Paradise Papers

ICIJ The Paradise Papers investigation of wealth stashed offshore  has won a George Polk Award, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalist’s second Polk Award in as many years. The team of more than 380 journalists from six continents was honored with the Financial Reporting Award, announced by the Long Island University (LIU) at a press […]

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Litigation brought against the Guardian and the BBC over the Paradise Papers investigation into the offshore activities of some of the world’s richest people and companies has been settled. In an agreed statement, the parties announced they had “resolved their differences” with a settlement that ends the legal action launched by the offshore law firm […]

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Sasha Chavkin At 1:14 p.m. on September 19, 2017, disaster struck members of the close-knit Mexican team of reporters working on the Paradise Papers. A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and Puebla, killing more than 200 people and destroying buildings and bridges. Among the ruined structures was the apartment building where Proceso reporter Jorge Carrasco […]

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ABOVE: The Cayman Islands sometimes serve as a tax haven.© ISTOCK.COM, UNDEFINED Many big-name research funders place millions of dollars in offshore investments, which in turn may drive activities that run contrary to the causes the charities promote, according to an investigative report published today (December 6) in Science. The investigation covered the investments of […]

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The head office of Deustche Bank and five of its locations in Frankfurt, Germany were searched by police on Thursday as part of a wide-ranging investigation into alleged money-laundering. Two employees of the bank, which is Germany’s largest, as well as other “unidentified people in positions of authority,” are suspected of allowing dubious transactions worth […]

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NICL scandal: Seven-year-jail each for ex-chief, five others ByMonitoring report KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday announced its verdict in the NICL mega land scam case and sentenced six, including former chairman Ayaz Khan Niazi, to seven years each in jail. The court also barred the six convicts from holding any public office for 10 […]

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A year-long investigation has led to the Spanish government claiming that Shakira will face criminal tax fraud charges, Spanish newspaper El Pais reports. The 41-year-old Colombian singer was the subject of a probe that looked into whether she lived in Spain between 2011 and 2014 or not. Spanish law stipulates that if she spent a minimum of […]

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The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one’s perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state’s end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report forecasting a potential ‘non-state’ future world, to […]

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