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Venezuela state employees to work two-day week to save energy

Venezuela state employees to work two-day week to save energy Wed, 27 Apr, 2016

Venezuela's government Tuesday announced enforced leave for public sector workers three days a week, meaning they will only work just two days, in a bid to tackle an electricity shortage.
Obama, Merkel push for trade deal as foreign crises weigh

Obama, Merkel push for trade deal as foreign crises weigh Mon, 25 Apr, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday he would do whatever he could to advance a controversial trade deal with the European Union in his last eight months in office, but warned that time was running short.
Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5bn off Mitsubishi stock

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5bn off Mitsubishi stock Thu, 21 Apr, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.
European Commission proposes visa-free travel for Ukrainians

European Commission proposes visa-free travel for Ukrainians Wed, 20 Apr, 2016

The EU on Wednesday proposed offering visa-free travel in Europe to Ukrainians, delivering on a key pledge to the pro-Western government in Kiev.
Venezuela scraps half-hour time difference set by Chavez

Venezuela scraps half-hour time difference set by Chavez Fri, 15 Apr, 2016

Venezuela on Friday reversed a half-hour time change that was one of the signature measures of former president Hugo Chavez's idiosyncratic 14-year rule.
Panama police raid law firm at centre of tax leaks scandal

Panama police raid law firm at centre of tax leaks scandal Wed, 13 Apr, 2016

Police raided the headquarters of the Panama law firm whose leaked documents have unleashed a global scandal over how the world's elite use offshore companies to hide their wealth.
European Union requires visas for US and Canadian citizens

European Union requires visas for US and Canadian citizens Mon, 11 Apr, 2016

Well, it might not be as easy as you think because the European Union (EU) is currently considering requiring U.S. citizens and Canadians to apply for visas before visiting the country of their choice, even if it’s for a short vacation. Why the change? Because Europeans need visas to enter into U.S. and Canada.
Dubai to build tower taller than Burj Khalifa

Dubai to build tower taller than Burj Khalifa Sun, 10 Apr, 2016

Dubai plans to build a tower that will stand higher than its Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest skyscraper, property developer Emaar said Sunday.
Ex-Argentine President Fernandez charged with money laundering

Ex-Argentine President Fernandez charged with money laundering Sat, 09 Apr, 2016

Cristina Fernandez, who stepped down as president of Argentina in December after eight years in office, has been charged by a prosecutor with money laundering, local media reported on Saturday.
Argentine prosecutor calls for Macri probe over 'Panama Papers'

Argentine prosecutor calls for Macri probe over 'Panama Papers' Thu, 07 Apr, 2016

An Argentine prosecutor on Thursday asked a judge to open an investigation into President Mauricio Macri's connection with offshore companies as revealed by the "Panama Papers" leak which has shone a light on the financial schemes of the world's elite.
Venezuela decrees Fridays a holiday to ease energy crisis

Venezuela decrees Fridays a holiday to ease energy crisis Thu, 07 Apr, 2016

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has decreed that all Fridays for the next two months will be holidays, in a bid to save energy in the blackout-hit OPEC country.
Panama will form commission to review financial practices

Panama will form commission to review financial practices Thu, 07 Apr, 2016

Panama said on Wednesday it would form an independent commission to review the country's financial practices following the leak of information from a local law firm that has embarrassed a clutch of world leaders.
Iceland Prime Minister quits over Panama Papers tax haven scandal

Iceland Prime Minister quits over Panama Papers tax haven scandal Tue, 05 Apr, 2016

 Iceland's prime minister resigned Tuesday, becoming the first political victim of a mushrooming worldwide scandal over hidden offshore financial dealings exposed in the so-called Panama Papers.
'Panama Papers' revelations trigger global probes

'Panama Papers' revelations trigger global probes Mon, 04 Apr, 2016

Governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful following a leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm which allegedly showed how clients avoided tax or laundered money.
Massive Panama leak shows how world leader hide their money

Massive Panama leak shows how world leader hide their money Sun, 03 Apr, 2016

Close aides of Russian president Vladimir Putin are among those whose assets feature in a vast expose of tax havens published Sunday after a year-long investigation into 11.5 million leaked documents.

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