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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.
U.N. audit identifies serious lapses linked to alleged bribery

U.N. audit identifies serious lapses linked to alleged bribery Sun, 03 Apr, 2016

The United Nations' internal investigations office has uncovered serious lapses and due-diligence failures in the world body's interaction with organizations tied to an alleged bribery scheme involving a former U.N. General Assembly president.
Brussels airport reopens 12 days after terror attack

Brussels airport reopens 12 days after terror attack Sun, 03 Apr, 2016

Brussels Airport reopened to a thin stream of passengers on Sunday, 12 days after suicide bombers destroyed its departure hall and killed 16 people.
Greece wants IMF explanations over WikiLeaks report

Greece wants IMF explanations over WikiLeaks report Sat, 02 Apr, 2016

Greece on Saturday demanded "explanations" from the International Monetary Fund after WikiLeaks said the lender sought a crisis "event" to push the indebted nation into concluding talks over its reforms.
FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit Tue, 29 Mar, 2016

The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attackers, officials said, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.
Nigeria indicts 300 firms over fake contracts

Nigeria indicts 300 firms over fake contracts Fri, 25 Mar, 2016

Nigeria has indicted over 300 companies and prominent individuals, including serving and retired military officers, for defrauding the country of millions of dollars in fake contracts, the presidency said.
US may not need Apple's help to crack iPhone

US may not need Apple's help to crack iPhone Tue, 22 Mar, 2016

The US government said it may have found a way to crack the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers without Apple's help, possibly avoiding a showdown with the tech giant.
Starwood scores first US-Cuba hotel deals since 1959

Starwood scores first US-Cuba hotel deals since 1959 Sun, 20 Mar, 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide said Saturday it has signed three hotel deals in Cuba, a first for a US hospitality company since the 1959 revolution on the communist-run island.
Italy, Hungary say no automatic renewal of Russia sanctions

Italy, Hungary say no automatic renewal of Russia sanctions Mon, 14 Mar, 2016

Italy and Hungary, two of the Kremlin's closest allies in Europe, said on Monday there could be no automatic extension of the European Union's sanctions against Russia, the most public sign yet of fraying unity on how to deal with Moscow.

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Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

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UK parliament terror attack

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The Illusion of the French Elections

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