The Portuguese minister in charge of emergency services resigned Wednesday after 106 people were killed in wildfires this year in the Iberian nation. Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa tendered her resignation, and Prime Minister Antonio Costa accepted it, the government announced. In a resignation letter published on the government website, Urbano de Sousa said […]

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The sons of slain investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia are calling for the prime minister’s resignation, saying in a Facebook post that he should show political responsibility for “failing to uphold our fundamental freedoms.” The sons wrote Thursday that they refused to endorse Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s call for a reward to lead to their […]

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Some EU members are obstructing the fight against money laundering, tax avoidance and evasion. That is the conclusion of the European Parliament committee of inquiry into the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks. It has approved its final report after an 18-month probe. MEPs pointed to a “lack of political will among some member states to advance on […]

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The European Parliament’s committee of inquiry into the “Panama Papers” leaks has concluded that some European Union member states are obstructing the fight against money laundering, tax avoidance and evasion. The Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) approved its final report by 47 votes to 2 with 6 abstentions […]

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Some EU member states are obstructing the fight against money laundering, tax avoidance and evasion, the EP committee of inquiry into the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks concludes. EU member states that received a special mention were the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Malta and Cyprus. Co-rapporteur Jeppe Kofod (SD, DK) said: “Europe needs to get its own house […]

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The investigative report, “The Plunder Route to Panama”, highlights how Africa’s leaders are doing more than accepting bribes from foreign companies or evading tax. Rather, they are systematically setting up power structures run by favored friends or family members to steal billions of dollars and store the loot outside of their countries, the report finds. […]

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Some EU members are obstructing the fight against money laundering, tax avoidance and evasion. That is the conclusion of the European Parliament committee of inquiry into the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks. It has approved its final report after an 18-month probe. MEPs pointed to a “lack of political will among some member states to advance on […]

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VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Dutch forensic team arrived in Malta on Tuesday to help investigate the car bomb slaying of a journalist who scrutinized the country’s top politicians and other powerful figures, an official said, as angry Maltese demanded the truth about who killed the anti-corruption crusader. Maltese Home Minister Michael Farrugia said FBI agents also would be […]

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By NYABOGA KIAGEMore by this Author A Maltese journalist who led the Panama Papers investigations that linked former Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal and other high-ranking Kenyans to a string of shell companies registered in a notorious tax haven has died. Ms Daphne Galizia was killed on Monday, when a powerful bomb blew up her […]

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The Panama Papers scandal last year shone a light on the extent and pervasiveness of tax avoidance that exists around the world. It revealed that individuals from 200 countries used more than 214,000 offshore entities to help them avoid paying billions in tax to their country of origin. Those implicated included 140 politicians and officials; […]

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