2019

Former premier of China Li Peng, one of the figures most hated by the Tiananmen Square student protesters, has died at age 90, state-run news agency Xinhua confirmed today (July 23). Li, who was premier from 1987 to 1998 and retired in 2003 as the head of China’s parliament, announced the imposition of martial law […]

Former premier of China Li Peng, one of the figures most hated by the Tiananmen Square student protesters, has died at age 90, state-run news agency Xinhua confirmed today (July 23). Li, who was premier from 1987 to 1998 and retired in 2003 as the head of China’s parliament, announced the imposition of martial law […]

Four family members belonging to a Utah polygamist group admitted defrauding the U.S. of $512 million in renewable-fuel tax credits, with the leader saying the mastermind was an Armenian immigrant who owns a small oil and gas empire in Southern California. That businessman now faces trial alone. The leader, Jacob Kingston, who was the chief […]

TORONTO — A standalone Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix, a drama featuring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, and a concert-style film from Bruce Springsteen are among the projects bound for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers have unveiled the first slate of galas and special presentations for this year’s festival, which runs Sept. 5-15. Galas include […]

It’s official. Sort of. Almost exactly two months after Theresa May announced her intention to step down as Britain’s prime minister, her governing Conservative Party announced that Boris Johnson will replace her. Johnson’s ascension has long been likely; last month, media reports of a blazing late-night row with his partner briefly threatened to knock him […]

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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader said on Tuesday the National Accountability Bureau would regret summoning her in the Avenfield case. Maryam has been summoned on July 19 for submitting a fake trust deed in the case. NAB had submitted a request to initiate a trial against Maryam for submitting fake documents in the case. The Avenfield […]

A year ago on Monday, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat triumphantly declared that the Egrant inquiry had exonerated himself and his wife of any wrongdoing.  He promised swift publication of the 1,500 page inquiry as well as investigations into who was behind what he termed as “the biggest lie in Malta political history”.  This would be […]

Four family members belonging to a Utah polygamist group admitted defrauding the U.S. of $512 million in renewable-fuel tax credits, with the leader saying the mastermind was an Armenian immigrant who owns a small oil and gas empire in Southern California. That businessman now faces trial alone. The leader, Jacob Kingston, who was chief executive […]

Across Europe, it is becoming the consensus that the best way to tackle money laundering is closer cooperation between states, and between authorities and the banks. Supranational bodies such as Europol and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – the international standard-setter for anti-money laundering – as well as trade bodies like the European Banking […]

Responding to research published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists today that multinational corporations are using the tax haven of Mauritius to avoid paying millions of dollars of tax across Africa, Peter Kamalingin, Oxfam’s Pan Africa Director, said: “Mauritius Leaks provide yet another example of how multinational corporations are gaming the system to shrink […]

In October 2009, scores of lawyers gathered at the posh Sofitel Mauritius L’Imperial hotel, within splashing distance of the island’s shoreline, for the launch party of a new boutique law firm: Conyers Dill Pearman. Mauritius Attorney General Jayarama Valayden was there, among the nearly 100 guests who joined Conyers’ Chairman John Collis and other senior […]

It was a whistleblower that helped kickstart our Mauritius Leaks investigation after we reported on the region for Paradise Papers. Our African partnership coordinator, Will Fitzgibbon, takes you behind the scenes of the reporting that followed. Treasure Island: Leak Reveals How Mauritius Siphons Tax From Poor Nations to Benefit Elites It Takes a Village to Create […]