for the rest of us”. The Labour leader used prime minister’s questions to call out the Conservatives for […]

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