Panama Papers: Four charged in US with fraud and tax evasion

Four men have been charged in the US with fraud and tax evasion in connection with investigations prompted by the leaked Panama Papers. Justice officials said the four were involved in a “decades-long criminal scheme perpetrated by Mossack Fonseca”. Mossack Fonseca was the Panama-based law firm subjected to a massive leak of papers in 2016
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who was voted in on an anti-corruption platform, said on Tuesday he would take action if a campaign funding investigation into his future chief of staff shows wrongdoing. Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro attends the graduation of the officers of the Military Academy of Agulhas Negras in Resende,
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s Unification Ministry, responsible for inter-Korean affairs, has seen its standing wax and wane along with relations between the still officially warring neighbors. The ministry returned to prominence this year after three summits between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended with pledges to defuse
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Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bob Corker have accused the Saudi crown prince of being “complicit” in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking after a briefing by the CIA director, Mr Graham said the Trump administration was being “willfully blind” to evidence of Mohammed bin Salman’s role. Video by Aakrit Thapar and Vruti Venkatesan Source
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SEOUL (Reuters) – When Seoul was preparing to open a liaison office in the North Korean city of Kaesong this summer after a decade of virtually no contact with its longtime enemy, South Korean officials had heated debates over whether they should seek approval from Washington. FILE PHOTO: South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon speaks
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Image copyright Reuters Chanel has become the first luxury fashion house in the world to stop using exotic animal skins, like snake, crocodile, lizard and stingray. The company’s head of fashion, Bruno Pavlovksy, said it had become harder to source such pelts ethically. He also included fur in the list, of which Chanel uses little.
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Image copyright Courtesy: Sumit Sharma Image caption Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh tried to calm the mob but was killed A police officer in northern India was killed trying to calm a mob angered by reports that cows, regarded by Hindus as holy, had been slaughtered in the area. BBC Hindi’s Nitin Srivastava reports from
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Houthi delegation arrived in Sweden on Tuesday for U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks, the first since 2016, as Western nations press for an end to the war and the United Nations warned of a looming economic disaster. A member of the Houthi delegation participating in the negotiations in Sweden departs from Sanaa
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Image copyright GCF/Sean Viljoen For almost 50 years, the highly threatened West African giraffe has been absent from Niger’s Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve. Illegal hunting, climate change and habitat loss have all contributed to the population’s decline. An ambitious conservation initiative has now re-introduced eight giraffes into the reserve, in the first conservation effort of its
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Foreign interference including cyber threats and espionage poses greater strategic challenges to Canada than terrorism, the nation’s spy chief said in a rare public speech on Tuesday. “Activities by hostile states can have a corrosive effect on our democratic systems and institutions,” said David Vigneault, head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
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