October 2018

Nine sheep dressed in press jackets were sent to the offices of the investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper on Monday, days after it published an explosive report about contract killings in Russia. Novaya Gazeta has a reputation for hard-hitting investigations on topics including the 2014 downing of flight MH17 and the 2016 Panama Paper leaks, while […]

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Vor einem Jahr hat ein Leak Konzerne, Politiker, Sportler und die Welt der Superreichen erschüttert: die Paradise Papers. Millionen von Dokumenten aus der Kanzlei Appleby gaben Einblick, wie sich Steuern mit Briefkastenfirmen vermeiden lassen. Die Paradise Papers und Leaks davor haben die Welt verändert. Welche Rolle spielen klassische Steueroasen noch, wer sind die neuen Player, […]

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Liza Minelli’s song “Money makes the world go round” is the underlying theme of the Budget speech delivered by Finance Minister in Parliament last Monday. The message driven home was that money and the accompanying affluence clearly indicate that we have never had it so good and that handouts to all are not a problem, […]

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File photo of the Supreme Court.  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday fixed October 29 as the date for the hearing of National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) review petition regarding Hudaibiya Paper Mills case. A three-judge special bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel will hear […]

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A Spanish court has given preliminary authorization for an aide of late President Hugo Chavez to be extradited to Venezuela. Claudia Diaz is being sought along with her husband Adrian Velasquez for alleged money laundering in deals that, according to Venezuelan authorities, emerged in the so-called Panama Papers. Lawyer Ismael Oliver says his client Diaz […]

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Pak’s SC issues notices to Nawaz Sharif, his daughter on NAB’s appeal NSD LogoPakistan’s Supreme Court Wednesday issued notices to deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on an appeal filed by the country’s top anti-graft agency challenging the suspension of their sentences in a corruption case. The National Accountability Bureau had […]

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The MGM Restaurant in Nanaimo, B.C., has always been a bit like a community centre. It hosts dance lessons, Wednesday night chess, even stamp-collector meetings. The city’s emergency response workers – paramedics, firefighters and local RCMP – used to have their own standing reservation in a separate section. But they stopped coming in soon after […]

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The US Department of Justice is seeking documents from the world’s largest commodities trader, Glencore, over intermediary companies that it uses in Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nigeria, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Glencore’s Antapaccay mine in Peru (Flickr)Shortly after, the metals giant posted a 12 percent rise in copper production and a […]

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MADRID/CARACAS —  Spain’s High Court agreed Friday to extradite a Venezuelan woman who was part of the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez’s inner circle to her home country, where she is suspected of money laundering and illicit enrichment. According to Venezuelan media, Claudia Diaz was Chavez’s nurse when he was being treated for cancer, which […]

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When it comes to cybersecurity, you’re as strong as your weakest link — and that often comes when your employees work offsite. This is true for many industries, and it’s undoubtedly important for law firms or corporate legal departments where reputation is critical. In the Panama Papers leak, more than 11.5 million documents from Mossack […]

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Dame Margaret Hodge MP has launched a stinging attack on the Island’s government and finance industry for failing to make its beneficial ownership register public. Jersey, like other Crown Dependencies, has a register which can be accessed by other governments and law enforcement authorities if they suspect wrongdoing, but it isn’t open to all. Speaking […]

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