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ICIJ Investigation: The Pandora Papers: Exposing the Rogue Offshore Finance Industry

Based upon the most expansive leak of tax haven files in history, the investigation reveals the secret deals and hidden assets of more than 330 politicians and high-level public officials in more than 90 countries and territories, including 35 country leaders. The Pandora Papers lays bare the global entanglement of political power and secretive offshore finance. The secret […]

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Northern Ireland: Freelance journalist Lyra McKee shot dead during riots

Brussels, April 19, 2019 – Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead while she was covering the riots at the Creggan housing estate in the city of Londonderry (Derry), Northern Ireland, on Thursday night 19 April. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) join their affiliate the National Union of […]

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Europe cracks down on luxury yacht tax dodge, citing Paradise Papers

March 13, 2018 – The European Commission is taking action against three EU member states for failing to collect sufficient value added tax (VAT) on yachts. Pierre Moscovici, the EU’s commissioner for taxation, started formal infringement procedures against Cyprus, Greece and Malta for allowing yacht owners to pay less VAT than they should. In particular, […]

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Trump’s organization did business with Iranian bank later linked to terrorism

Oct. 3, 2016 – Donald Trump’s real estate organization rented New York office space from 1998 to 2003 to an Iranian bank that U.S. authorities have linked to terrorist groups and Iran’s nuclear program. Trump inherited Bank Melli, one of Iran’s largest state-controlled banks, as a tenant when he purchased the General Motors Building on […]