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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.
Obama, Trudeau mark better Canada ties with climate, trade accords

Obama, Trudeau mark better Canada ties with climate, trade accords Thu, 10 Mar, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama and new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday ended a frosty period in bilateral ties by agreeing to tackle climate change and strive to settle a long-lasting trade dispute over softwood lumber.
Iran billionaire tycoon Zanjani sentenced to death for corruption

Iran billionaire tycoon Zanjani sentenced to death for corruption Sun, 06 Mar, 2016

Iran has sentenced billionaire tycoon Babak Zanjani, reportedly one of the country's richest men, to death, convicting him of corruption after a long trial on accusations he fraudulently pocketed $2.8 billion.
China tries to reassure on economy, cuts growth target

China tries to reassure on economy, cuts growth target Sat, 05 Mar, 2016

China's leadership tried to quell anxiety about its slowing economy following financial turmoil and rising labor unrest as it cut its growth target Saturday and promised to open oil and telecoms industries to private competitors in sweeping industrial reforms.
'World's longest flight' lands in Auckland

'World's longest flight' lands in Auckland Wed, 02 Mar, 2016

An Emirates Airbus A380 touched down in New Zealand on Wednesday, completing what is believed to be the world's longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight.
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