Paradise Papers

Rep. Robert Aderholt. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images. By Ken Klippenstein Maria Butina, the alleged Russian agent arrested by the FBI last week, is said to have attended the National Prayer Breakfast in order to cultivate Republican officials. But Butina is far from the religious group’s only questionable association. The organization that runs the […]

Maya Forstater: The Truth About Illicit Financial Flows July 23, 2018 Maya Forstater says illicit financial flows are not easily found in macroeconomic statistics because people go to great lengths to hide them. (photo: iStock by Getty Images/Aslan Alphan) Illicit financial flows have been under the spotlight recently. Both the Panama and subsequent Paradise papers […]

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Some of America’s most prominent environmentalist groups are secretly investing in oil and natural gas, even as they publicly push groups to divest from fossil fuels. That’s the takeaway from an explosive new report from NBC. These organizations aren’t merely hypocritical – they’re actively harming the environment with their lobbying. By urging others to deprive […]

The Duchy, a hereditary property empire created more than 750 years ago to provide a private income for the monarch, owns the Savoy Estate in central London and 45,550 acres across Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and parts of Wales. It was embroiled in controversy last November after the Paradise Papers, leaked documents showing […]

Media commentators are already declaiming Justice Mann’s judgment in favour of Cliff Richard over the BBC as a “dark day for press freedom”. Rubbish. These arguments are specious. The public interest and public prurience should not be conflated. The public interest must not be determined by the media alone. The Human Rights Act (which Theresa […]

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today quizzed the chairman and three directors of United Group in regard to Panama Papers leak in Dhaka. The interrogation began around 10:00am and ended around 2:00pm. S M M Akhter Hamid Bhuiya, deputy director of ACC interrogated Chairman of the United Group Hasan Mahmud Raza and three directors — Khandkar […]

Turkey’s two-year state of emergency came to an end at midnight on Wednesday, but as trials of dissidents and journalists continue human rights campaigners have said Ankara must do more to reverse a “suffocating” crackdown on free speech. Critics say the state of emergency, in place since a failed coup attempt in July 2016 that […]

Sasha Chavkin U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has come under renewed attack after pledging to sell all his stock holdings following the release of an Office of Government Ethics letter blasting him for “omissions and inaccurate statements” in his ethics filings that threatened to “undermine public trust.” Now, John Thune (R-SD), the chair of the […]

High ranking members of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are suing investigative journalist Pelin Ünker and her newspaper Cumhuriyet – not for inaccurate reporting, but for the “damage to their reputation” caused by their part in the international Paradise Papers investigation into offshore tax havens. “Turkey’s former prime minister Binali Yildirim, and President […]

Farhan arrived at the commission office in Dhaka on Tuesday morning, and was questioned by ACC Deputy Director SMM Akhter Hamid Bhuiyan The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is quizzing the Director of Intridip Group, Farhan Yabubur Rahman, on allegations of money laundering.  Farhan arrived at the commission office in Dhaka on Tuesday morning, and was questioned […]