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Pakistan’s Lawmakers to Replace Prime Minister, Opposition Denounces ‘Monarchy’

Pakistan’s parliament is set to elect a new prime minister on Tuesday, replacing fallen PM Nawaz Sharif after he was ruled ineligible for public office by the country’s highest court. Opposition leaders complain the parliamentary “election” is a sham in which the ruling party will appoint a placeholder until they can install Sharif’s brother Shahbaz as the new prime minister.

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Taxidius Avoidus: Emma Watson’s Dirty Secret

Emma Watson is the latest celebrity to be exposed in the Panama Papers leaks. Apparently she keeps chunks of her estimated $70 million fortune stashed away in an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands. Personally, I am more than

Panama Braces For Online Release Of Panama Papers

The Panama Papers scandal promises to deepen around the world on Monday when a journalists’ group with access to the digital cache of documents is to put many of them online. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is to

RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SAINT PETERSBURG : CORRECTION / A picture taken on November 21, 2009 shows then Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (front) and Russian cellist Sergei Roldugin, artistic director of the St. Petersburg House of Music, visiting the house, formerly a palace owned by Grand Duke Alexei Romanov, in St. Petersburg. A Russian cellist who stays out of politics, Sergei Roldugin has called his friend Vladimir Putin a de-facto "brother". Now the "Panama Papers" leak, analysed by Russian journalists, puts him at the top of an offshore empire worth more than $2 billion that has made Putin's circle fabulously wealthy. / AFP / Sputnik / DMITRY ASTAKHOV / “The erroneous mention appearing in the metadata of this photo by DMITRY ASTAKHOV has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [then Russia's President Vladimir Putin] instead of [then Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention from all your online services and delete it from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”

Putin Pal Sergei Roldugin Holds Concert in Liberated Palmyra, Syria

On Thursday, the Syrian city of Palmyra, which was recently recaptured from the Islamic State, hosted a concert by Russian cellist Sergei Roldugin – who is more famous for his friendship with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and his role in the “Panama Papers” story, than his music career.

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Authorities Raid Law Firm In Panama Papers Tax Dodging Scandal

Police have raided the headquarters of the Panamanian law firm whose leaked Panama Papers revealed how the world’s wealthy and powerful used offshore companies to stash assets. Police with an organized crime unit carried out the raid at Mossack Fonseca

Iceland Shocked By Elite’s Love Of Offshore Holdings

(AFP) – Cabinet ministers, bankers and CEOs: the offshore companies at the heart of the leaked Panama Papers have drawn large numbers of Iceland’s elite into a scandal that has already brought down the country’s premier. The documents from the

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David Cameron Releases Tax Summary Amid Offshore Tax Avoidance Row

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday released his tax details in a bid to head off a row over his father’s offshore business, and announced a new taskforce to scrutinise the so-called Panama Papers. Hundreds of demonstrators rallied outside